You may have remembered the Chocolate Mint Almond Biscotti I posted last week. Well, I had half a bag of the Creme De Menthe chocolate melts left, and I was dying to make something amazing with them. This was the result! And it certainly checks the “amazing” box.
These are pretty standard cheesecake, but add in the creme de menthe and you get pure bliss.
So how do you do it? I made cheesecake, and slowly marbled in some melted creme de menthe candy melts by spooning a little over the cheesecake mixture, then using a toothpick to stir it all in. After cooking the cheesecake, and letting it cool, I drizzled a little more creme de menthe over the top of it all. Perfection!
The hardest part is waiting 2 hours. But the beauty is that this cooks up in about 20 minutes, which means in around half an hour you have cheesecake. Which for cheesecake is awesome! It has a nice light, fluffy texture, and the creme de menthe is the perfect compliment. An ideal St. Patrick’s Day, or anytime treat. I will certainly make this again.
If you can’t find the Creme de Menthe candy melts, use white chocolate or vanilla ones, and stir in just a touch of creme de menthe or mint flavoring (extract) to add flavor. Whatever you do, enjoy! This makes 8 miniature desserts, and you might have to exercise some self control so you don’t eat them all yourself!