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Cheesecake Christmas Trees

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These are so cute. Place a tree on a dessert size plate, include a plastic fork, and slide a cellophane bag over it. Tie with a ribbon, and keep frozen until ready to give.

servings:Makes 12
prep time:
Prep 15 minutes Stand 20 minutes
other time:
Freeze 1 hour and 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-2 big peppermint candy sticks
  • 1 (30 oz) frozen New York-style cheesecake
  • 1 (7.5 oz) bottle chocolate fudge shell coating
  • 1 (6.4 oz) tube green easy-flow decorator icing
  • 12 red candy coated chocolate pieces
Cheesecake Christmas Trees photo

directions

  • 1

    Measure 1/2 to 3/4 inch from end of peppermint stick, make a small cut using a sharp knife. Gently break peppermint stick at cut. Repeat procedure with remaining sticks to make 12 pieces.

  • 2

    Remove cheesecake from box according to package directions. Let stand 5 minutes. (Do not thaw) Carefully cut cheesecake into wedges. Gently push 1 peppermint piece partially into carved edge of each cheese cake wedge to form tree trunks. Place wedges on a wire rack on a baking sheet, and freeze 10 minutes or until firm.

  • 3

    Remove pan from freezer; evenly coat tops of each cheesecake wedge with fudge shell coating, allowing excess to drip down sides and curved edge. Freeze 5 minutes.

  • 4

    Remove pan from freezer, squeeze icing on top of each wedge in a pattern using ribbon tip. Place 1 red candy piece at tip of each slice. Freeze at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

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