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       Title: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cheesecake
  Categories: Cheesecakes, Chocolate
       Yield: 1 servings
  
            Chocolate cookie crust:
            =* see note
       1 c  Vanilla wafer crumbs (about
            -30
            Wafers; crushed)
     1/4 c  Hershey’s cocoa
     1/4 c  Powdered sugar
     1/4 c  Butter or margarine; melted
       3 pk Cream cheese; (8 oz. each)
            Softened
       1 c  Sugar
       3 tb All-purpose flour
       1 ts Pumpkin pie spice
       1 c  Canned pumpkin
       4    Eggs
   1 1/2 c  Mini chips semi-sweet chocol
            -ate
            Chocolate leaves; **
  
   Recipe by: www.hersheys.com
      Prepare CHOCOLATE COOKIE CRUST. Increase oven
   temperature to 400 F. In large mixer bowl, beat cream
   cheese, sugar, flour and pumpkin pie spice until well
   blended. Add pumpkin and eggs; beat until well blended.
   Stir insmall chocolate chips; pour batter into prepared
   crust. Bake 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 250F;
   continue baking 50 minutes. Remove from oven to wire rack.
   With knife, loosen cake from side of pan. Cool completely;
   remove side of pan. Refrigerate before serving. Prepare and
   garnish with CHOCOLATE LEAVES, if desired. Cover;
   refrigerate leftover cheesecake. 10 to 12 servings.
   
   * CHOCOLATE COOKIE CRUST: Heat oven to 350 F. In medium
   bowl, stir together 1 cup vanilla wafer crumbs (about 30
   wafers), 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa, 1/4 cup powdered sugar
   and 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter or margarine. Press
   mixture firmly onto bottom and 1/2 inch up side of 9-inch
   springform pan. Bake 8 minutes; cool slightly** CHOCOLATE
   LEAVES: Thoroughly wash and dry several non-toxic leaves.
   In small microwave-safe bowl, place 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S MINI
   CHIPS Semi-Sweet Chocolate. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 30 to
   45 seconds or until smooth when stirred. With small
   soft-bristled pastry brush, brush melted chocolate on backs
   of leaves. (Avoid getting chocolate on leaf front; removal
   may be difficult when chocolate hardens.) Place on wax
   paper-covered cookie sheet; refrigerate until very firm.
   Beginning at stem, carefully pull green leaves from
   chocolate leaves; refrigerate until ready to
   use.JmHershey’s is a registered trademark of Hershey Foods
   Corporation. Recipe may be reprinted courtesy of the
   Hershey Kitchens.
  
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