Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Bottom Cheesecake.
Photo: Southern Belle Taste.

As you know, peanut butter is a favorite in our home...mainly because of hubby.  Last week, he found this Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Bottom Chessecake recipe and sent me an email saying, "Will You Make This For Me?" (and that was it...lol...nothing more, nothing less...lol)  Of course, I definitely said yes as I love making new things.  I've only made a cheesecake once, and it was an original cheesecake flavor. So, I knew this would be fun to try. The only thing I was suprised of is that hubby doesn't like cheesecake, but he wanted to try this one. It was the peanut butter and Reeses cups that got him.

So, this weekend, I made sure I had all of the ingredients and supplies.  I had a springform pan, but it is at my parents' home in Alabama, so we had to purchase one of those, as well. 

This will not be a detailed posting with ingredients and directions because you can head over to Tasty Kitchen or Erika's flickr site to get her recipe.  I'm simply doing a review, and what a review it is!

This cheesecake baked perfectly for 1.5 hours.  I did just as the recipe instructed, and there were no problems! I did have quite a bit of cheesecake filling left over, so I made a little graham cracker crust in a personal size baking dish, and poured the rest of the filling over it.  Many reviewers stated that they used their excess filling as miniature cheesecake bites....Aaaahhh, I wish I had read those reviews before I did mine!

Slice of Cheesecake.
Photo: Southern Belle Taste.

The cheesecake is definitely rich! Oooo, rich. So, don't think you can skip running with this one.  The peanut butter flavor is smoothly present and compliments well with the brownie crust. 

For the topping, I also had a lot of it left over.  I did not have chocolate chips so I used peanut butter chips and 2 white chocolate baking squares to create the topping. Tastes wonderful!

Try it out! Hubby said I can add this to my list of signature sweets.  Thanks Erika!