It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Which means Peppermint everything!! Peppermint is a natural remedy for soothing upset stomachs, but I love as many peppermint desserts as I can get πŸ™‚ Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts, so I just had to create a no bake peppermint cheesecake. This is a breeze to whip up and fancy enough to take to any holiday gathering or serve it at your holiday meal.

No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake (THM S)

Molly Miller
If you need an elegant, but quick and easy dessert to take to holiday gatherings or to serve at your holiday meal, this peppermint cheesecake is perfect!
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 10 -12

Ingredients
  

  • Crust:
  • 1 c. almond flour
  • 2 T. melted butter
  • 3 T. gentle sweet
  • 1 t. cocoa
  • Filling:
  • 8 oz. 1/3 fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 c. cottage cheese or greek yogurt
  • 2/3 c. gentle sweet
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1-2 t. peppermint extract
  • depending on how pepperminty you want it
  • 1 T. gelatin
  • 1 c. water
  • Drizzle:
  • 1/4 c. each white chocolate dark chocolate, and milk chocolate Bake Believe Chocolate Chips or any chocolate chips of your choice
  • 1-3 t. coconut or avocado oil
  • Topping:
  • Sugar Free Peppermints optional, but really good!

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350
  • Use the base of your springform pan to cut a circle out of parchment paper
  • Place the parchment paper in the bottom of the springform pan & spray with olive oil or coconut oil
  • In a small bowl, combine the almond flour, butter, gentle sweet, and cocoa with a fork
  • Put the crust in the preheated oven for 7 minutes (after it comes out, put the baked crust still inside the springform pan on a plate and let it cool down in the fridge or freezer
  • Boil the cup of water (you can do this on the stove or simply microwave for 5 minutes)- the water will boil down to about ΒΎ c.
  • Meanwhile, combine all of the filling ingredients (except the water and gelatin) in a blender (I love my ninja!) and blend well, using a spatula to scrape the sides. Set aside.Once the water is boiled, little by little sprinkle to gelatin into the boiling water constantly whisking it in to avoid any clumps
  • Pour the gelatin mixture into the rest of the filling mixture and blend well (you can wait until the gelatin mixture cools a bit if you want, but don't wait too long)
  • Pour the filling into a cooled down crust
  • Refrigerate for 3-4 hours
  • Make the chocolate drizzle by adding 1 tsp of oil to each type of chocolate, microwaving the chocolate at 50% for 1 minute at a time and stirring the chocolate in between until nice and smooth.
  • Use a fork to drizzle the chocolate on top
  • Crush peppermints and sprinkle on top
  • Using a butter knife or small knife, separate the pie from the springform pan by cutting along the edges of the pie before releasing the springform pan
  • Serve with whipped cream

It's even better the next day!

     

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