Peanut Butter Cheesecake Squares

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 36 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2010

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped unsalted peanut
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
Cheesecake:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 pkg (each 8 oz/250 g) cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream
Chocolate Sauce:
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 3 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup

Method

In bowl, stir together crumbs, peanuts, butter and sugar until moistened; press into parchment paper–lined 8-inch (2 L) square metal cake pan. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until firm, about 10 minutes. Let cool on rack.

Cheesecake: Press brown sugar through sieve into large bowl to remove lumps. Add cream cheese and peanut butter; beat at medium speed for 3 minutes. Beat in eggs and egg yolk, 1 at a time; beat in vanilla then cream. Pour over crust.

Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven until edges are set, about 30 minutes. Let cool on rack. Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Cut into squares.

Chocolate Sauce: In saucepan, heat cream just until boiling; pour over chocolate and butter in bowl, whisking until smooth. Stir in corn syrup. Let cool for 5 minutes. Drizzle over cheesecake.

Nutritional facts Per square: about

  • Sodium 108 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 165.0
  • Total fat 13 g
  • Potassium 83 mg
  • Cholesterol 41 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 11 g

%RDI

  • Iron 5.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 9.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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