Cheesecake Success Tip
To help avoid cracking during the cooling
process, run a sharp knife around the inside edge of the pan so that the cake
can pull away freely as it contracts.
Some cheesecakes, particularly dense ones, sink when cooled. If your cheesecake
falls or cracks, remember that it doesn't affect the texture or flavor. Simply
garnish with whipped cream, sour cream, berries, nuts or a layer of chocolate
ganache and no one will know.
Snickers Cheesecake Squares
2 C. Oreo Sandwich Cookie Crumbs
1/4 C. butter, melted
4 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened
1 C. sugar
1 t. vanilla
4 bars (2.07 oz) Snickers, chopped, divided
Mix crumbs and butter. Press onto bottom of 13 x 9 inch baking pan.
Mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until
well blended. Add eggs; mix until blended. Gently stir in 1 cup of the chopped
candy bars. Pour into crust. Sprinkle with remaining chopped candy bars.
Bake at 350°F for 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3
hours or overnight. Cut into squares.
Variation: Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bars: Prepare and bake as directed. Cut
into 32 bars. Place bars on wire rack. Melt 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
with 2 tablespoons shortening. Pour over bars to completely cover with