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Frosty Peppermint Dessert

 Frosty Peppermint Dessert
This creamy freeze with candy and a chocolate crust delivers make-ahead convenience. I'll often whip up two.—Carolyn Satterfield, Emporia, Kansas
10-14 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups chocolate wafers, crushed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup crushed peppermint candies
  • 3 drops red food coloring, optional
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 10 to 14 peppermint candies

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, sugar and butter. Press
  • onto the bottom and 2 in. up the sides of a greased 8-in. springform
  • pan. Refrigerate the crust.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add milk,
  • beating until smooth. Beat in crushed candies and food coloring if
  • desired. Fold in whipped cream. Spoon into crust. Cover and freeze
  • for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before servings. Garnish with
  • whole candies. Yield: 10-14 servings.