Chocolate Cheesecake Squares

It’s too warm for something this heavy, I know. But the weather here was pretty dismal for a couple of weeks running, so I took chance on a recipe I found here and was not disappointed. I made a couple of adjustments and will list the recipe I used. Put this in your back pocket until November.

1 1/2 c graham cracker crumbs (in Germany, you can use crushed Leibniz cookies)
1/3 c melted butter
8 oz (220 g) cream cheese, room temperature
1 c sour cream
1/3 c unsweetened cocoa powder
2 T cornstarch
3/4 c sugar
1 large egg plus one egg white
1 c semisweet chocolate chips (I think I only used 1/2 c)
1/2 t vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 325 F° (163 C°). Mix crumbs and butter together and press into an even crust in the bottom of a 9×9 baking dish. Set aside.
2. Blend cream cheese and sour cream in food processor until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Add cocoa, cornstarch, vanilla, sugar, egg, and egg white; process until smooth. Pour into pan; sprinkle with chocolate chips.
3. Bake until just set, 35 to 40 minutes; cool completely in pan. Refrigerate at least 1 hour, but overnight is better. Makes 9 squares.

4 thoughts on “Chocolate Cheesecake Squares”

  1. christina

    Oh no, no, no, these cannot wait until November! We’ve supposedly got a spell of cooler weather arriving up north in the next few days so my kids are in for a treat.

    Christina/Mausi

    P.S. For some reason I can’t comment here using my Google account. It says I’m not a member of my own blog. Or something. :-(

  2. J

    mmmmm! I am so going to make that some day when the weather gets colder again (which is actually going to happen this week – but I’ll wait til autumn).

  3. Laura

    yumm, sounds tasty, will have to try

  4. Sarah

    @Mausi: Hooray for Schafskälte! I’m making a big pot of spaghetti sauce since it’s going to be chilly down this way, too.

    @J & Laura: Let me know what you think when you try them!

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