I’ve been holding off jumping on the “holiday-desserts-made-with-peppermint” bandwagon… And I have no idea why I waited so long now that I’ve made these delicious No-Bake White Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecakes!
Do you remember our No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe from a few months ago? Well, that little recipe of ours became so popular over on Pinterest – as of this moment – it has been pinned over 210,000 times! It’s a fantastic – and easy – recipe and it’s also one of those recipes that you can easily adapt to the flavors of the season or your own favorite flavors with just a little bit of culinary creativity!
For this Christmas season – when many people seem to enjoy peppermint desserts – we modified the recipe as follows: The bottom crust is a combination of crumbled chocolate cookie wafers and chocolate mints, plus a little melted butter to hold the crust together.
Then – we used a combination of white chocolate pudding, cream cheese, cheesecake pudding, frozen whipped topping and a touch of peppermint extract to create a mousse-like cheesecake dessert that is creamy, light and delicious with a mild hint of peppermint flavor!
We used a large pastry bag with a star tip to pipe these no-bake white chocolate peppermint cheesecakes into each serving dish (I think the piping makes this dessert look so pretty!). And, you can get creative with the garnish for this wonderful dessert as well! We crushed up some extra chocolate cookies and candy canes and sprinkled the crumbs over the top of each cup. Finish with a candy cane stick and a chocolate mint – and you’ve got a wonderfully festive dessert!
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