Peanut Butter Cookie Cheesecake Bars
Why I Love This Recipe
Ingredients You'll Need
32 Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies, divided
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350°F. Chop 16 of the cookies; set aside. Place remaining 16 cookies in food processor container; cover. Process 30 to 45 seconds or until finely ground. Add butter; mix well. Press firmly onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking pan.
Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Gently stir in 1-1/2 cups of the chopped cookies. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with remaining chopped cookies.
Bake 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Cut into 32 bars. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.