White Chocolate Peppermint Mousse Cheesecakes

These White Chocolate Peppermint Mousse Cheesecakes have been brought to you by PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese.

White chocolate and peppermint layers make this an impressive cheesecake for holiday parties!

I realized that the holidays are still a little ways off, but I have been busy thinking of new holiday treats to try out for this year.

With my entire being completely enamored with peppermint right now, I have been including it into everything I bake.  Cookies, truffles, and now cheesecake.  Nothing is safe in my kitchen from this peppermint craze.  I sure hope you are all stocked up on peppermint chips and baking ingredients.  My list might end up being pretty long.  Maybe I should just get those fat pants out now…

White chocolate and peppermint layers make this an impressive cheesecake for holiday parties!

Every year we make a list of cookies and desserts that we want to make to share for all the holiday dinners at friend’s and families houses.  I say we, but in reality it is just me.  My kids and hubby just go along with whatever crazy sugar scheme I come up with.  10 varieties of cookies in one day…ok, let’s do this!

Cheesecake always makes our list.  Always!

When it comes to cheesecake, I like to bring out the silver.   PHILADELPHIA cream cheese has set the standard high for a delicious and quality product.  It is creamy and delicious, and my cheesecakes turn out the best using their product.  I love that they use milk from local dairy farmers.  They combine the milk with fresh cream and have the cream cheese refrigerated in 6 days.  Talk about fresh!  There are also no preservatives in the original cream cheese making it my number one choice when I go ingredient shopping.

White chocolate and peppermint layers make this an impressive cheesecake for holiday parties!

For these cheesecakes, I started with a chocolate cookie crust.  Chocolate gets added to just about everything I bake, crust included.  Plus, it pairs so well with the white chocolate cheesecake and peppermint on top.

Fill your liners with the crust and press it down.  I like to use a small condiment cup that fits perfectly into the bottom of my pan.  Then mix up your cheesecake batter.  Cheesecake is something that you need to remember to prepare for.  I like to set my cream cheese out on my counter for a few hours before I begin mixing things up.  Room temperature cream cheese beats up so much nicer than cold or microwaved cream cheese.

Go ahead and divide the batter into 20 cups.  It may look small, but remember we have another no bake layer to add later.  Bake for about 25 minutes.  Remove from the oven and let the cheesecakes cool in the pan.  You can now make your peppermint mousse.  This is just more cream cheese, melted peppermint baking chips, and Cool Whip mixed together.  Fill the tops of the cupcakes liners and press more peppermint chips on top.  Refrigerate for a few hours.

A little bit more Cool Whip and a cute mini cookie completes the look.  I will be highlighting this one on my baking list…it’s a must make again and again!

These are the perfect treat for any holiday table.  Or for anyone who likes to raid the refrigerator at midnight.

What?  I don’t know anyone that would do such a thing! :-)

White chocolate and peppermint layers make this an impressive cheesecake for holiday parties!

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White Chocolate Peppermint Mousse Cheesecakes

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 20 mini cheesecakes

White Chocolate Peppermint Mousse Cheesecakes

White chocolate and peppermint mini cheesecakes are a delicious ending to any meal during the holidays.


1 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
3 packages PHILADELPHIA cream cheese (8 oz. each)
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons sour cream
2 Tablespoons flour
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening
3/4 cup Andes peppermint crunch pieces, divided
1 cup Cool Whip + extra for tops
mini chocolate cookies for decoration


  1. Stir together the cookie crumbs and melted butter. Spoon into 20 cupcake liners and press down. Set aside.
  2. Beat together 2 packages cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs, sour cream, and flour and beat again.
  3. Place the white chocolate chips and shortening in a bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat. Stir until creamy. Spoon into the cheesecake batter and beat again. Divide the batter into the 20 cupcake liners. Bake at 350* for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely in the cupcake tins.
  4. In another mixing bowl, beat the remaining cream cheese. Melt the peppermint crunch pieces in the microwave. Stir into the cream cheese. Add the Cool Whip and beat again. Spoon the mousse onto the cheesecake cups. Press the extra peppermint crunch pieces onto the top. Refrigerate for a few hours. Serve with Cool Whip and mini cookies if desired. Makes 20 mini cheesecakes.


*If you cannot find the peppermint crunch pieces, use white chocolate chips, a 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract, and pink food coloring for the mousse.


White chocolate and peppermint layers make this an impressive cheesecake for holiday parties!

More cheesecake ideas for your holiday table:

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

Cherry Jubilee Chocolate Cheesecakes

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

*I have been selected to be a spokesperson for PHILADELPHIA cream cheese.   I have been compensated to create a post and recipe, but all opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. says

    Yum! I love the pretty pink mousse on top with a dallop of Cool Whip. Sure wish both Philly cheese and Cool Whip were more affordable here. The Costa Rican cream cheeses have a completely different texture and aren’t as yummy in cheesecakes and desserts. Maybe I’ll have to save up for this one. I know the teachers at school would go crazy for this! I love baking for them every month. My husband and I are the unofficial motivational committee 😉
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  2. Pauline says

    Just wondering if anyone has adapted this to be glueten free …. The Oreo cookie is an easy fix, but what about the flour in the cheesecake base? Can you smily use a sticky rice flour? Thanks

  3. Dolly V says

    Hi, Jocelyn! The peppermint mousse cheesecakes sound fab! I want to make them and need to know where do you get the Ande’s peppermint pieces? I really would like to use them in this recipe. Thanks!

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