Chocolate-Chocolate Mint Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 1 box Thin Mints*, divided
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 – 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 4 eggs

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Crush enough cookies to make 1-1/3 cups crumbs. Cut remaining cookies into quarters and set aside. Mix crumbs with butter and press into 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes.Beat cream cheese and sugar. Stir in extract and chocolate. Add eggs, one at a time. Combine until just blended. Stir in quartered cookies. Pour over crust. Bake 50 minutes to 1 hour or until all but very center is set.

Run knife around edge of pan. Cool on wire rack. Once cooled remove pan rim. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

*Thin Mints are a mint-flavored chocolate cookie covered in chocolate.

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