Peanut Butter Cheesecake Squares

Photo by Amanda L.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

36

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

36

servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2

    cups graham cracker crumbs

  • 1/2

    cup finely chopped unsalted peanuts

  • 1/3

    cup butter, melted

  • 2

    tbsp packed brown sugar

  • Cheesecake:

  • 1/2

    cup packed brown sugar

  • 2

    pkg (each 8 oz/250 g)cream cheese, softened

  • 1/2

    cup crunchy peanut butter

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1

    egg yolk

  • 1/2

    tsp vanilla

  • 3

    tbsp whipping cream

  • Chocolate Sauce:

  • 1/3

    cup whipping cream

  • 3

    oz (85 g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped

  • 1

    tbsp butter

  • 2

    tbsp corn syrup

Directions

In bowl, stir together crumbs, peanuts, butter and sugar until moistened; press into parchment paper–lined 8-inch (2 L) square metal cake pan. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until firm, about 10 minutes. Let cool on rack. Cheesecake: Press brown sugar through sieve into large bowl to remove lumps. Add cream cheese and peanut butter; beat at medium speed for 3 minutes. Beat in eggs and egg yolk, 1 at a time; beat in vanilla then cream. Pour over crust. Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven until edges are set, about 30 minutes. Let cool on rack. Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Cut into squares. Chocolate Sauce: In saucepan, heat cream just until boiling; pour over chocolate and butter in bowl, whisking until smooth. Stir in corn syrup. Let cool for 5 minutes. Drizzle over cheesecake.

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