Peanut Butter M&M Brownie Cheesecake

I planned to make the pb&j cheesecake, but didn’t have any graham crackers to make the crust. I decided to use a brownie mix instead & eighty-six the jelly. Peanut butter & chocolate go well together. Jelly & chocolate, not so much.

What should I use in place of the jelly? I know! M&Ms! M&Ms & peanut butter & brownie, now that will go together quite well.

I used peanut butter M&Ms, but think I will try plain next time. Peanut would also be a good choice. I crushed the M&Ms. After tasting it, I think whole would have been better.

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Crust:

  • 9 oz-10 oz brownie mix
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water

 

Combine all 3 ingredients and spread evenly in a greased springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

While the crust is baking, make the cheesecake layer.

 

Filling:

Cream together:

  • 2 8 oz packages of cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Add 2 eggs, 1 at a time.
  • Add 2/3 cup heavy cream

Scrape sides of bowl, as needed.

 

When the crust is done, remove from oven.

Sprinkle 1/2-2/3 cup M&Ms of your choice.

Spread cheesecake mixture evenly. Return to oven for 35-40 minutes, or until set.

Cool completely. Chill for several hours. Top with whipped cream & M&Ms, if desired.

 

 

 

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