This is a great creamy cheesecake. Chocolate and Mint together is heaven!
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- 30 grasshopper fudge mint cookies (Keebler)
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
- 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
- 1/3 cup cold water
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup water
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- thawed frozen whipped topping
- creme de menthe thin candies, halved diagonally (Andes)
- mint leaf
- 1Coat an 8- or 9-inch springform pan with nonstick spray.
- 2Break up cookies into a food processor; pulse until fine crumbs.
- 3Transfer 1/4 cup crumbs to a small bowl; cover and reserve.
- 4Add butter to remaining crumbs and pulse until blended.
- 5Press into bottom of prepared pan; place in freezer.
- 6Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in a small saucepan.
- 7Let stand 1 minute, then stir with a heatproof plastic spatula over medium-low heat until granules completely dissolve and liquid begins to steam.
- 8Remove from heat.
- 9Whisk cocoa powder into warm water until well blended; set aside.
- 10Beat both bricks cream cheese and the sugar in a large bowl with mixer on medium speed until smooth and fluffy.
- 11On low speed, beat in cocoa mixture, dissolved gelatin and mint extract until blended.
- 12Pour over the chilled crust.
- 13Cover and refrigerate at least 5 hours or until firm.
- 14Shortly before serving: Remove sides of pan.
- 15Using 2 broad spatulas, lift cake off springform-pan base onto a serving platter.
- 16Press reserved crumbs onto sides of cake.
- 17Drop small dollops of topping around top edge, then garnish with mint triangles and mint sprigs.
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Nutritional Facts for Chocolate-mint Cheesecake
Serving Size: 1 (103 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 274.9
- Calories from Fat 115
- Total Fat 12.8 g
- Saturated Fat 8.0 g
- Cholesterol 36.4 mg
- Sodium 128.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 39.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
- Sugars 33.5 g
- Protein 5.3 g
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grasshopper fudge mint cookies