Gluten Free Peppermint Bark Brownie Cheesecake

One of my most favorite things about the holidays is peppermint bark. I could probably eat my weight in peppermint bark. I am NOT even kidding. Since becoming gluten free, sweets haven’t really meant all that much to me. However, it is the holidays and there is just something about Christmas that screams, “you have to have peppermint everything”.

For my side of the families Christmas dinner (we celebrated early), I decided to make a Gluten Free Peppermint Bark Brownie Cheesecake. I’m not going to lie, it was probably one of the best desserts I have ever made in my life!

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Gluten Free Peppermint Bark Brownie Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 1 Gluten Free Brownie Mix
  • 2 8-oz packages of Cream Cheese*
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 8 oz Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 cup Peppermint Candies, crushed
  • 1/2 cup White Chocolate Chips

**Be sure to check your cream cheese to make sure it is gluten free. Walmart brand says gluten free on the package. 

 

Nordic Ware Leakproof Springform Pan, 10 Cup, 9 InchNordic Ware Leakproof Springform Pan, 10 Cup, 9 Inch 

Directions

  1. Prepare your gluten free brownie mix according to the directions on the package. Bake it in a springform pan. Be sure to grease the pan well. Put a small metal bowl in the freezer to chill. You will need this in a little bit.
  2. Place the two packages of cream cheese and the 1 cup of sugar in a large mixing bowl and mix well. Add the 1 tsp vanilla and mix again.
  3. Take the metal bowl out of the freezer and place 8 ounces of Heavy Whipping Cream in the bowl and beat with your mixer until stiff whip cream has formed.
  4. Add the whip cream, white chocolate chips and crushed peppermint to large mixing bowl. Using a spatula, mix it all together.
  5. Once the gluten free brownie has cooled, add the cheesecake topping to the brownie and cover with plastic wrap.
  6. Refrigerate overnight. Sprinkle extra crushed peppermint and white chocolate chips on top before serving.

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Comments

  1. I have been eating primarily gluten free for a year now, and it has made a big difference. I can always tell if I eat something with gluten because I definitely feel different! This looks like a delicious holiday dessert.

  2. Yum, that sounds amazing! Pinning this to try for my husband for Christmas! 🙂

  3. As if you did not already have me at cheesecake – peppermint? YES PLEASE! I am a huge fan of peppermint and not just during the holidays! This is a treat I would enjoy all year long! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  4. Oh so you guys have already enjoyed family. With my family growing, we normally have to enjoy Christmas early as well. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. It’s been a long tradition in our household for both myself and my husband to have cheesecake for our birthdays. This will certainly be the cake this upcoming February (although, I’ll be making it sometime this week for our holiday party). It looks absolutely wonderful and you can never go wrong with peppermint + chocolate! x

  6. Tonya Tardiff says:

    This looks beyond delicious! I’ll be sure to add this to my desert list on Christmas- thanks for sharing! 🙂

  7. WOW, this look so good. This would be perfect to make for my guest this holiday, I’m always trying to find something different dessert wise to share with them every year. Oh, I’m trying this and THANKS! Sharing this post!

  8. Wow I cannot believe that this is gluten free!! It looks SO good!!! I definitely should try this, I don’t have an intolerance but I do notice how much better I feel when I cut back on gluten. Amazing!

  9. I have really learned to enjoy gluten free sweets. For some reason, I feel like it’s healthier but if you haven’t tried gluten free desserts, you’re definitely missing out because they are so good! This cheesecake looks so amazing! I’m definitely trying this!

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