I have blogged about this cheesecake before (I call it Heavenly Cheesecake). You can find the recipe posted here. My husband needed a treat to take to work with him today so I decided to take this same heavenly cheesecake and give it a festive flair- Candy Cane Cheesecake. DIVINE, DELICIOUS, SIMPLE and FESTIVE.
Follow the same recipe as the Heavenly Cheesecake but make these simple changes/additions.
1. Instead of using a graham cracker crust I used Mint Grasshopper Cookies. You will need 2 packages.
2. Reduce the sugar to 1/4 cup and the melted butter to 1/2 cup.
3. Add 1/8 tsp of peppermint extract or oil to the filling. I used oil which is super strong. If using extract you may want to add a bit more.
4. Crush one package of candy canes (I crush mine in a Ziplock bag with my meat mallet on the back steps). Add half the candy canes to the filling. Sprinkle the other half on top.
This dessert is so simple and so good. DO NOT MAKE IT JUST FOR YOURSELF-you won't be able to resist eating half the pan. Enjoy!!!