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After Dinner Mint Cheesecake

Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 cups crushed cream-filled chocolate mint sandwich cookies
  • 1/4 cup margarine (not spread), melted

Filling

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatine
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup creme de menthe liqueur

Topping

  • 1 cup chocolate mint chips
  • 4 teaspoons butter

Instructions

  1. Crust: Crush cookies in food processor or with rolling pin. Mix together crumbs and butter, and press into a 9-inch springform pan. Refrigerate while making filling.
  2. Filling: Soften gelatine in cold water. Stir over low heat or microwave on HIGH until dissolved.
  3. In a food processor or mixer, mix together cream cheese and sugar. Gradually add gelatin mixture. Chill until slightly thickened (about 5 minutes).
  4. Add creme de menthe to whipped topping and fold into cream cheese mixture. Pour into prepared pan. Chill while preparing topping.
  5. Topping: Melt chocolate mint chips and butter over low heat or in microwave. Spoon over filling. Chill for 15 minutes. Score into serving pieces.
  6. Chill until ready to serve.

Yield: 12-15 servings

If chocolate mint chips are difficult to find, you may substitute semi-sweet chocolate chips plus 1/2 teaspoon mint extract.

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