29 November 2012
I was looking for a quick and easy Peppermint Dessert and was so pleasantly surprised when I found this one! This is a great web site for all sorts of goodies it is snacktips.com
This cool little dessert is a no-bake and no-fuss treat!
1 3/4 cups crushed keebler graham crackers
1/3 cup butter melted
1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup whipping cream
2 packages cream cheese softened
1/ 1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 drops red food color
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup coarsely chopped peppermint candy canes
24 small candy canes(optional)
1- Finely crush crackers. In a small bowl stir together crackers and granulated sugar. Add melted butter, toss until well combined. Press onto bottom of a 13x9x2 inch baking dish. Refrigerate until needed.
2- In a small saucepan combine chocolate morsels and 3/4 cup cream. Cook and stir over low heat until chocolate has melted and is smooth. Pour over the layer of graham cracker crust. Refrigerate all of this until needed.
3- In a large mixing bowl, beat softened cream cheese, sifted powdered sugar, peppermint extract and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Beat in food coloring.
4-Gradually add 1 cup of whipping cream to the cream cheese mixture, beating on high speed for several minutes or until light and fluffy.
5- Fold in crushed peppermint candies. Spread over chocolate layer. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm.
6- Cut into squares
7- Top each square with a mini candy-cane , if desired.
Store in refrigerator.
Hope you enjoy!
Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.
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