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Candy Bar Cheesecake

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Candy Bar Cheesecake
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 4 hr 15 min
  • Servings 16
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Go ahead and give in to temptation--try a new decadent cheesecake and enjoy every bite!
Updated May 23, 2005

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Use crushed chocolate wafers instead of the vanilla wafer cookies.
  • tip 2
    Make sure you beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until it is smooth before adding the remaining ingredients.

Nutrition

405 Calories, 31g Total Fat, 7g Protein, 26g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

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