JILL BAKES | Mini Egg Easter Cheesecake
Mini Eggs have to be the most popular Easter chocolate (and my favourite!) so this is a great crowd-pleaser for an Easter dessert!
Jill Stewart (@jillbakes_)
County Antrim Foodie and Instagrammer
380g chocolate hob nobs
540g Philadelphia (3 tubs)
225g icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
250ml whipping cream
240g mini eggs, crushed (3 packs)
50g melted milk chocolate
1 chocolate flake, crushed
160g mini eggs (2 packs)
Crush the biscuits in a food bag with a rolling pin until really fine crumbs. In another food bag crush the mini eggs and set aside.
Melt the butter in a large saucepan and then pour in the biscuit crumbs. Stir well to combine. Transfer into a 9 inch springform tin and press down firmly with the back of a spoon or a potato masher. Place into the fridge.
Melt the chocolate in 30 second intervals in the microwave and set aside.
Cream together the cream cheese, vanilla and icing sugar in a large bowl with a hand whisk.
In another bowl lightly whip the cream with the hand mixer until it just holds its shape. Fold this gently into the cheese mixture - this takes a few minutes and will look lumpy before it combines.
Add the crushed Mini Eggs and melted chocolate and combine - you want to keep a nice swirl so don't overmix.
Pour onto the chilled biscuit base and spread out evenly. Chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours but preferably overnight. Remove from the tin onto a serving plate. Add the crushed flake and some mini eggs.
MEET JILL STEWART…
Jill Stewart, from Portglenone, is a true Foodie who brings her passions together to create a unique balance of both healthy dishes and sweet treats on her Instagram social media blog, Jill Bakes.
Jill is passionate about creating and sharing recipes on her Instagram platform (@jillbakes_) which are easy to follow, quick to make and not using hundreds of ingredients! And with over 50,000 followers, a lot of people are enjoying Jill’s food journey.
The County Antrim lady has been a keen baker from a very young age, learning many skills from her late Grandma who was a fantastic baker.
Jill is a regular recipe contributor for Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living magazine.
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