Triple Chocolate Oreo Cheesecake

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How many times has it happened to you that you have suddenly lost motivation to do things that matter to you the most? Recently, I have been going through that patch. It happens to me on a regular basis, at least four to five times an year. I like constant movements, challenges, and mundane can wear me down. The things I might love the most this week looks dissipated and lack luster in the very next.

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At such times, I often stop whatever I am doing and simply zone off. At times it helps, but often, getting back to where I left off takes more energy and causes more depression than when I had left. Sounds crazy no?

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Baby steps help.Getting back to doing little things at a time, and keeping strictly away from multi-tasking. One thing that I have seen helps to lift my mood is cleaning a small area – it could be a night stand, or a drawer that I haven’t touched in ages. There is something about removing clutter, even if it is from a very small area,that improves the mood immensely.

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Everyday cooking can be equally dreary, but making something special is another way of lifting the mood. Like this delicious Triple chocolate Oreo cheesecake. The crunch of oreos and the crust of cheese and chocolate makes for a divine combination. Adapted from here

Crush the oreos

Crush the oreos

Add butter and mix well

Add butter and mix well

press in the pan

Press in the springform pan

Melt white chocolate

Melt white chocolate

soften and beat cream cheese

soften and beat cream cheese with sugar and vanilla

 

Add melted white chocolate

Add melted white chocolate

Beat wellpour onto the crust

set and bake

set and bake

Refrigerate
Refrigerate

 

 

Serve

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4.0 from 4 reviews
Tripple Chocolate Cheesecake recipe
 
Ingredients
  • 2 CUPS OREO cookies crushed (about 24-26)
  • 2 Tbsp. butter melted (I used microwave)
  • 4 (8 oz each) packets of cream cheese, softened, divided
  • 1-1/2 pkg. (4 oz. each) White Chocolate (6 oz.), divided
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, divided
  • 1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed overnight in the refrigerator
  • 9-inch springform pan
Instructions
  1. HEAT oven to 325ºF.
  2. MIX crushed cookie crumbs and melted butter with a fork.
  3. Press onto bottom of the 9-inch springform pan.
  4. Melt 5 oz. white chocolate as directed on package; cool slightly.
  5. BEAT 3 pkg.of softened cream cheese, ¾ cup sugar and vanilla. Blend with the mixer at medium speed until smooth.
  6. Add melted white chocolate; mix well.
  7. Gently fold in the eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended.
  8. Pour over OREO butter crust.
  9. BAKE 50 to 55 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; COOL completely..
  10. Meanwhile, melt 2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate according to instructions and cool.
  11. BEAT remaining cream cheese and sugar in large bowl until well blended. Add melted semi-sweet chocolate; mix well. Whisk in COOL WHIP;
  12. spread over cheesecake.
  13. Refrigerate 4 hours. Garnish with chocolate shaves from remaining white and semi-sweet chocolate.

 

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This Oreo cheesecake turned out so well that my son had me freeze the left overs so that he could ‘treat’ his friends to it when they came over. And that definitely is a mood booster. So my dear reader, what do you do when you go through a patch of unmotivated day time slumber?

 

 

 

 

 

19 comments for “Triple Chocolate Oreo Cheesecake

  1. February 4, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    I go through non-motivational phases all the time, I promise you! More often than I should :P
    But loving this delicious Oreo cheesecake, it would be the perfect way to keep me going!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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    • February 4, 2014 at 10:09 PM

      If your non motivation phases produce such creative posts, I don’t know what your motivated ones do. Hugs, and thank you. Good to have you back.
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  2. February 4, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    can you do me favor, when you are coming this way, bring this with you or maybe ship it to me, I will pay for the UPS. I love cheesecake and this one is too tempting, even mountain of snow will not stop me to come there and get it.
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  3. February 4, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    I’m at the point myself at the moment! Hence the break I will be taking for a month or so. I need it, and I need this cheesecake. Oh, that looks so good. What were you saying about being neighbours?
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  4. February 4, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    This look fabulous! i have a sudden urge for a coffee with that a big slice of this triple chocolate cheesecake.
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  5. February 4, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    I could be depressed but I think I’m just tired. With a job, a blog, a house, pets, an aged FIL and MIL and everything else that goes on in a home, I’m pooped. Maybe with this cheesecake things would instantly look better!
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    • February 4, 2014 at 10:26 PM

      I think tiredness gives way to depression too. And you do have a lot going on, though I think you do fabulous on everything.
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  6. February 5, 2014 at 12:39 AM

    My My my.. its such a visual treat .. oreo ,choco,cheese all goddies combine to form a yummilicious delite. Im sure there must have been a small fight at your place to grab the last pc of cake.. :)
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  7. February 5, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    It’s so easy to lack motivation at times. Clearing clutter is a pretty good tip. Anyway, lovely cheesecake. This looks wonderfully delightful! Really good stuff — thanks.
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  8. February 6, 2014 at 5:32 AM

    Oh Gosh! Can’t resist myself by seeing this super fabulous cheesecake, please parcel a piece of me……………….Amazing!

  9. February 6, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    I know this would lift my mood! This cheesecake looks so rich and decadent and I know I would love it. I’m not surprised your son wanted his mates to try this! xx
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  10. February 6, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    Can I just say – OMG!!!! What a decadent cheesecake. I’d be willing to starve myself for a week so I could eat the whole thing.
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  11. February 7, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    You already have the antidotes to lift up your mood. De cluttering is a great soul lifting experience for me. So is a cheesecake as good as this one!

    And your Son is adorable and so caring about his friends. That alone would lift my spirits. God Bless him.
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  12. February 7, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    OMG! Now this is indulgent! For me to get inspired I just have to wash the dishes.
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  13. February 12, 2014 at 6:49 AM

    I understand how you feel, I go through he same thing frequently, just like you. I need to be constantly challenged too or I need to do new things, not just the same old every day. =)
    I think so I might just make a list of things that will pick me up the next time I feel unmotivated and I will add your triple choco oreo cheesecake! =D

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