This caramel-nut cheesecake just keeps getting better with every bite. Bring it to a party, and you’ll have a crowd of new best friends.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup PLANTERS COCKTAIL Peanuts, chopped, divided
1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
6 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
4 egg s
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350ºF.
Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Mix crumbs, 1/2 cup nuts, 1/4 cup sugar and butter; press onto bottom of pan. Bake 10 min.
Meanwhile, beat cream cheese, remaining sugar and vanilla with mixer until well blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each just until blended. Pour over crust.
Bake 35 min. or until center is almost set; cool completely. Refrigerate 4 hours. Top with remaining nuts and caramel topping. Use foil handles to lift cheesecake from pan before cutting to serve.
Sweets can be part of a balanced diet but remember to keep tabs on portions.
Cut chilled cheesecake into 16 bars, then cut each diagonally in half. Stack 2 on each dessert plate to serve.
How to Avoid Cracked Cheesecakes
After adding the eggs, be careful not to overbeat the batter since this can cause the baked cheesecake to crack.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g
Saturated Fat 18g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 33g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.