Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cheesecake

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cheesecake


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I love cream cheese and chocolate. It's a great combination. And what a great ending to a great dinner with your special Valentine!

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  • 2 1/4 C. butter flavored little pretzels ,crushed
  • 1/2 C. butter, softened
  • 2 Tbs. brown sugar
  • 2 8-oz. pkgs. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 1/2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1/2 pt. whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 8 oz. hot fudge topping, reserve enough to garnish
  • Butter flavored little pretzels to garnish

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Combine crushed pretzels, butter,and brown sugar in a small mixing bowl. Press mixture on the bottom and sides of an 8x8-inch baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven. Set aside and cool. Meanwhile, blend cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Add lemon juice and mix well. In a separate bowl, blend whipping cream and vanilla until fluffy (about 30 seconds). Add to cream cheese mixture and mix just until blended. Microwave hot fudge topping on high 30 seconds and stir well. Microwave a little more until melted and smooth. Pour on the pretzel crust (reserve some for garnish). Pour cream cheese on hot fudge topping. Garnish top with some pretzels and reserved hot fudge topping. Refrigerate 3-4 hours. Cut into 12 squares and serve.

Reviews (4)

  • to finish the comment I wrote below...when I make candied sweet potatoes...I use both brown sugar and molasses ....this can be over powering...I use a little orange juice ,not for the orange flavor...but to cut the sweetness...adding less sugar isn't that is why some citrus is used....hope this comment was useful

    Flag as inappropriate nessiehunter  |  April 28, 2008

  • I also have made lots of cheesecakes....and been cooking and baking since Iwas 8....a lot of recipes call for just a little is not to give a lemon taste....but to break the sweetness of the sugar and gives it a lighter texture....i was prep cook in a food service facility and made tons of cheesecakes using lemon and without...some recipes call for sweetened condensed milk and lemon...I do not like can taste the lemon...when I make candied sweet potatoes ...I use brown sugar

    Flag as inappropriate nessiehunter  |  April 28, 2008

  • 1/2 Tbs. doesn't make it taste lemony, it just adds a different flavor & it's really good. I also make my cheesecakes without too. I also make plenty of cheesecakes & everyone that eats mine never complains. Try mine, let me know what you think!!

    Flag as inappropriate lonewolf  |  April 28, 2008

  • Why the lemon if your adding vanilla? Unless you want it to taste lemony. when I make a cheesecake and i make plenty of them, I never put lemon in it unless the person likes lemon. Try it ,youll like it!

    Flag as inappropriate george  |  February 14, 2008

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