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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

A true decadent treat comes in the form of my Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake. This begins with a chocolate cookie crust, that is topped with a creamy peanut butter cheesecake filling and finally topped with a rich chocolate topping. You can't go wrong making this indulgent treat today.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword peanut butter cheesecake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 12
Calories 489 kcal
Author Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Ingredients

Peanut Butter cheesecake

  • 1 package of oreos creme removed from cookies
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1/4 C unsalted sweet cream butter melted
  • 24 Oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 C sour cream
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 C peanut butter

For chocolate ganache

  • 1/4 C heavy whipping cream
  • 3 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 C chopped peanuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9inch round springform pan
  2. Using a food processor, ground up the cookies and sugar until sand like
  3. Dump into a medium bowl and mix in the melted butter
  4. Press the crust into the pan
  5. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes
  6. Remove and allow to cool while you make the filling
  7. Using a hand mixer and a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, brown sugar, and sour cream until combined and smooth
  8. Beat in the eggs one at a time until combined after each egg
  9. Beat in the vanilla until combined
  10. Beat in the peanut butter until combined
  11. Pour batter into the crust
  12. Place a large pan of water onto the bottom of the rack in the oven
  13. Place the cheesecake onto the second rack in the oven directly over the middle part of the water pan
  14. Bake in the oven at 350 for 15 minutes
  15. Lower oven temp to 200 degrees and continue to bake the cheesecake for 2 hours
  16. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before placing in the fridge overnight
  17. Remove cheesecake from springform pan
  18. Using a small stove pot, place the heavy whipping cream into the pot and bring to a slight boil
  19. Pour chocolate chips into a heat safe bowl
  20. Pour hot heavy whipping cream over chocolate chips and allow to sit for 1 minute before whisking until smooth
  21. Pour chocolate ganache over the top of the cheesecake and smooth evenly
  22. Sprinkle the peanuts around the edge of the cheesecake
  23. Cut into slices and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 489 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 126mg42%
Sodium 290mg13%
Potassium 290mg8%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1072IU21%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 99mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.