About this recipe:After eight mint chocolates are one of my favourite treats, I also love cheescake too, so I decided to combine the two & see what I could come up with. This is a simple, no bake cheesecake, so give it a try. If you love a choc/mint flavour combination then you'll love this. I have made this one with white chocolate, but you can use plain or dark chocolate if you prefer. It's quick and easy to make, and ideal for a little treat, or for a palate cleansing dessert after a dinner party. I hope you enjoy making and tasting it.
After eight (mint chocolates). Alternatively I guess you could use mint essence with melted chocolate if you can not get After Eight chocolates
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Method Prep:10min › Extra time:2hr chilling › Ready in:2hr10min
Crush the biscuits to a fine crumb in a bowl.
Melt the butter over a low to medium heat in a saucepan, keep stirring whilst doing so. Add the melted butter to the biscuit mix & stir until completely coated
Place a chefs steel ring on the centre of a plate & place the biscuit mix into it, press the mix down firmly with the back of a spoon to compact the biscuit base. Place in the fridge to chill
In a separate bowl whip the double cream to soft peaks & fold the mascarpone into the double cream little by little
In a suitable bowl, melt the chocolate on a medium setting in the microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring in between. Watch out for overcooking and burning at this stage. Fold the melted chocolate into the cream/mascarpone mix little by little.
Remove the plates from the fridge and carefully spoon the cheesecake topping halfway inside the chefs ring over the biscuit base, smooth with the back of a spoon, and place a single After Eight mint on to of the mixture. Spoon further cheesecake topping in the ring until full, level off the top of the mixture with a knife to create a level top.
Melt 4 After Eight mints in a microwave or over boiling water, and once melted drizzle over the top of the cheesecake for decoration. Place in the fridge for 2 hours to chill
To remove the ring gently warm the outer edge with a blow torch or a hot cloth dipped in boiling water. Take care not to burn yourself at this stage. Gently slide the ring upwards in an even manner once fully warmed. If using a hot cloth, dry any excess water off the plate with a dry cloth to avoid the biscuit base to become soggy.
Serve & enjoy
Additional After Eights, or chocolate can be melted to decorate the serving plate around the cheesecake, either by creating swirls or drizzles. As you can see in my photos, different sizes and decorations can be used for different effects. I've also added a picture of After Eights incase you are unsure what they are, I hope you can find something similar if they are not available