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Chocolate Mint Kit Kat Cheesecake Recipe

If you’re craving something minty make this easy Chocolate Mint Kit Kat Cheesecake. Layers of chocolate cheesecake with a layer of mint cheesecake, overflowing with chocolate frosting and Mint Kit Kat bars. 

It’s heavenly and every bite is the perfect amount of chocolate and mint. 

This Chocolate Mint Kit Kat Cheesecake is perfect for snacks, dessert, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and potlucks.

Chocolate Mint Kit Kat Cheesecake

It’s a show-stopping dessert that is easy to put together.

Mint with chocolate and crunchy bits of the Kit Kat bar mixed in; it’s mouthwatering.

This is so good.  If you love cheesecake, you’ll love this recipe. 

It’s really easy to make, and the flavors are so smooth and creamy,  they just melt in your mouth.  

With a crunchy graham cracker crust, silky chocolate layer, and cool mint, it’s really wonderful. 

This is stunning to serve after dinner, on a buffet table, or at any party!  This one is sure to be a favorite. 

Make sure you keep this one handy! This dessert is sure to become a family favorite!

Chocolate Mint Kit Kat Cheesecake

HOW TO MAKE A CHOCOLATE MINT KIT KAT CHEESECAKE

Cheesecake is flavored chocolate and then topped with a mint cheesecake layer that is topped with chocolate frosting and Mint Kit Kat bars for a dessert the whole family will enjoy!

Are you ready to get started?

You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

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Chocolate Mint Kit Kat Cheesecake

CHOCOLATE MINT KIT KAT CHEESECAKE INGREDIENTS

This decadent Chocolate Mint Kit Kat Cheesecake recipe uses everyday kitchen staples to create a delicious dessert or snack your family will love.

All you need is:

  • graham cracker crumbs
  • butter 
  • sugar
  • cream cheese 
  • heavy cream
  • greek yogurt
  • a few eggs
  • vanilla
  • milk chocolate chips 
  • chocolate brown food coloring gel
  • mint extract 
  • green food coloring gel
  • Betty Crocker Milk Chocolate Frosting
  • Mint Kit Kat Bars 

CHOCOLATE MIN KIT KAT CHEESECAKE RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS

Line the bottom of a 6-inch springform pan with parchment paper. 

Melt the half-stick of butter in the microwave. 

Place the graham cracker crumbs in a bowl, add the sugar, and stir well. Add the melted butter, and stir well to coat. 

Press the graham cracker crumbs into the bottom of the springform pan, and set them aside. 

In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, place the softened cream cheese, and heavy cream, and blend until smooth.

Add the greek yogurt, eggs, sugar, and vanilla, and blend until smooth and creamy.

Divide the cheesecake filling in half, leaving half in the mixing bowl. Half of the cheesecake in the other bowl.

In one bowl, drop the green food coloring gel and mint flavoring into the cheesecake batter, and stir well, until completely blended. If the cheesecake is not bright green, add more food coloring gel to the cheesecake batter. 

Place the green-colored cheesecake batter in the refrigerator. 

Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, until the chocolate chips begin to soften. 

Stir them with a spoon until completely melted, and smooth. 

Chocolate Mint Kit Kat Cheesecake

Pour the melted chocolate into the mixing bowl with the other half of the cheesecake batter. 

Add the brown food coloring gel, and blend. If you desire a little darker chocolate color, add more drops of food coloring gel, until the desired color is reached. 

CHOCOLATE MINT KIT KAT CHEESECAKE

Pour the chocolate layer of Cheesecake into the Spring-form pan, on the graham cracker crust, and place the pan in the oven at 350 degrees, for 35 minutes. 

Chocolate Mint Kit Kat Cheesecake

At the 35 minute mark, remove the pan from the oven, and place it on a hot pad. 

Crush the Kit Kat bars, and sprinkle on top of the chocolate Cheesecake. 

Chocolate Mint Kit Kat Cheesecake

Remove the cheesecake batter from the refrigerator, and gently spoon the green-colored cheesecake into the springform pan, on top of the chocolate layer. 

Place the pan back in the oven, and turn the temperature down to 300. 

