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HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Dark Chocolate Truffle Brownie Cheesecake Recipe


1 Hr. 10 Min.
20 Min.
Skill Level:
10-12 servings

Create the ultimate brownie cheesecake with this recipe from HERSHEY'S. Made perfect with HERSHEY'S Cocoa and HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Dark Chocolate Chips!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Bake Time
1 hour 10 minutes
5 minutes


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  • Brownie Layer:
  • 6 tbsps
    melted butter or margarine (90 mL)
  • 1 1/4 cups
    granulated sugar (300 mL)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract (5 mL)
  • 2
  • 1 cup
    all-purpose flour (280 mL)
  • 1/3 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa (75 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder (2 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt (2 mL)
  • Cheesecake:
  • 3 pkgs (8 oz each)
    brick-style cream cheese (750 g)
  • 3/4 cup
    granulated sugar (175 mL)
  • 4
  • 1/4 cup
    35% whipping cream (50 mL)
  • 2 tsps
    vanilla extract (10 mL)
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt (1 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp
    vegetable shortening (2 mL)


Equipment Needed 
oven Oven
springform pan 9-Inch (23 cm) Springform Pan
measuring cups Measuring Cups
microwave safe bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl
microwave Microwave
mixing bowl Mixing Bowl
wire rack Wire Rack
refrigerator Refrigerator

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a 9-inch (2.5 L) springform pan.


Brownie Layer: Stir together melted butter, sugar and vanilla extract. Add eggs; stirring until blended. Stir in flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; blend well. Spread into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until brownie begins to pull away from sides of the pan.


Cheesecake: Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl until smooth. Gradually beat in eggs, whipping cream, vanilla and salt, beating until well blended. Set aside 2 tbsps (30 mL) of the chocolate chips. Place remaining chips in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM (50%) for 1 1/2 minutes; stir. If necessary, microwave for an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chocolate is melted when stirred. Gradually blend melted chocolate into the cheesecake batter.


For an even greater burst of chocolate taste, substitute HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Baking Chips with HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Chunks.


Immediately after removing brownie from the oven, spoon cheesecake mixture over the brownie. Return to the oven; continue baking for 45 to 50 minutes or until center is almost set. Remove from the oven to a wire rack. Run a knife arund the edge of the pan to loosen cake from sides of the pan. Cool to room temperature. Remove springform ring.


Place reserved chocolate chips and shortening in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM for 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave for an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Drizzle over top of the cheesecake. Cover; chill for several hours until cold throughout. Garnish as desired. Reserve leftover cheesecake in the refrigerator.