Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate Chip Layered Cheesecake

Photo by Roni M.

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

240

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

240

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2

    cups graham cracker crumbs

  • 1-1/3

    cups sugar divided

  • 1/3

    cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa 1/4 cup

  • (1/2 stick) butter , melted

  • 2

    packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese , softened

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3

    cartons (8 oz. each) dairy sour cream

  • 3

    eggs , slightly beaten

  • 1

    cup HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips , divided

  • 1

    cup REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips , divided

  • 1/2

    teaspoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)

Directions

1 Heat oven to 325°F. Combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/3 cup sugar, cocoa and melted butter in medium bowl. Press crumb mixture evenly onto bottom and about 1-1/2 inches up side of 9-inch spring form pan. Bake 8 minutes; remove from oven. Cool slightly. 2 Increase oven temperature to 350°F. Beat cream cheese, remaining 1 cup sugar and vanilla on medium speed of mixer until well blended. Add sour cream; beat on low speed until blended. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until blended. Do not over beat. 3 Pour 2 cups filling into prepared crust. Reserve 1 tablespoon each milk chocolate chips and peanut butter chips for drizzle. Sprinkle remaining milk chocolate chips and peanut butter chips evenly over filling in pan. Carefully spoon remaining filling over chips. 4 Bake about 1 hour or until center is almost set. Remove from oven. Using knife or narrow medal spatula, loosen cheesecake from side of pan. Cool on wire rack additional 30 minutes. Remove side of pan; cool 1 hour. 5 Combine shortening and reserved milk chocolate chips and peanut butter chips in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Drizzle over cheesecake; cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Cover; refrigerate leftover cheesecake. 12 to 14 servings.

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