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Decadent Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Makes: 16 servings
Prep 40 mins Bake 300°F 40 mins to 45 mins Cool 45 mins Chill 4 hrs Stand 15 mins
Decadent Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake
  • 1 1/2  cups  chocolate graham cracker squares or graham cracker squares, finely crushed
  • 1/2  cup  butter, melted
  • 2  tablespoons  sugar
  • 2 8  ounce packages  cream cheese, softened
  • 1  cup  creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4  cup  sugar
  • 1  egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2  cups  semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 2  tablespoons  milk
  • 1/2  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 2  eggs, lightly beaten
  •  Peanuts (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In a medium bowl combine crackers, melted butter, and the 2 tablespoons sugar. Press into the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Set pan in a shallow baking pan; set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat 1 package of the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in peanut butter and the 1/4 cup sugar until combined. Gently stir in the one lightly beaten egg; set aside.

2. In a small saucepan cook and stir chocolate pieces over low heat until melted. Remove from heat. Cut the remaining cream cheese into cubes; stir into melted chocolate until smooth. Stir in milk and vanilla. Gently stir in the two lightly beaten eggs. Spread half of the chocolate mixture over crust. Spoon peanut butter mixture over chocolate layer; gently spread to cover. Evenly spread remaining chocolate mixture over peanut butter layer.

3. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until top is set when gently shaken. The outer 2 inches of the top will be slightly puffed and dry-looking; the center will look darker and wet. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Using a small sharp knife, loosen crust from sides of pan; cool cheesecake completely on rack. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle with peanuts.

Nutrition Facts (Decadent Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake)
  • Servings Per Recipe 16,
  • cal. (kcal) 404,
  • Fat, total (g) 31,
  • chol. (mg) 85,
  • sat. fat (g) 15,
  • carb. (g) 26,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 5,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 21,
  • pro. (g) 8,
  • vit. A (IU) 534,
  • vit. C (mg) 0,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 4,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 233,
  • Potassium (mg) 145,
  • calcium (mg) 20,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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