DARK CHOCOLATE PROMISES® CHEESECAKES WITH RED WINE GELEE
These impressive no-bake cheesecakes are loaded with the rich flavors of dark chocolate and red wine all in one dessert.
- 3/4 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
- 3 tbsp butter, melted
- 18 Dove® Promises® Dark Chocolate , divided
- 8 oz brick-style plain cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp plain powdered gelatin
- 1 cup dry red wine
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
DOVE® PROMISES® Dark Chocolate
1 Preheat oven to 350ºF. Toss together chocolate cookie crumbs and melted butter; press into bottom of 12 mini (2 oz) silicone cheesecake molds. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until crisp and set. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until completely cooled.
2 Finely chop 6 Dark Chocolate Promises®; set aside. Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Beat in condensed milk, lemon juice and vanilla until smooth. Fold in chopped chocolate.
3 Spoon batter into prepared molds, leaving 1/4-inch space at top. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours or until well set.
4 In small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 3 tbsp cold water; let stand for 5 to 8 minutes or until softened. Meanwhile, in small saucepan set over medium heat, combine wine and sugar. Bring to simmer; cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until sugar dissolves and liquid is slightly reduced. Stir in gelatin. Remove from heat; let stand at room temperature until cool to the touch.
5 Pour some of the wine gelee mixture over each cheesecake to come to top of each mold. Refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes or until chilled and set.
6 Remove cheesecakes from molds. Garnish with remaining Dark Chocolate Promises®.
TIPS Use a Pinot Noir, Merlot or Port wine if desired. To cool wine gelee quickly, transfer to bowl; sit bowl in larger bowl of ice water, whisking frequently until mixture is cool to the touch.