Valentine Cheesecake

Valentine Cheesecake

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15
30 min.
prep
260 min.
total
12 Servings

This Valentine Cheesecake makes a delicious elegant dessert for that special Valentine dinner.

Ingredients

  • CRUST
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • CHEESECAKE
  • 36 NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER Hearts
  • 3 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • TOPPING
  • 1 container (16 oz.) sour cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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PREHEAT oven to 350° F.



FOR CRUST:

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.



FOR CHEESECAKE:

SET
aside 12 Nestlé Hearts to use for garnish. Unwrap and cut remaining Nestlé Hearts 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 Hearts 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.



FOR 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 Heart.

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Good but RICH

This was very good but VERY rich! I would chop the butterfinger hearts smaller than in 1/4's only because it leave very big chunks when chewing.

- SHANDRA DEAN from MONTGOMERY, TX

cant wait!

this looks SO GOOD! i cant wait to make this for my fiance for valentines day!

- Martha Kordowski from OCEANSIDE, CA

Unexciting Cheesecake

My favorite dessert is CHEESECAKE! I enjoy trying different recipes. Your Peanut butter cheesecake was outstanding. This Valentine cheesecake was easy to prepare, but nothing special in taste even with the Butterfingers inside.

- Linda Hughes from PHOENIX, AZ

OUTSTANDING CHEESECAKE

I made this for my husband as a Valentine's gift and he loved it. It was not that hard and turned out beautiful. It was a great success. I might use different candy next time I make it.

- DIANE GRIEB from HOWARD, PA

We enjoyed

We enjoyed this recipe. It was after Valentine's Day so I could not use the hearts. I substituted mini butterfingers instead. That worked fine.

- Carol Bedford from Mexico, MO

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 570
  • Calories from Fat: 350
  • Total Fat: 39g (60% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 23g (115% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 145mg (48% of DV)
  • Sodium: 330mg (14% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 48g (16% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (4% of DV)
  • Sugars: 37g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Vitamin A: 25% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 10% of DV
  • Iron: 8% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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