Present a show-stopping dessert with our White Chocolate-Candy Cane Cheesecake. White Chocolate-Candy Cane Cheesecake is a beautiful, minty delight.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup plus 3 Tbsp. sugar, divided
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
3 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 pkg. (4 oz.) BAKER'S White Chocolate, melted
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
1/2 cup chopped candy canes
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 325°F.
Mix graham crumbs, 3 Tbsp. sugar and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 10 min.
Beat cream cheese and remaining sugar with mixer until well blended. Add chocolate and extract; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended; pour over crust.
Bake 45 to 50 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours. Top with COOL WHIP and chopped candy just before serving.
Enjoy a serving of this special occasion cheesecake when you celebrate the holidays with family and friends.
To create an icicle effect on top of cheesecake, spoon COOL WHIP into resealable plastic bag. Cut off one small corner from bottom of bag. Use to squeeze COOL WHIP into soft peaks on top of cheesecake.
How to Bale in 13x9-inch Pan
Prepare and bake cheesecake as directed, using 13x9-inch pan, 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs, 1 cup plus 3 Tbsp. sugar, 1/4 cup butter, 4 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, 4 oz. chocolate, 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract and 4 eggs. Top with COOL WHP and candy canes as directed just before serving. Makes 16 servings.
How to Soften Cream Cheese
Place completely unwrapped packages of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 30 to 45 sec. or until slightly softened.
If using dark nonstick 9-inch springform pan, reduce oven temperature to 300°F.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g
Saturated Fat 14g
Trans Fat 0.5g
Total Carbohydrates 27g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 16 servings.
* 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.