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S'mores cheesecake on a cake stand with blue napkins in the background
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Chocolate Chip S'mores Cheesecake

Looking for a dessert that will WOW the entire crowd? This easy to make Chocolate Chip S'mores Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache Topping will do just that...and then some! 
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Additional Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 55 mins
Course: Desserts
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 291kcal

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CRUST:
  • 13 double graham crackers
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • FOR THE FILLING:
  • 4 8 ounce cream cheese blocks, softened
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 4 eggs
  • teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks
  • FOR THE CHOCOLATE GANACHE:
  • cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 20 large marshmallows

Instructions

PREHEAT OVEN TO 350-DEGREES

  • PREPARE A 9" SPRINGFORM PAN BY SPRAYING LIBERALLY WITH BAKING SPRAY.

TO MAKE THE CRUST:

  • Finely crush the graham crackers in a food processor, or in a zip-top bag with a rolling pin.
  • Add the melted butter and sugar.
  • Stir well until the mixture resembles wet sand.
  • Add the crumbs to the prepared springform pan and press the crumbs in an even layer in the bottom the pan.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 13-15 minutes. Remove and cool.

TO MAKE THE FILLING:

  • In a large bowl, cream the softened cream cheese, yogurt, vanilla, sugar, and salt until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time (beating well after each addition).
  • Scrape down the bowl with a spatula and stir in the chocolate chunks.
  • Pour the filling into the prepared springform pan.
  • Place the pan onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 55-60 minutes.
  • Turn the heat off in the oven and open the door partially.
  • Allow the cheesecake to cool in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the cheesecake to a cooling rack.
  • Cool an additional 30 minutes.
  • Run a knife around the circumference of the pan to loosen the cheesecake.
  • Unlatch the spring on the pan and carefully remove the collar from the cheesecake.
  • Allow the cheesecake to cool completely.

TO MAKE THE GANACHE:

  • Heat the heavy cream in a microwave until just shy of boiling.
  • Add the semi-sweet chocolate chips to a medium bowl.
  • Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and whisk until the ganache is smooth and glossy.
  • Pour the ganache over the chocolate chip s'mores cheesecake and spread it evenly over top, and allowing the ganache to drip down the sides.

TO COMPLETE THE CHOCOLATE CHIP S'MORES CHEESECAKE:

  • Arrange the marshmallows on top of the ganache.
  • Use a kitchen torch to evenly toast the marshmallows, being careful not to set the marshmallows on fire.
  • Chill until ready to serve.
  • Allow the cheesecake to sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g