Snickers Peanut Butter Cheesecake – Halloween Celebrations
For Halloween as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias® I made this Snickers Peanut Butter Cheesecake for a spooky celebration.
Halloween is right around the corner and I am celebrating in advance with this snickers peanut butter cheesecake dessert! Wait maybe I should ask first if you celebrate Halloween because not everyone does. I don’t like Halloween mainly because I am not a fan of scary things (movies, zombies, vampires, haunted hay rides etc) but I do LOVE the candy that goes with Halloween celebrations so I am in full support of this holiday. Clearly I couldn’t wait to dig into the candy bag (Milky Way Cupcakes).
At this time of the year, the candy aisle becomes a mini-happy place for me where I can pick up my favorite packs of snickers, M&Ms, Twix and Milky Way all on sale. But sometimes I feel greedy grabbing 4 or 5 or 6 individual bags (or is it just me?). Which is why I love the Mars candy variety packs- one bag including all my favorites! I picked up two of these last week for the kids that will be knocking come Thursday night. Unfortunately, when they arrive there will be no Snickers. I fished them out to make this snickers peanut butter cheesecake.
It’s a peanut butter cheesecake filled with chunks of snickers bars folded into the cheesecake and topped with homemade brown sugar salted caramel sauce (Honey & Figs) and more snickers!! The cheesecake is oh so creamy, sweet, salty and crunchy at times when you get a bite of a snickers chunk. The salted caramel drizzle was just the right amount of salty to give you that reminiscent classic snickers candy we all love.
Snickers is my all-time favorite candy bar and piling it high on this cheesecake was the BEST idea ever. Although, I was told the extra snickers on top were not necessary. Uhmmm, yeah it is! The said complaint came from the one who didn’t complain when I piled this chocolate cake high with his candy of choice. Please! It’s not like it stopped him from enjoying a few slices.
To complete my spooky celebration, I made a ‘spooktacular drink’, by combining Hawaiian Fruit Punch (Juicy Red) with 7UP and dressed it up with some edible worms and spiders!
You have to use your candy now or after Halloween to make this snickers peanut butter cheesecake!! Here is a spooktacular offer to get you started.
Happy Spooky Celebration my friends 🙂
- 30 Oreo cookies (I used Halloween Oreos!)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 24 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature
- 1 ¼ cups creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 4 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 12 fun size snickers, chopped
- 5-6 fun size snickers, chopped
- Salted Caramel Sauce
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Wrap the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
- In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the cookies and salt until they are into fine crumbs. Transfer to a medium bowl and add in the melted butter. Mix with a fork until crumbs are moist and together. Press evenly into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared springform pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until crust is set. Let cool while you prepare filling.
- Beat the cream cheese, peanut butter and sugar on medium-high speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low and add in the condensed milk. Mix until combined. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add in the vanilla and salt and beat for an additional minute. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the snickers by hand into the batter.
- Pour into the cooled crust and smooth the top. Gently give the pan a tap to release any air bubbles. Place the springform pan into a roasting pan with hot water; making sure the water comes halfway up the sides of the pan.
- Bake for 60- 70 minutes or until the center is just set. Allow to cool for at least an hour before running a knife through the edges of the pan and removing the sides of the pan. Continue to cool before refrigerating 3-4 hours before serving.
- To serve, top with chopped snickers and drizzle homemade with salted caramel sauce.