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                    German Chocolate Cheesecake Squares
 
 Recipe By     : Taste of Home Magazine, April '95/Bob b1744
 Serving Size  : 36   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheesecakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      package       active dry yeast -- 1/4 oz.
      1/2  cup           warm water
      1/4  cup           sugar
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    1                    egg
      1/2  cup           butter or margarine -- softened
    2      c.            flour -- (2 to 2 1/2)
                         FILLING-
   19      ounces        cream cheese -- softened
      1/3  cup           baking cocoa
    1      cup           sugar
    3                    eggs
    2      teaspoons     vanilla
                         TOPPING-
      1/2  cup           sugar
    1                    egg
      1/2  cup           evaporated milk
      1/4  cup           butter or margarine
    1      teaspoon      vanilla
      2/3  cup           flaked coconut
      1/2  cup           chopped pecans
 
 In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add sugar, salt, egg, butter
 and 1 cup of the flour. Beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form
 a soft dough. Turn onto a floured board. Knead until smooth and elastic,
 about 3-5 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover
 and let rest for 20 minutes. Punch dough down. Press into the bottom and up
 the sides of a greased 15x10x1 baking pan. In a large mixing bowl, beat
 cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add cocoa and sugar. Beat until fluffy.
 Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla. Pour into crust. Bake at 350 F. for
 20-25 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool. In a saucepan, combine
 first four topping ingredients. Cook over Low heat until thick, about 8-10
 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat, stir in vanilla, coconut
 and nuts. Spread over cooled cake. Chill at least 1 hour. Store in
 refrigerator. 
 
                    
 
 
 
 
 
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 NOTES : Submitted by: Jerry Minerich of Westminster, Co. His favorite dessert
 recipe. 
 
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