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Grasshopper Cheesecake

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Rich, creamy, minty grasshopper cheesecake. A simple, easy dessert and perfect for St. Patty’s Day! 

Easy Grasshopper Cheesecake

Ah, St. Patrick’s Day. In our world, it’s just another holiday because we aren’t Irish (which is sad on its own). In fact, all we usually do is go to the St. Patrick’s Day parade in our town.

But when it comes to food, we love to go out. And no matter what we Irish food we make on St. Patrick’s Day, we end the meal with these very American Grasshopper Cheesecakes.

St. Patrick’s day is perfect for Grasshopper Cheesecakes.

We love to celebrate with these delicious Grasshopper Cheesecakes.

The cool part is, this year my kids are in our St. Patrick’s Day parade. So we have a busy day that day, but we’re excited. Don’t worry, there will be pictures.

Easy Grasshopper Cheesecake

This Week’s Cravings theme is St. Patrick’s Day and while we make lots of yummy Irish dishes, I decided to stick to something sweet and dessert like – plus it’s green, it’s super yummy and it fits. Why not Grasshopper Cheesecake?

Grasshopper Cheesecake. Just – Minty, Creamy deliciousness. Simple, mint cheesecake to end any meal! 

Easy Grasshopper Cheesecake

Easy Grasshopper Cheesecake

Grasshopper Cheesecake

Yield: 2 servings

Rich, creamy, mint chocolate goodness, served up in a simple glass for a fun and different presentation.

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 6 Mint Oreo Cookies, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons of melted butter

For the Cheesecake:

  • 1 8 oz package of softened cream cheese
  • ½ cup crushed or chopped Mint Chocolate Peppermint Patties, we used York
  • 1 tsp. mint extract
  • ½ tsp. green food coloring
  • 1 8 oz container of whipped topping (room temp)

For the Topping: (optional)

  • whipped topping
  • Creme De Menthe Syrup
  • chocolate shavings
  • chopped peppermint patties

Instructions

For the Crust:

  1. In a small bowl, mix the melted butter together with the crushed mint oreo cookies. Get your glasses and divide the cookie mixture between two glasses. Push the mixture down into the glasses to form the crust. Put them in the fridge while you are making the rest of the ingredients. (about 10 minutes or so)

For the Cheesecake:

  1. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and whipped topping until smooth. Add the mint extract and green food coloring and mix to combine. Fold in the peppermint patties.
  2. Remove the glasses from the fridge.
  3. Spoon the filling on top of the oreo cookie crust. Sometimes I use my pastry bag to fill it so it looks pretty, but when we made these I didn't care how "pretty" they looked. haha Cover them with some plastic wrap and put them back in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before you serve them. This allows the flavors to marry each other and the cheesecake to firm up a bit.
  4. As an optional finish, add some whipped cream and then garnish with crumbled peppermint patties or more mint oreos and creme de menthe syrup (found with the ice cream toppings).
  5. Enjoy!!

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Nicole Humphrey Cook

Thursday 29th of March 2012

Michelle! I miss you! I can't believe I missed these comments. I don't know why I'm not getting notified, anyway, I'm so glad you checked in on me. Hope you are doing well! xxx Thanks for the sweet comments!

Michelle

Tuesday 13th of March 2012

Yummy!!! I want it now! And all I have here is Key Lime Pie. Which is yummy. But, not minty. ;) Just checkin' in on you! Hope you're having a great week!

Kristen

Tuesday 13th of March 2012

I love cheesecakes in jars/glasses. They look SO cool. And those individual serving sizes certainly help, too. This recipe sounds amazing!

Nicole Humphrey Cook

Thursday 29th of March 2012

Kristen, thank you! I loved the little glasses too, and I have a love of all things tiny and different. haha

Connie

Monday 12th of March 2012

Looks delicious! I used to make a creme de menthe cake back in the 80's with whipping cream on top....reminds me of that cake. I need to make one again! :)

Nicole Humphrey Cook

Thursday 29th of March 2012

Connie, that Creme De Menthe cake sounds AMAZING. I need to find a recipe for that!

Liz

Monday 12th of March 2012

My kids would go nuts for these, Nicole! So beautiful and the perfect St. Patty's day treat :)

Nicole Humphrey Cook

Thursday 29th of March 2012

They are loads of fun, and can be enjoyed anytime. Thanks for the sweet comment Liz!

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