Saturday, August 10, 2013

Pot Luck Party Challenge at N&T

Last month, I made this absolutely delicious Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake for our daughter's birthday. It was simple to make, and incredibly wonderful. I wanted to share, and when I saw Neat and Tangleds Birthday Pot Luck Party challenge, well, the timing could not have been better. It's great for a party! The recipe will be below the photo.

(adapted from a recipe at

1 1/2 finely crushed mint Oreo cookies (18 of them in my food processor worked perfectly!)
2-3 TBS melted butter
3 - pkgs. softened cream cheese (I used the lower calorie Neufchatel which was fine)
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
3 eggs
1 tsp. peppermint extract
5 drops green food coloring
1 c. mini chocolate chips
1 TBS flour

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Combine cookie crumbs and butter. Press firmly on bottom of 9" springform pan.

In large mixing bowl, beat cheese till fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add eggs, peppermint, and food coloring and mix well. In small bowl, toss 1/2 the chip with flour to coat; stir into cheese mixture.

Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 of chips evenly over top. Bake 1 hour or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool to room temperature. Chill thoroughly. Garnish as desired. Refrigerate any leftovers.

It's quick enough to make on semi-short notice, and elegant enough to serve for those more formal occasions. I can tell you that I honestly will make this again. And again. And again! Happy dances everyone! And Happy Birthday to Neat & Tangled!!


Tenia Nelson said...


Kylie said...

I shouldn't read your blog when I am hungry! lol This looks so delicious!

Geri said...

....drooled all over my keyboard! Yep, gonna try this recipe for sure!

Company just left (nice visit) but have sure missed a whole lot of card action out in blog land! Love both your cards - especially the stack of donuts and the yummy sprinkles!

Fabulous design layout on your Shine Bright card - SWEET paper!!! Perfectly places elements again friend - ya sure have a knack for that!


Kim Heggins said...

Bev...oh, this looks just so yummy. Wish I liked cheese cake, but my family does so I will give it a try for them. Thanks!

~amy~ said...

oh boy, I think I just gained 5 pounds!
Thanks for linking up to the neat & tangled birthday bash!

cm said...

Well, I thought I commented earlier after drooling over your recipe and apparently, I didn't! Naughty me! LOVE this recipe - it's going on my must try list for sure! Missing you in blog land; hope all is well and wonderful in your world! BIG hugs!!!!

Ren-Yi said...

Good grief that looks delicious. where can i get a slice? :) thanks for taking part in our Potluck Party Challenge and for making the birthday bash event such a hit!

Tracey McNeely said...


maria f. said...

That recipe sounds so yummy! Methinks you won something over at N&T with this - I recognize the photo...