No one will guess they're eating "light" when they take a bite of this creamy dessert from Connie Staal of Greenbrier, Arkansas. The cookie crumb crust holds a rich cream cheese filling dotted with mini chocolate chips.
"I created this easy reduced-fat take on cheesecake for my mom, who loves chocolate but not the calories," reports Theresa McEndree of Hall, Montana. "People can't believe it's light. Just one small slice will satisfy your sweet tooth!"
Family and friends always "ooh" and "aah" when I bring out this tempting cheesecake after holiday dinners! Filled with peanut butter and cream cheese and drizzled with chocolate in a fudge crust, it's a showstopper.
This recipe proves that you can bake terrific tasting cheesecakes with less fat. I call it the "Skinny Turtle" because layers of caramel and nuts top the graham cracker crust, complementing the chocolate cheesecake. —Tamara Trouten of Fort Wayne, Indiana
Everyone's a chocolate lover when it comes to this special dessert. "It melts in your mouth!" and "Very smooth and fudgy!" are typical comments I've heard after guests take a bite. For a fun taste twist, spoon cherry or strawberry topping over each slice.
Our daughter first astounded us with her cooking talents when she made this cheesecake at 13 years of age. With a unique cookie crumb crust and extra-creamy filling, people think this dessert was made by a gourmet baker!
—Kathleen Gualano, Cary, Illinois
The line at the dessert table convinced me this cake was a winner when I served it at a party. It makes a pretty presentation, baking up nice and high. The zippy lime and gingersnap flavors really come through.
With seven children and 15 grandchildren, Mary Walker of Berlin, Maryland favors desserts that serve a bunch. "Here's a special treat that will easily satisfy the chocolate cravings of up to 16 hungry people," she confirms.