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Hot Chocolate Cheesecake

Hot Chocolate Cheesecake

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This rich and creamy Hot Chocolate Cheesecake has all of the flavors of a cup of hot chocolate, perfect for a cold winter day, or any day you just want the flavor of Hot Chocolate! You are SURE to love this amazing cheesecake, it’s easy to make ganache topping, and the mini marshmallows on top!

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We LOVE desserts in our house, in general, but Cheesecake is one of the favorites. Even our child who doesn’t especially enjoy Chocolate LOVES this Hot Chocolate Cheesecake!

Grease a 9″ circular baking pan (preferably springform) and set aside.

Hot Chocolate Cheesecake

How to make an Oreo Crust

In a food processor, combine the OREO cookies until the cookies are completely broken down into fine crumbs.

Hot Chocolate Cheesecake

Add the butter in the food processor or in a bowl.

Combine until large crumbs form.

Hot Chocolate CheesecakePress the OREO cookie mixture into the bottom of the springform pan to form a crust.

Place in fridge as you prepare the cheesecake filling.

How to make a Cheesecake Filling

Hot Chocolate Cheesecake

Beat together the cream cheese and sugar for 2 minutes, until fully combined.

Hot Chocolate Cheesecake

Gently fold in the cool whip and then the hot chocolate powder.

Hot Chocolate Cheesecake

Fold the cheesecake mixture overtop of the OREO crust and refrigerate as you prepare the chocolate ganache topping.

Hot Chocolate Cheesecake

How to make a Ganache Topping

Place milk, butter and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

Stir frequently until the mixture is completely incorporated.

Add the vanilla extract and chocolate chips and stir until completely melted.

Remove from heat and pour over the cheesecake.

Hot Chocolate Cheesecake

Top with mini marshmallows while ganache is still wet.

Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.

Hot Chocolate Cheesecake

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Hot Chocolate Cheesecake

Yield: 8

Hot Chocolate Cheesecake

hot chocolate cheesecake

This rich and creamy Hot Chocolate Cheesecake has all of the flavors of a cup of hot chocolate, perfect for a cold winter day, or any day you just want the flavor of Hot Chocolate! You are SURE to love this amazing cheesecake, it’s easy to make ganache topping, and the mini marshmallows on top!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • OREO Crust Ingredients:
  • 24 OREOs
  • 3 Tablespoons melted butter or more as needed
  • Cheesecake filling ingredients:
  • 1-8 oz packages cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups cool whip
  • 1/3 cup hot chocolate powder
  • Optional Ganache Ingredients:
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows optional

Instructions

  1. Grease a 9" circular baking pan (preferably springform) and set aside.
  2. For the OREO crust:
  3. In a food processor, combine the OREO cookies until the cookies are completely broken down into fine crumbs.
  4. Add the butter in the food processor or in a bowl.
  5. Combine until large crumbs form.
  6. Press the OREO cookie mixture into the bottom of the springform pan to form a crust.
  7. Place in fridge as you prepare the cheesecake filling.
  8. For the cheesecake filling:
  9. Beat together the cream cheese and sugar for 2 minutes, until fully combined.
  10. Gently fold in the cool whip and then the hot chocolate powder.
  11. Fold the cheesecake mixture overtop of the OREO crust and refrigerate as you prepare the chocolate ganache topping.
  12. For the optional ganache topping:
  13. Place milk, butter and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  14. Stir frequently until the mixture is completely incorporated.
  15. Add the vanilla extract and chocolate chips and stir until completely melted.
  16. Remove from heat and pour over the cheesecake.
  17. Top with mini marshmallows while ganache is still wet.
  18. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 791Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 427mgCarbohydrates: 100gFiber: 3gSugar: 83gProtein: 6g

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LeAnn Harbert

Tuesday 26th of November 2019

This recipe sounds like it would be really delicious.

Jeryl M.

Tuesday 26th of November 2019

This looks good!

Elizabeth Tarlow

Tuesday 26th of November 2019

We love Cheesecake! This recipe is definitely a keeper! Thanks for sharing!

Tracie Cooper

Tuesday 26th of November 2019

This cheesecake looks amazing! I would love to make this for my family!

Deb Pelletier

Monday 25th of November 2019

I love cheese cake with strawberries. I may try this one.

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