Want to impress some people with minimal effort at your next Cinco de Mayo party or taco night? This. No Bake Churro Cheesecake with Cinnamon Toast Crunch Crust.
I always thought I had a pretty big sweet tooth (I d0). But then I met Phil. He’s a good friend of mine from church, and the dude is
in love obsessed with dessert. I’m pretty confident he brushes his teeth with milkshakes and flosses with twizzlers.
He’s my hero.
Whenever I throw a party, I have Phil on my mind. He’s always kind enough to suffer through and stomach all the savory bites I serve up… but I know what he’s thinking. What’s for dessert?
So with my Cinco de Man-o party coming up with all my fellow dude firends, I know I need a rock solid, easy entertaining Mexican dessert for my man Phil.
Phil, this one’s for you… No Bake Churro Cheesecake with Cinnamon Toast Crunch Crust.
Yes, you read that correctly. Cinnamon Toast Crunch cheesecake crust! Boom.
Little known fact. I’m one of the few weirdos in this world that doesn’t like cereal all that much. The only cereal I’d even remotely entertain as a little chubster growing up in the 90s? Oh yea… you know it. Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
So when it comes to serving up this No Bake Churro Cheesecake, you’ve got some options… I’m a dude, so decorating isn’t really my wheelhouse (unlike my super talented blogging friends like Lindsey whipping up marzipan carrots like a champ and Allie baking cakes like this all the time with her ninja decorating skills):
- buy some churros already cooked up, chop ’em up a bit for a garnish
- grab some frozen churro dough (Goya makes a version) and fry some up as a garnish
- drizzle some caramely over the top
- roughly chop/crush up some Cinnamon Toast Crunch as a rad garnish
- become my hero and do all of the above
No Bake Churro Cheesecake with Cinnamon Toast Crunch Crust
- Total Time: 18 minutes
- Yield: Serves 8 to 12 1x
- 1 (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 (8 ounce) container cool whip, thawed
- Good-quality caramel topping, for garnish
- Churros, for garnish
for the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Crust
- 3 cups cinnamon toast crunch cereal
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- Pinch Kosher salt
- In you stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or a mixing bowl with an electric mixer), beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and cinnamon until smooth and fully incorporated. Add cool whip and beat until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides as necessary.
- Scrape filling on top of crust and using a knife or offset spatula, smooth out into an even layer. Refrigerate for at least one hour. When ready to serve, remove springform shell and drizzle with caramel topping. Garnish with churros (or cinnamon toast crunch!). Devour.
for the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Crust
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Pulse cinnamon toast crunch cereal in a food processor until ground into crumbs. Transfer to a mixing bowl and drizzle in melted butter and pinch of Kosher salt. Combine until all the crumbs are moistened. Using your fingers, press mixture into an even layer on the bottom of a greased 10” springform pan. Bake for 8-9 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 8 mins
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Well you’re not alone – I don’t really like cereal either! But man, this cheesecake?? How cool! It sounds and looks fantastic!
Glad I’m not alone with the whole cereal thing!
You say decorating cakes isn’t really your wheelhouse, but I say you did a remarkable job my friend. I am beyonfd impressed.
You should see how I decorate cakes…well tbh I never decorate cake because I can’t decorate, I’m seriously challenged.
Clearly my paws are too big and powerful for that 😉
Thanks bro! Hahaha your paws are way to big and powerful indeed!
I’m not sure I trust people that don’t like sweets! I have a huge sweet tooth too, I’m always looking forward to dessert. This cheesecake just sounds beyond delicious. I actually was a big cereal kid and we ALWAYS wanted cinnamon toast crunch 🙂
EXACTLY! They totally can’t be trusted!
I believe all the folks with a sweet tooth have just agitated. That looks and sounds super scrumptious (and sweet).
And if you don’t consider decorating cakes being your wheelhouse, I cannot imagine the way your cakes look if it was your wheelhouse (kind of awkward compliment). Good job!
