Peppermint Chocolate Cheesecake

By: Brandee Salinas  

Ingredients: 

Crust: 

  • 1 package crushed Oreos 
  • ¼ cup of melted butter 

Cheesecake: 

  • 4 (8oz) packages of cream cheese 
  • 1 1/3 cup of powdered sugar 
  • 3 tbs cocoa powder 
  • 4 eggs 
  • 3 tsp peppermint extract 
  • 10 oz melted semi-sweet chocolate  

Topping: 

  • ¾ cup heavy cream 
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 
  • ½ cup crushed peppermint 

Directions 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Mix Oreo crumbs with melted butter. 
  3. Press into 9-inch spring form pan. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven. 
  4. In a mixer, cream together cream cheese, powdered sugar and cocoa powder until well blended. Mix in 1 egg at a time. Blend in peppermint extract and melted chocolate. Mixture will be thick. 
  5. Pour into baked Oreo Crust. Bake for 60-70 minutes until it starts to pull away from the sides and is cooked through. 
  6. Let cool completely. Run a knife around the edges to remove from the sides of the pan. 
  7. Melt heavy cream and chocolate chips together, stirring until smooth. Pour over cheesecake. Sprinkle with peppermint baking bits. 
  8. Set in fridge for 4-6 hours until chocolate is set, and the cheesecake is cooled. 

 

Source: dinnerdishesanddesserts.com

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