Festive Irish Cream Cheesecake

24  Ratings
  • 25 min prep
  • 4 hr 25 min total
  • Makes 10 servings.

Serve this no-bake chocolate cheesecake—flavored with Irish cream liqueur—on St. Paddy’s Day or for any festive occasion.

Festive Irish Cream Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup HONEY MAID Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 env. unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water, divided
  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp. Irish cream liqueur
  • 1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
  • 2 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate

Instructions

  • Mix  crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
  • Sprinkle  gelatine over 1/4 cup water in small saucepan; let stand 1 min. Cook and stir on low heat 3 min. or until gelatine is completely dissolved.
  • Beat  cream cheese, remaining sugar and cocoa in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually beat in gelatine mixture, then remaining water and liqueur; refrigerate until slightly thickened. Gently stir in whipped topping; pour over crust. Refrigerate several hours or until firm. Meanwhile, melt chocolate as directed on package; use to make chocolate curls. (See Tip.)
  • Top  cheesecake with chocolate curls just before serving.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseCelebrate St. Patrick's Day with a serving of this festive cheesecake.

SubstitutePrepare using bourbon. Or for a non-alcoholic version, substitute milk for the liqueur.

How to Make Chocolate CurlsUse spatula to spread melted chocolate into thin layer on baking sheet. Refrigerate 10 min. or until firm, but still pliable. To make curls, push a metal spatula firmly along the baking sheet, under the chocolate, so the chocolate curls as it is pushed. (If chocolate is too firm to curl, let stand a few minutes at room temperature; refrigerate again if it becomes too soft.) Use a toothpick to carefully place chocolate curl on waxed paper-covered tray. Refrigerate 15 min. or until firm. Use toothpick to arrange curls on cheesecake.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 10 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 440 
    • Total fat 27 g
    • Saturated fat 18 g
    • Cholesterol 75 mg
    • Sodium 280 mg
    • Carbohydrate 46 g
    • Dietary fiber 1 g
    • Total sugars 35 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 5 g
    • Vitamin A 15 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 4 %DV
    • Iron 4 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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