Fudge Truffle Cheesecake

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Chocolate Crumb Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup Hershey’s cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup melted butter or margarine


  • 1 (12 ounce) package chocolate chips
  • 24 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. In a medium bowl, combine vanilla wafer crumbs, confectioners' sugar, Hershey's cocoa powder and melted butter or margarine. Press firmly onto the bottom of a 9-inch deep-dish pie pan or a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.
  2. Heat oven to 300 degrees F.
  3. In a heavy saucepan, over very low heat, melt chips, stirring constantly.
  4. In a large mixer bowl, beat cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth.
  5. Add melted chips and remaining ingredients; mix well. Pour into prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until center is set.
  7. Cool; chill.
  8. Refrigerate leftovers.