Friday, February 29, 2008

One Reese's Lover...

The Reese just waiting to be used..

The cookie dough - Sugar Cookie, Chocolate Chip, & Reese Peanut Butter

The candy - kisses & what is that in the "orange" bag??:)
Yes, yes, oven the dough is coming!
And the finished works...
Who can resist a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake??

"Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake"

Ingredients:
1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup crushed cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies
1/4 cup sugar
6 tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
FILLING:
3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup hot fudge ice cream topping, divided
6 peanut butter cups, cut into small wedges

DIRECTIONS:
In a bowl, combine cracker crumbs, cookie crumbs, sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 7-9 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat peanut butter on high for 30 seconds or until softened. Spread over crust to within 1 in. of edges. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and sour cream until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in vanilla. Pour 1 cup into a bowl; set aside. Pour remaining filling over peanut butter layer. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat 1/4 cup fudge topping on high for 30 seconds or until thin; fold into reserved cream cheese mixture. Carefully pour over filling; cut through with a knife to swirl. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Microwave remaining fudge topping for 30 seconds or until warmed; spread over cheesecake. Garnish with peanut butter cups. Refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12-14 servings.

Enjoy this slice just for you!:)

34 comments:

Jaime said...

mmmm.... who doesn't love PB and chocolate?! :)

Oiyi said...

Wow, that looks fantastic. I love Peanut Butter Cups.

Sukkimi said...

wow your cakes looks fantastic...So chocolaty .. yum yum

ruthEbabes said...

These look incredible! It's been years since I've had Reece's, I'll have to remedy that!

I'd love to bite into that cheesecake!

VeggieGirl said...

Oh my goodness gracious, the DECADENCE!!! Love it!! **swoons**

Sweetiepie said...

wow!your cheesecake filled with full of chocolate.yum!This is truly heavenly cheesecake!*drool*

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness...the cheesecake looks *amazing.* I absolutely love peanut-chocolate desserts...yummy!!

Julia said...

Yummmm! How about sharing the recipe? :-)

Priscilla said...

Jaime - yes! Who doesn't love pb and chocolate?

Oiyi - hopefully Miss Melody will like pb cups too!:)

Sukkimi - it was chocolaty and yummy!

Ruth - yes, yes! You must remedy it!

Veggiegirl - aw, thanks so much! *smile*

Sweetiepie - aren't peanut chocolate desserts tasty?? Thanks for stopping by!

Julia - your recipe is on its way to you!:)

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

That is such an awesome idea to put candy in a cheesecake!!! Yum!!

Bonnie said...

Those look like such original ideas for desserts!

Cooking and the City said...

Hello Priscilla these look delicious, you have a great blog. thanks for visiting my blog :-)

Dell xo

Rosie said...

Oh Priscilla this is an awesome cheesecake!!! Drool - slurp, what I'd give for a slice of your peanut-chocolate dessert right now :D

Rosie x

Allison said...

that looks absolutely killer - I WANT =)

Priscilla said...

Jessy - I agree...I love candy in just about anything!

Bonnie - thank you! Glad you stopped by!

Cooking and the City - aw, thanks for the compliments! *smile*

Rosie - tell you what, I'll just ship you a piece of my cheesecake for something from your kitchen..agreed?? *smile*

Allison - ha ha! You want it? I'll give you a slice, no charge!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog! These desserts look decadent! I would love a piece right about now!

eatme_delicious said...

Mmm that looks great!

Priscilla said...

Gretchen - thanks so much for the nice complements...I'm saving a piece for you!

eatme_delicious - mmm was right! It was good!*smile*

bbaking - Too bad you can't get Reese's Cups where you live...I'll ship you a suitcase full!

Saralynn - it was good...candy adds a tasty touch to "anything"!

Maryann said...

I grew up thinking that peanut butter cups were a food group ;)

Anke said...

hi, just popped over to your blog, and OMG, these desserts are AMAZING ;-)

Patricia Scarpin said...

I think I've gained 5 pounds just by looking at these! Delicious!

SaraLynn said...

This looks amazing!!!!

Erin said...

oh goodness. where did you find the recipe for that cheesecake!?

Priscilla said...

Maryann - I wish they were part of a food group!

Anke - thanks for popping by and for the compliments!

Patricia - thank you!

Saralynn - my family thought it was amazing too!

Erin - I found this recipe from Taste Of Home...if you would like it, just let me know.

Jules said...

Oh my goodness does this look amazing!

Rebekah said...

this looks so delicious! and I really need to remember not to visit your blog right before dinner...who needs a balanced meal when there's chocolate! :)

Priscilla said...

Jules - thank you! It was good.

Rebekah - you're right chocolate will do for any meal!

Priscilla said...

Jules - thank you! It was good.

Rebekah - you're right chocolate will do for any meal!

marie said...

wow, this cheesecake looks awesome! i am so hungry now :)

Rozella said...

Hi there..was just passing by and mmmm..the pictures all look so good I could eat your blog! Hehehe But I have to say this one is my fave. I love Reeses!

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness! When I saw the finished product of the Reese's cheesecake, I think I stopped breathing for a second! I will definitely be making this as soon as possible! Thanks for the great recipe, and you really have some wonderful photos on your blog! I look forward to seeing your future posts.
Sarah :)

Michelle said...

Oh my god...that cheesecake is calling my name and I would die for a slice right now!

Jessica said...

Oh my goodness!!!! This cake looks so very, VERY yummy! You don't by any chance have the recipe you could email me? It would be the perfect father's day dessert!

Ingrid said...

HOLY COW!!!! That looks divine!
~ingrid