Candy Cane Swirl Cheesecake

mary Armstrong

By
@emit1961

I saw this on the package of the Hershey Kisses Candy Cane flavor and had to try it.

It was very good! ALSO, very pretty!
I will make it again. I think it would be fun to make it at Valentine's Day, the 4th of July as well as Christmas!

I think it would be fun to try other flavors of these candies with different crusts.


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Serves:

10-12

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

COOKIE CRUMB CRUST

45
vanilla wafer cookies (1 1/2 cups of crumbs)
1 Tbsp
sugar
1/4 c
melted butter

CAKE

3 pkg
8 ounces each, cream cheese
3/4 c
sugar
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla
3
eggs
42
hershey's kisses brand candy cane mint candies, divided
1 Tbsp
milk
sweetened whipped cream

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cookie crumb crust.

Crush cookie wafers ( 45 cookies).
2
Stir together 1 1/2 cups cookie crumbs and 1 tablespoon sugar in medium bowl; blend in melted butter. Press mixture onto bottom and 1/2 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 8 minutes; cool. ( I would recommend wrapping the bottom of the pan with heavy foil). These directions did not.
3
Prepare cake:
Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Set aside 1/4 cup batter; spread remaining batter in prepared crust.
4
Remove wrappers from candies. Place 30 candies and milk in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 50% power for 1 minute, stopping to stir every 15 seconds, until candies are melted and mixture is well blended when stirred. Gradually blend reserved cake batter into candy mixture.
5
Drop candy mixture by tablespoonfuls onto vanilla batter. Gently swirl with knife for marbled effect.
6
Bake 45-50 minutes or until center is ALMOST set. Remove from oven to wire rack. With knife, loosen cake from side of pan. Cool completely; remove side of pan. Cover; refrigerate until chilled.
7
Garnish with whipped cream and remaining candies.

Cover and refrigerate leftovers.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American