KY KATE'S SNICKERS CHEESECAKE

 

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Ingredients

  • CRUST
  • 1 cup finely crushed chocolate cookies (no filling) or chocolate grahams
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 3 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 16 Fun Size Snickers candy bars
  • 12 Kraft caramels
  • 1 tablespoon whipping cream (or non-dairy liquid creamer)
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream (or non-dairy liquid creamer)
  • Peanuts, chopped for garnish (optional)

Directions

  • Combine crust ingredients.
  • Press into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
  • Bake in a 325 degree oven for 5-7 minutes.
  • Set aside.
  • After removing the crust from the oven, place a pie pan half full of water on the bottom rack of the oven and leave there until the cheese cake is done.
  • Mix cream cheese, sour cream, and sugar until smooth.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well.
  • The mixture should be completely blended.
  • Cut each Snickers candy bars lengthwise once, then cut crosswise 4 times (8 pieces per bar).
  • Fold Snickers chunks into cream cheese batter with rubber spatula.
  • Pour batter into prepared crust in springform pan.
  • Bake in 325 degree oven for 60-75 minutes.
  • Cheesecake should be slightly browned and set in the middle.
  • Cool completely in refrigerator.
  • Melt caramels with 1 tbsp whipping cream in microwave oven.
  • Remove from microwave and blend completely with whisk.
  • Spread caramel on top of cheesecake to within 1" of edge.
  • Melt semisweet chocolate morsels with 3 tbsp of whipping cream in microwave oven for 30 seconds on high setting.
  • Remove from microwave; blend completely with whisk.
  • Spread on top of cheesecake over caramel to 1/2" of edge.
  • Sprinkle top of cheesecake with chopped peanuts.
  • Completely cool before serving.

Notes

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