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Heavenly Chocolate Cheesecake

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

Heavenly Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Prep Time
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  • Skill Level
    Intermediate
  • Makes
    12
    to 16 servings
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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
  • 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
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions

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.