S'mores Pieces Cheesecake

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You don't need a campfire for this s'mores-inspired dessert. S'mores Baking Pieces and rich cheesecake rest atop a bed of brownies.

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Prep Time:
28 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 48 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

Crumb Crust:

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • ¼ cup butter or margarine, melted

Brownie Layer:

  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

  • 1 ¼ cups sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • cup HERSHEY'S® Cocoa Powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

Cheesecake:

  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 (7 ounce) package HERSHEY'S® S'mores Baking Pieces, divided

  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream, divided

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease sides of 9-inch springform pan. Wrap outside of pan with foil, extending foil at least 2 inches up pan sides.

  2. CRUMB CRUST: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Stir together 1 cup graham cracker crumbs and 2 tablespoons sugar; blend in 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter or margarine, mixing well. Press mixture onto bottom and 1/2 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool.

  3. BROWNIE LAYER: Stir together 6 tablespoons melted butter or margarine, 1-1/4 cups sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Add 2 eggs, stirring until blended. Stir in 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt; blend well. Spread in prepared pan.

  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until brownie begins to pull away from side of pan. Meanwhile make cheesecake batter.

  5. CHEESECAKE: Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  6. Immediately after removing brownie layer from oven, spoon cheesecake mixture over brownie. Place cheesecake in water bath* and return to oven. Continue baking 45 to 50 minutes or until center is set. Remove from water bath to wire rack. With knife, loosen cake from side of pan. Cool to room temperature. Remove side of pan.

  7. Set aside 2 tablespoons marshmallows and 1/4 cup chocolate chips from s'mores baking pieces.

  8. Place reserved 2 tablespoons marshmallows and 1 tablespoon cream in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 10 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 5 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Spread over top of cheesecake. Sprinkle remaining s'mores mixture over top; press lightly into marshmallow mixture.

  9. Place reserved 1/4 cup chocolate chips and remaining 2 tablespoons cream in small microwave-safe bowl. Melt following the same procedure used for the marshmallows. Drizzle over top of cheesecake. Cover; chill about 2 hours or until ready to serve. (As cheesecake sits the marshmallows and graham pieces will become softer.) Refrigerate leftover cheesecake.

Tip:

*Cheesecake is less likely to crack if baked in a water bath.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

586 Calories
35g Fat
60g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 586
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 21g 106%
Cholesterol 170mg 57%
Sodium 442mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 10g
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 125mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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