Monday, 16 May 2016

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bar

If you know of a peanut butter fan in your life theis Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars is a dessert that will get them coming back for more !!
This dessert can be made ahead by few days then kept covered and refrigerated  until ready to serve. Warm some chocolate for drizzling on top or serve with a dollop of fluffy whipped cream OR both !!!

  • 20 Oreos biscuits
  • 30g butter, melted
  • 450g cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • hot water

Preheat oven to 180C/160C for fan assist. Line a 8x8 inch baking pan with baking parchment or aluminium foil allowing overhang. Lightly coat with cooking spray. 

For crust:
Pulse cookies in food processor until fully ground, continue pulsing while gradually streaming in melted butter until incorporated. Press mixture evenly into prepared baking pan. Bake 10 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool about 10 minutes.

For filling:

Using an electric mixer on a medium speed, beat together cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Mix in peanut butter, then eggs, one at a time, beat together until smooth. Add vanilla, salt and flour, beat until just combined. 

Pour evenly over prepared crust. Place pan on large rimmed baking sheet, and place in oven on center rack. Pour hot water into baking sheet until almost full. Bake for 40-45 minutes until set around edges but still slightly wobbly in the middle.

Remove the cheesecake and cool completely on rack. Once cool cover and chill until firm, at least 3 hours. 
Using the parchment or foil overhang lift cheesecake out of pan and cut to desire size. 

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