No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake

This no bake peppermint cheesecake is perfect for the holidays. Light and fluffy and topped with whipped cream, crushed peppermint candies and PEEPS®.

This no bake peppermint cheesecake is perfect for the holidays. Light and fluffy and topped with whipped cream, crushed peppermint candies and PEEPS.

The one thing I love about the holiday season is the fact that I can get away with eating all the sweets I want. I mean I should probably not sit down and eat a whole pie BUT I can eat dessert a few time a week and not feel totally guilty. Mostly because I’m always baking and have tons of leftover desserts.

I also like to use the holidays as an excuse to whip up quick and delicious desserts. This no-bake cheesecakes is in fact just that. Quick, easy and packed full of holiday flavor. It’s made with a chocolate mint cookie crust, topped with a creamy no-bake peppermint cheese filling and then topped with whipped cream, crushed candy cane and a totally perfect PEEPS® chocolate dipped candy cane flavored chick.

Seriously how adorable is this little jarred treat?

This no bake peppermint cheesecake is perfect for the holidays. Light and fluffy and topped with whipped cream, crushed peppermint candies and PEEPS.

I don’t know if I’ve ever told you but I’m a huge PEEPS® fan. When I was a kid I would get them in my Easter basket and then let sit out a few days so they would just slightly harden. Then I would sit down and eat them. It’s the best way to enjoy this classic marshmallow treat.

Trust me!

Now I know you know I love cheesecake. Especially when that cheesecake is no-bake. It’s so easy to make and can be customized for any season or holiday. Plus NO BAKE! I know I keep saying that but seriously it makes me so happy. If you want to get your hands on some fun holiday flavored PEEPS® you can now get 20% off your online order! Just head on over and use the discount code: SWEETINGS15. There is no minimum order and the code is good until December 31st.

This no bake peppermint cheesecake is perfect for the holidays. Light and fluffy and topped with whipped cream, crushed peppermint candies and PEEPS.

Looking for more cheesecake recipes? Try my no bake chocolate orange Greek yogurt cheesecake, cranberry orange no bake creme fraiche cheesecake or my cheesecake stuffed strawberries

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No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake

This no bake peppermint cheesecake is perfect for the holidays. Light and fully and topped with whipped cream, crushed peppermint candies and PEEPS.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

For cheesecake:

  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract (more if desired)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar

For crust:

  • 1-1/2 cups crushed chocolate mint cookies
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter

For topping:

  • Crushed candy canes
  • PEEPS chocolate dipped candy cane flavored chicks
  • Whipped topping

Directions:

For cheesecake:
In the bowl of an electric mixer add cream cheese, vanilla bean paste and peppermint extract. Mix together on medium high speed until smooth.

Pour in heavy cream and start incorporating into the cream cheese mixture. It's best to start slow and work your way up in speed. If you try to go too fast at once it will make a mess.

Once the heavy cream is combined turn the speed up to high and beat for about 3 minutes until the mixture is thick and creamy.

Pour in sugar and continue to beat for another minutes until combined.

Carefully spread the mixture on top of the crust (or into jars) and let sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours but can be left overnight as well.

Before serving sprinkle with crushed candy canes, PEEPS and whipped topping.

For crust:
Mix together and press into 6 mini mason jars or tart pans.

Note: The exact number of servings will depend on the size of your mason jars or mint tart containers.

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by PEEPS®. As always all opinions and thoughts are 100% my own.  

 

This no bake peppermint cheesecake is perfect for the holidays. Light and fluffy and topped with whipped cream, crushed peppermint candies and PEEPS.

30 Responses to “No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake”

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    Faith (An Edible Mosaic) — December 2, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Those PEEPS are seriously adorable! And I am such a fan of no-bake cheesecake! This would be perfect to serve at a holiday party so everyone can have their own treat.

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    Marye — December 2, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Oh wow, these sound amazing!

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    Ali @ Home & Plate — December 2, 2015 at 8:51 am

    This dessert would be the winner at the table. Anything with Peeps on it and it’s hands down the winner. Such a cute dessert for all.

