Decadent Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake

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READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Combine crackers, melted butter, and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Press into bottom and 1 inch up sides of a 9-inch springform pan; set aside. In bowl, beat 1 package cream cheese with electric mixer until smooth. Beat in peanut butter and 1/4 cup sugar until combined. Fold in 1 lightly beaten egg; set aside.
  • In saucepan, stir chocolate pieces over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Cube remaining cream cheese; add to chocolate. Stir to combine. Stir in milk and vanilla until smooth. Fold in 2 lightly beaten eggs. Spread half the chocolate mixture into pan. Carefully spread all the peanut butter mixture over layer. Evenly spread remaining chocolate mixture.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until top is set when lightly shaken. Cool cheesecake in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Use small sharp knife to loosen crust from sides; cool 30 minutes. Remove sides of pan; cool completely on rack. Cover; chill 4 hour. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle with peanuts.
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