Ingredients:

For the Crust:

  • 24 Oreo Brand cookies – place in food processor and crush to crumbs
  • 4 Tbsp butter – melted

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • 4 pkg (8 oz each) cream cheese – softened to room temperature
  • 1-1/3 C powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 10 oz bittersweet chocolate – chopped

For the Chocolate Ganache Topping:

  • 3/4 C heavy whipping cream
  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate – chopped
  • 1 Tbsp sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Make the Crust:

  1. Mix oreo crumbs and melted butter and press into bottom of 9 inch springform pan.
  2. Bake for 8 minutes – I did have some butter seep out of my pan – just wiped it with a towel
  3. Let coo

Make the Cheesecake Filling:

  1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave and let cool
  2. Beat cream cheese
  3. Add sugar and cocoa until smooth
  4. Add eggs one at a time on low
  5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed
  6. Pour in the cooled, melted chocolate on low to blend
  7. Pour this over the crust and spread evenly
  8. Bake about 70 minutes
  9. Cool 5 minutes
  10. Drag a thin knife around the sides and chill in fridge over night

Make the Ganache Topping:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and heat until melted, stirring smooth
  2. Remove the sides of the springform and pour on the ganache allowing it to run down the sides a bit

Notes:

  1. To look fancy, top with huge chocolate curls
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