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Heavenly Chocolate Cheesecake

Ingredients

2 cups crushed vanilla wafers
1 cup ground toasted almonds
cup granulated sugar
cup butter, melted
2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 envelope unflavoured gelatine
cup milk
16 ounces softened cream cheese
cup sour cream
teaspoon almond extract
cup whipping cream, whipped


Method

For the crust, combine crumbs, almonds, sugar and butter in a bowl. Mix well. Press firmly onto bottom and 2 inches up sides of a 9 inch spring form pan.


For the filling, melt chocolate chips in a heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatine over milk; let stand for 1 minute. Warm over low heat, stirring frequently, until gelatine is dissolved. In a large mixer bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream and chocolate until fluffy. Beat in gelatine mixture and almond extract. Fold in whipped cream; pour into crust. Chill about 3 hours or until firm. Run knife around edge of cheesecake; remove rim. Garnish as desired.

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