Peanut Butter Buckeye Cheesecake

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 6 hours (2 hours to chill)
Serves: 8 servings

Ingredients

YOU'LL NEED:

  • Spatulas
  • Measuring cups
  • Food processor*
  • Paddle attachment*
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Small sauce pan
  • 9” round spring pan
  • Mixer

FOR CHEESECAKE

  • 24 oz cream cheese - room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 6 oz milk chocolate - melted
  • 15 Peanut Butter Buckeyes

FOR CRUST

  • 20 chocolate cookie sandwiches
  • 4tbs. butter - melted

FOR TOPPINGS

  • 2 cups of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 bag (12oz) milk chocolate chips
  • Prior to cutting the cheesecake, top with 10-15 Peanut Butter Buckeyes

*optional 
**Allergens - peanuts, wheat, eggs, dairy, soy

Directions

FOR CRUST

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place the chocolate cookie sandwiches in a food processor and blend until completely chopped.
  3. Mix the chopped chocolate cookie sandwiches with the melted butter.
  4. Press the chocolate cookie sandwich mixture into the bottom of a buttered 9-inch spring form pan.
  5. Bake for 5 minutes.

FOR CHEESECAKE

  1. In a mixer with the paddle attachment, blend the cream cheese and the sugar until smooth.
  2. Add in the salt, vanilla, eggs and sour cream - blend until smooth.
  3. Divide the cheesecake batter evenly between two bowls.
  4. In one bowl mix in the peanut butter.
  5. In the second bowl, mix in the melted chocolate.
  6. Place the Peanut Butter Buckeyes in the bottom of the pan with the chocolate cookie sandwich crust, as many as you can fit!
  7. Pour the cheesecake mixture over the chocolate cookie sandwiches crust and Peanut Butter Buckeyes.
  8. Carefully pour the peanut butter cheesecake mixture over the chocolate cheesecake mixture.
  9. Bake for 45 minutes (cheesecake will still be jiggly after 45 minutes, that is okay!)
  10. Chill the cheesecake for 1-2 hours. Then carefully remove from the springform pan.

FOR TOPPING

  1. Heat the cream in a small sauce pan until it just starts to bubble.
  2. Remove from heat and add the chocolate chips - let sit for 5 minutes and then whisk until smooth.
  3. Carefully pour chocolate ganache over cooked and cooled cheesecake.
  4. Once chocolate ganache has cooled, decoratively place additional Peanut Butter Buckeyes on top.
  5. Let sit in the fridge for 1-2 hours before serving.
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