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Thursday, April 8, 2010

SNICKERS CHEESECAKE (Submited by Feena Rickard for the Recipe Contest)

SNICKERS CHEESECAKE- feel privileged I am sharing this one, i keep it under lock and key!

Crust: 30 Oreos
6 T. butter (unsalted), melted
2 T. water

Filling: 24 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
8 oz. sour cream
1 c. sugar
5 Snickers, chopped
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Glaze: 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ c. heavy whipping cream
2 T. butter (unsalted)

Garnish: coarsely chopped Snickers
semi-sweet chocolate chips

Crust: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter sides and bottom of 9 inch spring form pan. In food processor, process cookies until fine crumbs form. Add butter and water; process until crumbs are moist. Press crumbs over bottom and almost to top of pan.

Filling: In large bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in sour cream and sugar. Stir in Snickers and chocolate chips. Pour into crust. Place pan on baking sheet. Bake 65 to 70 minutes, until golden and puffed. Let cool on rack. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours before proceeding to next step.

Run knife around edges of pan to loosen; remove sides of pan. Lift cake off pan bottom with large spatula and transfer to serving plate.

Glaze: Prepare after refrigeration. Place chocolate chips, cream, and butter in bowl. Microwave for one minute; stir. Microwave for 3o seconds until chips are melted; stir until smooth. Let cool slightly until thickened but pourable.

Glaze/Decorate: Drizzle glaze over top or pour into center and spread to edge. Garnish and refrigerate at least one hour before serving.

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