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KISSES Candy Cane Swirl Cheesecake

Holiday cheesecake swirled with melted mint KISSES in a cookie-crumb crust.

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SKILL LEVEL : intermediatePREP TIME : 24  Minutes

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories440
Calories from Fat290
Total Fat33 g51% DV
Saturated Fat19 g95% DV
Trans Fat1 g
Cholesterol145 mg48% DV
Sodium290 mg12% DV
Total Carbohydrates32 g11% DV
Dietary Fiber0.0 g0% DV
Sugars25 g
Protein7 g
Vitamin A20% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg10% DV
Iron4% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories440
Calories from Fat290
Total Fat33 g51% DV
Saturated Fat19 g95% DV
Trans Fat1 g
Cholesterol145 mg48% DV
Sodium290 mg12% DV
Total Carbohydrates32 g11% DV
Dietary Fiber0.0 g0% DV
Sugars25 g
Protein7 g
Vitamin A20% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg10% DV
Iron4% DV
  • COOKIE CRUMB CRUST (recipe follows)
  • 3 packages cream cheese (8 oz. each) , softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 42 HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Candy Cane Mint Candies , divided
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1-1/2 cups sweetened whipped cream

Directions

  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Prepare COOKIE CRUMB CRUST.
  • 2. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Set aside 1/4 cup batter; spread remaining batter in prepared crust.
  • 3. Remove wrappers from candies. Place 30 candies and milk in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until candies are melted and mixture is well blended when stirred. Gradually blend reserved cheesecake batter into candy mixture. Drop candy mixture by tablespoonfuls onto vanilla batter. Gently swirl with knife for marbled effect.
  • 4. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until center is almost set. Remove from oven to wire rack. With knife, loosen cake from side of pan. Cool completely; remove side of pan. Cover; refrigerate until chilled. Garnish with whipped cream and remaining candies. Cover; refrigerate leftovers. Makes 12 servings.
  • COOKIE CRUMB CRUST: Heat oven to 350°F. Stir together 1-1/2 cups vanilla wafer cookie crumbs (about 45 cookies, crushed) and 1 tablespoon sugar in medium bowl; blend in 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter or margarine. Press mixture onto bottom and 1/2 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 8 minutes; cool.

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