Mini Peanutty Chocolate Cheesecakes Recipe

This is a guest post from my friend, Deanna Morauski who will be featured on the Live Well Network this month. She cracks me up time and time again and makes me want to move into her B&B, the Old Hen. You can see Deanna on Joey Fatone’s new show “My Family Recipe Rocks” on the Live Well Network this month on October 27th.

Mini Peanutty Chocolate Cheesecakes Recipe

One of banking coworkers from the nineties was a saucy belly dancer with a motherly love for the twenty-year-old me. She went on to write a few romance novels right after we parted ways, but I remember her for something far more delicious – her peanutty chocolate cheesecakes. She is a lovely, colorful lady I will never forget and her racy little cheesecakes shall remain close to my heart as well.

CRUST INGREDIENTS:

1 package graham crackers (9 crackers)
4 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons sugar
CHEESECAKE INGREDIENTS:
11 ounces of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
Preheat oven to 325F.

Crush graham crackers in food processor then slowly add melted butter and sugar. Line 48 mini muffin tins with mini muffin liners. Press 1 teaspoon of graham cracker into the bottom of each.

Place softened cream cheese into mixing bowl and use whip attachment to whip well. Add sugar and vanilla.

Melt chocolate chips over a double boiler then stir into melted chocolate.

Stir peanut butter into remaining cream cheese.

Place one teaspoon of chocolate mixture and one teaspoon of peanut butter mixture into muffin liners.

Bake for 20-25 minutes. Leave cheesecakes in pan until cool, the place them in fridge to chill.

Serve garnished with whipped cream and sprinkles just to satisfy your naughty side.

About Deanna Morauski

You can see Deanna on Joey Fatone’s new show “My Family Recipe Rocks” on the Live Well Network this month on October 27th. She will be making four scrumptious recipes throughout an entire episode filmed at her B&B, The Old Hen. The episode was deemed “One of the best episodes of the season” by the show’s producers. Follow along on with Deanna on Facebook or on Twitter for updates .

Deanna’s love for baking and cooking began as she sat upon a baker’s stool as a little girl. Her love for people grew in the midst of church potlucks. She expresses her loves today creatively through speaking, writing for her foodie blog, television appearances as well as hosting guests, including celebrities, at her inn, The Old Hen Bed & Breakfast in Snoqualmie Valley, Washington. She has never read a romance novel but she has indulged in many delightful sprinkles.

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