Mint Chocolate Cheesecake | This bright green Mint Chocolate Cheesecake is the perfect sweet treat to bring to your next St. Patrick's Day celebration!! | Pack Momma | http://www.awickedwhisk.com
Print Recipe

Mint Chocolate Cheesecake

Mint Chocolate Cheesecake | This bright green Mint Chocolate Cheesecake is the perfect sweet treat to bring to your next St. Patrick's Day celebration!! | Pack Momma | http://www.awickedwhisk.com
Servings: 12
Calories: 561.1
Author: Heather - A Wicked Whisk

Ingredients

  • Crust
  • 1 pkg (20 cookies) mint sandwich cookies, pulverized
  • 1 tbl sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter , melted
  • Cheesecake Filling - Philadelphia recipe
  • 4 pkg (8 oz ea) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tube Neon Green Gel Food Coloring (found in the cake aisle in most grocery stores)
  • Chocolate Mint Topping
  • 4 oz mint chocolates , melted
  • 1 tbl butter , melted
  • 1/3 cup cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter sides of a spring-form pan
  • Blend cookies in a food processor until finely ground and then mix in sugar and butter to combine
  • Press crumbs evenly onto the bottom and up the sides of the spring-form pan. Set aside
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy.. no lumps!
  • Add in vanilla and eggs, one at a time, until all are incorporated.
  • Squeeze in an entire tube of Neon Green Gel Food Coloring and mix to combine
  • Spoon cheesecake filling into the crust and smooth out the top so that it is even
  • Place cheesecake in the middle of the oven with a pan of water on the rack below it
  • Bake for 50 minutes, turn off the oven and open the door. Do not remove the cheesecake for 1 hour and then transfer to the refrigerator to chill overnight.
  • The next day, remove cheesecake from the fridge and run a butter knife around the inside edge of the pan. Remove cheesecake from the spring-form.
  • In a small, microwave safe bowl, melt the mint chocolates on high in 30 second intervals, stirring after each 30 seconds. Pour melted chocolate into a medium sized mixing bowl and add in butter, cream and powdered sugar.
  • Mix to combine until frosting is light and slightly pourable
  • Spoon / pour frosting onto the top of the cheesecake and smooth out top until even.
  • Serve immediately

Nutrition

Serving: 12g | Calories: 561.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 47.4g | Protein: 8.4g | Fat: 39.8g | Saturated Fat: 22.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10.2g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 318mg | Potassium: 160.1mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 41.7g | Vitamin A: 1420IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1.8mg