Peppermint Crisp cheesecake

The Sweet Rebellion
8 servings Prep: 40 mins Chill/rest/proof: 3 hrs
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The iconic Peppermint Crisp tart, an absolute South African favourite, inspired the sweet caramel and peppermint-infused flavours in the easy no-bake cheesecake.

By Independent Contributor September 20 2022
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Ingredients (12)

For the base
250 g tennis biscuits
49 g Peppermint Crisp chocolate
120 g unsalted butter
For the filling
375 g full fat cream cheese — at room temperature
450 g Nestlé Caramel Treat
60 ml cream
10 ml powdered gelatine
20 ml water
For the topping
250 ml cream
15 ml icing sugar
5 ml vanilla essence
49 g Peppermint Crisp chocolate
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Method:

Grease and line a 23cm springform tin with baking paper. Place the Tennis Biscuits into a food processor and process until you have fine crumbs. Break the Peppermint Crisp bar into pieces, add to the biscuit crumbs and process again. Drizzle in the melted butter and mix well.

Add the biscuit mixture to the prepared tin and spread it evenly over the base and up the sides of the tin. Use the back of a glass to press it down firmly. Refrigerate while you make the filling.

Sprinkle the gelatine over the water and leave to bloom for at least 5 minutes.

Using an electric or stand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth, then add the Caramel Treat and mix well. Beat in the cream.

Microwave the bloomed gelatine on the defrost setting/low power, for 5 seconds at a time until completely melted, stirring in between. Do not allow the mixture to boil. Allow to cool slightly, then add to the cream cheese mixture and beat well.

Spoon the filling into the biscuit base and smooth the top. Chill for at least 3 hours until set (or up to 2 days if you are making this in advance).

Whip the cream, icing sugar and vanilla essence until stiff. Spread over the cheesecake filling and use the back of a spoon to create swirls or peaks. Chop the Peppermint Crisp and sprinkle over the top.

Serve within a few hours as the peppermint shards will become sticky.

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