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Mint Oreo Chocolate Cheesecake

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A low point Mint Oreo Chocolate Cheesecake made with Greek yogurt makes for guilt-free sweet dessert.

Makes 8 servings 

These cheesecakes are a staple in my weightless journey. Be sure to check out these other flavors as well:

WHITE CHOCOLATE OREO CHEESECAKE

LEMON CHEESECAKE

PLAIN JANE CHEESECAKE

PUMPKIN PIE CHEESECAKE

WHITE CHOCOLATIER CHEESECAKE 

 How did this Low Point Cheesecake came to be?

Creamy rich cheesecake has always been a favorite of mine. In fact instead of birthday cake-I always prefer having cheesecake as my birthday dessert.  I just love the  rich, decadent dense, smooth, and creamy consistency it has.

 After being a WW ( Weight Watchers) member for so many years,  I was determined to create a cheesecake recipe that would curb my craving for cheesecake without having to use my weekly points for.  I needed an alternative to the full fat cheesecake that I could enjoy weekly rather than on special occasions.  I created this Low Point Cheesecake recipe just a few months after the Freestyle Program announced the new zero point foods which included eggs and non fat plain Greek yogurt. I spent months developing what I feel is the BEST alternative to cheesecake you’ll find that is low in points.  To keep it low in points-I deicide to make it crustless. Now, you can add a crust if you desire. But-what I really love about this cheesecake recipe is that it’s low in calories, low in points, but high in protein, and makes for a delicious guilt free dessert.

What Ingredients do I use to make this Cheesecake?

Non Fat Greek Yogurt:The non fat Greek yogurt is the main ingredient for this cheesecake. It is used as a cream cheese substitute that is usually found in a classic cheesecake recipe. I recommend using a thick non fat Greek yogurt-Fage or Chobani are both great brands. They are super thick-which is exactly what you want. The thicker the yogurt, the better the texture will be for this cheesecakes. The one thing to keep in mind is that all yogurt contains whey.

Have you have ever opened a container of yogurt and have notice a thin layer of clear liquid is sitting on top?  That liquid is known as whey. Whey is rich in milk-protein and can also contain some of the milk’s nutrients, including calcium and vitamin D. Since yogurt tends to carry a lot of whey, you may notice the whey sitting on top of the cheesecake after it has chilled in the fridge for 12 hours. Let me reassure you..this is normal..and that “whey” or liquid will eventually evaporate after a few days. You can place a sheet of parchment paper over the top of the cheesecake which will help absorb some of the whey. 

  • Sugar Free Pudding:The sugar free pudding is used as a thickening agent and gives these low point cheesecake flavor. The non fat Greek Yogurt and the sugar free pudding are used as an alternative for cream cheese that is used to make the full fat cheesecakes. When the pudding is combined with the non fat Greek Yogurt and eggs it makes the texture nice and thick. You may substitute the sugar free Jell-o pudding for regular. The point value may vary with this substitution.
  • Eggs:These low point cheesecakes rely on eggs for their thickening power. Thickening will occur when raw egg proteins unwind and link together, which is what happens when eggs cook. If you are watching your cholesterol; you may substitute the whole eggs for egg whites, but you’ll need 6 egg whites instead of 3 whole eggs.
  • Peppermint extract
  • Oreo mint thins
  • Sweetener: For this cheesecake I use Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener to sweeten the cheesecake. This is my recommended sugar substitute. Lakanto MonkFruit Sweetener is a zero glycemic, zero calorie and all natural sugar substitute. It is by far the best tasting sugar alternative and has zero aftertaste or gritty texture like some of the sugar alternatives have.
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Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In mixing bowl add eggs, sugar substitute and extract & mix well using a wire whisk. Add dry pudding, mix well, then add yogurt. Mix again. Fold in crushed mint Oreos.
  3. Pour into a lightly greased with non stick cooking spray pie dish or springform pan. I used a 9 inch springform pan.
  4. Bake for 30 min. It may look jiggly but once it’s chilled, it will set. Let it cool for about 15-20 min before covering it with plastic wrap and let it chill overnight in the refrigerator.
  5. It can take up to 12 hours for the texture and flavor to completely set in. The longer it chills the better it tastes.
  6. Store in refrigerator on a paper plate, cover with plastic wrap leaving the sides open to help absorb moisture for up to a week.

Makes 8 servings 

3-5 PersonalPoints™ per serving*

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload. Be sure to edit the recipe with any ingredients that you use that are different. The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Personal Points on your individualized plan.

The recipe builder link only works for WW members located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you’ll need to access the WW app manually to create the recipe in the recipe builder.

Yield: 8

Mint Oreo Chocolate Cheesecake

Mint Oreo Chocolate Cheesecake

A low point cheesecake made with Greek yogurt makes for guilt-free sweet dessert.

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs or 3/4 cup liquid egg substitute
  • 3 cups plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 (1 oz) small box instant sugar free/fat free chocolate fudge flavor pudding.
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 10 crushed Oreo mint thins
  • 3 Tbsp zero point white granulated sugar substitute

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In mixing bowl add eggs, sugar substitute and extract & mix well using a wire whisk. Add dry pudding, mix well, then add yogurt. Mix again. Fold in crushed mint Oreos.
  3. Pour into a lightly greased with non stick cooking spray pie dish or springform pan. I used a 9 inch springform pan.
  4. Bake for 30 min. It may look jiggly but once it’s chilled, it will set. Let it cool for about 15-20 min before covering it with plastic wrap and let it chill overnight in the refrigerator.
  5. It can take up to 12 hours for the texture and flavor to completely set in. The longer it chills the better it tastes.
  6. Store in refrigerator on a paper plate, cover with plastic wrap leaving the sides open to help absorb moisture for up to a week.


Makes 8 servings 

3-5 PersonalPoints™ per serving*

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

Notes

Smartpoints: GREEN: 3 SmartPoint per serving if using 3/4 cup liquid egg substitute or 4 SmartPoints per serving if using 3 whole eggs BLUE: 2 SmartPoints per serving PURPLE: 2 SmartPoints per serving

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 234mgCarbohydrates: 16gNet Carbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 12g

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Alison

Saturday 17th of March 2018

I liked the flavor but my texture was off. Any ideas?

Pounddropper

Saturday 17th of March 2018

It could take up to 12 hours for the texture to completely set. It usually takes almost 18 hours for it to be completely set. The other thing I have seen is if the eggs weren’t added and mixed first before the pudding and yogurt. That can cause the cheesecake to not set up correctly?

Mary Pugh

Monday 5th of March 2018

Sorry ...I place the paper towel on top the cheesecake, or beside it and then cover all with plastic wrap in the fridge... change paper each time I remove some cheesecake... amazing how much liquid is absorbed... keeps the cake “fresher” longer.

Mary Pugh

Monday 5th of March 2018

2 points for 1/8 of a slice? Or 2pts for 1/8 of the whole? I have found that if I drain the yogurt overnight in a sieve it isn’t as runny, or if I bake same day I place a layer of clean paper towels to absorb the excess liquid... I love your variations!

Pounddropper

Monday 5th of March 2018

It’s 2 points per slice. Makes 8 slices. So yes, 1/8 of a pie for 2sp. Yes. The yogurt does carry quite a bit of moisture. And I love that idea about the draining as well as the paper towel. Thanks for sharing that!

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