National Chocolate Cheesecake Day - March 6th
March 6th is National Chocolate Cheesecake Day
here's a recipe to help you celebrate... ENJOY!!
Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake
2 cups graham crackers
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
3 Tablespoons milk
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chocolate chips, melted & cooled
3 packages cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup sugar
Mix all ingredients and press onto bottom and 1-inch up sides of a 9 or 10-inch springform pan.
Pour on melted caramel/pecan mixture and chill for 30 minutes.
Melt caramels with milk in small saucepan or in microwave. Stir until smooth, stir in pecans.
Beat cream cheese at high speed until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar, mixing well.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well to incorporate.
Stir in melted, cooled chocolate and vanilla. Beat until well blended.
Bake at 350 for 40 to 50 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool.
Refrigerate at least 3 hours.
Garnish with whipped cream; drizzle with caramel and chocolate, if desired.
Serves: 12 to 14.
This recipe and many others can be found in the Culinary Memories of Merridun, A Collection of Our Most Requested Recipes by Peggy Waller from The Inn at Merridun, Union, South Carolina.
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