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Kit Kat Chocolate Mint Cheesecake

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Do you have a sweet tooth? Do you enjoy the amazing taste of Kit Kats, chocolate, or Mint? How about all three flavors into one? This amazing new Kit Kat Chocolate Mint Cheesecake will blow you and your family away with all of the flavor, sweet and creamy goodness.

A slice of Kit Kat Chocolate Mint Cheesecake on a serving plate with a green patterned cloth around it.

Kit Kat Chocolate Mint Cheesecake

This Chocolate Mint Cheesecake is so delicious. If cheesecake is a favorite for you, you will definitely fall in love with this one. This recipe is so easy to make and has a smooth and creamy texture that will just melt away in your mouth. This has a layer of savory chocolate and mint with a graham cracker crust, that fit so well together. This is perfect for any occasion, so make sure to keep this one handy!

Ingredients

  • Graham Cracker Crumbs– These will be used for the base crust.
  • Butter- You will need unsalted to control the salt in the recipe.
  • Sugar- Every great dessert has sugar in the recipe.
  • Cream Cheese -You will need softened or room temp cream cheese.
  • Heavy Cream- This is best for topping off desserts.
  • Greek Yogurt– This will be used as a thickening agent.
  • Eggs- Your eggs will need to be at room temperature.
  • Vanilla- Use pure vanilla for the best flavoring.
  • Chocolate Chips – You will need the Ghirardelli Milk chips for this recipe.
  • Chocolate Brown Food Coloring Gel– Be sure to use the gel and no liquid food coloring.
  • Goodman’s Mint Extract – Be sure to get pure extract to have the best flavoring.
  • Green Food Coloring Gel- Be sure to get the gel and not the liquid coloring.
  • Milk Chocolate Frosting- Be sure to get Betty Crocker for this recipe
  • Package of Mint Kit Kat Bars – These will need to be crushed and you’ll need about 1 dozen Mint Kit Kat Bars to make, and decorate the cheesecake.

How to Make a Chocolate Mint Cheesecake

Use parchment paper to line a 6-inch pan. Put half a stick of butter in the microwave and melt. Add the graham crackers and sugar to a bowl and stir until well combined. Then, combine the melted butter with the graham cracker mixture and mix well. Push the finished crust mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan and set aside.
Add the cream cheese and heavy cream in a mixing bowl of a stand mixer and blend until creamy. Put the Greek yogurt, eggs, sugar, and vanilla into the bowl of cream and blend until smooth. Use a spatula to scrape excess of the sides and blend again until smooth. Separate the filling in half, leaving on in the bowl and placing the other in a separate bowl. Put in 6-7 drops of the Green Food Gel and mix until thoroughly blended. If the coloring is not bright enough, you can add an additional 2 drops and continue to stir is until the desired color is made. Then, put 4 drops of the Mint Extract into the green batter and mix. Put the finished green batter into the fridge. Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and melt for approximately 45 seconds and in 15-second intervals until they begin to soften. Then use a spoon to mix until fully melted and creamy. Add the chocolate into a mixing bowl and stir until well blended.
The melted chocolate being added into the batter.
Add in the brown gel and mix again. If you want a darker shade of brown then add another 2-3 drops of gel until the desired color is reached.
Add the chocolate layer to the prepared pan.
The chocolate layer being poured into the prepared crust.
Then, put the cheesecake into the oven for 35 minutes at 350 degrees. When it reaches the 35-minute mark, take out the pan from the oven and put on a hot pad. Then, you will need to crush up 2 or 3 Kit Kat bars to add on top of the chocolate cheesecake. Take out the cheesecake batter from the fridge and evenly spread the mint layer on top of the chocolate layer.
The mint layer being added onto the finished chocolate layer.
Put the cheesecake bake in the oven and lower the temp to 300 degrees. Add water into a small ovenproof dish to place under the cheesecake pan rack. Bake for an additional 30-45 minutes and cook until the edges begin to firm and the middle jiggles slightly. (When placed in the fridge it will finish setting). If the middle moves a lot, then it is not done and needs to cook longer. Take out of the oven and place on a cooling rack to reach room temperature. When it reaches room temp, add parchment paper and foil to cover. Put in the fridge overnight and for the best results, let sit for 24 hours.

How to Decorate

Add the chocolate frosting into a piping bag with a large fluted tip and add dollops of frosting around the edges. You will need to crush an additional 4 Kit Kats and set them in the middle of the cheesecake. Then, snap 2 0r 3 more bars, so you have longer pieces, and then place them in between each frosting dollop.
Slice the cheesecake into 2-inch pieces and Serve!
An up close image of one slice of the Kit Kat Chocolate Mint Cheesecake.

