Milky Way Midnight Cheesecake -- This Milky Way Cheesecake is made with Milky Way Midnight Dark Chocolate bars for an extra decadent cheesecake that tastes like it came straight from a bakery | wearenotmartha.com
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Milky Way Midnight Cheesecake

This Milky Way Cheesecake is made with Milky Way Midnight Dark Chocolate bars for an extra decadent cheesecake that tastes like it came straight from a bakery!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 45 mins
Chilling Time4 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Candy Cheesecake, Candy Desserts, Milky Way Desserts, Milky Way Midnight
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Sues

Ingredients

Chocolate Crust

  • 18 chocolate graham cracker sheets (from about 2 sleeves)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp coffee grounds
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted

Cheesecake

  • 16 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped Milky Way Midnight Bars (from 4 full-size bars), plus more for topping
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bar

Instructions

Chocolate Crust

  • Spray a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray and then cover in parchment paper.
  • Place graham crackers in a food processor and process until fine crumbs are formed (if you don't have a food processor, you can simply put graham crackers in a bag and crush them with a mallet). 
  • In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs with sugar, coffee, and melted butter and stir until thoroughly combined. Press the crumbs firmly into the bottom of the pan.

Cheesecake

  • Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, combine cream cheese and sugar and beat on medium speed for about 3 minutes. 
  • Add the eggs one at a time, keeping the mixer on low-speed and making sure the eggs are well-incorporated.
  • Add condensed milk, heavy cream, vanilla, flour, and salt and mix until just combined.
  • Stir Milky Way pieces into the batter and pour the batter in the pan.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes until the cheesecake is turning light golden brown and should jiggle just slightly when you shake the pan.
  • Turn off the oven, crack the door, and let the cheesecake sit in the oven for an hour. Remove to fridge and let chill for at least 4 hours before serving.
  • Melt chocolate chips or chocolate bar in a double broiler or in the microwave. Once cheesecake is chilled, drizzle with melted chocolate and top with additional chopped Milky Way Midnight bars.