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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Makes: 12 to 16 servings
Prep 35 mins Bake 350° 45 mins Cool 2 hrs Chill 4 hrs
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Ingredients
  • 2  cups  finely crushed peanut butter-filled peanut sandwich cookies
  • 1/4  cup  butter, melted
  • 12  ounces  semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1  cup  whipping cream
  • 3 8  ounce packages  cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2  cup  creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/4  cups  packed brown sugar
  • 3  eggs
  • 2  teaspoons  vanilla
  • 15  miniature chocolate-covered peanut butter cups, halved or coarsely chopped
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. For crust, in a medium bowl combine crushed cookies and melted butter. Press mixture onto the bottom and about 1 1/2 inches up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan that has a removable bottom. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

2. In a small saucepan cook chocolate and whipping cream over medium-low heat until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth, stirring frequently. Pour 1 1/2 cups of the chocolate mixture into the crust-lined pan, spreading evenly. Chill in the freezer for 10 minutes.

3. In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese and peanut butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until smooth. Beat in brown sugar until combined. Add eggs; beat just until combined. Stir in vanilla. Pour cream cheese mixture over chocolate layer in pan, spreading evenly.

4. Bake about 45 minutes or until a 2 1/2-inch area around outside edge appears set when gently shaken. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Using a small sharp knife, loosen crust from sides of pan; cool for 30 minutes. Remove sides of pan; cool cheesecake completely on rack.

5. Spread the remaining chocolate mixture over top of cheesecake. Top with peanut butter cups. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 746,
  • Fat, total (g) 53,
  • chol. (mg) 146,
  • sat. fat (g) 27,
  • carb. (g) 64,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 14,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 52,
  • pro. (g) 12,
  • vit. A (IU) 1215,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 24,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 397,
  • Potassium (mg) 316,
  • calcium (mg) 111,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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