FOR THE CRUST:
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup granulated sugar
4 8oz packages cream cheese, room temperature
4 large eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 cup Campfire® Mini Marshmallows
FOR THE TOPPING:
Hot Fudge Sauce
12-15 Campfire® Regular Marshmallows, toasted
FOR THE CRUST:
Preheat oven to 350°F.
If using a springform pan: Separate a 9-inch springform pan into two pieces. Line the bottom of the pan with foil, fasten on the side piece, and spray the inside of the pan with nonstick cooking spray. Tightly wrap the outside bottom and sides of the springform pan with two layers of heavy duty foil. This step prevents leaks when using a water bath. I also take the extra step of placing the foil wrapped spring form pan inside an oven bag while baking, but this is optional.
If using a pie plate or other baking dish: Spray the inside of the pan with nonstick cooking spray.
FOR THE CHEESECAKE:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Bring a kettle of water to boil for the water bath.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar for about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix for an additional 30 seconds. Add in eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after adding the second and fourth egg. After adding the final egg and scraping the sides of the bowl, mix again for 30 seconds. The mixture should be smooth and creamy. Add in the vanilla and heavy cream and mix for an additional 30 seconds.
Place Campfire® mini marshmallows into a large microwave safe dish. Microwave in 15 second intervals until marshmallows are puffed and melty. Stir until smooth. Add melted marshmallows to the cream cheese filling and mix until just combined.
Pour the cheesecake filling over the prepared crust.
Place pan into a larger pan (I use a roasting pan) and pour boiling water into the larger pan until halfway up the sides of the cheesecake pan. Gently lay a piece of foil over the pan – do not tighten the foil as we want to allow the air to still circulate.
Bake 55-65 minutes, the edges will appear to be set, but the center will still have some jiggle to it. At this point, turn off the oven, and leave the oven door cracked. Allow the cheesecake to rest in the cooling oven for one hour.
After one hour has passed, carefully remove the cheesecake from the water bath and place on a cooling rack to cool completely. Once the cake is completely cooled, place it into the refrigerator for at least 8 hours.
Just before serving, top the cheesecake with hot fudge sauce and toasted Campfire® Marshmallows.
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