Wednesday, October 9, 2013

nestle dark chocolate & mint no-bake cheesecake

dark chocolate mint cheesecake It has been a long time since I’ve posted a dessert recipe! For the first trimester with this baby, I lost my sweet tooth, and it was very depressing. I’ve had my normal chocoholic self back for a while now, thank goodness. I found this recipe next to a display for Nestle Toll House’s “Winter” Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels. There were several minty recipes there, actually, so you might see a few more in upcoming weeks. :)

Though it looks like it could be difficult, I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to make the ganache topping for the pie. (Love the word ganache—so fancy!)

nestle dark chocolate mint
10 oz. package Nestle Toll House Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels, divided
2 packages (8 oz. each) 1/3 less fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), at room temperature
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 prepared 9-inch (6 ounce) chocolate crumb crust (I bought an Oreo pie crust)
Set aside 1/2 cup of morsels for ganache topping. From remaining morsels, sort out 1 tablespoon mint (green) morsels for the drizzle; set aside.

Melt remaining morsels in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on Medium-High (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10-15 second intervals, stirring just until smooth. Cool slightly.

Beat cream cheese, brown sugar, granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, and vanilla extract in medium mixer bowl on medium speed for 2 minutes.

Add melted chocolate; continue beating for 1 minute. Spoon into crust, and smooth top.

Microwave remaining 2 tablespoons cream in 1-cup glass measure on High (100%) power for 20 seconds or until boiling. Add reserved 1/2 cup of morsels to cream; let sit for 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Cool for 5 minutes. Spread ganache over cheesecake to within 1/4-inch of edge.

Microwave the reserved mint morsels in a small dish on Medium-High (70%) power for 20 seconds. If necessary, microwave at 10-15 second intervals until smooth. Transfer the liquid to a small plastic bag, and cut tiny corner from bag. Drizzle over top of ganache. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Makes 10 servings.



  1. Looks absolutely delicious! Will definitely have to give this a try for the upcoming holiday season :)

  2. This sounds absolutely amazing! My dessert contribution for Thanksgiving? I think yes :)

  3. You had me at NO BAKE! Can't wait to make this!

  4. this looks fantastic! i can't believe how smooth you got the top of that! tasty and beautiful!


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