Thursday, December 22, 2016

Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake Squares


A very festive and very special Christmas treat that I have made for quite a few Christmases ... Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake Squares! The best of both chocolate, and cheesecake ... we love this recipe!

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Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake Squares


Course: Cookies & Snacks
Prep Time: 55 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Total Time: 1 hr 30 min
Serves: 49

Ingredients

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 14 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 14 cup butter melted
  • FILLING:
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese softened
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 14 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • COATING:
  • 24 ounces semisweet chocolate chopped
  • 3 tablespoons shortening

Directions

  1. Line a 9-in.-square baking pan with foil and grease the foil. In a small bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, pecans and butter. Press into prepared pan; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and sour cream until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour over crust. Bake at 325° for 35-40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack. Freeze overnight.
  3. In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Cool slightly.
  4. Using foil, lift cheesecake out of pan. Gently peel off foil; cut cheesecake into 1-1/4-in. squares. Work with a few pieces at a time for dipping; keep remaining squares refrigerated until ready to dip.
  5. Using a toothpick, completely dip squares, one at a time, in melted chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Spoon additional chocolate over the tops if necessary to coat. (Reheat chocolate if needed to finish dipping.) Let stand for 20 minutes or until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer. Yield: 49 squares.
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Press graham cracker mixture into prepared pan.

Mix cream cheese mixture, pour into pan, and bake. Cool on rack; then freeze overnight.
Foil-lined pan in background is this recipe ...

After cutting into squares, dip into melted chocolate.



This recipe takes a bit of effort to make, but it is so worth it! Chocolate and Cheesecake - the perfect combination! 


2 comments:

  1. Oh, they look divine! I'll have to try making them next year. You're such a great cook! Merry Christmas!

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    1. And Merry Christmas to you, Janis! May you have a wonderful, memorable Christmas with those you love!

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