What better way than to start the 4th of July than with a bang?! This cheesecake will definitely do that. 🙂 It has a rich creamy chocolatey center along with a graham cracker crust and of course the drizzle of melted chocolate and peanut butter on top of the marshmallow crème doesn’t get much better. 🙂 This master piece we created has become one of my new favorites. 🙂
When we began creating the recipe we thought about all the different components of the s’more and how a cheesecake would compliment them. We thought the best way to incorporate the graham cracker was by making that our crust. We crushed 1 1/2 packages of honey graham crackers in the food processor (if you don’t have one can always use a rolling pin). From there melted 4 tablespoons of butter and stirred that into the graham cracker crumbs. Pressed into the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan (greased) and baked at 325 degrees for 10 minutes.
Then we took the next component the CHOCOLATE (my favorite part 🙂 ). I wanted that to be the center piece especially since I love chocolate cheesecake. 🙂 From there we looked up some different chocolate cheesecake recipes to get an idea of how we wanted to make ours but still put our own spin on it. We ended up basing ours off of the Kraft Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe online, but changed it up we used milk chocolate chips instead of the semi sweet baking chocolate their recipe called for. From there we creamed together 3 packages of softened cream cheese, 1 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Then we added in 1 cup melted milk chocolate chips (allow to cool a little bit before adding in) and 3 eggs (one by one). Then pour the mixture onto the baked graham cracker crust and allow to bake for another hour and 30 minutes or until the center is almost set.
Towards the end of the baking time add marshmallows on top (my husbands favorite part 🙂 ) and allow them to bake for a couple more minutes until they puff up or become golden brown. DO NOT put under the broiler!!! We got into the whole experimenting part and decided to try it thinking they would become more campfire like, but they ended up burning to a crisp in a minute or two we had to burn out the fire on top of our marshmallows like we were roasting them over the campfire lol. Funny story but really stick to baking they will turn out beautiful. 🙂 We ended up taking off the burnt marshmallow part but luckily there was still some crème underneath, but next time would love to have those added full marshmallows. 🙂
Lastly, take some melted peanut butter and milk chocolate chips and drizzle over the top- trust me this part you don’t want to skimp on! 🙂 Run a knife around the edges and allow to cool for a few hours, then refrigerate overnight. Next day serve with a nice cold glass of milk and enjoy the firework show. 🙂
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