Sunday, December 27, 2009

Chocolate chip cheesecake fantasies

Chocolate chip cheesecake fantasies

1 ½ c. graham cracker crumbs

1 egg

2 Tbsp sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1/3 c. butter, melted

1 Tbsp grated orange peel

8 oz cream cheese, room temp

1 c. chopped walnuts or almonds

1 C. (6 oz) semi sweet chocolate pieces

1/3 c. sugar

2/3 c. flaked or shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, 2 Tbsp sugar and butter. Press mixture evenly in bottom of a 13X9” baking pan. Bake 7-8 min. In med bowl beat together cream cheese, 1/3 C. sugar, egg, vanilla and orange peel until blended. Spread evenly over baked crust. In a small bowl combine nuts, chocolate pieces and coconut. Sprinkle evenly over cream cheese mixture pressing lightly. Bake 25-30 min or until golden brown. Cool in pan. Cut cooled cookies into squares. Store in refrigerator.

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