Friday, April 25, 2008

Snickers bar Cheesecake

So, this is another of the cheesecakes from my birthday bash, but the recipe was requested by my mom for Gustavo's graduation party. It's a really rich cheesecake, and it's one of the few I've ever had where I only need one slice. I tried to add a topping to my recipe to mimic that of a snickers bar, but you can do what you like. I love using the GF Homemade Oreo recipe for this, they're excellent!
Snickers Cheesecake

Yield: 12 Servings

1 1/2 c crushed Oreo cookies (my gluten-free version, recipe here)
5 Tbsp unsalted butter; melted
3/4 c peanuts; dry-roasted, ground

Spray 9” springform pan. Combine cookie crumbs and butter, press onto bottom and up sides of pan. Chill while preparing filling.

32 oz cream cheese; softened (I use 1 pkg full fat, and 3 Neufatchel cheese)
3 eggs
1 c sugar
1 1/2 t vanilla
1 c peanut butter; softened
15-16 fun sized Snickers Bar; in small dice

Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 300 F.

Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, and sugar in large bowl until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating just until combined after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Fold in Snickers bar chunks.

Transfer filling to prepared crust. Place springform pan in oven. To prevent cracking, put a small baking pan with water in the oven with the springform pan. Bake until cheesecake puffs and edges crack slightly, about 1 1/2 hours.

Transfer cake to rack. Run small knife around sides of cake to loosen.
Cool completely.


1 handful Kraft caramels
1-2 Tbsp whipping cream
½ c chopped dry roasted peanuts
½ c milk chocolate chips, melted

Melt handful of caramels with a few Tablespoons cream, when smooth, spread over top of cake. Sprinkle immediately with chopped peanuts. Melt chocolate chips in a baggie in the microwave. Cut small hole in corner of baggie and drizzle chocolate over top of cake. Cover cake with plastic wrap and chill cake overnight.

(Can be prepared 3 days ahead. Cover and keep chilled.)


erikaone said...

are you sure Oreo cookies are gluten free?

John, Megan and girls said...

Oreo's that you buy in the store are certainly not gluten free, however, I have a recipe on the blog for a good copy of the cookies that IS gluten free.