|Makes: 12 servings|
|1 cup crushed chocolate wafer crumbs|
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Strawberries and white chocolate shavings, optional
|1. In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Set aside.|
2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and flour until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low just until combined. Stir in vanilla and melted chocolate just until blended. Pour filling over crust.
3. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
4. Garnish slices with strawberries and chocolate shavings if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.
1 slice: 411 calories, 26g fat (15g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 211mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.