Peanut Butter Divine

Jolayne Cooper

By
@jwcooper

This is a recipe that I created for a cooking/baking contest. I had to try different versions of it and used the same guests each time. When I was ready to name the recipe, I asked my guests what they would call it and one of the young men said, "Peanut Butter Divine," and that's what it has been called ever since. I hope you enjoy. Cheesecake is simple to make, even though it looks like it would be difficult.


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Serves:

12-16

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
graham crackers, crushed
1/4 c
butter, melted
1 pkg
refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough
1 can(s)
sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 c
creamy peanut butter, divided
4 pkg
cream cheese
1 c
sugar
4 large
eggs
2 tsp
vanilla
1 pkg
peanut butter chips

Directions Step-By-Step

1
To make the crust: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix graham cracker crumbs and melted butter together. Press onto the bottom of a 9" springform pan. Drop small amounts of cookie dough onto the graham cracker crust, until all the dough is used.
2
To make the filling: Mix together sweetened condensed milk and 1/2 cup peanut butter. Pour 1/2 of this mixture over the cookie dough, and reserve the rest. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium-high speed, until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar until smooth. Reduce speed to low and beat in eggs, 1 at a time, just until blended. Add 1 cup peanut butter and vanilla and beat until smooth. Stir in the peanut butter chips. Pour the filling into the crust-lined pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Pour the reserved condensed milk mixture onto the filling and swirl into the cheesecake.
3
Bake for 50 minutes. Turn oven off and leave the cheesecake in the oven for an hour. Remove from the oven and using a thin knife, carefully run it around the edge of the cheesecake where it meets the pan, to release. Let cool completely on wire rack. Cover and refrigerate until cold, 8 hours or overnight.
4
To serve, run a sharp knife around edge of pan to loosen and remove side of springform pan. Place on serving platter and serve plain or with whipped cream.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #cheesecake