Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars
Makes 24 servings
|1||package (18-1/4 ounces) yellow cake mix with pudding in the mix|
|1/2||cup (1 stick) butter, softened, cut into small pieces|
|2||packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened|
|1||cup chunky peanut butter|
|1||cup salted roasted peanuts|
|Melted chocolate (optional)|
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Combine cake mix and butter in large bowl; beat with electric mixer at medium speed just until crumbly. Remove 1 cup mixture. Press remaining mixture evenly into ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan to form crust. Bake 10 minutes; cool on wire rack.
- Combine cream cheese and peanut butter in large bowl; beat with electric mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, scraping down side of bowl occasionally. Gradually beat in sugar until light. Spoon filling over cooled crust.
- Combine reserved cake mix mixture and peanuts; spread evenly over filling.
- Bake 45 minutes or until cake is just set and knife inserted into center comes out clean. Remove from oven; cool at room temperature 30 minutes. Chill at least 2 hours before serving. Drizzle with melted chocolate, if desired.
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