Heavenly Chocolate Cheesecake

Heavenly Chocolate Cheesecake

Prep:
30 mins
Cooking:
5 mins
Level:
Intermediate
Cooling:
180 mins
Yields:
12 to 16 servings

Heavenly Chocolate Cheesecake features melted chocolate morsels and fluffy whipped cream for a luscious dessert your guests won't be able to resist.

Ingredients

  • CRUST
  • 2 cups crushed vanilla wafer crumbs (about 50 cookies)
  • 1 cup ground toasted almonds
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • FILLING
  • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 envelope (.25 oz.) unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

Directions

FOR CRUST:
COMBINE
crushed cookies, almonds, sugar and butter in medium bowl; mix well. Press firmly onto bottom and 2 inches up side of ungreased 9-inch springform pan.

FOR FILLING:
MICROWAVE
morsels in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Sprinkle gelatin over milk in small saucepan; let stand for 1 minute. Warm, stirring constantly, over low heat until gelatin is dissolved; remove from heat.

BEAT cream cheese, sour cream and melted chocolate in large mixer bowl until fluffy. Beat in gelatin mixture and almond extract; fold in whipped cream. Pour into crust. Chill for about 3 hours or until firm. Run knife around edge of cheesecake; remove side of springform pan. Garnish as desired.


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Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size
    1/12 to 16 servings of recipe
  • Calories 540
  • Calories from Fat 340

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 38g 58%
  • Saturated Fat 22g 112%
  • Cholesterol 90mg 30%
  • Sodium 290mg 12%
  • Carbohydrates 46g 15%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
  • Sugars 37g
  • Protein 8g
  • Vitamin A 20%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 6%
  • Iron 8%

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