Candy Cane Oreo Cookie Cheesecake

Bekah found this recipe and we decided to try it. Our cheesecake connoisseur, Ashkon, said he would prefer to have the candy canes only as decorations on the top rather than mixed into the cheesecake because it change the texture of the cheesecake to have crunchy candy inside. So do what you prefer candy canes can be mixed into the cheesecake or just used as topping. The flavor of the cheesecake and the consistency are absolutely perfect. Here is the original recipe. Change it as you like…..

Ingredients

30 oreo cookies or Trader Joe’s chocolate JO-JO’s
1 Tablespoon butter, melted
25 candy canes crushed and divided
4 (8oz) packages of Philadelphia cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
4 oz Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate
2 oz white chocolate

Heat oven to 325 degrees
Pulse 18 cookies until finely ground.
Pour into bowl and add melted butter and mix and press into 9 inch spring form pan.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Crush up 20 candy canes. Cut up 10 cookies. Mix cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl of kitchenmaid or mix master at medium speed until whipped thoroughly. Add eggs one at a time and mix thoroughly. Stir in crushed candy canes and cut up cookies and pour over crust.
Bake 55 minutes until center is almost set. cool and refrigerate 4 hours minimum.
Crush remaining 5 candy canes. Cut up 2 remaining cookies. Set aside. cover baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt chocolates separately according to package directions. (I melted in the microwave stirring after each 15 second interval until melted). Spread semi-sweet chocolate on parchment paper making a thin layer. Spoon white chocolate on top by spoonfuls and swirl to make a marble effect. Sprinkle candy canes and cookies on top and refrigerate until hardened.
When cheesecake is cooled, cut chocolate candy cane oreo bark into small pieces and decorate top of cheesecake. Remove from springform pan and serve.

Candy Cane Oreo Cookie Cheesecake
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Kerry and Bekah
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Serves: 12
This is a delicious and festive cheesecake. Perfect to take to a holiday gathering.
Ingredients
  • 30 oreo cookies or Trader Joe’s chocolate JO-JO’s
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, melted
  • 25 candy canes crushed and divided
  • 4 (8oz) packages of Philadelphia cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 oz Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 oz white chocolate
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Pulse 18 cookies until finely ground.
  3. Pour into bowl and add melted butter and mix and press into 9 inch spring form pan.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Crush up 20 candy canes. Cut up 10 cookies. Mix cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl of kitchenmaid or mix master at medium speed until whipped thoroughly. Add eggs one at a time and mix thoroughly. Stir in crushed candy canes and cut up cookies and pour over crust.
  6. Bake 55 minutes until center is almost set. cool and refrigerate 4 hours minimum.
  7. Crush remaining 5 candy canes. Cut up 2 remaining cookies. Set aside. cover baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt chocolates separately according to package directions. (I melted in the microwave stirring after each 15 second interval until melted). Spread semi-sweet chocolate on parchment paper making a thin layer. Spoon white chocolate on top by spoonfuls and swirl to make a marble effect. Sprinkle candy canes and cookies on top and refrigerate until hardened.
  8. When cheesecake is cooled, cut chocolate candy cane oreo bark into small pieces and decorate top of cheesecake.

What is your favorite holiday cheesecake recipe?