Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake Bites

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Ingredients

20 chocolate creamed-filled sandwich cookies, finely-crushed – 1 cup
2 Tbsp butter, melted
2 pkg (16 oz.) cream cheese
½ cup sugar
½ tsp vanilla
Optional: 1 tsp Amaretto vanilla
½ cup sour cream
2 eggs
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate, melted and cooled (takes 1 min. to melt in microwave)

Directions

Heat oven to 325° F
Mix cookie crumbs and butter (see story) and press onto bottom of foil-lined 8x8” pan
Bake for 10 min.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until well-blended
Add sour cream and mix to thoroughly combine
Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each just until blended
Stir melted and cooled chocolate in two cups of batter, and reserve the rest for later
Pour chocolate batter onto the crust
Top with spoons of reserved vanilla batter
Swirl batters with knife, being sure not to cut the crust underneath
Bake 30 minutes or until center is mostly set
Cool slightly and refrigerate four hours before cutting into bite-sized pieces
Test a few, then serve the rest

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