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No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake

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An easy to make no bake cheesecake loaded with candy canes is a perfect addition to your Christmas dessert table.

slice of no bake candy cane pie ready to eat.

      Your Christmas dessert repertoire doesn’t have to begin and end at cookies. This candy cane laden no bake peppermint cheesecake is a perfect holiday dessert. You can make it ahead of time and it doesn’t require any oven space!

        I love the combination of peppermint and chocolate this time of year. It is just so festive and fun
   
        The combination of things like peppermint ice cream and homemade hot fudge or candy canes in hot chocolate is amazing and so seasonal.

       I always get a little nervous adding peppermint extract though. Mostly because a little goes such a long way and if you overdo it even a bit, my brothers will complain that you’re trying to feed them toothpaste.

candy cane cheesecake filling.

       Don’t get me wrong, I loved the frostbite cookies and peppermint white hot chocolate I shared recently. But you’ll notice I added just a tiny bit as I tend to err on the side of caution with these things.

       So I like to add that minty flavor in other ways when possible. Like using mint meltaways to make a delicious frozen pie I’m sharing in a couple of days.

      My other favorite way is using candy canes. It is hard to go too far to the peppermint side when you’re using candy as the flavoring!

     This cheesecake is built on a red velvet cookie crust. You can easily use chocolate sandwich cookies or graham crackers if you prefer.

      Once your crust is made, whip up the filling. Nothing about this takes too long, in fact waiting for the cream cheese to soften may be the hardest part.

An easy to make no bake cheesecake loaded with candy canes is a perfect addition to your Christmas dessert table.

     Give yourself plenty of time to let the cheesecake set in the refrigerator and you’ll be in business. It is a perfect make ahead dessert for your next holiday party.

      Be sure to check out the other sweet treats my friends are sharing today. There are some fabulous ideas.

    And be sure to stay tuned for the next chocolate mint pie. It is very different than this one and also a fabulous addition to your holiday dessert menu.

Yield: 12 Servings

No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake

slice of no bake candy cane cheesecake with red velvet Oreo crust.

An easy to make no bake cheesecake loaded with candy canes is a perfect addition to your Christmas dessert table.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

Crust

  • 25 sandwich cookies*
  • 5 Tablespoons melted butter

Filling

  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups very cold cream
  • 12 candy canes

Instructions

Crust

  1. Place cookies into food processor and pulse until you have fine crumbs.
  2. Put crumbs in the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan. Add melted butter and use your fingers to mix into the cookie crumbs. Press cookie crumbs along the bottom of the pan to form an even crust. Apply pressure to ensure it sticks together, using the bottom of a measuring cup is a great way to do that!
  3. Place in refrigerator to set.


Filling

  1. Unwrap candy canes and place in food processor. Process into fine pieces.
  2. In a large bowl (or your stand mixer), beat cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add sugar and beat until incorporated.
  3. With the mixer running on high, slowing drizzle in the cream. Continue to beat until light and fluffy.
  4. Stir in half of the candy cane bits.
  5. Spread over prepared crust and refrigerate for at least a couple of hours or freeze for at least an hour.
  6. When ready to serve, sprinkle with remaining candy cane bits.

Notes

*You want about 1 1/2 cups of crumbs, feel free to use sandwich cookies, graham crackers or whatever you like.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 428Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 366mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 8g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Super Mom - No Cape!

Saturday 15th of December 2018

We love cheesecake... so a no bake version is always handy to have.

Carlee

Monday 24th of December 2018

We do too and my siblings mostly prefer the no bake varieties, which makes life simple!

Emily

Saturday 15th of December 2018

I love peppermint and chocolate together. And, I love cheesecake... so, I love this combo!

Carlee

Monday 24th of December 2018

It's perfect for you then!

lex @ that fit fam

Thursday 13th of December 2018

yum! this sounds so delish. love that it's no bake!

Carlee

Monday 24th of December 2018

It frees up the oven for making dinner instead!

Wanda | From House To Home

Thursday 13th of December 2018

This looks so good! And no-bake cheesecake is always a bonus :) I'll definitely be trying it!

Carlee

Monday 24th of December 2018

Yay! I hope you love it!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Thursday 13th of December 2018

This sounds so good! And, I am with you completely on there being a fine line of perfect to when you get to much mint... It scares me! I didn't even realize I had started leaving the peppermint out of the Frostbite Cookies until your post! Ooops, lol!

Carlee

Monday 24th of December 2018

Ha! It is really good until there's too much, so it is a bit worrisome. But worth it if you get it right!

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