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    Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Cheesec

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    Recipe Introduction

    Peanut butter, chocolate and cheesecake...need I say more???

    List of Ingredients

    1 cup graham crackers
    3 tablespoons sugar
    3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

    3 (8.00 ounces) packages cream cheese, softened
    3/4 cup sugar
    1 2/3 cups peanut butter chips (10-oz. pkg.)
    1/4 cup milk
    4 eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla

    1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
    1 tablespoon shortening


    1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
    2. Stir together crust ingredients in a small bowl.
    3. Press mixture onto bottom of a 9-in.
    4. springform pan.
    5. Bake 10 minutes.
    6. Remove from oven.
    7. Turn oven temp up to 450 degrees F.
    8. Beat cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl on med.
    9. speed w/a mixer until smooth.
    10. Place peanut butter chips and milk in a small microwave-safe bowl.
    11. Microwave at high for 1 minute.
    12. Stir.
    13. If necessary microwave at High for an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted when stirred.
    14. Add peanut butter mixture to cream cheese mixture, beating until blended.
    15. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
    16. Stir in vanilla.
    17. Pour mixture into prepared graham cracker crust.
    18. Bake 10 minutes.
    19. Reuce oven temp.
    20. to 250 degrees F; continue baking 40 minutes.
    21. Remove from oven to wire rack, with a knife loosen cake from side of pan.
    22. Cool completely; remove side of pan.
    23. Prepare Chocolate drizzle-Place ch.
    24. chips and shortening (do not use butter or margarine) in a microwave-safe bowl.
    25. Microwave on High for 30 sec, stir.
    26. Microwave longer if necessary.
    27. Drizzle ch.
    28. drizzle over cheesecake.
    29. Refrigerate before serving, at least 1 hour.
    30. Cover and refrigerate leftover cheesecake-- if there is any




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