No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

This recipe is in response to a reader’s request for a sugar-free brownie recipe. I could not find a brownie recipe, but I found this one from The Diet Docs’® Guide to Permanent Weight Loss. See my note below for more information.


¾ cup reduced-fat graham cracker crumbs (about 12 squares)
2 tablespoons canola oil-based butter
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1 cup cold water
4 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
4 packages (8 ounces each) fat-free cream cheese
Sugar substitute equivalent to 1 cup sugar
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup baking cocoa
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


2 cups fresh raspberries
1 ounce white candy coating

In a bowl combine cracker crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 375° for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on a wire rack.

In a small saucepan sprinkle gelatin over cold water and let stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Add the semisweet chocolate and stir until melted.

In a mixing bowl beat the cream cheese, sugar substitute, and sugar until smooth. Gradually add the chocolate mixture and cocoa. Beat in vanilla. Pour into crust and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours or until firm.

Remove cheesecake from refrigerator and arrange raspberries on top. In a heavy saucepan or microwave, melt white candy coating. Stir until smooth. Drizzle or pipe over berries.

Carefully run a knife around edge of springform pan to loosen and remove sides of pan.

Yield: 12 servings

Nutritional analysis: Once slice equals 158 calories, 6 g fat, 27 g carbohydrate,
9 g protein

Diabetic exchanges: 2 starch, 1 meat/cheese, 1 fat

If you’re looking to lose some extra weight, I personally recommend The Diet Docs’® Guide to Permanent Weight Loss. I haven’t tried the chocolate cheesecake recipe, but my husband and I love and continue to cook many of the recipes from this book, even though we are not currently dieting.

For people with blood sugar issues and/or diabetes, I highly recommend checking out
Overcoming Runaway Blood Sugar
. We have received so many letters from readers who have been helped by this book! As always, consult your doctor before beginning any weight lost and/or dietary program.

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