Chocolate Royal Cheesecake Squares

Southern Living Cooking School
Chocolate Royal Cheesecake SquaresRecipe
Prep: 20 min., Bake: 55 min., Cool: 30 min., Chill: 4 hr.
Makes 32 squares


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24 cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed (about 2 cups)
1/4 cup butter, melted
4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (8-ounce) package semisweet chocolate baking squares, melted and slightly cooled
4 large eggs


1. Pulse cookie crumbs and butter in a food processor 5 times or until blended. Press firmly onto bottom of a 13- x 9-inch baking pan.

2. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes.

3. Beat cream cheese and next 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add melted chocolate, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating at low speed just until blended after each addition. Pour filling evenly over prepared crust.

4. Bake at 325° for 45 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack 30 minutes or until completely cool. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours. Cut into 32 squares.

Created date

October 2007