St Patrick's Day Irish Cheesecake

by Jan Davies McDermott on March 13th, 2013

The man of the house at Davies House Inn is Larry McDermott - Irish to the core.  His favorite St. Patrick's Day Dessert includes all the things he loves: chocolate, whipped cream, chocolate, cheese, and Oh yes! Did I mention, chocolate? 

However you celebrate St. Patrick's Day - green beer, a big parade, shots of Jameson Irish Whiskey - make sure you make this Irish Cream No-Bake Cheesecake to top off the day!  Enjoy!

Irish Cream No-Bake Cheesecake

•12 Oreo cookies, cream removed
...•3 tbs. unsalted butter, melted
•1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
•1 (8-ounce) block reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
•1 (8-ounce) container light whipped topping thawed
•1/2 cup Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur
•2 tsp. vanilla extract

•whipped topping (optional)
•nuts (optional)
•caramel (optional)
•sprinkles (optional)

1.Place the Oreos into a food processor and crush into crumbs. Or you can also place them in a freezer bag and crush with a rolling pin. Divide the crumbs evenly amongst individual serving dishes and push the crumbs down to form a crust. Spoon a little bit of the melted butter over the crumbs in each dish. Try to cover as much of the crumbs as possible.

2.Place the chocolate chips in a large microwave-safe bowl. Melt in the microwave. Add the cream cheese and beat until smooth with an electric mixer. Stir in the vanilla and Bailey's. Fold in the whipped topping until well-blended.

3.Pipe or spoon the mixture evenly amongst the serving dishes. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours.

4.Add toppings, if desired.

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