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Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe


Peppermint Cheesecake        

1 cup chocolate wafer crumbs
3 tbl. margarine, melted
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1 (16oz) container soft cream cheese
OR 2 (8oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup crushed peppermint candy
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
3 oz. milk chocolate candy bar, chopped

Combine crumbs and margarine; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool. Soften gelatin in water; stir over low heat until dissolved. Combine cream cheese and sugar, mixing at medium speed using an electric mixer until well blended. Gradually add gelatin, milk and peppermint candy, mixing until blended, chill until slightly thickened but not set. Fold in whipped cream and chocolate. Pour over crust. Chill until firm. Garnish with additional whipped cream combined with crushed peppermint candies, if desired.

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