For the Crust:
4 cups of pretzels to crush, or approx. 3 cups crushed pretzel crumbs.
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter (melted)
For the Cheesecake:
3- 8 oz. packages of cream cheese (at room temperature)
3 large eggs (at room temperature)
1/2 cup sour cream (at room temperature)
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup (6 oz.) Guinness -or similar- beer
3/4 cup (6 oz.) melted semi-sweet chocolate
3 Tbsp. flour or 2 Tbsp. corn starch
Optional: 3/4 cup chocolate chunks
For the Chocolate Ganache Swirl:
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup (4 oz.) semisweet chocolate
Make the Crust
Preheat the oven to 350-degrees (F). Line a 9-10" springform pan with a circle of parchment paper.
Make the Cheesecake
Start a kettle of water boiling on the stove while you make the cheesecake filling.
Add the sour cream. Mix well.
Add the eggs, one at a time. Mix well.
Add the melted chocolate. Mix well.
Add the chocolate chunks (optional).
Remove the cake to a cooling grid for an hour, then place into the refrigerator overnight.
chocolate ganache swirls.
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