Sunday, March 20, 2011

Chocolate Toffee Cheesecake


PERFECTLY  DELICIOUS!!


I hadn't made a cheesecake for a while and was kind of itching to try something I had never made before so I concocted this one on Saturday. It's rich and creamy and super yummy. Lucky for us we had a fellowship lunch at church on Sunday so we didn't have to try to eat it all by ourselves!


I had some plain chocolate cookie wafers in the cupboard that I thought needed to be used up so I made plenty of crust and pressed it all the way up the sides of the pan. The brown sugar gives it it's pretty golden color and the toffee bits are so yummy! I added plenty of those. Four layers of them! Yum!



Preheat oven to 300°.

For the crust:
2½ cups crushed chocolate cookies
3 tablespoons white sugar
½ teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoons butter, melted

Mix together and press into a non stick sprayed 10 inch Springform pan.

For the cheesecake:
32 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon almond extract

1½ cups Heath Bar bits, divided into fourths

For the topping:
8 ounces sour cream
½ cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla

Beat cream cheese and sugar in a bowl until well mixed. Beat in eggs 1 at a time, mixing well after each and scraping down the sides of the bowl with each addition. (Overbeating at this point causes cracks in the finished product). Add the extracts and mix again.

Sprinkle a fourth of the heath bits over crust.


Pour ½ of cheesecake filling over this. Sprinkle with another fourth of Heath bits.


Gently pour the rest of the filling over this and spread evenly. Sprinkle another fourth of Heath bits over the top.


Place cheesecake on a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour. Turn oven off and prop door open with a wooden spoon handle and let cheesecake in oven for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and gently spread topping over cheesecake then return to the oven with the door closed for another 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Refrigerate overnight, covered. Remove from Springform pan to serve. Garnish as desired.


Here I put a little chocolate and caramel topping over top, and more Heath bits :) or you can leave it plain. Either way it's delicious and it sure didn't last long!

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27 comments:

  1. This pretty much looks fantastic! Mmmm!!

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  2. This one looks pretty good too.

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  3. Now I don't know if I want to try this or the Chocolate Mocha Pie...maybe I'll take a sliver of each. :o)

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  4. I love chocolate and caramel together...it looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for the tip about not overbeating the cream cheese, sugar and eggs...I did not know that!

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  5. Yum! My hubs loves toffee, and I love making cheesecake, but have never made a toffee cheesecake. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Hi, I saw your link at Debbie's Newbie Party. I have a link there for a Banana Heath Bar Pie. I didn't realize your recipe called for Heath bar bits until I started reading. I love to make cheesecakes and this one looks like a winner.
    Jane
    http://cottageatthecrossroads.com

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  7. Ok this looks amazing. Quite possibly the next dessert I make! Visiting from Debbie's.
    I love to cook, too!
    Amanda

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  8. I love the height of your cheesecake. You are so good to have shared this with everyone!

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  9. Chocolate and toffee in a cheesecake ... sounds like a great combo!

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  10. I would like to invite you to join in on a RECIPE LINK PARTY on my blog!

    http://larkscountryheary.blogspot.com/
    "Made it on Monday" is a WEEKLY link. You can submit your recipes every Wed.-Sat. or as often as you like. there will be prizes often :)

    I hope to see your recipes soon.
    *I am your newest follower*

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  11. hiya visiting from debbis newbie party x omg what are you trying to do my hips ???lol x tfs hope to see youat mine soon x
    xmaggie

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  12. gotta write this one down... it looks so yummy!!

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  13. Looks absolutely delicious!! Thanks for sharing.

    Pam

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  14. Wow... this looks fantastic! I'm definitely trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe! Michelle

    PS I popped over from Debbie's newbie party.

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  15. this looks deeeeeeelicious!! Seriously pretty and yummy looking. I am not a baker so I really appreciate when someone can put together something so impressive!

    Stopping by via Debbiedoos Blog. I love love love the idea of a newbie blog hop, so fantastic.

    I wanted to make sure to come and give you a very warm welcome to the blogsphere and let you know we are having lots of fun over on my blog and you are invited!

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  16. I'm on the Cheescake hunt!
    Droooool
    Thank you for sharing,
    would love it if your shared here too:
    http://choochmagooz.blogspot.com/2011/03/food-fight-friday-who-cut-cheese.html

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  17. It looks absolutely wonderful. Toffee is so underrated!

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  18. Looks delicious! I love cheesecake and with Heath bars chopped up it would be divine. Yum! Thanks for linking up!
    Sherry

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  19. Cheesecake is a vice of mine! Thanks for supporting my habit. :) Thank you for linking up to my K.I.S.S. blog bash last week. This weeks blog bash is in full swing again!! If you haven't already please be sure & link up more of your creativity, I look forward to seeing all your great ideas. :)

    Drop by The Tattered Tag

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  20. Oh, my! This is the biggest temptation for me that you've linked so far! Cheesecake is one of my absolute favorite desserts - and with chocolate and toffee...IRRESISTIBLE!!!

    Thanks for linking all of your totally tempting treats to the party!

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  21. What a neat post! Thank you for sharing!

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  22. This looks so yummy! I'm going to have to try it! Thanks for linking up to Wicked Awesome Wednesday.

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  23. Wow! That looks so delicious. I wish I had a big piece right now. Would love it if you could visit my dessert linky party at A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

    http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/05/sweet-indulgences-sunday-4.html

    Kim

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  24. This looks absolutely to die for! Beautiful photo. I really would like a slice of this cheesecake right now!

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