Mini Mint Cheesecakes (Shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day)

mini mint cheesecakes
This time of year it seems all think “MINT” are popular.
Well here is a fun cheesecake that will go perfectly this St. Patrick’s Day!

mini mint cheesecakes

The crust is made of chocolate cookie crumbs.
Press the crust into the bottom of pan. I used a pan that has a  two part construction, there are discs to push to get the baked item out, you could press the crumbs into cupcake liners and bake them in a cupcake pan also. If you are not able to locate the two part heart pan. Alternatively you could bake this in a sheet pan and cut hearts out with a cookie cutter.
mini mint cheesecakes
I used a mixture of cream cheese and fat free yogurt to make this recipe. Be sure cream cheese and eggs are at room temperature, they mix better and room temperature eggs help your baked item not to become dry.
mini mint cheesecakes
This will make them minty and green!

I didn’t over fill the pan, I knew they would rise up and I wanted the shape to remain a heart without it spilling over the top edge.

mini mint cheesecakes

It ended up being the perfect combination of chocolate and minty goodness.

mini mint cheesecakes

 

They really were so pretty.

 

 

mini mint cheesecakes
I even had a fun idea to drizzle hot fudge sauce over the tops before serving, oh so delicious!!!

Mini Mint Cheesecake Printable Recipe
Crust
1 cup chocolate cookie crumbs mixed with 4 tablespoons melted butter
Mint Cheesecake
1 package 1/3 less fat cream cheese (room temp)
1/2 cup fat free yogurt ( I use Fage yogurt)
2 eggs (room temp)
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 Tablespoons Creme de Menthe

Preheat oven 325
Place cookie crumb mixture in bottom of pan, press firmly.
Beat cream cheese with yogurt. Add in sugar and flour mix until well blended. Add one egg at a time, beating just until incorporated. Stir in vanilla and Creme de Menthe by hand.
The mini cheesecakes baked for about 20 minutes. They began to crack a bit, but I think it was due to them being individual, they were not dry. The batter made 12 mini cheesecakes and one 4 in cheesecake.

I used this same pan when I baked the Super Thick Heart Cookies click for more info on the pan. I also found the pan online here.

 

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I’ve also made a fun and easy St. Patrick’s Day Cake

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and...Green Velvet Cupcakes

green velvet cupcakes @createdbydiane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mint Madeleines

 

St. Patrick's Day Madeleine @createdbydiane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mint Cut Out Cookies with Dark Chocolate Icing

 

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Chocolate Chip Mint Leprechaun Cookies

 

Chocolate Chip Mint Leprechaun Cookies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and for For 20 more of my St. Patrick’s Ideas click here

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  1. 3

    Tell me more about your cute pan! Where did you get it

  2. 6

    Super cute cake!!! I love your heart pan. Bookmark for this weekend. ~^^~

  3. 7

    I wonder if you could bake these in an 8 x 8 square or 9 x 13 rectangular pan and then just
    use a small heart cookie cutter to cut the shapes out?

  4. 9

    The mini cheesecakes are so pretty! They look incredible with the chocolate drizzled on them. I just had to include this recipe in my blog post for today “20 Amazing Desserts for St. Patrick’s Day” Here is the link, I hope you can visit and see your fun recipe! http://returntothetable.net/recipes/20-amazing-desserts-for-st-patricks-day/

  5. 10
    Roxyfayce says:

    This recipe I’m making for my cousin’s birthday, it fits well since it’s also St. Patrick’s day. They test batch I did came out amazing! I wasn’t able to find creme de menthe, so I substituted mint extract, and food coloring, which worked out very well.

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