This is a great dessert for the holidays. Garnish with whipped cream and crushed peppermint candy.

Matt McBride
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Stir cookie crumbs and margarine in a bowl until evenly moistened; press into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly darkened, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature; about 30 minutes.

  • Stir gelatin and cold water in a small saucepan over low heat until gelatin dissolves completely, about 3 minutes.

  • Beat cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Gradually add gelatin mixture, milk, and peppermint candy; mix until well-blended. Chill filling until thickened, about 2 hours.

  • Fold whipped cream and chocolate into filling. Pour filling into crust; chill until firm, about 1 hour.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

458 calories; 30.7 g total fat; 71 mg cholesterol; 323 mg sodium. 39.7 g carbohydrates; 7.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2016
I LOVE cheesecake of all kinds and this was no exception! This is a denser/heavier cheesecake so just keep that in mind. This was very easy to put together and looked so pretty when it was done (though mine did crack a bit). I served each piece with a drizzle of chocolate sauce whipped cream and additional crushed peppermint candies. This would be wonderful for any winter gathering or just anytime you want a quick and easy but very tasty cheesecake which is why I made it lol! I will def be making this again YUM!!!! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2018
This was a real disappointment. The recipe says to press the cookie crumb and margarine into the bottom (not up the sides) of the spring form pan but when cutting the first piece it was almost impossible to get off the pan bottom. The taste of the cake itself was like peppermint flavored cream cheese. Not my kind of cheese cake. Debbie Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2016
I LOVE cheesecake of all kinds and this was no exception! This is a denser/heavier cheesecake so just keep that in mind. This was very easy to put together and looked so pretty when it was done (though mine did crack a bit). I served each piece with a drizzle of chocolate sauce whipped cream and additional crushed peppermint candies. This would be wonderful for any winter gathering or just anytime you want a quick and easy but very tasty cheesecake which is why I made it lol! I will def be making this again YUM!!!! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2016
I LOVE cheesecake of all kinds and this was no exception! This is a denser/heavier cheesecake so just keep that in mind. This was very easy to put together and looked so pretty when it was done (though mine did crack a bit). I served each piece with a drizzle of chocolate sauce whipped cream and additional crushed peppermint candies. This would be wonderful for any winter gathering or just anytime you want a quick and easy but very tasty cheesecake which is why I made it lol! I will def be making this again YUM!!!! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2018
This was a real disappointment. The recipe says to press the cookie crumb and margarine into the bottom (not up the sides) of the spring form pan but when cutting the first piece it was almost impossible to get off the pan bottom. The taste of the cake itself was like peppermint flavored cream cheese. Not my kind of cheese cake. Debbie Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/25/2018
Cheesecake soup. Recipe is wrong I followed it exactly it is soup and even if it worked there are not enough ingredients to fill my spring foam pan. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/27/2018
Easy to make and was tasty but I didn't care for the gelatinous texture. I prefer baked cheesecake but the kids did enjoy this. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2018
I had to improvise on the crust because I couldn t find the chocolate cookie crumbs. I bought an Oreo pie crust and smashed it into crumbs then added the butter and patted it onto the bottom of my springform pan. I stuck pretty close to the rest of the recipe except for adding a teaspoon of peppermint extract. I wanted more peppermint flavor. It didn t firm up as much as I would have liked and it was difficult to serve. I don t think I ll try it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2019
I Used Different Ingredients Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2017
This dessert recipe didn t disappoint! I used an Oreo cookie crust added 1/4 tsp peppermint extract and 2 cups of whipped cream instead of 1. I topped it with peppermint chocolate pieces crushed candy cane pieces and chocolate syrup. It was very easy and didn t take long to make. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
02/01/2019
It had no flavor and I will never make this recipe again. Read More