Prep Time
33 Mins
Cook Time
1 Hour 8 Mins
Chill Time
1 Hour
Yield
Makes 12 servings

Take this dessert to another level with a drizzle of chocolate or caramel sauce over each slice.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine graham cracker crumbs, 1 teaspoon sugar, and butter; press mixture into bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Remove from oven; set aside, and cool. Reduce oven temperature to 325°.

Step 2

Melt morsels according to package directions; set aside.

Step 3

Beat 3 packages cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating until blended. Add 3 eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in melted chocolate and vanilla. Pour mixture into prepared pan; set aside.

Step 4

Beat remaining 2 packages cream cheese at medium speed until smooth. Gradually add remaining 1/2 cup sugar, beating until blended. Add remaining 2 eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add peanut butter, beating just until combined. Carefully pour peanut butter mixture over chocolate mixture.

Step 5

Bake at 325° for 1 hour or until center is almost set. Remove cheesecake from oven; cool on a wire rack. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight. Gently run a knife around edge of pan, and release sides. Store in refrigerator.

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Ratings & Reviews

josterhaus919's Review

Jennifer26
January 05, 2013
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Jennifer26's Review

love2coooook
August 11, 2011
This was good, but I prefer a plain New York style cheesecake. I won't make this again. I'll get my peanut butter/chocolate combination from somewhere else from now on.

love2coooook's Review

josterhaus919
February 25, 2011
Yum Yum Yum...fairly simple, didn't have a problem with the crust ratio and served it for my fiance's birthday party...everyone loved it! mmmmm