Friday, 30 August 2013

Mint Chocolate Chip Orgasm. Errrr.... I Mean Cheesecake

I'm a fan of almost mint choc chip anything.  Well, anything that should be mint choc chip-flavoured.  And this is a thing that very much should be mint choc chip.  OH GOD YES!

Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

15 chocolate sandwich cookies (Oreos or similar)
10 Keebler Grasshopper fudge mint cookies (or similar chocolate mint biscuits)
5 tablespoons butter, melted
Three 8-oz. packages cream cheese or Neufchâtel cheese, softened
14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
3 eggs
1 tablespoon Crème de Menthe
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
½ teaspoon green food colouring
2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips, divided
1 teaspoon flour
1 tablespoon milk

Preheat oven to 300F.  In a food processor, combine the cookies.  Pulse until fine crumbs form.  Add the butter and pulse a few times, just until crumbs become moistened.  Press the cookie crumbs into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.  Set aside.  In a large bowl, using a hand-held mixer or in a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Add the sweetened condensed milk and mix until just incorporated.  Add the eggs and mix until incorporated. Add the Crème de Menthe, peppermint extract, and food colouring and mix well.  In a small bowl, combine 1 cup of the chocolate chips with the flour.  Stir to coat.  Add the flour-coated chocolate chips to the cream cheese mixture and stir.  Pour the mixture into the prepared springform pan.  Top with ½ cup of chocolate chips.  Place the pan on a baking sheet and bake for one hour.

Remove pan from oven and immediately use a knife to separate the cheesecake from the edge of the pan all the way around.  Let cool.  Refrigerate until chilled, preferably overnight.  Just before serving, in a small bowl, combine ½ cup of the chocolate chips with the milk and microwave on high for 30 seconds.  Stir until smooth.  Microwave in 15-second intervals, if needed, stirring after each interval, until smooth.  Drizzle the melted chocolate over each slice of cheesecake, and serve.

From here.

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