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Peanut Butter Lover Cheesecake Bars


  • Yield: 9 servings 1x
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Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups crushed chocolate graham crackers
  • 4 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp salted melted butter

For the Cheesecake:

  • 16 ounces (2 packages) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 to 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

For the Chocolate Ganache:

  • 3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbs powdered sugar

For the Peanut Butter Ganache:

  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup heaving cream
  • 2 tbs powdered sugar

For the Toppings

  • 1 pkg Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Minis
  • 1 pkg Butterfinger Bites

Instructions

Prepare the crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Layer the bottom of an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper.
  3. Crush chocolate graham crackers
  4. Mix crushed graham crackers with sugar and butter.
  5. Press into pan.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. Then, allow to cool completely.

Prepare the Cheesecake Batter:

  1. Lower the temperature to 325.
  2. Beat cheesecake and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Then, add eggs, cream, vanilla, and lemon juice. Mix until smooth.
  4. Pour over the cooled crust.
  5. Bake for 40-50 minutes until cheesecake is “set.”
  6. Cool in the fridge overnight.

Preparing the chocolate ganache:

  1. Pour cream into a microwave safe bowl. Mix in the sugar.
  2. Microwave for 30-45 seconds. Then, add the chocolate chips and allow to sit for a minute or two while the chocolate melts.
  3. Whisk it all together until smooth.

Preparing the peanut butter ganache:

  1. Pour cream into a microwave safe bowl. Mix in the sugar.
  2. Microwave for 30-45 seconds. Then, add the peanut butter and allow to sit for a minute or two while the peanut butter thins and softens.
  3. Whisk it all together until smooth.

Putting it all together:

  1. Chop the peanut butter cups and Butterfinger bites.
  2. Slice the cheesecake into 9 squares.
  3. Spoon over peanut butter ganache and then chocolate ganache over each square.
  4. Add a mixture of peanut butter cups and Butterfinger bites over the top of each square.
  5. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to a week.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 square
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