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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

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This amazing chocolate peanut butter cheesecake is from a firefighter/gourmet cook, and a friend. It is worth every minute it takes to make. Thanks for sharing your amazing recipe Mark!

Whenever Mark made this decadent treat on shift my husband would bring home a piece for us to share. I really don’t think you can buy anything that matches the flavor of this cheesecake.

 

Be warned…this is a rich and addicting dessert. You won’t want to put your fork down! I promise.
Each layer is just as delicious as the next, in fact, each layer could be its own separate dessert!!

 

Here is some great news…this amazing cheesecake can be made gluten-free as well!

 

chocolate peanut butter cheesecake

To make Mark’s Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake, set some time aside and enjoy!
You will need one 9″ or 10″ springform cheesecake pan.

Crust:
1 cup unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts, chopped.
1 cup graham cracker crumbs, gluten-free if needed.
1/2 cup brown sugar.
1 cube (1/2) cup butter, melted.
Combine and press onto the bottom of the pan. Chill one hour.

Chocolate Layer:
2 cubes (1 cup) butter, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 eggs
9 oz semi-sweet chocolate
1 tsp vanilla
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in eggs, melted chocolate, and vanilla.
Spread onto the crust and chill one hour.

Peanut Butter Layer:
1 cup heavy cream
1 Tbsp vanilla
16 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup peanut butter, creamy or chunky
1/2 cup sugar
1 cube (1/2) cup butter, softened
Whip heavy cream and vanilla until close to somewhat stiff peaks…kind of between soft and stiff. Set aside.
Mix cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar, and butter. Add to cream mixture. Spread over the chocolate layer. Chill 1-2 hours. It should be firm enough to spread ganache over.

Ganache:
3 oz semi-sweet chocolate.
1/2 cup heavy cream.
In a small saucepan heat chocolate and cream. Bring to a low boil and stir until mixture thickens. Watch carefully and stir continuously. Pour warm ganache over chilled pie.
Sprinkle chopped peanuts over the ganache. Chill 1 -2 hours or freeze until ready to serve.

Remove the outer ring of the springform pan and serve.
We cut this dessert into smaller pieces, serving about 12.
Enjoy!

 

 

chocolate peanut butter cheesecake

 

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake

The best chocolate peanut butter cheesecake you will ever make.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake, chocolate peanut butter cheesecake, gluten-free
Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Mary Krick

Equipment

  • 9″ or 10″ springform cheesecake pan.

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 1 cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts, chopped.
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs gluten-free if needed.
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar.
  • 1 cube 1/2 cup butter, melted.
  • Combine and press onto the bottom of the pan. Chill one hour.
  • Chocolate Layer:
  • 2 cubes 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 9 oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in eggs melted chocolate, and vanilla.
  • Spread onto the crust and chill one hour.
  • Peanut Butter Layer:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 16 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter creamy or chunky
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cube 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • Whip heavy cream and vanilla until close to somewhat stiff peaks…kind of between soft and stiff. Set aside.
  • Mix cream cheese peanut butter, sugar, and butter. Add to cream mixture. Spread over the chocolate layer. Chill 1-2 hours. Until firm enough to spread ganache over.
  • Ganache:
  • 3 oz semi-sweet chocolate.
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream.
  • In a small saucepan heat chocolate and cream. Bring to a low boil and stir until mixture thickens. Watch carefully and stir continuously. Pour warm ganache over chilled pie.
  • Sprinkle chopped peanuts over the ganache. Chill 1 -2 hours or freeze until ready to serve.
  • Remove the outer ring of the springform pan and serve.
  • We cut this dessert into smaller pieces serving about 12.
  • Enjoy!

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2 Comments

  1. This looks absolutely SINful!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party! I made it a feature this week. Have a great day!

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