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Quick Cheesecake Christmas Trees

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Store bought cheesecake makes quick work for these festive Cheesecake Christmas Trees. For more chocolate, swap the peppermint candy with a Twix bar cut in half for the tree trunks as shown here.

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Ingredients

  • 1 to 2 big peppermint candy sticks
  • 1 (30 ounce) frozen New York-style cheesecake
  • 1 (7 1/4 ounce) bottle chocolate fudge shell coating
  • 1 (6.4 ounce) tube green easy-flow decorator icing
  • 12 red candy coated chocolate pieces

Details

Servings 12
Adapted from myrecipes.com

Preparation

Step 1

Measure 1/2 to 3/4 inch from end of peppermint stick, and make a small cut using a sharp knife. Gently break peppermint stick at cut. Repeat procedure with remaining peppermint stick to make 12 pieces.

Remove cheesecake from box according to package directions. Let stand 5 minutes. (Do not thaw.) Carefully cut cheesecake into 12 wedges. Gently push 1 peppermint piece partially into curved edge of each cheesecake wedge to form tree trunks. Place wedges on a wire rack on a baking sheet, and freeze 10 minutes or until firm.

Remove pan from freezer; evenly coat tops of each cheesecake wedge with fudge shell coating, allowing excess to drip down sides and curved edge. Freeze 5 minutes.

Remove pan from freezer; squeeze icing on top of each wedge in a pattern using ribbon tip. Place 1 red candy piece at tip of each slice. Freeze at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

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