Party Panache, Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Bites

Peppermint Bark is one of my favorite holiday treats

and HHjr loves cheesecake…

When I saw a recipe for Candy Cane Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

made with white chocolate peppermint candy bars

I knew it was going on our Christmas menu!

I had a stash of a variety of peppermint chocolates,

the Lindt Lindor White Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

are my favorite holiday indulgence

I chopped up some peppermint bark squares,

peppermint bark snowmen,

and white chocolate peppermint truffles

to use in these cheesecake bites

I did use graham cracker crumbs

to make the crust as in the inspiration recipe

but next time I’m going to use Oreos or chocolate wafer cookies

Line an 8″ x 8″ pan with parchment paper

Mix crumbs with melted butter

and press into bottom of the lined pan forming crust

Refrigerate for 5-10 minutes to set

Beat the cream cheese with sugar on low speed until light and fluffy

Add eggs one at a time,

scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary

Stir in coffee creamer*

*if you can’t find Peppermint Mocha coffee creamer

you can sub cream with 1/8 tsp peppermint extract

Fold in the chopped chocolate pieces

Pour the batter over the crust in the pan

Bake cheesecake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes

Turn oven off and open door slightly

Leave cheesecake in the oven for 1 hour

Remove cheesecake from oven

and top with reserved chocolate pieces

and sprinkles if desired

Refrigerate for several hours or overnight

Lift cheesecake out of dish using the parchment paper

Cut into small squares

Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Bites

Cheesecake baked with white chocolate peppermint candies and cut into small squares for a delicious dessert bite!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 40 mins
Chill 4 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 bites

Equipment

  • 8" x 8" baking dish
  • parchment paper

Ingredients
  

Crust

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 5 Tbsp butter, melted

Cheesecake

  • 2 8 oz boxes cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Peppermint Mocha coffee creamer*
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped peppermint bark candy,** divided
  • red sprinkles, optional

Instructions
 

Crust

  • Line 8" x 8" baking dish with parchment paper
  • Mix crumbs with butter and pat into paper lined baking dish to form crust
  • Refrigerate for 5-10 minutes while making cheesecake

Cheesecake

  • Beat cream cheese with sugar until light and fluffy
  • Add eggs, one at a time, scraping sides of bowl after each addition
  • Fold in 1 cup chopped chocolate
  • Pour into baking dish on top of crust
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes. Turn oven off and open door slightly. Leave cheesecake in oven for 1 hour to finish cooking
  • Remove from oven and immediately top with reserved chocolate pieces and sprinkles.
  • Place cheesecake in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight before cutting into small squares
  • Makes 24-30 small square bites

Notes

*or 1/4 cup cream with 1/8 tsp peppermint extract
**I used a combination of dark chocolate peppermint bark and white chocolate peppermint truffles
Keyword cheesecake bites, cheesecake,, holiday dessert, white chocolate peppermint dessert

Cheesecake cut into small squares

feels a lot less guilty than a big slice of cheesecake!

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Comments
22 Responses to “Party Panache, Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Bites”
  1. mmm…Lindor πŸ™‚ These have got to be very delicious with all the quality luscious ingredients.
    Happy New Year, Jenna!

  2. BERNADETTE says:

    HRH must have been very happy with your delicious cheesecake bites.

  3. Kitty says:

    What a yummy, festive holiday treat. Jenna! Happy Healthy New Year to you and your family!

  4. lghiggins says:

    What a fun recipe! They almost popped into my mouth. The small bites are a good idea, but I have to ask, “Can you really eat just one???”πŸ˜‰

  5. Rita C. says:

    Oh my – heavenly! And just in time when Chick Fil A ends their peppermint shake, lol. We still have peppermint candies, but I haven’t tried Lindt’s yet – yum! This one will carry over into January. Thanks, Jenna!

  6. Marsha says:

    Oh Jenna I am loving this recipe! Cheese cake bites! Now I can eat cheesecake and not worrying about gaining weight…..after all, it is all portion size into little bite size pieces. (But who can stop at eating just one or two, right?) The peppermint is so refreshing and a good way to use the candy canes that remain on the tree. Thank you for sharing such a great recipe. Happy New Year.

  7. thefrenchhutch says:

    This is such a decadent treat to enjoy, melt in the mouth delicious! I would not feel guilty with the small bites. Thanks for the step by step and this is such a good way to use up the leftover candies. Happy New Year Jenna!

  8. Cyndi Raines says:

    This is making my mouth warer- yum! Pinning! Thanks Jenna an d Happy New Year!

  9. Mary says:

    So festive Jenna! Small bites = less guilt for indulging too. β™₯

  10. Jenna, I haven’t tried the Lindor, but I love the Ghirardelli dark chocolate peppermint bark and keep it all during the season. I must try this recipe. Happy New Year!

  11. Nancy says:

    Oh my word! These sound amazing! Loving the small bites. ❀️

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