Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake

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READY IN: 1hr 35mins
SERVES: 12-14
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Crust
  • 2
    cups finely crushed cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, about 20 cookies, such as Oreos
  • 2
    tablespoons butter, melted
  • Cheesecake
  • 4
    (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 12
    cups sugar
  • 4
    large eggs
  • 2
    teaspoons vanilla
  • 1
    (11 1/2 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chunks, divided
  • 1 12
    cups coarsely crushed chocolate sandwich style cookies, about 14 cookies, such as Oreos
  • 13
    cup whipping cream
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DIRECTIONS

  • Stir together 2 cups cookie crumbs and butter and press into bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of a 9-inch springform pan.
  • Beat cream cheese and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended.
  • Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each.
  • Stir in vanilla, 1 cup chocolate chunks, and 1 1/2 cups crushed cookies.
  • Pour into prepared crust.
  • Bake at 325º for 55 minutes or until center is almost set.
  • Turn off oven; let cheesecake stand in oven with oven door partially open, 20 minutes.
  • Remove cheesecake from oven and cool in pan on wire rack 30 minutes.
  • Cover cheesecake and chill for 8 hours.
  • Release sides of pan.
  • Microwave remaining 3/4 cup chocolate chunks and whipping cream in a glass bowl at HIGH for 1 minute.
  • Stir until chocolate melts.
  • Chill this mixture for 30 minutes.
  • Pour evenly over cheesecake and serve.
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