Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Decadent Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake!


Looking for a yummy and easy Valentine dessert? Well I have one! This Cheesecake is so simple to make and not all that time consuming. It turns out perfect each and every time too! Just remember to cut a small piece; you don’t want your Valentine to be passed out in a coma.


Ingredients

From” Better Homes and Gardens “

  • 18 chocolate graham cracker squares, finely crushed (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • Peanuts (optional)(I didn't add these)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 300 degreesF. Combine crackers, melted butter, and 2 tablespoons sugar. Press into bottom and 1 inch up sides of a 9-inch springform pan; set aside. In bowl beat 1 package cream cheese with electric mixer until smooth. Beat in peanut butter and 1/4 cup sugar until combined. Fold in 1 lightly beaten egg; set aside.

2. In saucepan stir chocolate over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Cube remaining cream cheese; add to chocolate. Stir to combine. Stir in milk and vanilla until smooth. Fold in 2 lightly beaten eggs. Spread half the chocolate mixture into pan. Carefully spread all the peanut butter mixture over layer. Evenly spread remaining chocolate mixture.

3. Bake 45 minutes or until top is set when lightly shaken. Outer 2 inches of the top will be slightly puffed and dry-looking; center will look darker and wet. Cool in pan on rack 15 minutes. Use a small sharp knife to loosen crust from sides; cool completely on rack. Cover; chill 4 hours. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with peanuts. Makes 16 servings.

15 comments:

Claudia said...

Oh my, chocolate,peanut butter and cream cheese all in one dessert? Yes, of course. Right away, please.

Amy Nicole/RubyMtnBeads said...

oh, I can't handle it. My two favorites together? And a cheesecake too? This sounds soooo good.

George Gaston said...

I don't think my two favorite things ~ chocolate & peanut butter ~ could be more delicious looking. What a spectacular cheesecake! I definitely am put this in my "must-make" file. Many thanks....

jessica said...

Oh wow, this looks heavenly! I'll have to try this out!

Cheryl said...

That is a most beautiful cheesecake, my husband would flip!

Debbie said...

Oh wow...what a great looking cheesecake. That would be so perfect for Valentines day or ANY day!!!

Catherine said...

Oh so yummy! I've died and gone to heaven! :)

Anonymous said...

I saw that recipe in BH&G and thought it sounded so yummy. Glad you made it. I was thinking about maybe making it the next time I have to take a dessert somewhere.
Joy

Lilly said...

Freakin' YUM!

Camille said...

I just made some chocolate peanut butter brownies, but this makes my brownies look like angel food cake. Wow! Very decadent and fudgy and yummy!

Bergamot said...

this looks so yummy...made me want a big bite of this cheescake

Juliana said...

Cassie, this cheesecake looks unbelievable delicious...peanut butter and chocolate...cannot go wrong :-)

Sweet and Savory said...

I am drooling and that is no fun. I would rather eat the peanut butter and chocolate.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a wonderful sweet treat! It looks so pretty too. I love BH&G recipes!

redkathy said...

Oh my gosh I love cheesecake! This so so good, and easy is just my speed! Thanks for sharing it.