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Chocolate Cheesecake Squares

Chocolate Cheesecake SquaresChocolate and cheesecake -- what a perfect dessert!

Recipe Ingredients:

Crust and Topping:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup finely chopped nuts
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted

2 (8-ounce each) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2/3 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Crust and Topping: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  2. Combine flour, nuts, brown sugar and butter in medium bowl; reserve 1 cup mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of prepared baking pan. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or just until light golden brown.
  3. For Filling: Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until smooth. Beat in eggs. Gradually beat in evaporated milk.
  4. Microwave morsels in medium, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10 to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Beat into cream cheese mixture. Pour over hot crust. Sprinkle with reserved topping mixture.
  5. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until center is set. Cool in pan to room temperature. Refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  6. Store in refrigerator after serving.

Makes 24 squares.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.