25cream filled chocolate waferssuch as original Oreos, finely crushed
2pkg.8 oz. each PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
Peppermint essential oilor peppermint extract
4ozsoftened white chocolate
1cupfinely crushed starlight mintsdivided
1cupthawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
Heat oven to 350°F.
In a mixing bowl using a fork, stir together crushed cream filled chocolate wafers with melted butter until mixture is evenly moistened. Firmly press mixture into an even layer in bottom pie dish.
Bake in preheated oven 10 minutes then remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.
Beat cream cheese, sugar, white chocolate and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add eggs; mix just until blended. Add 10 drops of peppermint essential oil (or as much as you prefer).
Stir in 1/2 cup crushed mints.
Pour into crust; sprinkle with 1/4 cup of the remaining crushed mints.
Bake 40 min. or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm. Top with COOL WHIP and remaining crushed mints and shaved chocolate just before serving. (You can add a few drops of peppermint oil to the whip topping if you want a stronger flavor.)
Recipe Notes:Using low-fat cream cheese in this recipe is totally fine. ★ Did you make this recipe? Don't forget to give it a star rating below!