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REESE Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe

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SKILL LEVEL : Intermediate

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (300 mL)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar, divided (75 mL)
  • 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa (75 mL)
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted (75 mL)
  • FILLING:
  • 3 pkgs (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened (750 g)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, divided (50 mL)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk) (398 mL)
  • 1 2/3 cups CHIPITS REESE Peanut Butter Chips, melted (400 mL)
  • 4 eggs (4)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract (10 mL)
  • CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE:
  • 2 tbsp butter (30 mL)
  • 2 tbsp HERSHEY'S Cocoa (30 mL)
  • 2 tbsp water (30 mL)
  • 1 cup icing sugar (250 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (2 mL)
  • Whipped topping
  • CHIPITS Mini KISSES Milk Chocolate Baking Pieces

Directions

    1. Crust: Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C). Toss crumbs with 1/3 cup (75 mL) sugar, cocoa and butter until well combined. Press into bottom of a 9-inch (2.5 L) springform pan.

    2. Filling: Beat cream cheese with 1/4 cup (50 mL) sugar until fluffy. Gradually beat in milk, then melted chips, until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Pour over crust.

    3. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until centre is almost set. Remove from oven; place on a wire rack. Run a thin knife around cake to loosen from side of pan; cool completely.

    4. Chocolate Drizzle: Melt butter in a small saucepan set over low heat. Add cocoa and water. Cook, stirring, until slightly thickened; do not boil. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Gradually add icing sugar and vanilla, whisking until smooth.

    5. Garnish cheesecake with chocolate drizzle, whipped topping and chocolate, as desired. Chill completely.

    Makes 12 servings.


    Tip:
    � Spoon chocolate drizzle into a small, heavy-duty plastic bag. Cut a very small piece from corner of bag. Squeeze drizzle over top of cake.

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