1 cup (16 to 18 crackers) round snackcrackers (such as Ritz), finely crushed 1 cup pecans, finely chopped 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTL ® TOLL HOUSE®Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels – divided use 4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature 1/2 cup granulated sugar 4 large eggs 1 (16-ounce) package NESTL ® TOLL HOUSE® RefrigeratedPeanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Dough
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
Combine cracker crumbs, pecans and butterin large bowl; mix well. Press onto bottom of 9-inch springformpan. Bake for 8 minutes.
Place 1 2/3 cups morsels in medium, microwave-safedish. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morselsmay retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwaveat additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just untilsmooth.
Beat cream cheese and sugar in large mixerbowl for about 3 minutes or until completely smooth and creamyin texture. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after eachaddition. Fold melted chocolate into cream cheese mixture andcontinue folding until mixture is uniform in color.
Spoon approximately 1/3 of cream cheesemixture into springform pan; spread mixture evenly over crust.Cut 10 cookie dough bar squares in half; roll into balls. Place12 around 1-inch from outer edge, 6 in the middle and 2 in thecenter. Spoon remaining batter gently over dough balls; smoothdown top.
Bake for 45 minutes or until edge is setbut center still moves slightly. Refrigerate for at least 4 hoursor overnight.
Cut remaining cookie dough squares inhalf; roll into balls. Bake to desired doneness. Melt remaining1/3 cup morsels and spread or drizzle over top of cheesecake.Garnish each cheesecake slice with a cookie or crumble the cookiesand sprinkle around edge of the cheesecake.
Makes 16 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16of recipe): Calories: 640 Calories from Fat: 420 Total Fat: 46g Saturated Fat: 22 g Cholesterol: 125 mg Sodium: 460 mg Carbohydrates:42 g Dietary Fiber: 3 g Sugars: 35 g Protein: 11 g
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