M&M’s Cheesecake Recipe

Celebrate any occasion with a splash of color and flavor! This no-bake M&M’s Cheesecake is not only a feast for the eyes but also incredibly delicious. Featuring a buttery shortbread crust, a rich and creamy cheesecake filling loaded with M&M’s, and a vibrant buttercream topping, this dessert is sure to be a hit at any party.



  • 15 Dublin Shortbread Cookies, finely pulsed
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup M&M’s


  • 1/3 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 3 (8 oz) packages Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 2 cups M&M’s


  • 3 squares White Chocolate Almond Bark
  • Blue Food Coloring Gel

Buttercream Frosting

  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar
  • Food Coloring Gel: Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange


  1. Prepare the Crust: In a food processor, pulse the shortbread cookies, butter, and M&M’s until well combined. Press into the bottom of a lined spring-form pan and freeze.
  2. Make the Cheesecake: Whip heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla until thick. Blend in cream cheese, sugar, and lemon juice until smooth. Fold in M&M’s, creating colorful streaks. Pour over crust and freeze for 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Prepare the Topping: Melt white chocolate almond bark, stir in blue food coloring to desired color, and pour over set cheesecake.
  4. Decorate with Frosting: Make buttercream frosting, divide, and color as desired. Use a pastry bag to apply decorative swirls on the cheesecake.
  5. Serve: Remove from freezer, release from spring-form, and slice.


  • Choose any flavor of M&M’s you like to add a variety of colors and flavors.
  • Ensure the cheesecake sets fully in the freezer for easy slicing.
  • Use gel food coloring for the best color in the topping without altering texture.


Can I make this cheesecake with a different type of cookie for the crust? Yes, you can use any type of cookie you prefer for the crust. Just make sure it complements the overall flavor of the cheesecake.

How long will this cheesecake last in the freezer? This cheesecake can be stored in the freezer for up to a month, well covered.

Prep Time

  • Approx. 30 minutes active prep

Cook Time

  • None (No-Bake)

Total Time

  • 8 hours 30 minutes


  • One 9-inch cheesecake (10-12 servings)


  • Dessert


  • No-Bake


  • American


  • Vegetarian


This M&M’s Cheesecake is the perfect blend of fun, flavor, and simplicity. With its no-bake method, it’s ideal for those who want a fabulous dessert without the hassle of traditional baking. Whether for a birthday, holiday, or just a special treat, this cheesecake promises to deliver both smiles and satisfaction with every colorful slice. Enjoy crafting this delightful dessert and watch it become the centerpiece of your next gathering!

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