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

Crust: 
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

ganache:
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.





4 comments:

  1. cream cheese is like heaven above

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

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  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!

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

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