1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
1 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
1 pkg. (4 oz.) BAKER'S White Chocolate, melted
1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
16 miniature candy canes
Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Combine graham crumbs, 3 Tbsp. sugar and butter; press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 10 min.
Beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and extract in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add sour cream and chocolate; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.
Bake 40 min. or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 4 hours.
Use foil handles to remove cheesecake from pan before cutting to serve. Top each piece with a dollop of COOL WHIP and candy cane.
This is a great dessert to serve at a holiday party. At 16 servings, it makes enough to feed a crowd.
Substitute 16 starlight mints for the candy canes.