This Easy Springtime Cheesecake makes a delicious and elegant dessert.
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, melted
- 36 NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER or Milk Chocolate NestEggs
- 3 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- 1 container (16 oz.) sour cream
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
PREHEAT oven to 350° F.
GREASE bottom and side of 9-inch springform pan.
COMBINE graham cracker crumbs and butter in medium bowl. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Place in freezer for 5 minutes.
SET aside 12 Nestlé NestEggs to use for garnish. Unwrap and cut remaining Nestlé NestEggs in quarters.
BEAT cream cheese and sugar in large mixer bowl until fluffy. Beat in vanilla extract. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sprinkle cut Nestlé NestEggs over bottom of crust to 1/2-inch from edge. Pour filling into crust.
BAKE for 50 minutes or until center is set and edges begin to crack. Cool for 2 minutes before adding sour cream topping.
COMBINE sour cream, sugar and vanilla extract in medium bowl; mix well. Spread over surface of warm cheesecake. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
REFRIGERATE for several hours or overnight. Remove side of springform pan. Garnish each slice with one unwrapped Nestlé NestEgg.
NOTE: Try substituting 1 1/2 cups NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Milk Chocolate Morsels or Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels in place of 36 NESTLÉ NestEggs.
Sprinkle 1 cup morsels over bottom of crust before pouring filling into crust. After cheesecake is baked and cooled, sprinkle 1/2 cup morsels around top edge of cheesecake as garnish.
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I tried this last night and WOW, this is great! The butterfingers adds a little something extra that really "makes" this a great dessert. Fairly easy to make and tastes like you spent the day baking!
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