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No-bake Low Fat White Chocolate Cheesecake

from Dave Straney

11/2 cups white chocolate chips
11 ounces lite or no-fat cream cheese - softened
1/4 cup butter or margarine (can be lite)
2 cups frozen whipped topping
1 9" graham cracker or chocolate pie crust
(for no fat use plain gelatin to help set cake firm)

Place the chocolate chips in a small microwave safe bowl.  Microwave on high for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.  Be sure to stop and stir frequently to prevent burning!  Set aside to cool.  In a large mixer bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth.  On low speed, blend in melted chocolate, Fold in whipped topping until blended; spoon mixture into pie crust.   Cover and chill until firm.  You may also use small tart cups or mini pie shells to make individual servings.

For decorating, make a festive shape out of a paper doily or parchment paper. Lay doily on chilled cake and sprinkle with colored sanding sugar.

Variation: Use semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1/2 cup sugar.  Decorate in same manner using powdered sugar

Nutritional information: 141 calories; 13.3 g cholesterol; 8 g fat; 2.1 g protein; .7 g cholesterol; 0 fiber