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Potted Chocolate Cheesecake

It's chocolate cheesecake. That looks like a plant. Seriously, guys--what's not to love?! Martha Stewart did this last year with chocolate pudding, but I'm more of a decadent-dessert-girl myself and decided to tweak the recipe and presentation a bit. Read on for the recipe and more mouthwatering pics. Mmmm...

...The best part? You can eat the mint sprigs along with your chocolate dirt and cheesecake soil. That's called having your cake and eating it too.
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
22 Oreos, crushed
3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 bunch of fresh mint sprigs
12 clear votive candle holders (or other small, pot-shaped vases), thoroughly rinsed in soapy water

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Mix butter and crumbled Oreos. Press into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in the sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 65 minutes or until cake center is set. Cool to room temperature.

Use a large spoon to scoop out the cheesecake into pot-shaped votive candle holders (I got mine here). Once the cheesecake is scraped out, crumble chunks of the crust on top of each cheesecake-filled pot. Stick a sprig of mint into your cheesecakes.

LICK ALL THE SPOONS WITH CHEESECAKE ON THEM, and then eat two (or three) cheesecakes.

Tell yourself you will never, ever, ever, ever eat so much cheesecake in one sitting EVER again. Ever.


Lawyer said...

ARGHGHGHG!!! So much for my "no sugar" diet. This is far too clever and tasty not to try. Touche, cheesecake.

(Love this!!)

Kacey said...

Really nicely done! Perfect for a party I am throwing next week.....

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Wende said...

OMG, love it!

Kacey said...

Soooooo yum! I will go eat a cake now. Thx alot.

Anonymous said...

This is so awsome !! I can not wait to make it for my co-wokers they will flip over this one, thanks so much for sharing this it is going to be a thriller.

Kristen said...

seriously, what can you guys NOT do???? lurve this!

Anonymous said...

ummmmm...yeah. so, i am amazed at how real these look. i think my hubs would try to move the seedlings to the planter before realizing they're cheesecake. haha!

kaC said...

whoah! THIS IS SUPER ADORABLE~esp. love the box of "seedlings"~looks just like the real ones I planted in my garden :D

Unknown said...

I wanted to share this on Pinterest, but the images from Flickr don't show up there. :I It depends on your Flickr account.

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