Chocolate and peanut butter cheesecake layers with a chocolate ganache and Oreo crust should be one of the things you add to your must bake list. This Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake is amazing and will disappear right before your very eyes.
Have you ever had one of “those” days? You know the one I’m talking about, right? The one that makes you wonder if the full moon is out.
Today was that day for me. And the day isn’t even over, so I’m kind of scared to see what happens next. It all started the minute the alarm started going off. Yup, that’s it. Hahahaha! Just kidding. There’s more.
My hubby and I had a small (and I do mean small for real) discussion on staying at school in the afternoon instead of coming home and going right back half an hour later for a soccer game.
It was early, I didn’t have my salted caramel mocha latte yet, and it just irritated me. I think it irritated me more that he was right.
Yes, I did concede a few minutes (ok, 30 minutes) later that he was right. The cost of gas has gone up again, and it makes more sense to just stay put.
Then I walked to work. Haha! Ok, fine I walked to the other room and got on my computer. Turns out there really must be a full moon because I have had some cray cray comments on the blog this week.
Just think of things like “jerk”, “why don’t you set a better example for your kids”, “junk food”, and being “shot and left for the buzzards to peck out”. Yup, all real comments. My jaw is hanging open too!
And I have been accused of stealing my own picture. I’m sorry I didn’t realize posting my own pictures was wrong. LOL!
I am feeling the extreme urge to hide in my closet for the rest of the day with a bag of chocolate chips and peanut butter cups. Don’t bother looking for me…I’ll be much happier there in the dark with my comfort food.
Really these kinds of things just make me laugh….ain’t nobody got time for that! What else are you supposed to do about it? Other than stuff your face with chocolate! So go ahead…leave me comments…laughter is good for the soul!
I thought maybe you have had one of those days or weeks and might need some chocolate goodness too. How about a cheesecake with layers of chocolate and peanut butter, an Oreo cookie crust, chocolate ganache, Cool Whip, and Reese’s peanut butter cup decorations? Uuuuuhhhhhuuuhhhh, I thought so.
I know you are thinking I’m the crazy one now, but seriously this cheesecake is really easy to make. You can do it.
Cookie crumbs and butter mixed together and put in the bottom of the pan. See it’s starting off easy. Quick tip…use parchment paper in the springform pan. It comes right off after the cheesecake is done.
Start with the peanut butter layer next. Beat the ingredients until creamy. See another easy step. I got you covered.
Now to step it up another notch. The chocolate layer is made on the stove. But it’s easy, I promise. Melt the chips. Add the cream cheese and stir until melted. Stir in the rest. Not too hard is it? Then you just layer the chocolate and peanut butter layers on the crust. Pop it in the oven for 55-65 minutes and your done.
Well, almost done. It still has to cool completely, and it needs to be pretty-fied. I know you can do it though. Honestly, waiting to cut into this is the hardest part!!!!
One more quick baking tip. I always put a large baking sheet full of hot water on the rack under the cheesecake while it is baking. The moisture from the water keeps the cheesecake from cracking.
I also remove the cheesecake from the oven right away when it is done cooking. Just my two cents on how to bake a cheesecake…you do it how you like best.
Now what are you doing here? Get your butt up and go to the store for all the ingredients to make this. If the chocolate chips and peanut butter cups go missing…check the closet. Someone might have had a “day” and needed to hide for a bit.
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