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Silky New York Style Cheesecake filled with delicious pieces of Mint Chocolate.

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Errrrmahgosh! I have one thing to say; Mintiest breath, ever. EVER! If you have someone in your life suffering from Halitosis, for a lack of better words, send them this cake. Stat.

However? Um… you know… I don’t even know. Sometiiiiiimes… I just get realllllly carried away. I saw cream cheese, I saw Andes-type mints (I’m cheap – alternative brands all the way!), I saw cake. The following step involved a mixer and the next best thing happened; thy cheesecake was born. 

In all honesty, and is if you didn’t know, cheesecake is soooooo my thing. I’ve waxed poetic about my love for sweet cheesecakes  – I ♥ cheesecakes! Have you tried my Pear Almond Cheesecake Torte, yet?? You really, really should…it’s incredible. BUT, my favorite, hands down, is New York Style. I can’t say that I’ve had anything better.

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This, this, THIS awesomeness is just that. AWE.SOME!

I didn’t think the chunks of chocolate would work. I mean, I knew that it would taste as good as I imagined, but I just wasn’t sure if those chocolate pieces would stay afloat.

The only thing I knew was that I could try the trick I use for my fruit muffins; toss the fruit in some flour, cross your fingers, and say five Hail Marys!

So, I did that. And it worked!! Mint chocolate pieces were all over the place; top, middle, near bottom, to the sides… I loved it!

And if you love yourself and your family, you will make this now. Yeah, right now! It’s necessary!!

Sorry for the shouting, but that is also necessary.

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Also, also? I need to scream just one more time because, in case you didn’t notice, I’m giving away a camera! Yippeeeeeeee!

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Mint Chocolate New York Style Cheesecake + Canon DSLR GIVEAWAY!

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WW Freestyle: 20
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time6 hrs
Silky New York Style Cheesecake filled with delicious pieces of Mint Chocolate.
Servings: 12
Calories: 215

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 8 whole graham crackers , broken into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter , melted

For the Cheesecake Filling

  • 2 (8-oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons peppermint extract
  • 1 bag (8.5-oz) chocolate mints, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 325.
  • Using a food processor, work the graham crackers into fine crumbs.
  • In a medium bowl combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar.
  • Pour melted butter into the bowl and mix until mixture is evenly moistened.
  • Press crumbs evenly onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
  • Bake for 7 to 9 minutes, or until crust starts to brown around the edges.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.
  • In your mixer's bowl, beat cream cheese at medium speed until smooth.
  • Add 1/2 cup sugar and continue to beat until smooth.
  • Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add whipping cream and peppermint extract; mix until thoroughly combined.
  • In a bowl, combine chocolate mints and flour; toss until completely covered.
  • Gently fold chocolate mints into the cream cheese mixture.
  • Brush the sides of the inside of the springform pan with melted butter.
  • Pour cream cheese mixture into prepared crust.
  • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until edges are set; center of cheesecake will be soft.
  • Turn oven off and open oven door about 4 inches.
  • Let cheesecake sit in oven for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Transfer pan to a wire rack and let completely cool.
  • Carefully remove sides of pan.
  • Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD
 
Nutrition Facts
Mint Chocolate New York Style Cheesecake + Canon DSLR GIVEAWAY!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 135mg6%
Potassium 46mg1%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 525IU11%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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18 Responses
  1. Dionne Baldwin

    Such a beautiful cheesecake! Mint chocolate is a favorite combo around here. I know this wouldn’t last long at my house. 🙂 I hope you are having a good weekend!

  2. Rebecka

    Your cheese cake looks fabulous! I’m a cheese cake addict so I’ll have to give your recipe a try. I’ve been trying to win a camera for a long time hopefully, the rafflecopter gods will be looking my way! Best of luck to everyone!

  3. Sally T.

    This is one of my Favorite Desserts,and I should do more often.II really love this recipe and anything chocolate~ <3 <3

  4. Mary Frances

    Haha, this beats chewing gum! Mint chocolate and cheesecake in the same sentence sounds shout worthy to me. I love cheesecake – this is right up my alley!

  5. Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar

    Wow! I love ANYTHING chocolate and mint AND anything cheesecake. This dessert looks like a real winner! This is my kind of dessert, yum! Pinned. Also, entered giveaway. 🙂

  6. Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines

    Oh, my friend. You know I’m right there with you in cheesecake love. Can you see me swooning? It’s perfect. Well, there’s the chocolate thing, but I can see the deliciousness through that. 🙂

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