1 cup Honey Maid Graham Crumbs
3 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp butter, melted
3 pkg. Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
1/2 cup crushed candy canes
Preheat oven to 325°F.
Mix crumbs, 3 tbsp. sugar and butter; press firmly onto bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes.
Beat cream cheese, sugar, and peppermint extract with electric mixer. Add eggs, one at a time. Pour over baked crust.
Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until center is almost set. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes. Run knife rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hrs.
Lindsay Below writes young adult and middle grade fiction. Her young adult science-fiction novel, Lurkers is due for release from MuseItUp on July 1st, 2011, followed shortly by her middle grade novel, Same Old Lie. Visit her online at www.lbelow.net.