Monday, September 3, 2012

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars



This recipe may quite possible descended from Heaven, itself! My goodness... they are seriously amazing! The entire time I was making them... and EATING them, I thought of my sister, Ann of Snap, Edit, Scrap with Ann and Duke. Why, you ask? Well, 'cause she sorta has a thing for anything peanut butter and chocolate related and I could not wait to post this and tease her of course! What on earth are little sisters for? lol neener neener, Ann!


I originally got this recipe off of Pinterest, but I changed it up a bit. So, here is the recipe, you will LOVE it, I promise!

Ingredients:

crust:
1c of crushed graham cracker crumbs
1 stick of butter, melted
1/4 c brown sugar
pinch of salt

filling:
16 oz cream cheese, softened
1c white sugar
2 eggs
1/4c sour cream
2 tsp vanilla (YES...two!)
a bag of mini peanut butter cups... I used a large bag, chopped

12 oz bag of semi sweet choc chips

One hint ... you can also buy probably 4 to 6 king sized reg packs...and not have to do this:


Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350

Combine the crust ingredients and press into the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. (I used Pam butter spray on mine just in case and they came out beautifully!). Bake for 10 minutes, take out of the oven and let cool, about 15 minutes.

In a bowl beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing thoroughly between each. Add sour cream and vanilla, mix until combined. Stir, do not beat, in half of the peanut butter cups. Pour on top of the crust. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, depending on your oven. The main thing is to make sure it is mostly set and only slightly wiggly in the middle when you pull it out.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours for it to completely cool in the middle and finish setting.

Before serving, melt the chocolate chips and use a spoon to drizzle over the cheesecake. Then top with the remaining peanut butter cup chopped pieces.

You can leave this out for awhile but it is much better refrigerated. Also, fyi ... if you use a cold knife it will cut with much less mess :) Enjoy!

- Tanyia

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10 comments:

  1. Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!! More chocolatey peanut butter goodness....I can't take it! I'm mellltttinnnngggg!!! LoL ...I'm so making this one!

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  2. Those look yummy. Going on a blog hop while on a diet is a bad idea!!
    Found you on Mingle Monday. I am a new follower. If you get a chance check out my blog!
    Megan
    http://nicholsfam.blogspot.com/

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  3. this was just totally uncalled for. It was bad enough that you made it and ate it without me but to tease me with it was just going too far :)
    Seriously it does look to die for

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  4. I knew when I first saw your blog's title on the Blog Hop at alittleunhinged.com that we were meant to be friends. Then I come and see these pix and read this recipe that even as domestically challenged as I am I am pretty sure I can follow to a dangerously delicious end - we could be BFFs! :)
    Maybe you'll hop on by http://www.simplychicforyou.com/

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  5. looks so delicious!!! the photo is so good that I just want to grab it :))

    Thank you for linking up today with Crafty Tuesday

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  6. Thanks for linking to Make the Scene Monday..you are being featured later tonight!

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  7. Yum ... those look so stinkin' good! I'm pinning the recipe.

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  8. Oh Dear my diet may be in trouble!! These look fab! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.:)

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