Thanks so much Ben! Much appreciated!
This cheesecake looks divine! Churros AND cheesecake – that sounds and looks like heaven! 😀 Gotta try this – would make a brilliant dessert for Cinco de Mayo!
Yup! I’m totally making it for my Cinco de Man-o party this year!
Kevin | keviniscooking
Dude, you’re killing me. This looks so good, the recipe is a no brainer and the churros on top? Superb!
Becca from ItsYummi.com
Oh em gee, Chris! I don’t have a huge sweet tooth, but Cinnamon Toast Crunch crust on a NO BAKE cheesecake? I wish you could see me shaking with delight right now. “Boom” doesn’t even cut it. It’s more akin to the power of a nuclear explosion, Dude!
Nuclear Explosion… I like it!
Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes
Love this so much and particularly the Cinnamon Toast Crunch cheesecake crust! Boom indeed! Awesome mash-up my friend.
Hahaha thanks Katie!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)
Seriously what are you doing to me? This is absolute perfection!!!
Chris, delicious/insane/add adjective here does not even come close to describing this!
I got diabetes of the eyes.
Hahahaha diabetes of the eyes! My new favorite quote!!!
This is the best Cinco de Mayo/Mexican dessert recipe I have ever seen. I am SO going to make this. Also I think it’s great that you have a Cinco de Man-o party haha.
Thanks so much Beth! Yea Cinco de Man-o ROCKS!
I CAN’T EVEN WITH THIS CHEESECAKE CHRIS! Cheesecake is my absolute favorite, and cinnamon toast crunch is my go-to cereal when I want to feel like a kid,
Which, is always. So putting the two together? Incr-EDIBLE. Pinned!
Hahahah thanks Taylor! Thanks for the pin!
Love the idea!
That crust…I NEED it. Especially covered in churro cheesecake and more churros. This is seriously heaven, and I KNOW Phil will appreciate this one. Pinned!
Thanks so much Rachel! Phil DEF will be eating this entire thing!
Allie | BakingAMoment
Chris this is just so creaaative! I love it. Such a fun dessert and simple to boot. And ps- I hadn’t gotten a ping yet so it was such a sweet surprise to see that you mentioned and linked to me! Thank you so much, I am honored 🙂
Thanks so much Allie! I’m all about the simple desserts (i.e. get in my belly faster!)
olivia - Primavera Kitchen
I don’t really like cereal either! I guess it is because I don’t like milk…
This cheesecake looks absolutely gorgeous and delicious!!
Glad to know I’m not the only person that isn’t a cereal person!
Man Chris this cheesecake looks amazing! As if cheesecake wasn’t already a fab dessert, there are churros AND cinnamon toast crunch?? Mmmm!
Thank you, this is so detailed!! It sounds amazing and I will be making it this week.
Only 18 minutes?? This is my recipe!! Pinned.
I’m not obsessed with desserts like your friend, but definitely with cool quick recipes 😀
Yea my friend is a whole new breed of dessert-obsessed! Thanks buddy!
ARE YOU INSANE?!?! (like in the best way possible!)
good lord Chris you have outdone yourself with this one, it’s an achievement! pinning and sharing on FBK because this deserves praise 🙂
Hahahaha thanks Christine! Thanks for sharing, too 🙂 You’re the best!
Oh my goodness! This is the BEST Cinco de Mayo dessert ever! I love that it’s no bake and the cereal crust is brilliant!!!
Thanks Kelly! I’m really digging this cheesecake too… I may or may not (I am) be eating the entire thing!
This looks so so yum! Ridiculously awesome ideas and photos are bomb 🙂 Cinnamon toast crunch is my AP exam treat every year and as exams are next week, the thought of crispy dry cereal during our 10 minute testing break is making me hungry 🙂
Thanks so much Medha! Time for a cereal break with all that studying you’re doing! Good luck on your exams!