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grand finale cheesecake

(1 rating)
Recipe by
linda mcdougal
cordova, TN
(1 rating)

Ingredients For grand finale cheesecake

  • chocolate covered toffee candy bars, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 2/3 c
    slivered almonds
  • 3/4 c
    graham cracker crumbs
  • CRUST INGREDIENTS
  • whipped topping
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2
    eggs
  • 5/8 tsp
    salt
  • 2 Tbsp
    cocoa powder
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 4 pkg
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c
    butter, melted

How To Make grand finale cheesecake

  • 1
    Heat oven to 325.
  • 2
    ALMOND CRUST: In medium bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs, almonds and sugar.
  • 3
    Stir in melted butter.
  • 4
    Press mixture onto bottom and up side of 8\" springform pan or round pan with removable bottom.
  • 5
    In small microwave-safe bowl, place chocolate.
  • 6
    Microwave on high 1 minute or until chocolate is melted and smooth when stirred.
  • 7
    In large mixer bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy.
  • 8
    Stir together sugar, cocoa and salt; blend into cream cheese mixture.
  • 9
    Add eggs and vanilla; beat until well blended.
  • 10
    Add melted chocolate; beat just until blended.
  • 11
    Pour into prepared ALMOND CRUST.
  • 12
    Bake 35-40 minutes or until almost set.
  • 13
    Remove from oven to wire rack.
  • 14
    With knife, loosen cake from side of pan.
  • 15
    Cool completely; remove side of pan.
  • 16
    Refrigerate several hours before serving.
  • 17
    Garnish with shipped cream, if desired.
  • 18
    Cover; refrigerate leftover cheesecake.

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