No Bake Milky Way Cheesecake Is Amazing

by Alli

I didn’t eat a lot of sweets when I was growing up. We only had dessert on Sundays and special occasions – a tradition I continue to this day. When I did eat a candy bar, it was usually a Snickers bar. I rarely ate a Milky Way bar, but when it comes to the best dessert, this No Bake Milky Way Cheesecake is the way to go.

When summer rolls around, I like to make desserts that don’t require preheating the oven. It’s even better when I don’t have to turn on the oven at all. It gets hot here in the south so this is the perfect dessert for spring and summer. Of course, it’s good any time of the year.

This is my family's favorite cheesecake!

No Bake Milky Way Cheesecake

Combine chocolate wafer crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom and two inches up the sides of an eight-inch springform pan. Place in the fridge to chill. (Please excuse my springform pan. Someone put it in the dishwasher and it’s now ugly, but clean.) Insert a big ole’ eye roll here.

Cheesecake Crust Before Chilling

In a medium saucepan, sprinkle one envelope unflavored gelatin over milk. Stir over low heat until mixture is smooth. Set aside.

Add softened cream cheese and sugar to a mixing bowl. Beat until smooth. Beat in the milk, candy bars, and vanilla. Add heavy cream and beat on high for four minutes.

Cheesecake Filling

Pour mixture into prepared crust. Chill until firm, 4-5 hours. I like to make this the night before and let it hang out in the fridge overnight.

No Bake Cheesecake Ready to Chill -

How to Remove the Cheesecake From The Pan

To remove the cheesecake, carefully run a large knife around the sides of the pan. Then release the band and lift the cheesecake out. I don’t remove the bottom of the pan. Just plop it on a cake stand and call it a day.

Garnish with additional whipped cream and sliced candy bars, if desired.


Yield: 12 Servings

No Bake Milky Way Cheesecake

No Bake Milky Way Cheesecake Slice

This chilled, no-bake Milky Way Cheesecake is creamy and delicious. The chocolate wafer crust adds a nice crunch.


  • 1-1/2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 (1 oz.) envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 (1.84 oz. each) Milky Way bars, sliced
  • 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  1. Combine chocolate crumbs and melted butter. Press into bottom and two inches up the side of an 8-inch springform pan. Place in the refrigerator to chill.
  2. Add milk to a medium saucepan. Sprinkle gelatin over milk. Stir over low heat until mixture is smooth. Set aside.
  3. Add the softened cream cheese and sugar to a mixing bowl. Mix until smooth. Add the milk, sliced candy bars and vanilla. Add cream and beat at high speed for 4 minutes. Pour mixture into prepared crust.
  4. Chill until firm, about 4 hours. Garnish with additional whipped cream and chopped candy bars if desired.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 287Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 50mgSodium 193mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 1gSugar 16gProtein 4g

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I’ve never understood why my husband is not a fan of cheesecake. I don’t get it. Who doesn’t like cheesecake? But, he loves this No Bake Milky Way Cheesecake. I guess it’s the Milky Ways that makes the difference.

My 7-year-old grandson told me to tell y’all that this is the best cake he’s ever eaten. So, there you go!

If You Can’t Find Chocolate Wafer Crumbs

My small town grocery store does not have chocolate wafers or OREO chocolate baking crumbs. So, I use the OREO thins. They don’t have as much of the white stuff in the middle so they work just fine. Process them in a food processor to make the crumbs.

Milky Way Bars

Milky Way Bars come in all different sizes. As long as you have about nine oz., you’re good to go. I use 5 bars (1.84 oz. each) out of a 6-pack. It comes to 9.2 oz. I chop the 6th bar and use it for a garnish with extra whipped topping.

If you’re entertaining, this is the best dessert to serve. You can make it the day before your dinner party and dessert is done. When you serve this cheesecake, add a dollop of homemade whipped cream (or storebought whipped topping – I won’t tell) and chopped Milky Way bars. You’ll get rave reviews!

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Caitlin April 29, 2019 - 7:08 am

This looks amazing!

cait April 29, 2019 - 7:22 am

ok this looks absolutly incredible- im a huge milky way fan but no one seems to ever make it in a pie form! YUM! def going to make this now

Karen April 29, 2019 - 7:59 am

Being that cheesecake is my favorite dessert, I so want to make this. It looks fairly simple to make, and hey-it has Milky Way!

Amber Myers April 29, 2019 - 8:13 am

I just love no bake desserts! This one looks amazing. I’ve always loved milky way and cheesecake, so I’m pretty sure I’ll gobble up this combo.

Katie April 29, 2019 - 10:13 am

Thank you for this recipe! It looks delicious and tasty!

MELANIE EDJOURIAN April 29, 2019 - 12:30 pm

Oh wow I’m dooling. That sounds like such a wonderful dessert and I bet it tastes amazing. The fact it is no bake makes it easier to attempt with the kiddies too!!! 🙂

Michelle D. Garrett April 29, 2019 - 1:02 pm

Oh this looks scrumptious! We were the same way – desserts were for Sunday dinner and we always looked forward to whatever treat we knew was coming.

Marysa April 29, 2019 - 4:10 pm

Oh yum, this sounds awesome! I love having some no-bake ideas too, especially for the summer when it is so hot and I don’t want to turn on the oven.

[email protected] April 29, 2019 - 4:42 pm

I’ve always loved Milky Ways. They’re actually my favorite candy bar. This cheesecake recipe looks absolutely decadent!

Pam April 29, 2019 - 6:57 pm

I absolutely love cheesecake, especially ones with fun flavors. This no bake milky way cheesecake sounds absolutely delicious.

Terri Steffes April 29, 2019 - 7:55 pm

What a decadent dessert! I am going to need one of these next week, so I am saving the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Christy Maurer April 29, 2019 - 8:53 pm

That looks delicious! My daughter makes one that has Reese’s Cups and Butterfingers. We’ll have to try this one next!

Cathy Mini April 29, 2019 - 9:44 pm

Oh wow! I love the sounds “NO BAKE” lol but this is an absolutely amazing recipe that I love to give a try. It really looks so tasty! Nom nom

Dennis Littley April 29, 2019 - 11:15 pm

No bake recipes like this cheesecake are so great for the warmer months when it’s too hot to turn on the oven! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.

Ruth I April 30, 2019 - 7:11 am

I only eat cheesecake if it’s chocolate or Oreo flavored. I am so exited to try this. Yum!

Tabitha Blue April 30, 2019 - 7:59 am

Okay this looks SOOOO good! I’m saving this recipe for a perfect no bake treat for this summer. 🙂

Shams April 30, 2019 - 8:31 am

Hi Alli,

YUM! I love the combination of flavors and colors. Healthy, filling, and delicious.Definitely going to try for my kiddos. What happens if I leave out cream cheese?

Lisa Favre April 30, 2019 - 9:53 am

First of all, I love the fact that this is a no-bake recipe. Like, how darn awesome! Second, Milky Way?! Yes! Sign me up!

Heather May 1, 2019 - 1:11 am

Wow, this is calling my name. I have it on my dessert menu for this week!

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