Candy Bar Cheesecake

Go ahead and give in to temptation--try a new decadent cheesecake and enjoy every bite!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 15 min
  • Servings 16

1 1/2
cups finely crushed vanilla wafer cookies (38 cookies)
1/2
cup chopped peanuts
1/3
cup butter or margarine, melted
3
packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
eggs
3/4
cup whipping (heavy) cream
3
bars (2.07 ounces each) chocolate-covered peanut, caramel and nougat candy, coarsely chopped
1/2
cup whipping (heavy) cream

  • 1 Heat oven to 325ºF. In medium bowl, mix cookie crumbs, peanuts and butter. Press evenly in bottom of springform pan, 9x3 inches.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in sugars and vanilla until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in 3/4 cup whipping cream. Pour over crust.
  • 3 Bake cheesecake 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until center is set; cool 15 minutes. Run metal spatula along side of cheesecake to loosen. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • 4 In 1-quart saucepan, melt candy bars over low heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1/2 cup whipping cream until smooth. Cool slightly. Remove side of pan. Serve sauce with cheesecake.

Expert Tips

Use crushed chocolate wafers instead of the vanilla wafer cookies.

Make sure you beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until it is smooth before adding the remaining ingredients.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
405
(
Calories from Fat
280),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
31%
(Saturated Fat
16g,
16%
),
Cholesterol
110mg
110%;
Sodium
250mg
250%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
24%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.