Recipe for Chocolate Cheesecake Squares
3/4 cup real butter, softened (1 stick and a half)
1 1/2 – cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 – cups pecans, chopped
Filling:1 – 8oz pkg cream cheese
1 1/4 – cups powdered sugar
1 1/4 cups Cool Whip
1 Large package instant chocolate pudding mixed as pie recipe on box
( OR fresh strawberries in strawberry glaze OR 1 – (21 oz) can cherry pie filling for variety in toppings)
|Chocolate cheesecake squares….mix up the crust in the mixmaster…..super quick and easy…..|
Here is the crust ready for baking…..
When the crust is completely cooled add the cream cheese filling on top of the crust and spread evenly.
The cheesecake filling is really easy and quick but rich and creamy and yummy….
Top with cherry pie filling OR chocolate instant pudding and refrigerate for a few hours till set. You can also just do this recipe in a 9 x 13 pan and choose 1 topping only.
|Make chocolate curls to top your pie pieces with by slicing off slivers of a hershy bar or chocolate kiss with a paring knife. Keep the chocolate cold or it will melt up when you try to cut the curls…..|
|After cutting the Chocolate cheesecake dessert into squares, top each with a dollop of whip cream and some chocolate curls…|
|Doesn’t it look good enough to bit into right NOW? Everything is better with a little chocolate…..|
|Here is the cherry cheesecake dessert…It looks pretty good too! Or you could top with fresh strawberries and glaze…. I like to make two 8 x 8 pans with this recipe, so I can have 2 toppings for people to choose from.|
|I brought these chocolate cheesecake squares to my little 2 year old granddaughter Josie’s birthday party today…..
Here is my son helping his little 2 year old daughter blow out her candles…. Now isn’t that just the sweetest thing you’ve ever seen? Sniff….
Grandma and Josie at the party…………………..
I usually make this recipe in two 8 x 8 pans and then I can do a different topping on each one. Those who prefer fruit can have the cherry pie filling or strawberries with glaze. Either way it is a great dish for a pot luck or a dessert bar. Yummm……