CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE PIE
9" pie pan
24 of your favorite chocolate cookies crushed, (use chocolate chip cookies, brownies, make a chocolate pie crust, or take one from the cookbook, , , )
1/2 cup sugar
8ounces of cream cheese (vegan cream cheese works well too)
1/3 cup of regular mayonnaise (vegan mayo works well too, even an avocado would work well, but not as well)
2 eggs, separated
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Beat the sugar and cream cheese until blended then add the mayo and the egg yolks.
Melt the 2 cups of chips (in the microwave or using the double boiler method*)
Add the vanilla to the sugar mixture and slowly mix in the chocolate.
Lightly whisk the egg whites and add them to the mixture.
Spoon batter into the pie pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Cool and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Serve with fresh whipped cream, (or ice cream of choice -- even add some espresso while whipping the cream or use coffee ice cream for a even more rich result)
* melt chocolate in a microwave safe container for about 35-40 seconds and stir vigorously OR put chips in a non-plastic bowl that fits in a saucepan 3/4 filled with water. As the water heats up, do not let it boil, the chocolate will melt, stirring chocolate continuously)
CHOCOLATE & FRUIT TRUFFLES
6 ounces of any chocolate (white, milk, dark, etc.)
2 Tablespoons of any seedless jam (raspberry, peach, marmalade, etc.)
toppings -- cocoa powder, coconut, finely chopped nuts, etc.
Melt chocolate using double boiler method, as the chocolate begins to melt add the jam.
Let chocolate cool slowly until you can handle them -- I use gloves others use small ice cream/candy scoops -- either way, roll into small balls, about 18 per batch. Roll each ball in the topping of choice. Cool at room temp. on parchment or wax paper.
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Posted by Nicole Bubolo at 1:35 PM