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Easy Elegant No-Bake Cheesecake

Easy Elegant No-Bake CheesecakeThis elegant no-bake cheesecake will take center stage on any dessert table. A base of gelatin and cream cheese makes the perfect setting for pure semi-sweet chocolate and whipped cream.

Recipe Ingredients:

Crust:
1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 teaspoons granulated sugar

Cheesecake Filling:
1 (.25-ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin
2/3 cup water
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 (12-ounce) package NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, melted* and cooled
1 (14-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Crust: Mix graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar together in ungreased 9-inch springform pan; press firmly onto bottom.
  2. For Cheesecake Filling: Sprinkle gelatin over water in small saucepan; let stand for 1 minute. Warm over low heat, stirring constantly, just until gelatin dissolves. Remove from heat.
  3. Beat cream cheese and melted chocolate in large mixer bowl until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk. Stir in gelatin mixture; fold in whipped cream. Pour into prepared pan. Refrigerate for about 3 hours or until set. Run knife around edge of cheesecake; remove side of springform pan.

Makes 16 servings.

*Follow melting directions on package, or place morsels in a 2 or 4-cup glass measure and microwave on HIGH for 1 minute, STIR, then microwave for an additional 30 seconds on HIGH, and stir until melted. If still not completely melted, microwave an additional 15 seconds. (Chocolate morsels, or "chips", keep their shape when heated, so be watchful and STIR, because melting chocolate in the microwave can quickly go from "melted" to "burned".)

Tip: 2 prepared 9-inch graham cracker crusts can be substituted for the 9-inch springform crust. Divide filling evenly; refrigerate as above.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe): Calories: 410 Calories from Fat: 250 Total Fat: 28 g Saturated Fat: 17 g Cholesterol: 70 mg Sodium: 190 mg Carbohydrates: 35 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 29 g Protein: 6 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.