I LOVE cheesecake of all kinds, and this was no exception! This is a denser/heavier cheesecake, so just keep that in mind. This was very easy to put together and looked so pretty when it was done (though mine did crack a bit).
I served each piece with a drizzle of chocolate sauce, whipped cream and additional crushed peppermint candies. This would be wonderful for any winter gathering, or just anytime you want a quick and easy, but very tasty cheesecake, which is why I made it, lol! I will def be making this again.. YUM!
No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake
22 Oreo Cookies
3 tbsp melted Butter
1 tbsp Sugar
16 oz softened Cream Cheese
16 oz Heavy Cream
1 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Peppermint Extract
6 drops Pink Food Coloring
Crush Oreos in food processor and add melted butter and sugar.
Press mixture into bottom and partway up sides of springform pan.
Refrigerate at least 30 minutes to firm.
Beat cream cheese and sugar until well mixed. Set aside.
Whip heavy cream and powder sugar until stiff peaks form.
Fold and blend cream cheese mixture into whipped cream mixture.
Add food coloring and peppermint into filling mixture.
Pour/spread into pan.
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until firm.
You can garnish with dollops of whipped topping and crushed peppermints if desired.