Saturday, February 9, 2008

No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake
by: Taste of Home

"Your valentine will fall in love with this sweet treat from our Test Kitchen. Each silky smooth slice is topped with juicy raspberries and a drizzle of white chocolate, making it an attractive finish to a special meal."

Yield: 12 servings


3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons reduced-fat margarine, melted
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1 cup cold water
4 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
4 packages (8 ounces each) fat-free cream cheese
Sugar substitute equivalent to 1 cup sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup baking cocoa
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


2 cups fresh raspberries
1 ounce white candy coating


In a bowl, combine cracker crumbs and margarine; press onto the bottom of a 9-in. springform pan. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

For filling, in a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Add the semisweet chocolate; stir until melted.

In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar substitute and sugar until smooth. Gradually add the chocolate mixture and cocoa. Beat in vanilla. Pour into crust; refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until firm.

Arrange raspberries on top of cheesecake. In a heavy saucepan or microwave, melt white candy coating; stir until smooth. Drizzle or pipe over berries. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Remove sides of pan. Refrigerate leftovers.


One piece equals:
227 Calories
7 g Fat
4 g Saturated Fat
7 mg Cholesterol
457 mg Sodium
30 g Carbohydrate
2 g Fiber
13 g Protein
Diabetic Exchanges:
2 starch, 1 very lean meat, 1 fat.

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