Prep1 hr 30 mins
These is a terrific dessert bar recipe that I found in the Chicago Sun-Times, originally from a holiday baking brochure put out by Land O'Lakes.
- Crust: combine cookie crumbs and melted butter and mix well; press into the bottom of an ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan.
- Filling: combine whipping cream and coffee granules and let stand for 5 minutes, or until coffee dissolves.
- In a large bowl of an electric mixer, combine cream cheese and sugar; beat, scraping the bowl often, until creamy, about 1 minute; add reserved coffee mixture, eggs and vanilla; beat, scraping often, just until combined; pour over reserved crust and bake in a preheated 350° oven for 20-25 minutes, or until center is nearly set; remove from oven and cool on a wire rack for one hour.
- Topping: Place whipping cream in a small saucepan and heat over medium just until it comes to a boil, about one minute; remove from heat and add chocolate chips, stirring until melted; spread over cheesecake and refrigerate until chocolate sets, about 1 hour.