16 May 2006

Not exactly the best thing for the diet

I didn't get any sort of dessert on Mother's Day, so yesterday I decided to make something rich and chocolately. This was the first time I made this recipe, and it was fantastic! Very rich, so you only need a small piece, and then there's still leftovers for tomorrow!

Chocolate Cheesecake Squares
from Everyday Food

Nonstick cooking spray
8 chocolate wafer cookies
1 bar (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 cup sugar
1 large whole egg plus 1 large egg white
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Line with two crisscrossed pieces of parchment or wax paper, spraying between sheets. Spray lined pan; set aside.
  2. Process cookies in a food processor until finely ground. Gently press crumbs into bottom of prepared pan (do not rinse processor bowl).
  3. Blend cream cheese and sour cream in food processor until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Add cocoa, cornstarch, sugar, egg, and egg white; process until smooth. Pour into pan; sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  4. Bake until just set, 35 to 40 minutes; cool completely in pan. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Invert onto a tray; peel off paper, and reinvert crust side down. Cut into 9 squares
Per serving: 302 calories; 12.6 grams fat; 6.7 grams protein; 42 grams carbohydrates; 1.5 grams fiber


QueenMeadow said...

ooh, sounds fabulous!!

Anonymous said...

I was going to make this today and I forgot to get the chocolate wafer cookies! :(

Are they like the vanilla wafers but chocolate?

frugalmom said...

Kind of, but I had the hardest time finding them! They are about 3 inches across, and thin and crispy. Mine are Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers. I looked at like 3 grocery stores before I found them. I have had the recipe for a while but couldn't find the cookies. I bet you could use Oreos if you can't find them. Here's a picture of them, and they didn't cost me that much but they were like $4 or something.

frugalmom said...

that link won't work for you I bet, how about: