Chocolate Almond Cheesecake

Recipe by Courtly
READY IN: 1hr 45mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    cups finely crushed vanilla wafers
  • 1
    cup finely chopped almonds, toasted
  • 13
    cup sugar
  • 12
    cup butter, melted
  • Filling
  • 1
    (1/4 ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 12
    cup milk
  • 2
    (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 12
  • 14 - 12
    teaspoon almond extract
  • 1
    (11 1/2 ounce) package milk chocolate chips, melted and cooled
  • milk chocolate kiss, unblanched
  • 1
    whole almonds
  • additional whipped cream
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, almonds and sugar; stir in butter.
  • Press onto the bottom and 1 3/4 inches up the sides of a greased 9 inch springform pan.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • In a small saucepan, soften gelatin in milk; let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Cook and stir over medium heat until gelatin is dissolved.
  • Cool to room temperature, about 6 minutes.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream and almonds extract until smooth.
  • Beat in melted chocolate and gelatin mixture.
  • Fold in whipped cream.
  • Spoon into crust.
  • Cover and chill for 6 hours or overnight.
  • Just before serving, run a knife around edge of pan to loosen.
  • Remove sides of pan.
  • Garnish with chocolate kisses, almonds and additional whipped cream.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.
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