The Partiologist: Mickey Mouse Peppermint Cheesecake!

Mickey Mouse Peppermint Cheesecake!

Peppermint Cheesecake is always a favorite.  Mickey Mouse Peppermint Cheesecake is magical.  When I was featuring everything from the Very Merry Christmas Dinner I hosted last year, I felt like I was bombarding you with Disney sweets, so I decided to wait a year to share the Mickey Mouse Peppermint Cheesecake.

I may have gone overboard with Disney themed Christmas sweets, but really, one can never have too many Disney sweets, right?  I almost felt like I was at Disney World myself.          Okay, not really.
 
Mickey Mouse Peppermint Cheesecake!

Oh my gosh, it was magical.
 
Note to Mickey...I really think this should be the newest thing served at Disney.
 
Call me.
 
I saved a piece for you.
 
Here's a fun fact about this cheesecake.
 
Instead of using a spring form pan, use any shape silicone mold to make it.
 
Be sure to use a mold that is flat across the bottom.
 
A peek into the process.
 
Mix the Oreo cookie crumbs and butter.
 
Press in the bottom of the pan.

Bake the crust.

Make the filling and pour into the cheesecake pan.

Bake again.
 
Crush peppermint sticks.  (I like to use the soft peppermint sticks).
 
Break apart the Ghirardelli chocolate and place in microwave bowl, set aside.
 
Mickey Mouse Peppermint Cheesecake

by The Partiologist


Ingredients
  • For the Crust
  • 2 cups Oreo cookie crumbs. (Use food processor)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • For the Filling
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
  • For the Topping
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 8 oz. semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy
Instructions
*For the Crust*
•Melt the butter and add cookie crumbs and sugar.
•Mix until combined.
•Press in the bottom of Mickey shaped silicone pan (or other shaped pan).
•Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
•Cool.
 
*For the Filling*
•Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
•In medium mixing bowl, mix the cream cheese and sour cream until completely blended.
•Add the sugar and eggs, mix until combined.
•Melt the chopped chocolate in microwave safe bowl and 30 second increments at half power until melted.
•Add the melted chocolate to the cream cheese mixture. Mix until combined.
•Add crème de menthe flavoring.
•Pour cheesecake mixture on top of the chilled crust.
•Bake for 25 minutes or until done, but still a bit wobbly in the center.
•Cool.
 
*For the Topping*
•Crush the peppermint candy by placing the peppermint sticks into a baggie and pound with a meat mallet, set aside.
•Place chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl; set aside.
•Place cream in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer.
•Pour over chocolate and let stand until chocolate has softened.
•Add butter and stir until smooth.
•Add the mint extract.
•Pour the chocolate topping on the cheesecake, spreading to the edges.
•Sprinkle with the crushed peppermint.
•Freeze the cheese cake overnight in the silicon mold and remove.
 
It's going to be Magical!
 

 
 


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