Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Recipe by Nefertari81
READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 10-12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Crust
  • 3
    cups chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 12
    cup butter, melted
  • 1
    tablespoon sugar
  • Filling
  • 2
    (8 ounce) packages softened cream cheese
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 14
    cup green creme de menthe (I use torani syrup creme de menthe)
  • 2
    cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • Topping
  • 1
    cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Combine crumbs and melted butter, press onto bottom and 2 inches up side of springform pan.
  • Sprinkle tablespoon of sugar over crust.
  • Bake for 10 mins, remove from oven and raise temp to 450°F.
  • In a mixing bowl combine softened cream cheese, and sugar until well combined.
  • Add creme de menthe, mix until well combined (completely green).
  • Add eggs one at a time beating in at a very slow speed until well combined.
  • Finally stir in 2 cups miniature chocolate pieces and pour filling into crust.
  • Bake for 10 mins at 450F, then reduce heat to 250F and bake for 25-30 mins more, or until center appears nearly set when shaken.
  • Loosen cake from rim of pan and then allow to cool before removing rim of pan.
  • Chill the cheesecake.
  • When ready to serve place 1 cup miniature chocolate pieces in zip lock bag.
  • Put bag in microwave for 25-30 seconds, take it out of microwave and stir it around if not completely melted continue to put in microwave for 10-15 second spurts until melted.
  • Put a tiny hole in corner of bag.
  • Drizzle chocolate over cheesecake pieces and serve with delight to your guests!
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