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Three Layer Cheesecake Squares

Made with HERSHEY'S Cocoa (Item# 5201)

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SERVING SIZE : 24 TO 32 SERVINGS

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 cups (1 lb. 4 oz.) Vanilla Wafer Crumbs
  • 1 cup + 2 Tbsp. (5 oz.) Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup + 2 Tbsp. (4-1/2 oz.) HERSHEY'S Cocoa, Natural (Item# 5100)
  • 1 cup + 2 Tbsp. (9 oz.) Butter or Margarine, Melted
  • 4 lbs. 8 oz. Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 2-1/4 cups (1 lb. 2 oz.) Sugar
  • 9 whole (15-3/4 oz.) Eggs
  • 1 cup (8 oz.) Dairy Sour Cream
  • 9 Tbsp (3 oz.) All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups (1 lb. 2 oz.) REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips (Item# 61625), Melted
  • 3 cups (1 lb. 2 oz.) HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, 1000 ct. (Item# 61125)
  • 3 cups (1 lb. 2 oz.) HERSHEY'S Premier White Baking Chips (Item# 14110), Melted
  • 3 Tbsp. (1-1/2 oz.) REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips, 1000 ct.(Item# 61625)
  • 3 Tbsp. (1-1/2 oz.) HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, 1000 ct. (Item# 61125)
  • 3 Tbsp. (1-1/2 oz.) HERSHEY'S Premier White Baking Chips (Item# 14110)
  • 3 Tbsp. Shortening (Do Not Use Butter, Margarine, Spread or Oil), Divided

Directions

    1. Heat convection oven to 300°F (standard oven: 350°F). Line one 12x18-inch half sheet pan with foil, extending edges over pan sides; grease lightly. Place pan extender on prepared half sheet pan.
    2. Prepare CHOCOLATE CRUMB CRUST. Combine vanilla wafer crumbs, powdered sugar, HERSHEY'S Cocoa and melted butter in bowl. Press crumb mixture onto bottom of prepared pan; set aside.
    3. Prepare CHEESECAKE LAYERS: Mix cream cheese and sugar together in large bowl of mixer fitted with paddle attachment until smooth. Gradually add eggs, sour cream, flour and vanilla; mix well. Stir 4 cups batter into melted REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips; pour into prepared crust. Stir 4 cups batter into melted HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips; carefully spoon over peanut butter layer. Stir remaining batter into melted HERSHEY'S Premier White Chips; carefully spoon over chocolate layer.
    4. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until almost set. Remove from oven to wire rack. With knife, loosen cake from side of pan. Cool completely; remove pan extender.
    5. Prepare THREE LAYER DRIZZLE: Heat REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips with 1 tablespoon shortening, stirring until smooth. Drizzle over cheesecake. Heat HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips with 1 tablespoon shortening, stirring until smooth. Drizzle over cheesecake. Heat HERSHEY'S Premier White Chips with 1 tablespoon shortening, stirring until smooth. Drizzle over cheesecake.
    6. Refrigerate approximately 3 hours or until drizzle is firm. Use foil to lift cheesecake out of pan; cut into squares. Cover; refrigerate leftover cheesecake.