oven to 300°F. To make crust, stir together vanilla wafer crumbs,
powdered sugar, unsweetened cocoa and melted butter or margarine in
medium bowl. Press firmly onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan and set
chocolate chips in microwave-safe bowl and Microwave at MEDIUM (50%)
1-1/2 minutes; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 15
seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are
melted when stirred.
cream cheese in large bowl until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened
condensed milk until smooth. Add melted chips, eggs and vanilla; mix
well. Pour into prepared crust.
hour and 5 minutes or until center is set. Remove from oven to wire
rack. With knife, loosen cake from side of pan. Cool completely; remove
side of pan. Refrigerate several hours before serving. Garnish as
desired. Cover; refrigerate leftover cheesecake.