These No Bake Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecakes are easy to make and are perfect for the holidays!
Today I have the distinct pleasure of guest posting for a friend of mine. My buddy Brianne of Cupcakes and Kale Chips has recently embarked on a new adventure.
Her hubby landed a fabulous new job so they picked up and moved. Quite an endeavour with young kids, and so close to the holidays. So huge congrats, and hats off to Brianne and her family. So happy for them!
You can hop on over to Brianne's blog to get the recipe for these No Bake Chocolate and Peppermint Cheesecakes! Or stick around to listen to me ramble on, as per usual.
So, when I pondered all the recipe possibilities for holiday baking I knew peppermint flavoured treats were going to be at the top of my list. I love peppermints, so Christmas is the perfect time to #peppermintallthethings!
I get so carried away using them. They just take me to my happy place.
There's something about peppermints and candy canes that just make a gal smile. It's hard to be in a bad mood while eating a candy cane. Seriously. Not even kidding.
Have you ever seen a photo of someone who is angry eating a candy cane? Nope. Told you so!
Since cheesecake is also high on my list of priorities I knew combining peppermint with cheesecake would push me from happy to elated in a flash. I was right too.
After munching on these peppermint cheesecakes I was singing and dancing around the house. Much to the horror, and amusement, of my family.
There were lots of inappropriate jokes and silliness involved in the making of these cheesecakes. As there should be when making any cheesecake quite frankly.
So, cheesecakes were made, jokes were attempted, singing was poorly attempted, dancing was ruined by bad rhythm, and fun was had by all. It's how things roll at the Beaulieu compound. Food and fun go hand in hand.
Make sure you head over to Brianne's blog to get the recipe for these No Bake Chocolate and Peppermint Cheesecakes. Brianne put together a fabulous event for the holidays. Since she's going to be super de duper busy with the new digs she has her blogging peeps helping her out by guest posting.
More Christmas Recipes:
- Oreo Bark
- Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cookie Stacks
- Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
- Snowflake Oreo Cookie Balls
- Red Velvet Swirl Fudge
- Pistachio Roca
- Chocolate and Peppermint Fudge
No Bake Chocolate and Peppermint Cheesecakes
- 1.5 cups graham crumbs
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 6 ounces cream cheese softened
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 8 ounces marshmallow fluff
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- ½ cup crushed peppermints
- Combine the graham crumbs and melted butter in a medium size bowl. Then stir together until combined well. Use a small spoon to transfer the crumb base into serving glasses. You will want to tamp the base down. I recommend using the end of a honey dipper (works really well) or any flat object. Then, set aside the glasses aside.
- Combine the cream cheese and granulated sugar in a stand mixer bowl then whisk the mixture on high speed until fluffy. Next, add the marshmallow fluff, melted chocolate and peppermint extract, and whisk on high speed until well combined. Using a large spoon or spatula, transfer the mixture to a piping bag then pipe into serving glasses. Side note: You can add half of the crushed peppermint to the mixture before piping it into the glasses if you like crunch inside your cheesecake. If not you can just top the cheesecakes with it.
- Sprinkle crushed peppermint over top of each cheesecake.
Toodles and smoochies! xx
Angie | Big Bear's Wife
Holy wow at those photos, I'm in love. I need some of this asap! I may just have to go make them now!
Thanks for the giveaway..I would gift half and with the rest buy a much needed coffee pot.
Your recipe looks so decadent and delish..easy too.
These are so festive and fabulous!! Yes, yes to #peppermintallthethings! And I may have just dropped over the sparkle spoon...
Ummm, do they sell those sparkly red forks on Amazon, cause I really want some of those!
I'd also love to buy some canisters for flours, sugars, beans, etc so I could finally get my pantry organized!
Ha, I got mine through Gracious Home. Not sure if they still have them. I'm always on the lookout for them.
Turned out perfectly. Thank you.