Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs

  2. 1/4 cup sugar

  3. 1/4 cup crushed cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies

  4. 6 tablespoons butter, melted

  5. 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter FILLING:

  6. 3 packages (8 ounces each ) cream cheese, softened

  7. 1 cup sugar

  8. 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream

  9. 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  10. 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  11. 1 cup hot fudge ice cream topping, divided

  12. 6 peanut butter cups, cut into small wedges

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, sugar, cookie crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 7-9 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat peanut butter on high for 30 seconds or until softened. Spread over crust to within 1 in. of edges. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour 1 cup into a bowl; set aside. Pour remaining filling over peanut butter layer. In a microwave, heat 1/4 cup fudge topping on high for 30 seconds or until thin; fold into reserved cream cheese mixture. Carefully pour over filling; cut through with a knife to swirl. Return pan to baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Microwave remaining fudge topping for 30 seconds or until warmed; spread over cheesecake. Garnish with peanut butter cups. Refrigerate overnight. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12-14 servings.


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