Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

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Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake topped with chocolate ganache is surprisingly simple to make and full of peppermint flavor. It’s a classy dessert for any occasion!

Peppermint Cheesecake

Peppermint Cheesecake

This Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake is a fun, but easy dessert for your Christmas events. Sometimes making cheesecakes seem labor-intensive, but the hands-on time is a lot shorter than a typical layer cake.

Just plan ahead for the long bake time. The chocolate cookie crust, peppermint mint cheesecake layer, and chocolate ganache spread on top make one classy dessert.

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It’s been a crazy couple of weeks here, so I’m thankful to still have a bit of this Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake leftover from last week.

Is there anything better than having an awesome dessert stashed in the fridge to satisfy your late-night cravings?

Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

Peppermint Cheesecake Ingredients

  • crushed Oreos
  • butter
  • cream cheese
  • sugar
  • white chocolate
  • peppermint candies
  • peppermint extract
  • sour cream
  • eggs
Chocolate covered peppermint cheesecake

Peppermint Desserts

Peppermint is one of my favorite flavors this time of year and I can’t resist using my peppermint wand on everything.

Peppermint Snowball Cookies have candy cane pieces mixed through the dough and sprinkled on top for a fun candy cane snowball cookie twist. As much as I love a traditional Snowball Cookie, I especially love these snowballs with a peppermint makeover.

I’ll happily curl up with a blanket, a book, and a bowl of No-Churn Peppermint Ice Cream while watching the snow outside. Who needs hot chocolate?

Chewy Peppermint White Chocolate Cookies are a popular treat on all of our holiday trays.

These Chocolate Peppermint Blossom Cookies from Garnish and Glaze are another terrific addition to your dessert table.

This White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn is super easy to make and everyone will be wanting more. With almost no effort at all, you can treat your neighbors to this delicious treat.

Mint Oreo Brownies are stuffed with mint Oreos, topped with mint frosting, and sprinkled with more crushed Oreo’s and a gooey fudge drizzle. You’re going to LOVE these brownies.

Peppermint Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache Topping

Peppermint Cheesecake

Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

A thick, creamy peppermint cheesecake topped with dark chocolate ganache and whipped cream.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Course: Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings


for the Cheesecake

  • 18 Oreos finely crushed (about 1-½ cups)
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 4 8 ounce packages Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 ounces high quality white chocolate melted
  • 25 peppermint hard candies such as starlight mints
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2/3 cup sour cream room temperature
  • 4 eggs room temperature

for the Ganache

  • 4 ounces semi sweet chocolate
  • 4 ounces heavy cream
  • 1 candy cane crushed
  • Whipped cream


  • Preheat the oven to 325 F. Stir the crushed Oreos and melted butter together. Press into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan.
  • In a large bowl beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the melted white chocolate, crushed peppermints, peppermint extract and sour cream. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating just until combined after each addition.
  • Pour the batter on top of the crust in the spring form pan and bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until center is just set. Turn off the oven and let cool inside the oven for an hour. Remove and cool completely.
  • To make the ganache, chop the chocolate and place in a heat proof bowl. Heat the cream in a saucepan over low heat until hot. do not boil. Pour the cream over the chocolate and whisk until smooth.
  • Cool and pour of cheesecake. Add whipped cream and crushed candy canes right before serving.


Serving: 1piece · Calories: 346kcal · Carbohydrates: 35g · Protein: 5g · Fat: 22g · Saturated Fat: 12g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g · Cholesterol: 90mg · Sodium: 168mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 28g
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{originally published 12/5/17 – recipe notes and photos updated 11/23/21}

Peppermint Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache Topping
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