Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

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Ingredients

Ingredients

1 pkg. (9 oz.) chocolate cookie wafers
4 tbsp. butter, melted
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
3 tbsp. flour
1/3 cup milk
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
6 pkg. (1-3/4 oz. each) peanut butter cups, chopped
1 cup heavy cream, whipped

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425°F. In a food processor, grind cookies into fine crumbs. Add melted butter and process until well mixed. Press crumb mixture into bottom and two thirds up the sides of a 9" spring- form pan. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light, fluffy and smooth 2-3 min. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in flour, milk and vanilla. Beat until well blended and smooth, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle 4 packages of chopped peanut butter cups evenly on bottom of chocolate crust. Carefully pour cheesecake mixture over all; spread evenly. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 250°F and bake 40-50 minutes longer, or until edges are set and cake jiggles only slightly in center. Let cheesecake cool at room temperature, then refrigerate until well chilled, about 6 hours or overnight. Run a knife around the pan edge to loosen cake, and remove. Shortly before serving garnish with whipped cream and sprinkle two remaining packages chopped peanut butter cups on top.

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