Fat-free cottage cheese and sour cream, plus light cream cheese, make this lightened Snickers cheesecake taste more decadent than it really is. Each slice of this dessert recipe has fewer than 300 calories and 7 grams of fat.
2/3 cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs (about 5 cookie sheets)
2 cups fat-free cottage cheese
1 (8-ounce) tub light cream cheese
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1/4 cup fat-free caramel sundae syrup, divided
2 (2.07-ounce) chocolate-coated caramel-peanut nougat bars (such as Snickers), chopped and divided
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 300°.
Sprinkle crumbs into bottom and halfway up sides of a 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray.
Combine cheeses in a food processor; process 2 minutes or until smooth. Add brown sugar and next 6 ingredients (brown sugar through egg whites); process just until blended. Pour half of batter into prepared pan. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons syrup; sprinkle with half of chopped candy bar. Pour remaining batter into pan; drizzle with 2 tablespoons syrup. Bake at 300° for 50 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining chopped candy bar; bake 10 minutes or until almost set. Turn oven off; let cheesecake stand for 1 hour in oven with door closed. Remove cheesecake from oven; cool to room temperature. Cover and chill at least 8 hours.