Candy Cane White Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes

Nothing says the holidays like chocolate and candy canes!

Here’s exactly what you’ll need to make these tasty little treats!

Ingredients:

  • 18 vanilla wafer cookies (Round)
  • 2 (8oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8oz) neufchΓ’tel cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 C white chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 1/4 C crushed mini candy canes, divided
  • 18 foil muffin liners

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place foil liners in 2 muffin pans (cheesecake holds better in foil liners and are easier to remove)
  3. Place 1 vanilla wafer in the bottom of each cup.
  4. Beat cream cheese until smooth, add sugar, eggs, and vanilla; just until incorporated.
  5. Don’t over beat!!!
  6. Gently stir in 3/4 C chocolate chips and 3/4 candy cane pieces.
  7. Fill each cup 3/4 of the way full.
  8. Bake 20-25 minutes or until almost set.
  9. Remove from oven; let cool 5 minutes on rack and then remove from pan.
  10. Once cool cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  11. Before serving; place remaining chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, microwave for 15 seconds, stir, 15 more seconds, stir, repeat again if necessary until smooth.
  12. Place 1 tsp crushed candy cane in the center of each cheesecake, use a fork to drizzle white chocolate back and forth over the tops.
  13. Enjoy!
  14. * to crush candy canes, remove wrappers, place in a freezer bag, hit with the back of a metal spoon.
  15. Place on a serving platter and arrange any sort of decorative Christmas items you can find (candy canes look really nice too!)

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I will use this recipe for many holidays to come! πŸ™‚

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