Candy Cane White Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes

This is the time of year when we all need a quick and easy dessert that’s easier than pie to transport (literally!).

I love these Candy Cane White Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes!

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They are the perfect, festive, holiday treat that will be a crowd pleaser at all of your gatherings this year!
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Candy Cane White Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 18
  • 18 vanilla wafer cookies
  • 2 (8oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8oz) neufchâtel cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ C sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1¼ C white chocolate chips, divided
  • 1¼ C crushed mini candy canes, divided
  • 18 foil muffin liners
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place foil liners in 2 muffin pans.
  3. Place 1 vanilla wafer in the bottom of each cup.
  4. Beat cream cheese until smooth, add sugar, eggs, and vanilla; just until incorporated.
  5. Don't over beat.
  6. Gently stir in ¾ C chocolate chips and ¾ candy cane pieces.
  7. Fill each cup ¾ of the way full.
  8. Bake 20-25 minutes or until almost set.
  9. Remove from oven; let cool 5 minutes on rack and then remove from pan.
  10. Once cool cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  11. Before serving; place remaining chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, microwave for 15 seconds, stir, 15 more seconds, stir, repeat again if necessary until smooth.
  12. Place 1 tsp crushed candy cane in the center of each cheesecake, use a fork to drizzle white chocolate back and forth over the tops.
  13. Enjoy!
  14. * to crush candy canes, remove wrappers, place in gallon freezer bag, hit with the back of a metal spoon.



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Candy Cane White Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes are a family favorite of ours for many, many years- I hope they win their way into your faves too.

Happy Tuesday!!

xoxo~ Ruthie


PS- I shared this recipe over at Tatertots and Jello too :)

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  1. November 26, 2013

    oh my goodness, yum! I love white chocolate. I love white chocolate and peppermint. And cheesecake too? These look adorable and delicious!
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  3. November 26, 2013

    This is a beautiful picture of wonderful desserts. Thank you. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  4. December 6, 2013

    These look amazing! I featured them in my Friday Favorites post today :)
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    • December 6, 2013

      Thank you so much for the feature :) These little babies are SO delish and simple to make too!! Happy Holidays xoxo~ Ruthie

  5. December 7, 2013

    oh my! These look amazing, I’m going to have to add this to my holiday dessert list! Can’t wait to make these, thanks for the recipe.

    • December 7, 2013

      You’ll LOVE them! They’re super delicious… Enjoy! Happy Holidays. xoxo~ Ruthie

  6. December 9, 2013

    Hi Ruthie!

    I was just wondering if these are the mini muffin size or the size of a cupcake? They look and sound amazing!

    Thanks so much,


    • December 9, 2013

      Hi Holly… they’re the size of a cupcake. You could do mini-sized with those mini little vanilla wafers and a small scoop of batter. Wouldn’t that be darling :) Hmmm… good idea. Anyways, yes, you will absolutely adore them! Happy Holidays… xoxo~ Ruthie

  7. December 16, 2013

    These look delicious! Any thing with peppermint. One question, I always thought neufchâtel and cream cheese were the same thing? So, can I use 3 – 8 ounce bars of Philadelphia cream cheese? I have already pinned this recipe. Thank you!

    • December 16, 2013

      Hi Janice… Cream Cheese has full fat while neufchâtel cream cheese is a low fat version. You can use all cream cheese but I like to skinny it down a little if I can :) Happy Holidays! xoxo~ Ruthie