5 HRS 55 MIN
chocolate wafer cookies, finely crushed
butter or margarine, melted
(8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
sliced almonds, toasted
Heat oven to 325°F.
Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Combine cookie crumbs, 2 Tbsp. sugar and butter. Press onto bottom of prepared pan.
Beat cream cheese and 1 cup sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add vanilla; mix well. Gradually beat in milk until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.
Bake 45 min. or until center is almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hours.
Microwave semi-sweet chocolate and COOL WHIP in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min.; whisk until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Pour over cheesecake; top with coconut and nuts.