Cheater’s Chocolate Lover’s Cheesecake

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I asked my hubby what treat he wanted me to make for his dad’s visit (why do I ask these things?), and he said they would just love a good cheesecake.  Cheesecake?  Really? When Memorial Day is right around the corner and there are about a jillion yummy fruity recipes that I’d like to try out?

 

But, since I did ask (and it really was what he wanted. . .), I made an old recipe that I found forever ago in the Hershey’s Chocolate Lover’s Cookbook It was perfect, and the best part is that it’s just soooooo easy.  It tastes like a “real” cheesecake that’s been slaved over, but takes less than ten minutes to put together and always turns out perfectly! Now, if you’re like me (and would rather make something a little festive this weekend. . . ) try out Strawberries and Cream, Fresh Cherry Cobbler, Simply Delicious Blackberry Cobbler, Easy Blackberry Cobbler, Blueberry Cobbler Dump Cake. . .but if you have a cheesecake lover in your home too, this one’s for you. ;)

 

Cheater’s Chocolate Lover’s Cheesecake

Ingredients

  1. 2 packages cream cheese, softened
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  5. 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocoolate chips
  6. 1 prepared graham cracker crumb crust
  7. chocolate topping

Chocolate Topping Ingredients

  1. 1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  2. 2 tablespoons whipping cream

 

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 450.  Beat together softened cream cheese and sugar until well blended.
  2. Add in eggs and vanilla extract, beating well.  Then stir in 1 cup mini chocolate chips.
  3. Pour into graham cracker crust, and bake for 10 minutes.  Then, without opening the door on the oven, reduce heat in oven to 250 and bake an additional 20-25 minutes, or just until set.  Cool completely.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for several hours.  Then spread chocolate topping* over top.  Refrigerate for several minutes, and serve cold. Yummm!

 

*Chocolate Topping Directions

  1. In small bowl, mix together 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips and whipping cream.  Microwave for 20-30 seconds, and stir until smooth.  Cool slightly before pouring over cheesecake.

 

Looking for some Memorial Day Recipe Treats?  Here are a few to get you started . . .

 

Strawberries and Cream

Fresh Cherry Cobbler

 

Cherry Cheese Cobbler 

Blueberry Cobbler Dump Cake

Simply Delicious Blackberry Cobbler

 

Can you tell we love our cobbler around here? If you have a favorite Memorial Day Treat, I’d love to hear what it is! Take a minute to leave a comment and share!

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