Celebrate the Season - Fall Baking Recipe Magazine Contest 2010 shared by Diane Neibling from Overland Park, KS
cups crushed chocolate wafer cookies (about 25 cookies)
cup butter or margarine, melted
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
bars (fun-size) candy, unwrapped, cut into quarters (about 2 cups)
Heat oven to 300°F. Spray 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. To minimize cracking, place shallow pan half full of hot water on lower oven rack.
In medium bowl, mix cookie crumbs, sugar and butter. Press on bottom of pan. In large bowl, beat cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk with electric mixer until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time, just until blended. Stir in vanilla and candy. Pour over crust.
Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until edge of cheesecake is set at least 2 inches from edge of pan but center of cheesecake still jiggles slightly when moved. Run small metal spatula around edge of pan to loosen cheesecake. Turn oven off; open door at least 4 inches. Let cheesecake remain in oven 30 minutes. Cool in pan on cooling rack 30 minutes. Refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight.
Just before serving, run small metal spatula around edge of pan; carefully remove side of pan. Cover and refrigerate any remaining cheesecake.
"Here’s a great way to use up those leftover Halloween candy bars!" Diane Neibling
Use your choice of candy bars, mixing and matching flavors if you like. Buy on sale after Halloween or use your kids’ leftovers.
To easily cut cheesecake, dip the knife into water and wipe with paper towel after every cut.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
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% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 1 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.