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Chocolate-Marbled Cheesecake Dessert

 Chocolate-Marbled Cheesecake Dessert
This recipe features three kinds of chocolate--baking cocoa, hot fudge topping and chocolate chips! A small piece is all you need to round out a holiday dinner.
12-16 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup hot fudge ice cream topping
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • Milk chocolate or striped chocolate kisses, optional

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and 1/2 cup sugar until light and
  • fluffy. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to creamed
  • mixture and mix well. Press into a greased 8-in. square baking dish;
  • set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and remaining sugar until smooth.
  • Add eggs and vanilla; beat on low speed just until combined. Remove
  • 1 cup to a small bowl; beat in fudge topping. Spread 1 cup over
  • crust; spread with remaining cream cheese mixture.
  • Stir melted chips into remaining fudge mixture; drop by teaspoonfuls

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Chocolate-Marbled Cheesecake Dessert (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • over cream cheese layer. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Garnish with kisses
  • if desired. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 235 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 158 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.