Candy Bar Cheesecake

If you're going to have a treat, why not go all the way, like this over-the-top combo of chocolate cookies, cheesecake and yummy candy bars.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 4 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 12

Ingredients

Crust

2
cups chocolate cookie crumbs (from 15-oz box)
1/3
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted

Filling

2
milk chocolate-covered peanut, caramel and nougat candy bars (3.7 oz each), unwrapped
3
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1
cup packed brown sugar
1
container (8 oz) sour cream
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs

Topping

Milk chocolate ice cream topping, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In ungreased 9-inch springform pan, mix cookie crumbs and granulated sugar. Drizzle melted butter over mixture; toss with fork until well combined. Firmly press mixture in bottom and 2 inches up side of pan to form crust.
  • 2 Cut each candy bar in half lengthwise; cut each half into 8 pieces. Set aside. In large bowl, beat cream cheese and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in sour cream, vanilla and eggs until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl once. Stir in candy pieces. Pour mixture into crust-lined pan.
  • 3 Bake 1 1/4 hours or until knife inserted slightly off center comes out clean (center will be slightly jiggly). Cool completely in pan on wire rack, about 1 hour.
  • 4 Carefully remove side of pan. Refrigerate until chilled before serving, at least 2 hours.
  • 5 Cut cheesecake into wedges; place on individual dessert plates. Drizzle each serving with ice cream topping. Store in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    580
    (
    Calories from Fat
    320),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    36g
    36%
    (Saturated Fat
    20g,
    20%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    120mg
    120%;
    Sodium
    410mg
    410%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    54g
    54%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    44g
    44%
    ),
    Protein
    9g
    9%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    25%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    3 1/2 Starch; 7 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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