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Candy Cane Swirl Cheesecake

 

The best candy cane swirl chocolate cheesecake - This is the perfect recipe for the holidays. Made with white chocolate candy cane swirl Hershey's Kisses and cream cheese, then baked, this is the perfect Christmas recipe!

I am a chocolate fiend. Most of the time, I can resist the temptation, but Easter and Christmas candy are more tempting than the rest. I bought some Christmas candy last week. Joe ate it all.

{cough, cough}

That was me choking on my lie.

I didn't feel all that guilty about buying the candy though, because I bought Hershey's kisses. Every Hershey's purchase contributes to the Milton Hershey School where I was a student teacher.

If you don't know about the Milton Hershey School, you should check out the Hershey Legacy website. The Milton Hershey School gives kids a chance to break the cycle of poverty by providing them with an excellent education. It is an amazing opportunity, and I loved the kids I worked with there.

I bought Hershey's kisses, so it was really more of a charitable contribution than a highly caloric indulgence for myself, right? Allow me to believe my rationalization, okay? Anyway, I got Candy Cane Kisses and Cherry Cordial Kisses, and both of them had amazing-looking cheesecake recipes on the back. Cheesecake is Joe's favorite, so I'm going to pick up another bag of Candy Cane kisses to make the Candy Cane Swirl Cheesecake for his birthday next week.

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Candy Cane Swirl Cheesecake
The best candy cane swirl chocolate cheesecake - This is the perfect recipe for the holidays. Made with white chocolate candy cane swirl Hershey's Kisses and cream cheese, then baked, this is the perfect Christmas recipe!
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Course Dessert
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The best candy cane swirl chocolate cheesecake - This is the perfect recipe for the holidays. Made with white chocolate candy cane swirl Hershey's Kisses and cream cheese, then baked, this is the perfect Christmas recipe!
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. Stir together cookie crumbs and sugar. Blend in melted butter.
  3. Press crust mixture into bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of a 9-inch springform pan.
  4. Bake 8 minutes; cool.
  5. It's important that you don't overbeat the cheesecake batter. If you do, it will raise too much in the oven and then become totally hideous when it falls. It will still taste good, certainly, but it will be much less impressive to serve.
  6. Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, completely incorporating each before adding another.
  7. Set aside 1/4 cup batter; pour remaining batter into crust.
  8. Unwrap Kisses. Place 30 candies and milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 50% power for one minute, stir. If necessary, microwave in 15 second increments at 50% power until candies are melted and mixture is well blended when stirred.
  9. Gradually blend reserved cheesecake batter with melted candies. Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls on top of plain cheesecake batter in crust. Gently swirl with knife for a marbled effect.
  10. Bake 45 to 50 minutes until center is almost set. Remove from oven to wire rack. Separate pan from edges using a scraper or knife, but allow cheesecake to rest in pan until completely cool.
  11. When cheesecake is cool, remove sides of pan. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.
  12. Garnish with whipped cream and remaining Kisses.
  13. Refrigerate leftovers.
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The best candy cane swirl chocolate cheesecake - This is the perfect recipe for the holidays. Made with white chocolate candy cane swirl Hershey's Kisses and cream cheese, then baked, this is the perfect Christmas recipe!

Photo courtesy of Hershey's

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19 thoughts on “Candy Cane Swirl Cheesecake”

  1. I love those candy cane swirl kisses! Now I'm going to have to come up with an excuse to make this. I had already planned on making red velvet cake balls for Christmas Day. 🙂

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  3. Oh how wonderful!!! Tara, I discovered these Candy Cane kisses last week. I am IN LOVE!!! I was so busy tearing open the bag, I am ashamed to say, I never saw the recipe. LOL!!!!! This cheesecake looks awesome!! Wishing for a piece of it, right now. Oh well, I will just have to be satisfied with a Candy Cane Kiss instead.

  4. Oh girl wow, this looks amazing!!!

    Just wanted to let you know I am hosting a Holiday Treats week this week and will be posting a new recipe everyday, hope you stop by to check it out and maybe link up some of your holiday treats like this!

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  6. OHHH~~~~ my~~~~ calorie free~~~ right? lol
    Looks like a yummy treat 🙂

    Merry Christmas and I will write down this great recipe down~~~
    Merci!

    Smiles,
    Kay Ellen

  7. OHHH~~~~ my~~~~ calorie free~~~ right? lol
    Looks like a yummy treat 🙂

    Merry Christmas and I will write down this great recipe ~~~
    Merci!

    Smiles,
    Kay Ellen

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