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Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
michelle begay
Added: Monday, December 1, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1-1/2 cup crushed pretzels
1/3 cup butter or margarine
FILLING
5 packages cream cheese, (softened)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 eggs
1 cup peanut butter chips
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
TOPPING
1 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped unsalted peanuts

Directions:
Directions:
In a small bowl, combine pretzels and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of a greased 10-in. spring-form pan. Bake at 350 for a 5 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add peanut butter and vanilla; mix well. Add eggs; beat on low just until combined. Stir in chips. Pour over the crust. Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
While cooling, work on the topping, combine sour cream, peanut butter and sugar; spread over filling. Sprinkle with nuts. Return to the oven for 5 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen; cool for 1 hour. Refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12-14
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1-1/2 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The pairing of sweet and salty, and creamy and crunchy---plus peanut butter and chocolate. What more could you ask for.

 

 

 

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