Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Anita Hoffman

By
@scent4U

This cheesecake is absolutely wonderful. A chocolate and peanut butter lover's delight!
Photo adapted from What's Cooking America.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
10-12
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
oreo cookie crumbs, including the filling (about 22 cookies)
3 Tbsp
butter, melted

FILLING

2 pkg
(8 ounces) cream cheese at room temperature
1 1/2 c
sugar
1 c
creamy peanut butter
5
eggs, at room temperature
1/2 c
sour cream
1 tsp
vanilla
1 c
mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

CHOCOLATE FUDGE TOPPING

1 c
sour cream
3/4 c
melted chocolate chips
3 Tbsp
powdered sugar

Step-By-Step

1Mix crumbs and butter and put crumb mixture onto bottom of greased 9 inch spring form pan.
Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees, and cool crust on a wire rack.
2In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and peanut butter. Add eggs, one at a time, beating on low speed after each addition.
Add sour cream and vanilla.
Add the mini chocolate chips.
3Pour cheesecake mixture into prepared cookie crust.
Place cheesecake in 350 degree oven on middle oven rack.
Position a baking pan filled halfway with hot water on lower rack.
Bake 15 minutes; then lower temperature to 300 degrees and bake 70 minutes.
4Turn oven off. Let cake stand in oven with door ajar, 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack.
5In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, melted chocolate chips and powdered sugar for topping.
Spread chocolate topping over cooled cheesecake.
Let topping cool and set.
Cool cheesecake completely on a wire rack.
Refrigerate 12-24 hours.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American