Friday, February 25, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake




This wasn't how my cheesecake looked. 

I know I took pictures, but I can't find them. Anywhere. 

Anna from Diary of a Ladybird graciously allowed me to use her photos of this delicious cheesecake. 

I adapted this as well.  If you've seen my cheesecakes before, you'll know that I do not own a springform pan so I make my cheesecakes in 9 x 13 in. pans.  They do not turn out near as beautiful as the one in the picture but they cook fine and taste delicious. 

If you follow her recipe and use super fine sugar and creamy peanut butter, the result will be a smooth and creamy delicious cheesecake. If you take my adaptations with what I had on hand, you will end up with a not so smooth but delicious cheesecake. 

It did seem more like a bar than cheesecake because of the consistency but seriously, this was some tasty dessert!

Thanks again Anna for the fantastic pictures you let me use!!  Check out her blog for some more tasty treats!




Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe
Adapted from Diary of a Ladybird
Crust:
1/2 (14 oz.) box of graham crackers (about 2 cups, 7 oz)
1/2 cup salted peanuts
1/2 cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips
3 tbsp. soft butter

Filling:
2 (8 oz) bars cream cheese (I had one light and one regular)
3 eggs
3 egg yolks
1 cup sugar (original recipe calls for superfine sugar)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup creamy peanut butter (I used chunky, we don't mind chunks)

Topping:
1 cup sour cream
1 cup milk chocolate chips
2 tbsp. light brown sugar

Process crackers, peanuts, chocolate chips and butter in a food processor.  Once it becomes together in a clump, dump it into a 9 x 13 in. pan. Press it on the bottom and up the sides a bit.  Put it into the refrigerator while you make the filling.

Add all the filling ingredients to a food processor and pulse until it becomes a smooth mixture. 

Pour and scrape the filling into the crust and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 5 minutes.  Take the cheesecake out of the oven and set aside while you make the topping. 

Warm the sour cream and milk chocolate with the brown sugar in a small saucepan over low heat.  Gently whisk to blend in the chocolate as it melts, then take the pan off the heat.

Gently pour topping on top of cheesecake and put back into the oven for about 15 minutes.  Cool cheesecake completely before eating. 

Total calories = 7629 calories
32 pieces = 238 calories per piece
24 pieces = 318 calories per piece

One Year Ago...







Cheese Ravioli Bake with Italian Broccoli

This is linked with:
Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum
Friday Favorites at Simply Sweet Home
Friday Firsts at Dinner at Christinas
Recipe Swap at The Grocery Cart Challenge
I'm Lovin' It at Tidy Mom
What's Cookin' in the Kitchen at Katie's Cucina
Friday Potluck at EKat's Kitchen
Fabulous Friday Finds at Frou Frou Decor
Fun With Food at Paisley Passions
Sweets for a Saturday at Sweet as Sugar Cookies


Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.

24 comments:

  1. sounds delicious! love chocolate and pb together in just about anything! You know, you can easily make your own superfine sugar by taking reg granulated sugar and whizzing it in the food processor for a few seconds. It works really well, and saves you the expense of purchasing the superfine sugar!

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  2. This sounds amazing! I love cheesecake.

    I'd love to have you share this recipe with Sweet Tooth Friday! http://alli-n-son.com/2011/02/24/cream-cheese-brownies/

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  3. I can't believe I love chocolate and peanut butter so much but have not yet had them together in a cheesecake. Sounds absolutely delicious. Great minds think alike Debbie, we both posted a cheesecake recipe today, lol. Have a great weekend!

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  4. Yum yum yum!! What an amazing flavor combo in one of my all time favorite desserts! Yum!

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  5. i cant find my mouth. it hit the floor and i cant find it.
    this sounds incrdible. And i hope you find yoru photos. such a travesty to lose a picture of something so lovely.
    mmmmm

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  6. How positively delectable! I never had this combo in a cheesecake and I'm sure it would just make me swoon with happiness!

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  7. I definitely can't resist the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. And to make it into a cheesecake? I'm there.

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  8. Stunning, Looks like I have to try this out.

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  9. Saw this on Paisley Passions. Your cheesecake looks and sounds so yummy!!!

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  10. Love the sound of that recipe, peanut butter and chocolate, perfect combo for a cheesecake! The pictures have me wanting a nice big slice!

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  11. OMG! I haven't had a slice of cheesecake in forever and now I need one as I'm drooling all over the place. Love that pb, choc combo!!!

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  12. How you could speak to my soul anymore than with this? Chocolate. Peanut butter. Cheesecake. Beautiful.

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  13. Oh yum, this looks good! I'm a sucker for peanut butter and chocolate. I made a peanut butter cheesecake once, but it had an oat crust. It was good, but missed that cheesecake feel for me. I love the graham cracker crust!! Mmmm.

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  14. This must taste wonderful; great combination of ingredients. Love coming to see what you are sharing with us.
    Rita

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  15. That looks so wonderful and so rich. I bet it tastes great.

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  16. This sounds awesome, and I love what you are doing on this blog!

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  17. What a heavenly looking dessert!! I just can't resist a chocolate peanut butter combination!!

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  18. Those are definitely some good looking cheesecake pictures. But I'm sure yours tastes just as wonderful with a different shape. :) I just know, even without the picture to show. Yeah, that happened to me before...I took pictures and somehow vanished! :P Thanks for sharing though.

    Amy
    http://utry.it

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  19. Hi again....I'm hosting the Culinary Smackdown Battle for March--the theme is Cookies. Would you like to join in for the fun? It doesn' have to be a new post on your blog. You can pick your favorite cookie from your previous post too. All you have to do is link up your cookie creation. I have some great prizes waiting. Hope to see your entry soon!

    Amy
    http://utry.it/2011/03/culinary-smackdown-battlecookies.html

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  20. This sounds so yummy! I love any kind of cheesecake! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites! I'm featuring you this week!

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  21. Wow, chocolate, PB, and cheesecake? Talk about the triple trifecta of desserts. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

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  22. Can't believe it, my 3 FAVORITE dessert "ingredients" all. in. ONE! (Chocolate/peanut butter and cheesecake). Found you at Katie's Cucina. Would love for you to link this at our Make a Food-"e"-Friend Monday. On to check out more of your blog...!

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