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Peppermint Cheesecake

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Ingredients

1-1/4 cups chocolate wafer crumbs (about 25 wafers)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese softened
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 cup crushed hard peppermint candy, red and white
2 cups whipping cream

Instructions

Stir together crumbs, sugar and butter. Press mixture in bottom and 1 inch up sides of 9-inch springform pan. Set aside. Beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Gradually add milk, beating until smooth; stir in candy. Beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Gently fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture. Pour into prepared 9-inch pan and cover. Freeze for 6 hours until firm. Remove sides of pan just before serving. Makes 12 servings.

Kay Davis
Milan




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