Are These Kit Kats Available for Only a Limited Time?

These Mint Kitkats may become a favorite in your household and the rush to get more may be on your mind. The Mint Kitkats are indeed a limited time off because of the flavoring. These flavors tend to only be available during the holidays.

Can I Make with Regular Kit Kats?

You will definitely want to use the mint Kit Kats for the best blend of flavors for this recipe. However, since the mint ones are limited time, you may have to use another option. So, yes you can use regular Kit Kats for this recipe. So that you can still have the mint flavor, use the mint extract.

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Kit Kat Chocolate Mint Cheesecake

Kit kat Chocolate Mint Cheesecake

Published By Jill
Do you have a sweet tooth? Do you enjoy the amazing taste of Kit Kats, chocolate, or Mint? How about all three flavors into one? This amazing new Kit Kat Chocolate Mint Cheesecake will blow you and your family away with all of the flavor, sweet and creamy goodness.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1/2 stick butter - melted
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar

CHEESECAKE FILLING:

  • 24 ounce Cream Cheese - softened
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Chips - melted
  • 4 5 drops of Chocolate Brown Food Coloring Gel
  • Goodman's Mint Extract - 4 or 5 drops
  • 6 7 drops of Green Food Coloring Gel

TO DECORATE THE TOP:

  • 1 can of Betty Crocker Milk Chocolate Frosting
  • 1 Package of Mint Kit Kat Bars - crushed

Instructions
 

  • Line the bottom of a 6-inch Spring-form pan with Parchment paper. Melt the half-stick of butter in the microwave. Place the Graham Cracker Crumbs in a bowl, add the sugar, and stir well. Add the melted butter, and stir well to coat. Press the Graham Cracker Crumbs into the bottom of the Spring-form pan, and set aside.
  • In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, place the softened Cream Cheese, and Heavy Cream, and blend until smooth. Add the Greek Yogurt, Eggs, Sugar, and Vanilla, and blend until smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl, and blend smooth. Divide the Cheesecake filling in half, leaving half in the mixing bowl. The half of the Cheesecake in the other bowl; Drop 6 or 7 drops of the Green Food Coloring Gel in the cheesecake batter, and stir well, until completely blended. If the cheesecake is not bright green, drop 2 more drops of the food coloring gel in the cheesecake batter, and stir, continuing until you reach the desired color. Add 4 drops of Goodman's Mint Flavoring to the green cheesecake batter, and stir well. Place the green-colored cheesecake batter in the refrigerator. Melt the Chocolate chips in the microwave for about 45 seconds, at 15-second intervals, until the chocolate chips begin to soften. Stir them with a spoon until completely melted, and smooth. Pour the melted chocolate into the mixing bowl, and mix until smooth and well blended. Add the brown food coloring gel, and blend. If you desire a little darker chocolate color, add 2 or 3 more drops of food coloring gel, until the desired color is reached.
  • Pour the chocolate layer of Cheesecake into the Spring-form pan, on the graham cracker crust, and place the pan in the oven at 350 degrees, for 35 minutes. At the 35 minute mark, remove the pan from the oven, and place it on a hot pad. Crush 2 or 3 small Kit Kat bars, and sprinkle on top of the chocolate Cheesecake. Remove the Cheesecake batter from the refrigerator, and gently spoon the green/mint cheesecake into the Spring-form pan, on top of the chocolate layer. Place the pan back in the oven, and turn the temperature down to 300. Place a small ovenproof dish of water on the oven rack under the Spring-form pan. Bake the cheesecake for 30 - 45 minutes, or until it's firm around the edges, and just a little jiggly in the center. (It will set in the refrigerator). If the cheesecake moves quite a bit in the center, it's not done. If it wiggles only slightly when moved, it's done. Remove it from the oven, and place it on a wire rack to cool to room temperature. When cooled to room temperature, cover with Parchment paper, and Foil, and place in the refrigerator overnight, or 24 hours for best results.
  • To decorate the top; Place the chocolate frosting in a pastry bag with a large fluted tip (see link for the tip), pipe dollops of frosting around the edge of the cheesecake. Crush 4 Mint Kit Kat bars, and place the crushed candy bars in the center of the cheesecake. Break 2 or 3 Kit Kat bars apart, so that you have long pieces of the candy bar, and place the long pieces in-between the dollops of frosting. (see photo) Cut the Cheesecake into 2-inch pieces, Serve, and Enjoy!

Notes

NOTE: You can use more Kit Kat bars crushed on the top if you prefer. You can also break more apart and place more of the long pieces on the top, or alongside pieces of the cheesecake to serve.
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