Frosted Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

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Heavenly is a good description for this luscious dessert, conveniently made a day ahead. When I dont have a candy bar on hand, I melt cup of chocolate chips to use in the frosting. Whipped cream can be used in place of the whipped topping. --Arlene Butler, Ogden, Utah

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Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs

  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

  • 4 ounces milk chocolate candy bar, chopped

  • 2 cups whipped topping

  • ¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine wafer crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1-1/2 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Chill for 15 minutes or until set.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into crust.

  3. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 325 degrees F for 55-60 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.

  4. For frosting, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt candy bar; stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature. Gradually stir in whipped topping. Remove sides of springform pan. Frost top of cheesecake; garnish with almonds. Refrigerate leftovers.