3 packages (8 ounces each) PHILADELPHIA
Cream Cheese, softened
4 squares BAKER'S Premium White Baking
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP
1/2 cup chopped candy canes
Heat oven to 325 degrees F if using a silver 9-inch springform pan (or
to 300 degrees F if using dark nonstick 9-inch springform pan).
Mix graham crumbs, 3 tablespoons of the sugar and the butter; press onto
bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes.
Beat cream cheese and remaining 3/4 cup sugar with electric mixer until
Add eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until
Stir in chocolate and extract; pour over crust.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until center is almost set.
Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before
Refrigerate at least 4 hours.
Top with the whipped topping and chopped candy just before serving.
Store leftovers in refrigerator.
Yield: 12 servings, one slice each
Jazz It Up: To create an icicle effect on top of cheesecake, spoon the whipped
topping into a resealable plastic bag. Snip one of the corners off bottom of bag.
Squeeze topping out to form soft peaks on top of cake.
How to Prepare in a 13 x 9-inch Pan: Prepare and bake cheesecake as directed,
using 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs, 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, 1/4 cup
(1/2 stick) butter, 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, 4 eggs, 4 chocolate
squares and 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract. Top with the whipped topping and candy
canes as directed just before serving.
Nutritional Information: Calories 440 Total fat 29 g Saturated fat 18 g Cholesterol
140 mg Sodium 310 mg Carbohydrate 40 g Dietary fiber 0 g Sugars 31 g Protein 6 g
Vitamin A 15 %DV Vitamin C 0 %DV Calcium 8% DV Iron 4 %DV