Grain-Free + Naturally Sweetened 🎄
We’re starting our holiday baking early this year! And honestly, we wouldn’t have it any other way- the Christmas season always breathes fresh life into our kitchen and gets our creative juices flowing once again. Plus, it’s a great excuse to really ham it up with the decorations! If I had it my way, everything would be covered in glitter and gold by now (and frosting too!).😋
But let’s get to the real reason why we’re here today— these delicious peppermint cheesecake bites!
And they are exquisite.
I have long had an affection for chocolate with mint, or the “dream team” as I like to call them. There’s just something very refined and elegant about the combination of these two flavors, It always feels like a special treat.
And I know everyone’s tastes differ, which is why we want you to take control over the mint flavor in this recipe. Some will prefer to keep it just in the cookie crust to give that hint of peppermint and chocolate in each bite while others can add it to the cheesecake batter as well for more intense flavor. That’s really the beauty of baking, you have the ability to tone it down or rev it up according to your preference—make it your own!
Just a few tips for today:
-Wholesome! Makes organic candy canes.
-Lining your pan with parchment paper makes for easy release of the cheesecake and quick cleanup, too!
-We piped a bit of fresh whipped cream sweetened with a touch of honey and vanilla on top and sprinkled with candy canes. You can add crushed candy canes to the cheesecake batter too if you’re looking for even more peppermint flavor and added crunch.
Enjoy the recipe + Happy Baking!😊