Serve Festive Irish Cream Cheesecake on St. Patrick's Day or for any festive occasion. Our Festive Irish Cream Cheesecake features Irish cream liqueur.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 10 servings
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 env. KNOX Unflavored Gelatine
1/2 cup cold water, divided
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tbsp. Irish cream liqueur
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
2 oz. BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
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Please use alcohol responsibly.
Let's Make It
Mix crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
Sprinkle gelatine over 1/4 cup water in small saucepan; let stand 1 min. Cook and stir on low heat 3 min. or until gelatine is completely dissolved.
Beat cream cheese, remaining sugar and cocoa in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually beat in gelatine mixture, then remaining water and liqueur; refrigerate until slightly thickened. Gently stir in COOL WHIP; pour over crust. Refrigerate several hours or until firm. Meanwhile, melt chocolate as directed on package; use to make chocolate curls. (See Tip.)
Top cheesecake with chocolate curls just before serving.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a serving of this festive cheesecake.
Prepare using bourbon. Or for a non-alcoholic version, substitute milk for the liqueur.
How to Make Chocolate Curls
Use spatula to spread melted chocolate into thin layer on baking sheet. Refrigerate 10 min. or until firm, but still pliable. To make curls, push a metal spatula firmly along the baking sheet, under the chocolate, so the chocolate curls as it is pushed. (If chocolate is too firm to curl, let stand a few minutes at room temperature; refrigerate again if it becomes too soft.) Use a toothpick to carefully place chocolate curl on waxed paper-covered tray. Refrigerate 15 min. or until firm. Use toothpick to arrange curls on cheesecake.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g
Saturated Fat 18g
Trans Fat 1g
Total Carbohydrates 45g
Dietary Fiber 0.7718g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.