Have you ever gone into the kitchen for something random like a glass of water and ended up baking something because a particular ingredient caught your eye and inspired you?
I now you’re probably shaking your head right now and thinking how mad I sound but honestly, last week I went to get a glass of water and spotted a pack of Mint Oreos on the counter. I’d bought them thinking the kids would love them but apparently Mint Oreos are ‘just weird’ and make all the other biscuits in the biscuit tin taste funny!
So, I spotted the full pack of rejected Mint Oreos and decided that I’d make a Mint Oreos Chocolate Cheesecake with them to disguise them into something that the kids would eat!
Oreo Mint Chocolate Cheesecake
2 packs of Mint Oreo biscuits
150g unsalted butter
500g full-fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature
100g icing sugar
1 teaspoon Peppermint extract (or more if you want it to have a more minty flavour
200g-250g bar milk chocolate, melted
300ml double cream
I use a springform cake tin for this (I could only find my heart shaped one though) so I can get the cheesecake out easier when it’s set but you could try lining a normal cake tin with greaseproof paper or even a silicone cake dish if that’s all you have.
- Crush the oreos as finely as you can – I like to pop them in a sandwich bag and bash them with a rolling pin.
- Melt the butter and mix it in with the oreo crumbs.
- Pack the oreo crumb mix into the bottom of your cake tin and put it in the fridge to set while you make the cheesecake filling.
- Next, beat the icing sugar into the cream cheese until it’s combined and if you’re a good multi tasker then you can melt the chocolate at the same time.
- Add the melted chocolate to the cream cheese mix, slowly beating the mix each time you add some.
- When all the chocolate has been added to the mix then you can add in the double cream and the peppermint essence and beat it as much as you can until you see it start to thicken. I use my electric mixer for this usually and just set it to mix for a couple of minutes.
- Spoon the chocolate cheesecake mix over the base and pop it in the fridge to set for a couple of hours, overnight if at all possible.
- I finished mine off with some toffee sauce but you could leave yours plain or decorate with anything you like.
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