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    No-bake chocolate wafer cheesecake

    This no-bake, easy recipe is perfect to whip up anytime for family and friends. The combination of smooth creamy filling on top of a crunchy biscuit and chocolate wafer base is hard to resist!

    • Preparation time: 35 minutes, plus chilling
    • Cooking time: 0 minutes
    • Total time: 35 minutes, plus chilling

    Serves: 12


    80g unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for greasing
    150g digestive biscuits
    5 KitKat Original bars, split into 10 fingers
    150ml whipping cream
    150g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
    180g tub Philadelphia Soft Cheese
    50g icing sugar
    100g Greek natural strained yogurt
    ½ tsp vanilla bean paste


    1. Grease the base and sides of a 20cm loose-bottomed cake tin and line with baking parchment. Whizz the digestives and 4 KitKat fingers to crumbs in a food processor, then mix with the melted butter. Press evenly into the tin, smoothing with the back of a spoon. Chill while you make the filling.

    2. Heat the cream in a pan to just before boiling. Take off the heat, add the chocolate and set aside for 2 minutes, then stir to combine. Meanwhile, with a wooden spoon, beat the soft cheese, icing sugar, yogurt and vanilla together until combined. Mix into the chocolate-cream mixture, a large spoonful at a time, until combined.

    3. Tip the chocolate mixture over the base and smooth the top, then chill for at least 6 hours but ideally overnight. To serve, lift the cheesecake from the tin and remove the parchment, then place on a serving plate. Decorate with the remaining 6 KitKat fingers before serving. 

    Cook’s tip

    Dip your cake knife into just-boiled water, dry with a tea towel and you’ll find it cuts through cleanly. 

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