Place a small ovenproof dish of water on the oven rack under the springform pan. 

Bake the cheesecake until it’s firm around the edges and just a little jiggly in the center. 

Remove it from the oven, and place it on a wire rack to cool to room temperature. 

When cooled to room temperature, cover with parchment paper, and foil, and place in the refrigerator overnight. 

Next, decorate the top by placing the chocolate frosting in a pastry bag with a large fluted tip, pipe dollops of frosting around the edge of the cheesecake. 

Crush the Mint Kit Kat bars, and place the crushed candy bars in the center of the cheesecake. 

Place the long pieces of the Kit Kat bars in-between the dollops of frosting. 

Cut the cheesecake in pieces, and serve!

Chocolate Mint Kit Kat Cheesecake

CHOCOLATE MINT KIT KAT CHEESECAKE TIPS AND QUESTIONS

If you’ve never made a mint-flavored cheesecake, don’t worry! Below are some common questions and helpful tips.

Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have. If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.

HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE A CHOCOLATE MINT KIT KAT CHEESECAKE?

This Chocolate Mint Kit Cheesecake recipe takes approximately 9 hours and 52 minutes. TOTAL.

This includes:

  • About 5 minutes of prep time
  • Close to 5 minutes to make the crust
  • Around 15 minutes to make the cheesecake batter
  • 80 minutes to bake the cheesecake until slightly jiggly in the center
  • 8 hours to set
  • 7 minutes to decorate with chocolate frosting and chocolate bars
Chocolate Mint Kit Kat Cheesecake

HOW DO I STORE A CHOCOLATE MINT KIT KAT CHEESECAKE?

You can store Chocolate Mint Kit Kat Cheesecake in an airtight container in your refrigerator for 5 days or in your freezer for up to 3 months.

Simply thaw out at room temperature. 

CAN I MAKE CHOCOLATE MINT KIT KAT CHEESECAKE AHEAD OF TIME?

Yes, you can easily make Chocolate Mint Kit Kat Cheesecake the day before serving.

Cheesecake is best when it has had time to set overnight. 

Chocolate Mint Kit Kat Cheesecake

WHAT GOES WELL WITH CHOCOLATE MINT KIT KAT CHEESECAKE?

Chocolate Mint Kit Kat Cheesecake goes well with a wide variety of snacks and desserts. These recipes would be great to serve together.

Some of my personal favorites include:

CAN I USE REGULAR KIT KAT BARS INSTEAD OF THE MINT KIT KAT BARS?

Yes, you can use regular Kit Kat bars in this recipe instead of Mint Kit Kat bars. The steps will be pretty much the same.

The cheesecake will be a little less minty if you use regular Kit Kat bars.

Chocolate Mint Kit Kat Cheesecake

CAN I USE PEPPERMINT EXTRACT INSTEAD OF MINT EXTRACT?

Yes, you can use peppermint extract instead of mint extract in this recipe.

The mint extract contains both spearmint and peppermint.

Whereas peppermint extract contains only peppermint.

The flavor will change slightly but it will still taste great.

WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS CHOCOLATE MINT KIT KAT CHEESECAKE RECIPE?

This minty Chocolate Mint Kit Kat Cheesecake recipe not only tastes great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.

Try adding shaved chocolate to the top. YUM!

Chocolate Mint Kit Kat Cheesecake

CHOCOLATE MINT KIT KAT CHEESECAKE RECIPE

Yield: 6

CHOCOLATE MINT KIT KAT CHEESECAKE

Chocolate Mint Kit Kat Cheesecake

If you’re craving something minty make this easy Chocolate Mint Kit Kat Cheesecake. Layers of chocolate cheesecake with a layer of mint cheesecake, overflowing with chocolate frosting and Mint Kit Kat bars. #cheesecakerecipe #chocolatemint #kitkatcheesecakerecipe

Prep Time 32 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Setting Time 8 hours
Total Time 9 hours 52 minutes

Ingredients

FOR THE CRUST:

  • 2 cups of Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1/2 stick of butter - melted
  • 2 Tablespoons of Sugar

