Wednesday, January 6, 2010

mini peanut butter cheesecakes

This is from Paula Deen and so good. I like her sweets I just know most things have like 5 sticks of butter? And that is not helpful when trying to loose weight!

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
4 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
12 bite-size peanut butter cups

2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or almond extract
2 eggs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place a paper cupcake foil liner in each cup of a standard muffin pan.

To make crust, in a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter until crumbs are moistened. Press crust into bottom of each muffin cup. Put 1 peanut butter cup into the center of each crust.

Beat cream cheese with a handheld electric mixer until fluffy. Add sugar, flour, and vanilla, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Spoon cream cheese mixture over peanut butter cups and graham cracker crusts. Bake until just set, about 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely before serving.

I topped mine with reeses pieces just for fun! And appearance I like letting people know what they are eating.

1 comment:

Season said...

These sound so good. I'm certain I would love them. Peanut butter cups in the crust and Reeses Pieces on top!!! that's my kind of dessert.