4packagescream cheese8 ounce size, at room temperature
1 1/2cupgolden brown sugarfirmly packed
1/2cupcreamy peanut butter
2 1/2cupsReese's peanut butter cups chopped in 3/4" pieces
12ounce semisweet chocolate chips
Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F. Butter 9-inch spring form pan. Mix chocolate cookie crumbs, chopped peanuts, melted butter, brown sugar and pinch of salt in bowl until well combined.
Press mixture evenly onto bottom and sides of pan. Bake until set, about 8 minutes. Set aside to cool. Reduce oven to 325°F.
Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese and brown sugar in large bowl until smooth. Add peanut butter and vanilla extract and beat just until blended. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Add whipping cream and beat until smooth. Stir in peanut butter cup pieces. Pour filling into crust.
Bake until sides of cake are set, but center still moves slightly, about 55 minutes. Cool cake in pan.
Place all ingredients in microwavable bowl and heat at 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir. Continue to heat at 10 second intervals until chocolate is barely melted. Do Not Overheat. Stir until smooth and pour over top of cheesecake, spreading chocolate to edges.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Times are approximate.Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.
Applebee's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.