Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, finely crushed (about 1-1/2 cups)
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
3 packages (8 ounces each) PHILADELPHIA
Cream Cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package (8 squares) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted,
PREHEAT oven to 325 degrees F if using a silver 9-inch springform pan (or to 300 degrees F if
using a dark nonstick 9-inch springform pan). Mix cookie crumbs and butter; press firmly onto bottom of pan.
cheese, sugar and vanilla extract in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add melted chocolate; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each
addition just until blended. Pour over crust.
BAKE 55 min. to 1 hour or until center is almost set. Run knife or metal
spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Store leftover
cheesecake in refrigerator.