Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Chocolatey Cheesecake Squares

I baked today. Most people who know me know that while I love to eat sweets, I am not very good at making them. But, I decided to give it a shot today. The reason I did it is because tomorrow is Secretary's Day and we are having a party in our office and instead of bringing in a ready-made dessert, I thought it would be fun to bring in something that I made. The secretaries in my office are good to me and I just wanted to do something special for them.

This looks good. I haven't tasted it yet though.

Maybe I'm scared...

Chocolatey Cheesecake Squares
12 squares

1 cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs
1 T butter, melted
2 (8 oz.) blocks fat-free cream cheese, softened
1 (8 oz.) block 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
3 T all-purpose flour
1 T vanilla extract
3 large egg whites
1 large egg
1 oz. semisweet chocolate

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Place crumbs in a 9-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray; drizzle with butter. Toss with a fork until moist. Press into bottom of pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 8 mins. Cook on a wire rack.

Place cheeses in a large bowl; beat with mixer at high speed until smooth. Add sugar and flour; beat well. Add vanilla, egg whites, and egg; beat until well-blended. Pour cheese mixture into prepared pan.

Place chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl; microwave at high for 90 seconds, stirring after 45 seconds. Stir until smoot. Drop melted chocolate onto cheese mixture to form 9 mounds. Swirl chocolate into batter using the tip of a knife. Bake at 325 degrees for 35 mins or until almost set. Cool on a wire rack. Cover and chill at least 4 hours.

(Recipe adapted from Cooking Light)


Anonymous said...

Did it taste as good as it looks??

MamaSchork said...

So, you have to look into getting an indoor, stovetop grill for the winter. I forget if you have a gas or electric range? I grill indoors ALL the time with my castiron grill. The All Clad looks really great too! Easier to clean. Or you can get a little pan-sized one to use over just one burner. Then you can grill corn anytime of year! Love your bolg, and you too Farah-Boo!