"You can vary what you top this festive cheesecake with: crushed candy canes are a must, but you can spread whipped cream on top before sprinkling with candy canes, or drizzle with some melted chocolate chips. Please add your comments as you find ways to improve this recipe!" — CARRIELOVESKEITH
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chocolate cookie crumbs
4 (8 ounce) packages
cream cheese, softened
1 3/4 cups
2 1/2 teaspoons
vanilla extract, divided
red food coloring
crushed peppermint candies
This was delicious! The only thing I would change would be to sprinkle the crushed candy canes just before serving, as they half-melted in the fridge overnight and looked kinda icky. But it tasted great - the whole family liked this for the Christmas dinner dessert.
It was expensive to make and extremely sweet. Nice presentation and good idea however if you don't like overly sweet food items don't make this! I made it for a family Christmas and no one finished a piece. I ended up throwing most of it away.
This was AMAZING! I opted not to use the cool whip, and added 1/2 melted white chocolate chips to make it a white chocolate peppermint cheesecake. I made them in two bite size for a cocktail party and they were a HUGE hit!
I added more mint because I didn't think 1 tsp would be enough - I added 2 tsps and it was nice and minty! I was a little dissappointed, however, when I went to grab the cheesecake in the morning to bring it to a bakesale at work, and the crushed candy canes had bled all over the top of the cake. this has nothing to do with the recipe, of course, but be warned - the longer it sits, the more the candies on top will get messy! still delish though!
I made this for my hubby who really enjoyed it. I wish I would have taken a picture as it is so pretty. Thanks for sharing!
This tasted great! The crust was a bit "gooey"--maybe too much butter for the amount of cookies? Anyway, the family loved it, and one said "I don't usually like cheesecake, but if they all tasted like this I'd eat them all the time!!"
WOW!!!! This is a awesome cheesecake!!! I really enjoy that christmasy flavor in this dessert. This is great to make around the holiday season and I recommend this to anyone who is looking to try something new. The combination in the recipe is good in that ,this was my first time making this and the pie came out great!! I will be planning to make pie in the near future. Candy cane sprinkled on top of pie made for a great decoration!!
I was rather disappointed with this cheesecake. I have had really good luck with other cheesecakes that I've made, but for some reason this one didn't turn out like I had hoped. The colors weren't as distinct as I thought they would be (which could have been my fault because of the amount of food coloring I used). The cheesecake cracked and sunk a bit in the middle so I had to put a light frosting on it. I then sprinkled crushed candycanes on top of the frosting. Everyone said it looked good and enjoyed it, but I was disappointed in it.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Candy Cane Cheesecake
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 310
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