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                       HEAVENLY CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheesecakes                      Desserts
                 Chocolate
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      cup           Vanilla Wafers -- Fine Crush
    1      cup           Ground Toasted Almonds
      1/2  cup           Butter -- Melted
      1/2  cup           Sugar
   12      ounce         Milk Chocolate Chips
      1/2  cup           Milk
    1      package       Env. Unflavored Gelatin
   16      ounce         Cream Cheese -- Softened
      1/2  cup           Sour Cream
      1/2  teaspoon      Almond Extract
      1/2  cup           Heavy Cream -- Whipped
                         Garnishes *
 
 * Garnishes to include whipped cream and chocolate shavings (optional).
 
 In large bowl, combine vanilla waver crumbs, almonds, butter and sugar; mix
 well.
 
 Pat firmly into 9-inch springform pan, covering bottom and 2 1/2 inches up the
 sides. Set aside. Melt over hot (not boiling) water milk chocolate chips; stir
 until smooth. Set aside. Pour milk into small saucepan; sprinkle gelatin on
 top. Set aside for 1 minute. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until
 gelatin dissolves. Set aside.
 
 In large bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, and melted chocolate chips;
 beat until fluffy. Beat in gelatin mixture and almond extract. Fold in whipped
 cream. Pour into prepared pan. Chill until firm (about 3 hours). Run knife
 around edge of cake to separate from pan; remove rim. Garnish with whipped
 cream and chocolate shavings, if desired.
 
 Makes 1 9-inch Cheesecake
 
 
 
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