I’ve never made a cheesecake before. And, if I’m being honest here… I don’t really even like cheesecake. I know. I’m a CRAZY person for not liking cheesecake… but I just can’t get paste the cream cheese/sour flavor. Yuck!
For our New Years Eve party with the neighbors, I wanted to make something special… but one of my neighbors doesn’t like cake (I call him CRAZY for not liking cake!) but he loves Reese’s! So… how about a cheesecake! And to make it even better, I’ll make it a peanut butter chocolate cheesecake! YESSSSS!!
Since I’ve never made one before, I needed to find a recipe. Surprisingly enough, there weren’t many peanut butter chocolate cheesecake recipes to choose from on the web that looked 1)simple and 2)super delicious. I finally decided to start with a recipe from Bake or Break and change it up a little to add a some JavaCupcake flair!
The original recipe called for peanuts in the cheesecake, but I decided I wanted a traditionally smooth cheesecake, no chunks… so I left those out. It also called for a peanut butter crust, but since I wanted to add more chocolate to the cake, I used Peanut Butter Oreos in the crust instead of the Nutter Butters the recipe called for. And finally, for a little added flair on top, instead of a little swirl of chocolate and peanut butter on top, I created a super thick layer of deliciousness that is peanut butter and chocolate! YUM!
Overall, this was a rich, creamy super full of flavor cheesecake where I just savored every bite! I loved the crust and the layer of peanut butter and chocolate on top was perfect!