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Peanut Butter Cheesecake Squares


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  • Cheesecake:
  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped unsalted peanuts
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 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


Servings 36


Step 1

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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