This simple no-bake chocolate cheesecake is perfect for Game Day celebrations.
Note: This recipe makes 4 regular-sized jars or 8 small jars
- 1 1/2 cups Ghirardelli chocolate chips
- 1 pkg cream cheese
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 tub Cool Whip (softened)
- 1 stick butter - divided in half (half melted, half softened)
- 1 cup Graham Crackers
- 1 cup Oreo's (crushed)
In a food processor crumb the Graham Crackers. Add half of the stick of butter melted and continue to process for a few seconds until you can see that the Graham Crackers are no longer finely crumbed but a little thicker and moist. Press a spoonful into the bottom of each jar.
Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl at 15 second intervals, stirring after each until completely melted. Set aside to cool just a little but you'll need to work fairly fast so they don't set again.
Blend cream cheese, softened butter and sugar in a bowl on medium speed until creamy. Add the melted chocolate and combine thoroughly. Fold in the Cool Whip. Pour into the jars and top with the crushed Oreo's. Refrigerate until read to use.
Find an image of a football and print it onto a plain piece of paper. You'll want the image to be about 2 inches tall. Lay a piece of wax paper over the image. Melt a little extra chocolate and pour into a piping bag with a No.4 piping tip attached. Very carefully pipe the outline of the football on the wax paper, then roughly fill it in by piping backwards and forwards across the football making sure that you met up with the edge of the football each time. Refrigerate until set.
Melt a little white chocolate too and again pipe over the top. Refrigerate until set and then once the entire football is hardened you can place it into the cheesecake.