CHOCOLATE CHIP CHEESECAKE RECIPE

Indulge in a creamy cheesecake bursting with chocolate chips to satisfy your cravings! Featuring a chocolate crust, creamy cheesecake and silky ganache, this chocolate chip cheesecake is one of my favorites!

CHOCOLATE CHIP CHEESECAKE RECIPE

Ingredients
Crust
  1. 8 oreo cookies or any cream filled chocolate sandwich cookies
  2. 1/4 cup walnuts
  3. 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Cheesecake
  1. 2 1/2 cups (20 oz) cream cheese, room temperature
  2. 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, room temperature
  3. 3/4 cup Imperial Sugar® (or Dixie Crystals) Extra Fine Granulated Pure Cane Sugar
  4. 3 Safest Choice™ Pasteurized Eggs
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Ganache
  1. 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  2. 1/4 cup heavy cream

Instructions
  • Heat the oven to 325F. Grease a 9 inch heavy duty pan . Wrap the outside of the pan with aluminum foil.
  • In a food processor, add the Oreo cookies and the walnuts. Pulse until finely ground. Mix with the melted butter.
  • Press the crust evenly on the bottom of the prepared pan. Refrigerate for 5 minutes while making the cheesecake filling.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the cream cheese, yogurt and sugar. With the paddle attachment on, beat on low speed until just combined.
  • In a separate bowl, lightly whisk the eggs then add them to the cheese mixture. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • With a spatula, fold in 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
  • Pour the cheesecake filling over the prepared crust.