PEANUT BUTTER CHEESE CAKE
- graham cracker crust: 1 stick butter 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- peanut butter cheesecake: 8 ounces cream cheese 1 egg 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup peanut butter
- peanut butter ganache: in microwave, combine: 1/2 cup heavy cream 8 tablespoons butter until hot.
Melt the butter in the microwave in a bowl. Stir in sugar and crumbs. Line an 8 inch pan with nonstick foil and press the crumb mixture in. Bake about 9 minutes at 350 degrees and let cool.
Once cool, line the crust with snack size peanut butter cups to cover the bottom.
With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar. Add egg and peanut butter and pour over peanut butter cups. Spread over crust. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool completely.
Stir in 6 ounces peanut butter chips until melted and smooth. Stir in 2 tablespoons sifted powdered sugar and pour over the bars. Chill until firm before cutting. Cut into 9 squares and drizzle melted dark chocolate chips on top of each bar. Keep chilled!