Southeast Dairy Association - chocolate mint cheesecake

These bite-sized cheesecakes are perfect for a party.

Chocolate Mint Cheesecake Bites

Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 36 pieces
These bite-sized cheesecakes are perfect for a party because you don’t need to serve with forks and you can make them a day ahead. Keep refrigerated until just before you’re ready to serve.

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter

Filling

  • 2 (8-ounce) blocks cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 fresh mint sprig ((optional))

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°.
  • Combine cookie crumbs and melted butter in medium bowl until mixture resembles sand. Press firmly into the bottom of 36 paper-lined mini-muffin pans or 36 mini muffin cups coated with cooking spray.
  • Beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, peppermint extract and chopped mint until smooth in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs one at a time, scraping down sides of the bowl after additions.
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon of filling into prepared muffin cups and bake for 15-18 minutes or until centers are almost set.
  • Cool completely. Cover and chill at least 2 hours. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs just before serving, if desired.
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