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Grasshopper Cheesecake

Grasshopper Cheesecake
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 7 hr 40 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 16

"Grasshopper" is the whimsical name given to the delectable combination of mint (usually tinted green) and chocolate. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Crust

1
(9-oz.) pkg. chocolate wafer cookies, crushed (1 3/4 cups)
1/4
cup margarine or butter, melted

Filling

4
eggs
3
(8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1
cup sugar
2
cups sour cream
3
oz. semi-sweet chocolate, melted
1/4
cup crème de cacao
1/4
cup green crème de menthe

Topping

3
oz. semi-sweet chocolate, melted
1/2
cup sour cream

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. In medium bowl, combine crust ingredients; mix well. Press mixture in bottom and 2 inches up sides of ungreased 10-inch springformpan.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat eggs. Add cream cheese and sugar; beat until smooth. Add 2 cups sour cream; blend well. Divide mixture in half. Stir 3 oz. melted chocolate and creme de cacao into half of mixture; pour into crust-lined pan. Stir creme de menthe into remaining mixture. Carefully spoon over chocolate mixture.
  • 3
    Bake at 325°F. for 65 to 80 minutes or until center is set. (To minimize cracking, place shallow pan half full of hot water on lower oven rack during baking.) Cool 2 hours or until completely cooled.
  • 4
    In small bowl, combine topping ingredients; mix well. Spread over top of cooled cheesecake. If desired, make spiral design with frosting comb or fork. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • 5
    Just before serving, carefully remove sides of pan. Store in refrigerator.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
Calories from Fat
290
% Daily Value
Total Fat
32g
49%
Saturated Fat
18g
90%
Cholesterol
115mg
38%
Sodium
280mg
12%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 6 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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