Source: Nestle® Very Best Baking

Heavenly Chocolate Cheesecake
Velvety chocolate cheesecake is always a treat. Melted chocolate chips and fluffy whipped cream combine for a luscious dessert they won't be able to resist.
Serves: 8-10
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes, chill time 3 hours


2 cup vanilla wafer crumbs, (about 50 cookies)
1 cup ground toasted almonds
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, (1stick) melted
1 3/4 cups NESTLÉ ® TOLL HOUSE ® Milk Chocolate Morsels, (11.5 oz. pkg.)
1 package unflavored gelatin, (.25 oz.)
1/2 cup milk
2 package cream cheese, (8 oz. each), softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

COMBINE crushed cookies, almonds, sugar and butter in medium bowl; mix well. Press firmly onto bottom and 2 inches up side of ungreased 9-inch springform pan.

MICROWAVE morsels in medium, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Sprinkle gelatin over milk in small saucepan; let stand for 1 minute. Warm, stirring constantly, over low heat until gelatin is dissolved; remove from heat.

BEAT cream cheese, sour cream and melted chocolate in large mixer bowl until fluffy. Beat in gelatin mixture and almond extract; fold in whipped cream. Pour into crust. Chill for about 3 hours or until firm. Run knife around edge of cheesecake; remove side of springform pan. Garnish as desired.