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    Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen — December 2, 2015 at 9:07 am

    I could never get into PEEPS, but you might have just convinced me with your amazing photography. PS. I miss you. K bye.

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    Beth — December 2, 2015 at 9:56 am

    peppermint + cheesecake is like my favorite holiday thing!!!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — December 2, 2015 at 9:57 am

    So….eating a whole pie is bad??? 😉 I love this dip, I could totally eat the whole bowl. I sense a theme with me… 🙂

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — December 2, 2015 at 10:02 am

    These are SO cute! I especially love that these are no bake but adding them in the cute little mason jars – adorable and genius!

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    Trish - Mom On Timeout — December 2, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Love seeing all these fun PEEPS ideas today! Cheesecake is my THING – so happening!

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    Christine | Mid-Life Croissant — December 2, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    These are perfect for Christmas brunch this year. Cuz I’ll be baked out by then. Yay!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — December 2, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    I’m with you – love the excuse to eat sweets multiple times a week cuz “’tis the season” right!? Love it!! This cheesecake is calling out my name.

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    Stephanie — December 2, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    I love a good no bake treat and this one is so festive.

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    The Food Hunter — December 2, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Very festive and easy to make! Sharing

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    Mandy @Mandy's Recipe Box — December 2, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    This is seriously adorable! I want to eat one right now. Love it!

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    Megan Keno — December 3, 2015 at 12:27 am

    I love desserts in Mason Jars, and this is no bake, I am sold!

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    Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert — December 3, 2015 at 1:03 am

    My family loves cheesecake! And the peppermint flavor is perfect for the season!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — December 3, 2015 at 10:06 am

    These are so fun! Especially with the Peeps on top. Love that second picture!

    And a day without dessert is just a sad day. No matter the season! I say eat up. 😀

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    Martha @ A Family Feast — December 3, 2015 at 10:10 am

    I’m loving all of the holiday PEEPS this year! So festive!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — December 3, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    These are the most adorable little desserts ever! Perfect for Christmas and I love the little peeps on top! Plus, no-bake cheesecake is the boom.com!

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    Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama — December 3, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    This is perfect for the holidays! And no-bake is always a plus in my book. 😉 Love those Peeps too- perfectly festive!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — December 3, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Love quick and easy holiday desserts!

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    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen — December 3, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Oh my gosh, I am swooning over these – they are absolutely adorable. I think I need to make it my mission to hunt down these awesome new (?) peeps flavors I’ve been seeing around!

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    Dani @ The Adventure Bite — December 3, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    All these holiday peeps are killing me. Who knew they were so adorable and in so many colors! This looks so delicious!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — December 4, 2015 at 7:55 am

    I’ve never been that big of a peeps fan, but these new peppermint flavored ones could convert me. The way you’ve incorporated them into the little cheesecake cups is just charming!

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    Cookin Canuck — December 4, 2015 at 10:54 am

    These are just the prettiest cheesecakes. What a perfect dessert for holiday parties!

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    Nicole — December 4, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    I am LOVING these holiday PEEPS . . . and your awesome cheesecakes!

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    Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking — December 4, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    I wish we could get away with a little extra dessert all year round! I wouldn’t get sick of that at all. 😉 One of my friends absolutely loves “brûléeing” Peeps, where he toasts them with a culinary torch before eating them. It makes the outside perfectly crunchy and the inside so soft and gooey! We’ve only done that with the traditional Easter ones, never peppermint ones… But anyway, these cheesecakes look divine and so cute for the holidays!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — December 5, 2015 at 10:45 am

    I was a Peep mega fan when I was a kid – and oh man how they have changed!! These peppermint peeps are so dang fun!!

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    Kim Beaulieu — December 6, 2015 at 12:50 am

    I love Peeps and I love cheesecake, so this is right up my alley. I could eat a mountain of this stuff.

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    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats — December 6, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    You had me at cheesecake and then the peeps lured me in! Want!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — December 8, 2015 at 11:08 am

    I love how you made these in different sized jars. I’ll take the largest one. 😉

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