Friday, December 4, 2015

Peppermint Cheesecake Ball

 I have been dreaming of PEPPERMINT!
Ever since the weather turned cold and Christmas 
music started playing throughout the house,
that is all I can think of.  I am craving peppermint.

I just can't get enough, and this simple dessert would
be perfect for snacking on while watching Christmas Movies -
which I have been doing while I have been wrapping presents.

We have to get everything done early as we leave for Paris
and Germany soon and won't be home until right before

This fabulous cheesecake ball is something I could just eat
and eat and eat.  It is so simple - just stir together some
ingredients, let chill, roll in peppermint candy and chocolate
and you are ready to dip in.

I can just see this one going to Christmas parties!

Peppermint Cheesecake Ball

8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 C. butter, room temperature
1 C. powdered sugar
1/3 C. crushed candy canes, or peppermint candies
10 drops Creme de Menthe or Peppermint oil
Pink gel food coloring

1/2 C. crushed candy canes, or peppermint candies
2 tsp. Chocolate Jimmies

In mixing bowl mix the cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar
with the batter attachment.  Stir in the crushed candy canes, flavoring
and pink food coloring.  Test and adjust the flavoring as needed.  I prefer
to use Creme de Menthe flavoring as it has a softer mint flavor and
doesn't end up tasting like medicine.  If you have a problem finding it,
here is a link to order it.

Line a small bowl with plastic wrap and spoon the batter
into the bowl.  Cover and refrigerate until firm.  If you are in a hurry
you could place it in the freezer for 30 minutes.  

Remove the firm cheesecake batter from fridge.  Lightly flour your hands,
and shape into a ball.  Place the crushed candy cakes and chocolate
jimmies on a small plate and roll the cheesecake ball in the coating.
Press in as needed.

Cover with plastic wrap and return to fridge until ready to
serve.  Serve with assorted cookies.

It was perfect on chocolate wafers, but you 
can't beat the holiday Chessman cookies.

This is so simple and everyone loves it!  It is a fun, light dessert
for Christmas.

Make up a Peppermint Cheesecake Ball and
sit down to a Christmas movie!
(I cried from the start to the end of 
It's A Wonderful Life.  I hadn't watched
that in a few years.  We all need to count our many,
many blessing.)


I will be posting this with


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Oh my this looks sooo delicious Jackie....


  2. What a yummy looking treat that I look forward to making!

  3. That sounds great! I've declared this the year of peppermint:@)

  4. OOO, that looks so good, I can hardly stand it...I am starving for peppermint, too...can't wait to make this and hope it's ok if I take one of your photos for my sidebar, linked to you, of course. :)

  5. Pretty festive and fun fabulous Jacqueline!

  6. That looks yummy, Jacqueline! Have a wonderful, safe trip!!!

  7. Looks DIVINELY delicious.
    I think we will be in Paris at the same time. We leave next Wed from SLC. I don't know if I'd even recognize you if I saw you on the plane but the thought is sure fun!. Enjoy and thank you for the great inspiration!

  8. wow! this looks amazing.
    I can't wait to try it.

  9. Wow! This looks incredible. Peppermint is my favorite this time of year. I am just dreaming of dipping an Oreo into this festive dessert! Thanks for sharing!!

  10. Happy Pink Saturday, Jacqueline. Thank you for sharing this with us. This post is being featured on my Pink Saturday post this week as "the one with the most clicks".♥

    This looks pretty and sounds delicious and refreshing.


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