1 cup graham cracker crumbs (or chocolate wafer cookie crumbs)
1/4 cup (1/2 stick/4 tbsp.) butter, melted
For Cheesecake Filling:
3 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups (12 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
Cool Whipped mixed with Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
Mix together the graham cracker crumbs (or chocolate wafer cookie crumbs) and the melted butter. Place mixture firmly in bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
Place all filling ingredients in a blender or food processor, blend or process until smooth. Pour into prepared crust. Bake at 300 degrees F (150 C) for one hour. Let cool at room temperature. Refrigerate cheesecake overnight before releasing sides of springform pan. Garnish cheesecake with chocolate curls, or top slices with Cool Whip mixed with Kahlua coffee liqueur, or decorate as desired.
Makes 12-16 servings.
Source: Ruth Goldman
Submitted By: Ruth Goldman
Date: October 1, 2003