Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cheesecake with Greek Yogurt

It is almost time, time to celebrate with family, and enjoy delicious food together!  Are you looking for some last minute dessert ideas?  Well look no further!

A few weeks back I made the Savannah Cheesecake Cookies at the cafe.  That was my first time attempting any cheesecake recipe in my life.  It was a fun recipe, and really quite delicious:-)

Then after enjoying my first attempt at a cheesecake, it was in my blood, I had to try to make more….I had to!!!  I wanted to make the cheesecake with Chobani though, why not shake things up a bit, right?

The cheesecake WAS going to be made with Bailey’s Irish Cream…..BUT we discovered our stores to buy alcohol were all closed on Sunday.  So my hubby and I put our heads together and thought…. the Light bulb popped in his head first, “what about hot chocolate and peppermint?”….AND it went from there.

I adapted the recipe from a couple different recipes, and then took my own spin on it!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cheesecake - {With Chobani Greek Yogurt!}
 
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Creamy cheesecake filling with chocolate chips hidden inside, topped on a crust that feels like a chocolatey candy treat, peppermint flavor permeating from each area of the delicious dessert!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • Homemade Hot Chocolate
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp crushed peppermint candy
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 4 cups almond milk
  • Chocolate Crust
  • 2 cups ground chocolate cookie crumbs
  • ¼ cup crushed peppermint candy
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Cheesecake Filling
  • 2 ¼ cups chobani
  • 2 (8oz) pkgs cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ¾ cups sugar
  • 5 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup peppermint hot chocolate
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease 10 inch spring form pan. Wrap foil around bottom of pan, some of the filling could leak out when cooking..
  2. For hot chocolate - In medium bowl mix together powdered sugar, cocoa powder, salt, cornstarch, sugar, and peppermint candy. Heat in large pot almond milk, slowly whisk in chocolate mixture and chocolate chips, whisk until it has a smooth, delicate appearance. (I made extra hot chocolate for a treat while enjoying the cheesecake.)
  3. For crust - In food processor, grind finely the chocolate cookie. In a ziploc bag, crush peppermint candies. Place crushed peppermint candy in ground chocolate cookie, pulse a few more times in food processor. In a medium bowl, mix together ground chocolate cookie with butter and sugar. Press cookie crust out in spring form pan, up around sides also. Bake crust for 9 minutes, at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. For filling - In food processor, mix cream cheese until creamy, mix together cream cheese and Chobani Greek Yogurt, add in sugar and mix well, add in one egg at a time and mix well, then add in peppermint hot chocolate and vanilla.
  5. Place chocolate chips around bottom of chocolate peppermint crust, pour in cheesecake filling. Place cheesecake on sheet pan to bake, place in oven, add water to sheet pan just until it covers bottom of pan. A water bath will help cook the cheesecake evenly.
  6. Bake cheesecake for 1 hr and 30 minutes. It will depend on oven, bake until there is no jiggle in center of cheesecake.
What is your favorite flavor of cheesecake?

Until next time, Come on in, Have a seat,

Hugs, Terra

 

 

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  • Baker Street

    Homemade hot chocolate and peppermint on one plate with a promise of cheesecake sounds absolutely divine! Thanks for sharing the recipe Terra! 

    • Thank you for the sweet comment on my hot chocolate cheesecake! Sending hugs:-)

  • Rawfoodhaven

    This is delicious and can not wait to taste it!

    • Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my hot chocolate cheesecake!!! Let me know if you try it:-) Hugs, Terra

  • This looks fantastic! My mom was saying today that she wants to make a cheesecake for dessert on Christmas day. I’ll going to send her this recipe!

    • Thank you for the sweet comment on my hot chocolate cheesecake! I hope your Mom enjoys this recipe as much as we did at home:-) Hugs, Terra

  • Hot chocolate and peppermint in a cake..looks yum and tempting!

    • Thank you for the sweet comment on my hot chocolate cheesecake! Hugs, Terra

    • Thank you for the sweet comment on my hot chocolate cheesecake! Hugs, Terra

  • Oh, my gosh, those cheesecake bars look amazing!!!  And I love the idea of hot chocolate/peppermint cheesecake, too!  My favorite is probably white chocolate cheesecake…but I don’t think I’d ever refuse a slice of any kind!!! Merry, merry Christmas, Terra!!!!

    • Thank you for the sweet comment on my hot chocolate cheesecake! White chocolate cheesecake is pretty fantastic, especially with raspberries:-) Hugs, Terra

    • Thank you for the sweet comment on my hot chocolate cheesecake! White chocolate cheesecake is pretty fantastic, especially with raspberries:-) Hugs, Terra

  • my all time favorite dessert is chocolate cheesecake and yours looks so very very very tempting!
    Happy Holidays Terra!

    • Thank you for the sweet comment on my hot chocolate cheesecake! After it chilled for a day, it was VERY chocolatey:-) My chocolaholic husband loved it:-) Hugs, Terra

    • Thank you for the sweet comment on my hot chocolate cheesecake! After it chilled for a day, it was VERY chocolatey:-) My chocolaholic husband loved it:-) Hugs, Terra

  • genius flavors merry christmas much love we have to meet in the new year hugs

    • Thank you for the sweet comment on my hot chocolate cheesecake:-) The crust was our favorite, LOL! We will definitely connect in the New Year, especially now that I have weekends off again:-) Love and Hugs, Terra

    • Thank you for the sweet comment on my hot chocolate cheesecake:-) The crust was our favorite, LOL! We will definitely connect in the New Year, especially now that I have weekends off again:-) Love and Hugs, Terra

  • wow, this is such a unique cheesecake. i’ve never seen one made with chobani…and the peppermint chocolate is such a festive touch! yummy! 😀 merry christmas terra 🙂

    • Thank you for the sweet comment on my hot chocolate cheesecake:-) The Chobani made it creamier I felt, but yet still delicious:-) Sending hugs, Terra

    • Thank you for the sweet comment on my hot chocolate cheesecake:-) The Chobani made it creamier I felt, but yet still delicious:-) Sending hugs, Terra