Chocolate Mint MinI Cheesecakes
[1] Individual chocolate mint cheesecakes (photo © Jennie-O).

Homemade Andes Mints
[2] Ashlee Marie made her own version of Andes Mints. Here’s her recipe (photo © Ashlee Marie).

Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers
[3] Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers (photo © Nabisco).

 

July 30th is National Cheesecake Day. How about something cool and minty for a hot summer day?

In these mini cheesecakes, chocolate wafers, chocolate chips and mint candy wafers combine for a rich, minty, chocolaty treat.

Prep time for is 20 minutes, bake time is 20 minutes plus cooling in the fridge.

The number of portions will depend on the size of your dishes. It will make 24 small ramekins.
 
 
RECIPE: MINT CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup crushed chocolate wafer cookies
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 package (8-ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg or ¼ cup egg substitute
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/3 cup chopped crème de menthe mint candy wafers (e.g. After Eight Chocolate Thins, Andes Chocolate Mints)
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream or mascarpone
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    Preparation

    1. PREHEAT the oven to 325°F. In small bowl, combine the crushed cookie crumbs and melted butter. Press the cookie crumb mixture into bottom of individual small tart dishes, custard cups or ramekins.

    2. BEAT the cream cheese and sugar in a mixing bowl, until blended. Add the egg. Blend in the melted chocolate, chopped candy, sour cream and vanilla. Pour evenly over crumbs. Bake for 20 minutes.

    3. COOL and refrigerate until serving. Garnish with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream.
     
     
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