CHEESECAKE FILLING:

  • 3 - 8 ounce packages of Cream Cheese - softened
  • 1/4 cup of Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup of Greek Yogurt
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup of Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup of Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Chips - melted
  • 4 or 5 drops of Chocolate Brown Food Coloring Gel
  • Goodman's Mint Extract - 4 or 5 drops
  • 6 or 7 drops of Green Food Coloring Gel

TO DECORATE THE TOP:

  • 1 can of Betty Crocker Milk Chocolate Frosting
  • 1 Package of Mint Kit Kat Bars - crushed, you'll need about 1 dozen Mint Kit Kat Bars to make, and decorate the cheesecake

Instructions

  1. Line the bottom of a 6-inch Spring-form pan with Parchment paper.
  2. Melt the half-stick of butter in the microwave.
  3. Place the Graham Cracker Crumbs in a bowl, add the sugar, and stir well.
  4. Add the melted butter, and stir well to coat.
  5. Press the Graham Cracker Crumbs into the bottom of the Spring-form pan, and set aside.
  6. In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, place the softened Cream Cheese, and Heavy Cream, and blend until smooth.
  7. Add the Greek Yogurt, Eggs, Sugar, and Vanilla, and blend until smooth and creamy.
  8. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl, and blend smooth.
  9. Divide the Cheesecake filling in half, leaving half in the mixing bowl.
  10. The half of the Cheesecake in the other bowl; Drop 6 or 7 drops of the Green Food Coloring Gel in the cheesecake batter, and stir well, until completely blended. If the cheesecake is not bright green, drop 2 more drops of the food coloring gel in the cheesecake batter, and stir, continuing until you reach the desired color.
  11. Add 4 drops of Goodman's Mint Flavoring to the green cheesecake batter, and stir well.
  12. Place the green-colored cheesecake batter in the refrigerator.
  13. Melt the Chocolate chips in the microwave for about 45 seconds, at 15-second intervals, until the chocolate chips begin to soften.
  14. Stir them with a spoon until completely melted, and smooth.
  15. Pour the melted chocolate into the mixing bowl, and mix until smooth and well blended.
  16. Add the brown food coloring gel, and blend.
  17. If you desire a little darker chocolate color, add 2 or 3 more drops of food coloring gel, until the desired color is reached.
  18. Pour the chocolate layer of Cheesecake into the Spring-form pan, on the graham cracker crust, and place the pan in the oven at 350 degrees, for 35 minutes.
  19. At the 35 minute mark, remove the pan from the oven, and place it on a hot pad.
  20. Crush 2 or 3 small Kit Kat bars, and sprinkle on top of the chocolate Cheesecake.
  21. Remove the Cheesecake batter from the refrigerator, and gently spoon the green/mint cheesecake into the Spring-form pan, on top of the chocolate layer.
  22. Place the pan back in the oven, and turn the temperature down to 300.
  23. Place a small oven-proof dish of water on the oven rack under the Spring-form pan.
  24. Bake the cheesecake for 30 - 45 minutes, or until it's firm around the edges, and just a little jiggly in the center. (It will set in the refrigerator).
  25. If the cheesecake moves quite a bit in the center, it's not done.
  26. If it wiggles only slightly when moved, it's done.
  27. Remove it from the oven, and place it on a wire rack to cool to room temperature.
  28. When cooled to room temperature, cover with Parchment paper, and Foil, and place in the refrigerator overnight, or 24 hours for best results.
  29. To decorate the top; Place the chocolate frosting in a pastry bag with a large fluted tip, pipe dollops of frosting around the edge of the cheesecake.
  30. Crush 4 Mint Kit Kat bars, and place the crushed candy bars in the center of the cheesecake.
  31. Break 2 or 3 Kit Kat bars apart, so that you have long pieces of the candy bar, and place the long pieces in-between the dollops of frosting. (see photo)
  32. Cut the Cheesecake into 2-inch pieces, Serve, and Enjoy!

Notes

You can use more Kit Kat bars crushed on the top if you prefer. 

You can also break more apart and place more of the long pieces on the top, or alongside pieces of the cheesecake to serve. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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