Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

By: Mr. Food
By: Mr. Food

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

This is no ordinary cheesecake! If you like ooey, gooey chocolate-covered cherries, grab a fork and a tall glass of ice-cold milk and get ready to indulge in our awesome Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake!

Serves: 8

Chilling Time: 1 hr

Cooking Time: 35 min

What You'll Need:
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino cherries, well drained, divided
1/2 cup (3-ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 (9-inch) graham cracker pie crust
1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/4 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
What To Do:
1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2.In a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and continue beating until thoroughly combined.

3.Set aside 8 cherries for garnish, then coarsely chop rest. Add chopped cherries and chocolate chips to cream cheese mixture; mix well, then pour into pie crust.

4.Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until center is firm. Chill 1 hour, then spread on whipped topping and sprinkle with cocoa. Garnish with remaining cherries. Cover loosely and chill until ready to serve.

•Feel free to substitute 2 cups fresh whipped cream in place of the whipped topping.

•And for tips on how to make the perfect cheesecake, click here!



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