• 8 Ratings
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
bake:
45 mins at 350°
cool:
2 hrs
chill:
4 hrs
Servings:
12
Max Servings:
16
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

746 calories; total fat 53g; saturated fat 27g; polyunsaturated fat 3g; monounsaturated fat 14g; cholesterol 146mg; sodium 397mg; potassium 316mg; carbohydrates 64g; fiber 3g; sugar 52g; protein 12g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 1215IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 24mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 111mg; iron 2mg.
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Reviews

8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
12/18/2013
Waaaaaay too sweet. This was just too much, too rich. Everyone could only handle one bite.
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