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Festive Irish Cream Cheesecake

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Servings: 10
Categories: Alcohol / Cheesecakes / Chocolate / Desserts

1  cup  Graham Cracker Crumbs
1/4  cup  Sugar
1/4  cup  Butter, melted
1  envelope  Unflavored gelatin(envelope)
1/4  cup  Cold Water
16  ounces  Cream Cheese, Softened
1  cup  Sugar
2  tablespoons  Cocoa, Unsweetened
1/4  cup  Cold Water
2  tablespoons  Bailey's Irish Cream, or Irish bourbon
8  ounces  Cool Whip
    Chocolate curls, for decoration

1. MIX crumbs, 1/4 cup of the sugar and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.

2. SPRINKLE gelatin over 1/4 cup of the water in small saucepan; let stand 1 minute. Cook over low heat 5 minutes or until gelatin is dissolved, stirring occasionally.

3. BEAT cream cheese, remaining 1 cup sugar and cocoa with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gradually add gelatin, remaining 1/4 cup water and Irish cream or bourbon; refrigerate until slightly thickened.

4. GENTLY stir in whipped topping; pour over crust. Refrigerate several hours or until firm. Top with chocolate curls just before serving. Store in refrigerator.

VARIATION: Substitute 2 T cold coffee for bourbon.

VARIATION: Substitute 2 T cold coffee for bourbon.

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