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  • Almond Joy Cheesecake by heavenleighmom

    Almond Joy Cheesecake

    1 and 1 / 2 cups chocolate wafer cookie crumbs
    (28 - 30 cookies)
    3 tbsp sugar
    1 / 4 cup butter or margarine, melted
    4 (8oz) pkgs cream cheese, softened
    3 large eggs
    1 cup sugar
    1 (14oz) pkg faked coconut
    1 (11.5oz) pkg milk chocolate chips
    1 / 2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    1 / 2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    toasted chopped almonds, optional

    In a bowl, blend cookie crumbs, 3 tbsp sugar and margarine. Press mixture
    into bottom fo 10-inch springform pan. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Cool. In
    a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, eggs and 1 cup sugar at medium speed
    until fluffy. Stir in coconut, milk chocolate chips, 1 / 2 cup almonds and
    vanilla. Pour into pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour. Cool on a wire rack. Place
    semi-sweet chocolate chips in a zip-lock plastic bag; seal. Submerge bag in
    warm water until morsels melt. Snip a tiny hole in 1 corner of bag; drizzle
    chocolate over cheesecake. Garnish with toasted almonds. Refrigerate,
    covered, for at least 8 hours. If desired, refrigerate for up to 5 days.
    Last edited by wishingstar; 07-07-2006, 09:08 PM.