Sunday, October 19, 2008

Peanut Butter & Chocolate!

These are individual peanut butter chocolate cheesecakes. These are made in a cupcake pan with a cookie crust. There is a chocolate cheesecake layer and peanut butter cheesecake layer, topped off with a dollop of chocolate ganache and mini peanut butter cup for garnish.
Here is the recipe, but beware - these are deadly rich!!!!
18 chocolate cookies (nilla wafer used to make a chocolate cookie, but I haven't seen it lately - oreos minus the creme filling work great though)
2 8oz packages Cream Cheese softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
8 to 10 oz melted chocolate
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 tbs whipping cream
chocolate ganache (recipe below)
1. Line cupcake pan with wrappers and place one cookie in each wrapper.
2. Using an electric mixer, combine 8oz of cream cheese, 1 egg, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tbs whipping cream, and melted chocolate. Spoon batter into cupcake pans, about 1/3 full.
3. In a clean bowl, using electric mixer, combine remaining 8oz of cream cheese, 1 egg, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tbs whipping cream, and 1 cup peanut butter. Spoon batter into cupcake pans, on top of the chocolate batter, so that cupcakes are 2/3 full.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until set.
5. Cheesecakes will appear very poofy, but will settle, leaving a small indentation, when cooled. Once cooled, spoon a small amount of ganache into craters and top with mini peanut butter cup if desired.
Chocolate Ganache
2/3 cup chocolate chips or squares
1/2 cup whipping cream
1. Heat cream on stove top, using low heat, bring just to a boil (be careful not to scald the cream)
2. Pour cream over chocolate and whisk together until all chocolate is melted and fully combined
3. Allow to cool

1 comment:

~Tonya said...

Hi Sue,

That recipie sure looks yummy! Cheesecake is one of my favorites. I will have to give that a try!

If you need to contact me about the Snowman box, you can try emailing me at I don't know what else to do. The other is my email address, but I will double check it for sure.

So sorry for leaving this email on here, I didn't know how else to contact you.