Chef Angela’s Holiday Chocolate and Peppermint No-Bake Cheesecake Balls
Looking for an easy treat that will amaze your holiday guests and allow you to get out of the kitchen and actually enjoy your company? We have you covered! We asked Angela, our award-winning Pastry Chef, for a quick idea on a crowd-pleaser.
You can prepare this sweet snack well in advance and keep in your refrigerator until you’re ready to serve. Perfect for a late night sweet, the final round of a great cocktail party, or to have on hand for unexpected company who stop by to carol at your door.
Makes 20 portions (balls)
8oz Cream Cheese (softened)
5 Tablespoons Butter
½ Cup Crushed Graham Cracker
4 Cups Powdered Sugar
½ Teaspoon Vanilla
½ Teaspoon Peppermint Schnapps
1 ½ Cups Melting Chocolate
Crushed Pinwheel Candies or Candy Canes
Mix cream cheese, butter, graham crackers, powdered sugar, vanilla and schnapps in a mixer to a smooth creamy texture.
Scoop 20 portions on to a parchment lined sheet pan.
Freeze until they reach a firm consistency.
Melt the chocolate and dip the frozen balls into the chocolate, coating the entire ball.
Return to the sheet pan and immediately sprinkle the crushed candy on top while the chocolate is still wet.
Put in fridge until time to serve – serve cold.
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