Individual Mini Peppermint Cheesecakes

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

I made these for my husband's office Christmas party.

Top Review by JenWSU

I would not reccomend this recipe. If left out of the freezer to serve, even for five minutes, these "cheesecakes" become mush. Also, the sweetened condensed milk gave them a funny taste. The peppermint flavor was also too strong...might as well just eat a candy cane. Maybe the directions were written any case this recipe needs some adjustment. Sorry to be so harsh.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 18 vanilla wafers
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup crushed hard peppermint candy
  • 3 drops red food coloring
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed and divided
  • crushed hard peppermint candy, garnish


  1. Set out 18 foil muffin or cupcake cups.
  2. Place 1 vanilla wafer in each cup and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese at high speed, using an electric mixer, until creamy.
  4. Add in sweetened condensed milk, 1 cup crushed candy, and food coloring; stir until well blended.
  5. Fold in 2 cups Cool Whip.
  6. Spoon mixture evenly into muffin cups.
  7. Cover and freeze for at least 2 hours or until firm.
  8. Top with remaining Cool Whip (I pipe it on top) and sprinkle crushed peppermint on top.

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