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Chocolate & Peanut Butter Mousse Cheesecake Recipe

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Mousse Cheesecake Recipe

This no-bake cheesecake with distinctive layers of chocolate, peanut butter mousse and a silky ganache on top will take some time to assemble, but it's worth the effort to create a homemade dessert with grand-champion appeal - and definitely worth the wait. —JaNon Furrer, Prescott, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs (about 24 wafers)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • MOUSSE LAYERS:
  • 1-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 5 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 milk chocolate candy bar (3-1/2 ounces), chopped
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • GANACHE:
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, mix wafer crumbs and butter. Press onto bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan.
  • 2. In another bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. In a large bowl, beat peanut butter, cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in confectioners’ sugar. Fold in half of the whipped cream. Spread evenly over crust. Refrigerate while preparing the next layer.
  • 3. Place bittersweet and milk chocolates in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and milk; bring just to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour over chocolate; stir with a whisk until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Fold in remaining whipped cream. Spread evenly over peanut butter layer. Freeze 2 hours or until firm.
  • 4. For ganache, place chocolate in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Cool to room temperature or until ganache thickens to a spreading consistency, stirring occasionally. Spread over cheesecake. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set. Remove rim from pan. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 467 calories, 36 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 62 mg cholesterol, 186 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.