Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars!!

   

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PEANUT BUTTER CHEESECAKE OVER PEANUT BUTTER CUPS SITTING ON A GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST & THEN TOPPED WITH PEANUT BUTTER GANACHE AND A CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE!

I AM NOT SURE IF YOU BROUGHT YOUR STRETCHY PANTS BUT YOU'RE GOING TO NEED THEM!  THESE ARE WORTH THE CALORIES, TRUST ME!  THIS IS A TRUE PEANUT BUTTER LOVER'S TREAT! LET'S GET STARTED!

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GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST:
1 STICK BUTTER
1/2C. SUGAR
1 1/2C. GRAHAM CRACKER CRUMBS
MELT THE BUTTER IN THE MICROWAVE IN A BOWL.  STIR IN SUGAR AND CRUMBS.  LINE AN 8 INCH PAN WITH NONSTICK FOIL AND PRESS THE CRUMB MIXTURE IN.  BAKE ABOUT 9 MINS AT 350 AND LET COOL. ONCE COOL, LINE THE CRUST WITH SNACK SIZE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS TO COVER THE BOTTOM.

PEANUT BUTTER CHEESECAKE:
8 OUNCES CREAM CHEESE
1 EGG
1/2C. SUGAR
1/4C. PEANUT BUTTER

ELECTRIC MIX CREAM CHEESE AND SUGAR.  ADD EGG AND PEANUT BUTTER. POUR OVER PEANUT BUTTER CUPS AND SPREAD OVER CRUST. BAKE 30 MINUTES AT 350. LET COOL COMPLETELY.

PEANUT BUTTER GANACHE:
In microwave, combine:
1/2c. heavy cream
8 Tablespoons butter until hot.
Stir in:
6 ounces peanut butter chips until melted and smooth. Stir in 2T. sifted powdered sugar and pour over the bars.  Chill firm before cutting.  Cut into 9 squares and drizzle melted dark chocolate chips on top of each bar.  Keep chilled!

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