Peppermint Mini Cheesecakes

Peppermint Mini Cheesecakes I noticed these cute little cheesecakes on Annie’s Eats blog. She has such great recipes, I would encourage anyone to visit her blog for some great recipes. I made two recipe from her blog this Christmas season alone! I love cheesecake, so any flavor is fine by me...

Ingredients

  • For the crust:
  • 1 c. chocolate cookie crumbs (I used Nabisco thin chocolate cookies)
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • For the cheesecake:
  • 12 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ c. sour cream
  • ⅔ c. sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp. peppermint extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pink food coloring (optional)
  • 25 white chocolate candy cane kisses, chopped
  • For the topping:
  • 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • ½ c. heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • Coarsely crushed candy canes, for garnish

Directions

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