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Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

This easy peanut butter cheesecake bars recipe is perfect. These sweet and salty bars are rich and covered in chocolate ganache, caramel sauce and peanuts!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Chill time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Bars
Calories: 735kcal

Ingredients

Cookie base:

  • 1 box Immaculate Baking Co. Double Chocolate Cookie Mix

No bake peanut butter cheesecake layer:

Ganache:

  • 2 cups Dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Heavy cream

Toppings:

Instructions

  • Prepare the cookie dough, according to the box instructions. Spread it in an oven-safe rectangular dish (Dimensions:12x8x2) lined with parchment paper. Bake and then allow the cookie base to cool down.
  • Spread this mixture mixture evenly on top of the cookie base. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 40 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare chocolate ganache: Heat chocolate chips and heavy cream in a saucepan over low heat until there are no lumps and everything has melted. Allow this mixture to cool down so it's not scorching hot.
  • Spread ganache over the peanut butter cheesecake layer and gently spread it with a spatula.
  • Toss some peanuts and drizzle 2 tablespoons of salted caramel sauce.
  • Chill overnight or at least 6-8 hours.
  • Prior to serving, drizzle remaining caramel sauce over each slice and enjoy!

Notes

- Read all my tips above.
- In the pictures that you are seeing, I have used a 1:1 chocolate and heavy cream ratio for my chocolate ganache since I wanted these bars to be very ooey gooey. However, I recommend using a 2:1 chocolate and heavy cream ratio since that's more stable and firm too. 
- It's best to cut slices closer to the point when you are ready to serve. This prevents the ganache from melting and making a mess. 
- Refrigerate any leftovers and try to finish off everything within 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 735kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 488mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 1.4mg