No-Bake Peanut Butter 'n Chocolate Cheesecake

No-Bake Peanut  Butter 'n Chocolate Cheesecake
Prep time 30 Minutes Skill level Intermediate 0 stars + Email

Ingredients

  • PEANUTTY-COCOA CRUST (recipe follows)
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/3 cups REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
  • 1 cup (1/2 pt.)cold whipping cream

Directions

  1. Prepare PEANUTTY COCOA CRUST; refrigerate.

  2. Beat cream cheese and lemon juice in large bowl until fluffy; set aside. Place peanut butter chips and sweetened condensed milk in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred; add to cream cheese mixture, beating just until well blended.

  3. Beat whipping cream until stiff; fold into peanut butter mixture until well blended. Pour over prepared crust. Cover; refrigerate 6 to 8 hours or until firm.* To serve, remove side of springform pan. Serve cold; garnish as desired. Cover; refrigerate leftover cheesecake. Makes 12 servings.

    * Cheesecake is moderately soft. If firmer texture is desired, freeze cheesecake and serve frozen.


    PEANUTTY-COCOA CRUST
    1-1/4 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (about 40 wafers, crushed)
    1/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
    1/4 cup powdered sugar
    1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, melted
    1/3 cup REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips, chopped

    Stir together crumbs, cocoa, powdered sugar and melted butter in small bowl. Stir in chopped peanut butter chips. Press mixture onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.

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