Friday, April 30, 2010

Coffee Toffee Cheesecake

This recipe is from the April/May 2010 Taste of home Magazine.
Coffee Toffee Cheesecake Recipe

2-1/2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs

1/2 cup butter, melted

2 tablespoons sugar


1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

4 teaspoons instant coffee granules

3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

1-1/3 cups sugar

1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) sour cream

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon salt

3 eggs, lightly beaten

4 Heath candy bars (1.4 ounces each), chopped

1 dark chocolate candy bar (1.45 ounces)


Place a greased 9-in. springform pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square). Securely wrap foil around pan. In a small bowl, combine wafer crumbs, butter and sugar. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of prepared pan. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chips and cream; stir until smooth. Stir in coffee granules until dissolved. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the sour cream, vanilla and salt; gradually beat in chocolate mixture. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour into crust. Place springform pan in a large baking pan; add 1-1/2 in. of hot water to larger pan.

Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until center is just set and top appears dull. Remove springform pan from water bath. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with Heath bars.

Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Chop the dark chocolate candy bar; melt in a microwave and stir until smooth. Drizzle over top of cheesecake. Yield: 12 servings.

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