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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Servings 10 servings

Ingredients

Crust

  • 24 Oreo cookies, finely crushed
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 12 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Filling

  • 1 (12-ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs

Ganache Topping

  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 (12-ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips

Peanut Butter Icing

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 bag mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl stir together oreo crumbs and melted butter.. Press into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Place springform pan on a baking sheet and place in oven for 8 minutes. Set aside.
  • To make filling, place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on HIGH at 20 second intervals until smooth when stirred. Set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese at medium speed until smooth.
  • Add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla and beat on LOW until combined.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating just until combined.
  • Beat in melted chocolate just until combined.
  • Place peanut butter cups on top of cooled oreo crust.
  • Pour batter over peanut butter cups.
  • Place in 300 degree oven for 1 hour 5 minutes. Turn oven off and leave cheesecake in oven with door closed for 1 hour.
  • Remove cheesecake from oven, run a knife around the edge. Let cool to room temperature and then remove sides of pan. Make ganache and pour on top of cheesecake.
  • To make ganache, bring whipping cream to a simmer in a small saucepan. Stir in chocolate chips and remove from heat. Continue to stir until smooth. Let cool slightly before pouring on cheesecake. Refrigerate cheesecake at least 8 hours.
  • To make peanut butter frosting, beat cream cheese with electric mixer. Add peanut butter and beat until evenly combined.
  • Beat in powdered sugar and enough milk to make it thin enough to pipe.
  • Place icing in a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip and swirl around the edges.
  • Pile mini Reese's cups in middle of cheesecake