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Special Pleasure Chocolate Cheesecake

When I have time, I enjoy making cheesecakes. In fact, I’ve come up with a couple of my own recipes, and one of them won second prize at a local baking contest. I like this fail-proof dessert because it’s so easy to prepare and has just the right mix of ingredients to make it a special pleasure for any palate! —Benjamin Clark, Warsaw, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    24 servings


  • 1 package (18 ounces) ready-to-bake refrigerated triple-chocolate cookie dough
  • 1 package (8 ounces) milk chocolate toffee bits
  • 1 package (9-1/2 ounces) Dove dark chocolate candies
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream


  • Let dough stand at room temperature for 5-10 minutes to soften. Press nine portions of dough into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish (save remaining dough for another use). Set aside 2 tablespoons toffee bits for garnish; sprinkle remaining toffee bits over dough.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate candies; stir until smooth. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk and yogurt until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in vanilla and melted chocolate. Pour over crust.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Garnish with whipped cream and reserved toffee bits.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 290 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Merisa
    Nov 1, 2013

    In the process of making this cheescake. I did find the triple chicolate cookie dough. Nestle roll house makes it in the 1 lb squares. However there is no way for 9 squares to cover bottom of pan. I am using more hope it turns out....

  • MishaMarie
    Apr 4, 2012

    I could not find the triple chocolate cookie dough so I used chocolate chip cookie dough. I also used regular toffee bits instead of the milk chocolate toffee bits. The cheesecake was wonderful! I made this for a birthday party and everyone loved it. It was also handy to bake up in a 13x9" pan for travel and amount of servings.

  • sueqb
    Apr 9, 2011

    I wonder what Benjamin Clark uses instead of the triple chocolate cookie dough. I have always made it with that dough which they don't make any more. Can someone e-mail him? It was delicious every time! (a real crowd pleaser.)

  • jkbeachdream07
    Dec 19, 2010

    I had to bake this cheesecake for 65 minutes. I also couldn't taste the toffee. I used mini brownie bites refrigerated dough because I couldn't find the cookie dough called for. But this is a delicious cheesecake.

  • Jeeper
    Feb 25, 2010

    Very good chocolate cheesecake recipe. I substituted the triple chocolate cookie dough with chocolate chip cookie dough and the milk chocolate toffee bits with plain toffee bits.