Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake: A Heavenly Combination

Chocolate and peanut butter is one of the most complimentary and delicious combinations. Even more so is the combination of peanut butter, chocolate and cheesecake for a divinely delicious dessert that will have guests singing your praises and begging for seconds. You will wow your guests with this rich, velvety peanut butter chocolate cheesecake, and it will definitely become an immediate favourite. The recipe can take a bit of time and patience, but it is definitely worth the effort and the wait, because the end result is to die for.

Divine Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake

Peanut Butter Cookie Crust:
2 cups crushed peanut butter sandwich cookies (e.g. Nutter Butters)
1/3 cup peanuts, finely chopped
1/2 cup butter, melted

Directions:
Combine all ingredients together and press onto the bottom of a 10″ greased/ sprayed springform pan.

Filling:
32 ounces cream cheese , softened
1 cup dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup sour cream
5 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
2/3 cup peanuts, chopped

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl beat together cream cheese, brown sugar, cornstarch, and sour cream until the mixture is smooth. Begin to add the eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition. Add the vanilla extract and peanut butter and mix well. Add melted chocolate while mixing thoroughly. Next add the peanuts and mix well before pouring the filling over top of the crust. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes and then reduce the oven temperature to 200 degrees and bake for an additional 2 hours. Then run a knife around the edges to loosen the cake from the pan. Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake in the oven for 2 hours. Refrigerate the cake overnight.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Topping
6 ounces white chocolate
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1 ounce semisweet chocolate, melted
Directions:
Melt the white chocolate and peanut butter in a saucepan over low heat. Once melted, cool to lukewarm temperature and pour over the cheesecake. Melt the semisweet chocolate separately and drizzle it over the top of the cake in parallel lines. Using the dull side of a knife, run it through the chocolate to create a swirl effect.

This dessert is divinely delicious and sumptuously sweet. Perfect for dinner parties and special occasions, this decadent dessert satisfies any sweet tooth. This recipe is relatively simple to make, and takes a bit of patience and technique to get it perfect. However, once you master the art of the recipe, you will be able to keep it handy whenever you want your confection to steal center stage. The combination of flavours is enough to make your mouth water in anticipation and the first bite is always like a little taste of heaven.