I have never been one to turn down a cheesecake !
The creamy smooth filling …… crunchy cookie crust…….usually drizzled with rich chocolate or caramel!
I’m usually a dense, rich, and creamy ‘New York Style’ cheesecake kind of girl………but I’m not afraid to plant my face in a light and fluffy cheesecake either! It just doesn’t get much better than cheesecake!
But make one? That scared me! I never had the right pan and the words ‘water bath method’ made me nervous.
But last fall I decided it was time to put my big girl panties on and try a cheesecake recipe.
I found a rich and creamy cheesecake that you team up with your favorite candy bars, for a decadent dessert that will please any cheesecake lover!
So here we go……..grab your aprons! It was so easy and fun I can’t wait to make more!
- 1-1/2 cups crushed chocolate wafer cookies (about 25 cookies)
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
- 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 20 Twix bars (fun-size) candy (or your favorite candy bar), unwrapped, cut into quarters (about 2 cups)
- Heat oven to 300°F. Spray 9-inch spring-form pan with cooking spray. To minimize cracking, place shallow pan half full of hot water on lower oven rack.
- In medium bowl, mix cookie crumbs, sugar and butter. Press into bottom of springform pan.
- Open candy bars and cut each one into 3-4 pieces, set aside.
- In large bowl, beat cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk with electric mixer until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time, just until blended. Stir in vanilla and candy bars. Pour over crust.
- Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until edge of cheesecake is set at least 2 inches from edge of pan but center of cheesecake still jiggles slightly when moved. Run small metal spatula around edge of pan to loosen cheesecake. Turn oven off; open door at least 4 inches. Let cheesecake remain in oven 30 minutes. Cool in pan on cooling rack 30 minutes. Refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight.
- Just before serving, run small metal spatula around edge of pan; carefully remove side of pan. Drizzle with Chocolate Syrup and Caramel Syrup or topping. Cover and refrigerate any remaining cheesecake.
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This cheesecake wasn’t nearly as difficult as I expected and was like a bit of heaven on a plate! I’m already searching for my next cheesecake recipe to try!
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