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Chocolate marble cheesecake pie is decadent, rich and made with a NILLA Wafer crust. It is the perfect dessert to bring to parties with family and friends.
Let’s talk cheesecake. It has got to be one of the most decadent and satisfying desserts. It’s rich, creamy and there’s nothing else quite like it. Today I’m sharing a recipe for chocolate marble cheesecake pie with a NILLA Wafer crust.
While most cheesecakes are made in a springform pan, I decided to make this one in a pie dish. It makes the baking process a little less messy and eases my mind when I put the pie dish into a water bath.
Usually cheesecakes have a graham cracker crust, but I wanted to mix things up a bit. Instead, I used NILLA Wafers to make a sweet, buttery crust for the cheesecake pie. (By the way, if you’re shopping at Walmart, use the coupon below!)
The process to make a NILLA Wafer crust is very similar to that of a graham cracker crust. Simply crush the NILLA Wafers in a food processor (you can also do this by hand in a large ziplock bag), then stir in the butter and a couple tablespoons of sugar. Press that mixture into a pie dish and your crust is ready to go into the oven!
I found that using NILLA Wafers made a sweeter and more buttery crust, which is perfect for cheesecake. It adds its own texture and flavor to complement the rich cheesecake filling.
The cheesecake filling is delicious on its own, but when it comes to cakes (cupcakes, cheesecake, any kind really), I’m all about the garnish. I couldn’t leave these cheesecake as is, so I used to melted chocolate to create a marbled effect.
This process is surprisingly simple. Melt half a cup of semisweet chocolate chips and let is cool slightly. Then drop dollops of chocolate onto the unbaked cheesecake filling and use a tooth pick to create that marbled look. Piece of cake!
I will say this though, the cooling step is important. If you don’t cool the melted chocolate slightly, the heat will cause the cheesecake to seize up when you start to stir the chocolate into the filling. I say this from experience, so let that chocolate cool a bit before marbling!
And just to stay with the NILLA Wafer trend, I added a little more garnish when I was ready to serve the chocolate marbled cheesecake pie. A dollop of whipped cream and chocolate-dipped NILLA Wafers did the trick.
I love how those little extra steps takes an otherwise ordinary cheesecake pie to something extraordinary. Decorating cake (even cheesecake!) really is an art.
Cheesecake fans, it’s time to impress your friends and family with this chocolate marbled cheesecake pie. Not only will the dessert look gorgeous, but it will taste delicious too!
If you’re shopping at Walmart, here is a visual of where I found the NILLA Wafers in the snack aisle.