photo credit Lisa from Luxe Addition
Serves 6 – 8
This recipe has been posted by popular demand! Cheesecake and Kit Kats are two of Simon’s favourite things so, I had no choice but to make him this no-bake Kit Kat cheesecake on his birthday and can I tell you, it was as easy as pie! It’s super-rich, super-delicious and super simple. The basic recipe is really versatile – just add your favourite chocolate bar! This is so easy, you can make it with or without a Thermomix. Everyone will love you for it!
200g plain biscuits (I used granita)
80g unsalted butter
500g cream cheese
90g raw sugar (use caster sugar if not using a Thermomix)
200g Kit Kat, broken into chunks (a large block)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
50g thickened cream
- Lightly grease a 20cm springform cake tin and set aside. I like to line the base with baking paper to ensure easy removal.
- Break the Kit Kat into small chunks. Reserve 50g for decorating and set aside.
- Melt butter in a pan or in the microwave. If you’re using a Thermomix, place butter into TM bowl. Melt for 3 minutes at 50 degrees on speed 3.
- Crush the biscuits using a food processor and add to the butter mixture or add the biscuits to the TM bowl and blitz for 15 seconds on speed 8 until it looks like fine crumbs. Press the biscuit mixture into the cake tin and pop into the fridge to chill while you make the filling.
- If using a Thermomix, put the sugar into TM bowl and mill for 5 seconds on speed 9.
- Mix the sugar, cream cheese, cream and vanilla until smooth. In the Thermomix, add the cream cheese, cream, and vanilla and mix for 40 seconds on speed 5 until smooth.
- Add the Kit Kat chunks and mix gently. If using a Thermomix, add the Kit Kat chunks to the TM bowl and mix through on reverse speed 4 for 10 seconds.
- Pour the mixture over the base and then chill for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight, before serving.
- Decorate with 50g Kit Kat chunks. Use a warm knife to cut slices for best results.
Prep time: 15 minutes Chilling time: 6 hours +
TIP! This works best if the cream cheese is at room temperature.