Real Chocolate Cheesecake
1-1/2 cups crushed (apprx. 18 cookies) chocolate sandwich cookies
2 tablespoons butter, melted
24 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, melted, slightly cooled
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. While processing cookies, drizzle butter to combine. Press firmly into bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Blend in chocolate. Pour over crust. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until center is almost set. Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.