Alabama Chocolate Candy Cheesecake
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famous chocolate wafer cookies (ice cream section)
2.7 oz snickers bars, chopped
8 oz cream cheese, softened room temperature
semisweet chocolate morsels, melted
Combine crushed cookie wafers, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup melted butter.
Press mixture evenly onto bottom and 1-1/2 inches up sides of 9 inch springform pan.
Sprinkle chopped candy bars evenly over bottom.
Beat softened cream cheese on high speed of electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar. Mix well
Add eggs one at a time, beating after each.
Stir in melted chocolate and vanilla.
Beat until blended. Spoon over candy layer.
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven, middle rack, for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and run knife around edge to release sides. In most cases this prevents cracking.
Let cool to room temperature on rack.
Cover and chill at least 8 hours.
To serve, remove from pan and cut into appropriate pieces. Add whipped cream if you would like.