Yield: 24 cheesecakes

Peppermint Cheesecakes

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 40 minutes

Add merriment to your holiday table with these Peppermint Cheesecakes! Mini no bake cheesecakes are filled with crunchy bits of peppermint candy and topped with whipped cream in this festive and easy dessert.


For the Crust:

  • 20 Oreo cookies
  • 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup cold heavy whipping cream
  • 2 packages (8 ounce each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ½ cups white chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ½ cup chopped Andes Peppermint Crunch, plus additional for topping
  • Whipped cream, for topping


    1. Line two 12-cup muffin tins with cupcake liners.
    2. In a food processor, pulse Oreos until they are fine crumbs. Stir in the melted butter. Fill each cupcake liner with 1 ½ tablespoons of Oreo crumbs. Press firmly with the back of a spoon to pack in.
    3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the whipping cream to stiff peaks.
    4. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
    5. Melt white chocolate chips in a double boiler, or in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring well each time. When most of the chocolate has melted, stir until smooth.
    6. Immediately stir the white chocolate into the cream cheese mixture. Gently fold in the peppermint extract, chopped peppermint candies, and whipped cream.
    7. Fill the cupcake liners with the cheesecake filling, using about ¼ cup of the cheesecake batter for each one.
    8. Refrigerate at least 4 hours, or overnight.
    9. Top with whipped cream and chopped Andes peppermints before serving.


  • Make sure mixing bowl is clean and dry before adding cold cream, otherwise peaks will not form.
  • To melt white chocolate with a double boiler, place saucepan on medium high heat with one inch of water. Place double boiler or glass bowl over saucepan. Add white chocolate chips to glass bowl and stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
  • Make Ahead. These mini cheesecakes can be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Stored in an airtight container they will last 3-5 days refrigerated. Store them without topping, and top when ready to serve. 
  • Freezing. Leftover mini cheesecakes can be frozen. Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze for at least 30 minutes to harden. Then remove from the freezer and wrap each cheesecake with plastic wrap. They can then be wrapped individually in a layer of aluminum foil, or placed in an airtightcontainer, and returned to the freezer. They will keep for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
  • Substitutions. Graham crackers or nilla wafers can be used in place of the Oreos. Or try golden Oreos!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cheesecake

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 69mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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