This is a family holiday favorite I created from a variation of the recipe on the cream cheese label. Super simple and super yummy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 9 inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.) Mix cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar. Press into the bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie plate. Refrigerate crust while making filling.

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  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs and egg yolk. Stir in vanilla. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour filling into pie crust.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes, or until filling is set.

Nutrition Facts

567 calories; protein 8.5g 17% DV; carbohydrates 46.1g 15% DV; fat 41.1g 63% DV; cholesterol 164.2mg 55% DV; sodium 416.7mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2003
I took into account the reviews on this recipe before I made it for the first time. Rather than chocolate graham cracker crums, I bought a prepared Oreo Cookie crust. I also used only 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, rather than 1 cup miniature chocolate chips. I baked it in the evening, cooled it for about an hour before refrigerating it and served it the next day. The result - a rich, creamy and delicious homemade cheesecake - the best I've ever had. An exceptional recipe - and simple! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/29/2005
Admittedly I'm a novice cook and have never tried to make a cheesecake before but I was somewhat disappointed in the result. The consistency of the cake was not as creamy or soft as I would have liked. It was a bit stiff and all of the chocolate chips settled to the bottom. Is this recipe missing an ingredient? Would sour cream help with the consistency? Read More
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76 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2003
I took into account the reviews on this recipe before I made it for the first time. Rather than chocolate graham cracker crums, I bought a prepared Oreo Cookie crust. I also used only 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, rather than 1 cup miniature chocolate chips. I baked it in the evening, cooled it for about an hour before refrigerating it and served it the next day. The result - a rich, creamy and delicious homemade cheesecake - the best I've ever had. An exceptional recipe - and simple! Read More
(50)
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2008
Wow! That was the best cheesecake ever. I followed the instructions to a t and it was excellent. As a tips if you coat the chips in a little flour it will cause the chips to not sink to the bottom and to stay evenly distributed throughout the cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2003
This was one of the BEST cheesecakes I have ever made. It was really quick and easy. I added a little more chocolate chips and it made it a little too rich. It disappeared so quickly!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2002
Coming from a novice in the kitchen this is SO easy and turns out so well! I accidently bought plain graham crackers for the crust and it tasted good to my family... also per the recommendation of another reviewer I used the mini chocolate chips! I got rave reviews from family and friends! I say BAKE IT! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2004
My 12 year old daughter made this for Thanksgiving. It was super simple and a huge hit not one piece was left over. They couldn't believe she made it all by herself. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2009
I was hoping to make a cheesecake that didn't require a ton of cream cheese. This recipe fit the bill when it called for 2 "blocks" (which I did have on hand). After reading some of the reviews I did decide to decrease the amount of chocolate chips (probably ended up being somewhere between 1/2 - 1/3 cup). I also did not have a full sleeve of graham crackers so ended up substituting crushed vanilla wafers. Otherwise I followed the recipe as it was written. It turned out great! I wanted to sample a piece in the worst way when I pulled the cheesecake out of the oven after 50 minutes. But I did wait. Everyone loved the cheesecake though I think my husband will probably drizzle some of his homemade dark chocolate sauce over the top of his next piece. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2005
I thought the choco chips were too much at first but as the cheesecake chilled longer (really the next day) I started to really fall in love with it. I made another a few days later. The only problem- you have to wait sooo long to cool it before you can eat it:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2002
Very rich and delicious but a bit heavy. I think maybe mini morsels would improve it. But it got good reviews in my house as is. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2010
Simple and delicious! Prepare time was very fast. I will def make this again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/29/2005
Admittedly I'm a novice cook and have never tried to make a cheesecake before but I was somewhat disappointed in the result. The consistency of the cake was not as creamy or soft as I would have liked. It was a bit stiff and all of the chocolate chips settled to the bottom. Is this recipe missing an ingredient? Would sour cream help with the consistency? Read More
(4)
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