lucky mint cheesecake

Lucky Mint Cheesecake

Makes 8 servings.

1/2 cup (3 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (6 ounce) chocolate flavor crumb pie crust
11 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon mint extract
Several drops green food coloring
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In small saucepan, melt chips with 1/3 cup of the sweetened condensed milk. Stir in vanilla extract. Spread on bottom of pie crust.

With mixer, beat cream cheese in large bowl until fluffy; gradually beat in remaining sweetened condensed milk, mint extract and green food coloring. Add egg; beat on low speed just until combined. Place pie crust on baking sheet; place on oven rack. Carefully pour mint mixture over chocolate layer in pie crust.

Bake 25 minutes or until center is nearly set. Cool. Chill at least 3 hours. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.