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
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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