Yields Makes 10 servings
AuthorBeverly Farr, Goleta, California,
Dress up plain cheesecake with a handful of chocolate chips.  Plus, this delicious chocolate chip cheesecake is actually lightened up - but it tastes so good, no one will ever know!

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Combine crumbs and melted butter. Pat evenly over bottom and about 3/4 inch up the side of a removable-rim 8-inch cheesecake or cake pan (at least 1 3/4 in. deep).

Step 2
2

In a food processor or bowl, whirl or beat cream cheese, milk, egg whites, and vanilla until very smooth. Stir in 1/4 cup chocolate chips.

Step 3
3

Scrape batter into prepared pan. Evenly sprinkle batter with remaining chocolate chips.

Step 4
4

Bake in a 350° oven until cake jiggles only slightly in the center when gently shaken, about 30 minutes.

Step 5
5

Run a thin-bladed knife between cake and pan rim. Refrigerate cake, uncovered, until cool, at least 2 1/2 hours. Serve, or if making ahead, wrap airtight when cool and chill up to 2 days. Remove pan rim and cut cake into wedges.

Ingredients

 2/3 cup (about 3 oz.) reduced-fat chocolate wafer cookie crumbs
 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
 3 packages (8 oz. each) nonfat cream cheese
 1 can (14 oz.) nonfat sweetened condensed milk
 3 large egg whites
 2 teaspoons vanilla
 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips

Directions

Step 1
1

Combine crumbs and melted butter. Pat evenly over bottom and about 3/4 inch up the side of a removable-rim 8-inch cheesecake or cake pan (at least 1 3/4 in. deep).

Step 2
2

In a food processor or bowl, whirl or beat cream cheese, milk, egg whites, and vanilla until very smooth. Stir in 1/4 cup chocolate chips.

Step 3
3

Scrape batter into prepared pan. Evenly sprinkle batter with remaining chocolate chips.

Step 4
4

Bake in a 350° oven until cake jiggles only slightly in the center when gently shaken, about 30 minutes.

Step 5
5

Run a thin-bladed knife between cake and pan rim. Refrigerate cake, uncovered, until cool, at least 2 1/2 hours. Serve, or if making ahead, wrap airtight when cool and chill up to 2 days. Remove pan rim and cut cake into wedges.

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake