Peanut m&m cheesecake

    2 hours 20 min

    Here's another cheesecake recipe that I make. This ones for all you peanut M&M lovers out there. I hope you enjoy it! This one is ideal for children as the M&M's create a vibrant, colourful & fun finish.


    Yorkshire, England, UK
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    Makes: 1 cheesecake

    • 120g (4 oz) Chocolate chip cookies, crushed
    • 2 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
    • 140g (4 oz) 70% Milky Bar or white chocolate
    • 120ml (4 fl oz) double cream
    • 120g (4 oz) mascarpone cheese
    • Peanut M&M's

    Prep:20min  ›  Extra time:2hr chilling  ›  Ready in:2hr20min 

    1. Crush the cookies to a fine crumb in a bowl.
    2. Add the melted butter to the biscuit mix & stir until completely coated
    3. Place a chefs steel ring on the centre of a plate & place the cookie mix into it, press the mix down firmly with the back of a spoon to compact the cookie base. Place in the fridge to chill
    4. In a seperate bowl whip the double cream to soft peaks
    5. Fold the mascarpone into the double cream little by little
    6. 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.
    7. Fold the melted chocolate into the cream/mascarpone mix little by little.
    8. Remove the plates from the fridge and carefully spoon the cheesecake topping inside the chefs ring over the cookie base until full. level off the top of the mixture with a knife to create a level top.
    9. Decorate the top with whole peanut M&M's to create a nice finish, I also finely crush some in their packet to add to the top for further colour and decoration. Place in the fridge to set for two hours.
    10. 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.
    11. Once the ring is removed, the sides of the cheesecake can be decorated with crushed peanut M&M's to add further colour. To do this, gently tip the plate at an angle and throw/scatter the broken M&M's against the sides, if done immediately once the ring is removed, the base will still stick to the plate, and will avoid the cake from sliding off the plate. Any leftover M&M's can be scattered on the serving plate to create a dusting & colourful effect
    12. Serve & enjoy


    Chocolate M&M's or Smarties can be used in place of the peanut variety, this is a good alternative for anyone with nut allergies

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