Chocolate-Peanut Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate-Peanut Cheesecake Bars

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    package (17-½ ounces) peanut butter cookie mix

  • ¼

    cup butter, melted

  • 1

    cup chopped salted peanuts

  • 2

    packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

  • 1

    cup sugar

  • 2

    eggs, beaten

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • GANACHE:

  • 4

    ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

  • ½

    cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

•In large bowl combine cookie mix and butter; stir in peanuts. Press onto bottom of greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. • Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour over crust. • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. • Place chocolate in small bowl. In small saucepan, bring cream just to boil. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Cool, stirring occasionally, to room temperature or until ganache reaches spreading consistency, about 40 minutes. Spread over top. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into bars. Refrigerate leftovers. 1 bar equals 294 calories, 19 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.


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