Snickers Cheesecake


I hope you all have the most beautiful weekend!

So, are your holiday menus ready to go?
I'm lucky this year ... both moms are hosting!
Dessert only for me! Whoop Whoop!!

In case you're looking for a last minute,
fabulous dessert - I have just the one:

2 cups Teddy Grahams, crushed
1 stick butter, room temp.
1/2 tsp. Salt

32 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
3/4 cup Heavy Cream
4 eggs
1 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
4 Snickers Bars, sliced in 1/4 inch pieces

Caramel Sauce {store bought or homemade}
1/2 cup Roasted Peanuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix crust ingredients together with fingers and pat down in a 8 or 9 inch spring form pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until crust has browned slightly. Let cool. Line outside of pan with two layers of tin foil. Set aside.

Reduce heat to 325 degrees.
Place Snickers pieces down on cooled crust.
In a stand mixer, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add cream, then eggs - one at the time - until well combined. Mix in sugar and extract. Pour batter on top of the Snickers lined crust. Place pan inside a larger pan or baking sheet with high sides. Put in oven and pour warm water in larger pan until about half way up cheesecake pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until the center only slightly jiggles.

Let cheesecake come to room temperature. Pour caramel sauce all over top and sprinkle the peanuts evenly. Refrigerate over night.

This dish will totally
impress your family!!

It's a little work, 
but SO worth the effort!

My family went bonkers
for the creamy cake ...
the rich caramel topping ...
and the chocolaty crust!

And, the kids had so much 
fun finding candy bars in their slice!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Enjoy your time with friends and family!
See you all in 2012!