Monday, April 16, 2012

Chocolate Peanut butter Cheesecake

This dessert is AMAZING. Super rich, and super creamy.  A small slice is more than enough....or several small slices LOL!  This recipe is made even better because it is a NO BAKE recipe! There are several steps but none of them are difficult and the results are so worth it. It was a huge hit at this years Easter dinner.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

1 1/2 cups plain chocolate wafers - crushed into crumbs
1/4 butter  melted

3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
8 oz cream cheese
2 tbl butter
1 1/4 cup confectioner sugar
1 1/4 cup heavy cream - whipped -divided
5 oz dark chocolate chopped
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla

6 oz dark chocolate chopped
2/3  cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla

combine the crust ingredients and press into a spring form pan.  Beat together Peanut butter, cream cheese and butter until smooth. beat in confectioners sugar and again beat until smooth.  fold in 1 1/4 cups of the WHIPPED cream. Spread over crust.
put chopped chocolate in a bowl.  In a saucepan heat milk and sugar until it comes to a boil.  Pour over the chocolate, stir until smooth. stir in vanilla. Cool.  Fold in remaining whipped cream. Spread over peanut butter layer.  Cover and freeze 2 hours.  Make ganache: heat cream until boiling, pour over chocolate - stir until smooth, stir in vanilla.  cool slightly.  Release the frozen cheesecake from the spring form pan.  Spread ganache over cheesecake and refrigerate until set.


  1. cream cheese is like heaven above

  2. I totally agree! Cream cheese is wonderful!!! Peanut butter ain't to bad either LOL

  3. In the ganache...what is cram? would that be cream? This looks so very yummy and might be my first recipe from your blog that I try! Son is already hollaring at me make that one mom like right now!

    1. oh my is cream! If I only had an editor! Thanks for pointing it out! I hope you enjoy this yummy desert


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