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Mint Oreo Cheesecakes


Quick, easy and no baking involved these mini cheesecakes are your new go to recipe for a last minute dessert that looks like you slaved over them all day. It was St. Patrick’s week when I made these for my recipe slot on BBC Radio Ulster and I wanted to have an Irish food theme. I don’t know what it is about chocolate and mint, or even Oreo’s for that matter, that make people think of Ireland-must be that mint is green. And green=Ireland. If you can get hold of the mint Oreo’s even better but I think the plain ones work perfectly on their own. Of course you could add some green food colouring to the mix to really help them stand out, but I’m a fan of the small speckles of green from the fresh mint.

You will need:

8 Oreo cookies
30g butter, melted

240ml double cream
225g cream cheese
1 small bunch of mint leaves
½ tsp vanilla
4 tbsp icing sugar

6 Oreo cookies
50g white chocolate
Mint leaves to garnish

How to do it:

  1. For the base; blend or bash the Oreo cookies until fine and stir in the melted butter. Press equal amounts into the individual serving dishes.
  2. For the filling; whip the double cream to stiff peaks and set aside. In a food processor blend the cream cheese, mint leaves, vanilla, icing sugar and a pinch of salt until smooth and the mint leaves have been evenly distributed. Fold into the cream gently then either spoon or pipe equal amounts on top of the prepared bases.
  3. For the topping; roughly crush the Oreo cookies and scatter over the cheesecakes. Melt the white chocolate and use a teaspoon or fork to drizzle random lines over the top of the cheesecakes. Garnish with the mint leaves and set in the ridge until needed.

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