A lot of you have probably already heard about these little gems. I had not.
They are DELISH!!!!!!
I made them as one of our Halloween Party desserts and they went over big time.
The few that were left ( I doubled the batch) I had to send to the office with Papa because I did not want them here for me to eat!!
1 Cup vanilla wafers
2 TBS. sugar
2 TBS. butter
1/8 t. salt
8 oz. softened cream cheese
1/4 Cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 Cup sugar
2 TBS. heavy cream
1/8 t. salt
4 fun size Butterfinger candy bars, crushed
1 Cup Chocolate chips ( I used milk choc. chips)
2 - 3 TBS. heavy cream
2 Fun size Butterfinger candy bars crushed
Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees
In a food processor, crush the vanilla wafers. Then in a medium size bowl add crushed wafers,
sugar, butter and 1/8 t. salt. Mix to combine.
Spoon mixture into bottoms of mini muffin pans. Press crumbs so they come up the sides of the muffin pan a little bit.
Bake for 10 minutes....OR NOT.
I was in such a hurry when I made these I forgot the baking for 10 minutes step. I just went on to the next step, filled them with the cream cheese mixture and baked it all together.
Of course I was horrified. My grandson watched me as I had a little break down. I might have said "shit"
After all these were for a party and I wanted them to turn out spectacular! Guess what? THEY DID.
So I am skipping the baking for 10 minutes every time.
With a mixer, beat cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth. Then add sugar, egg, cream and salt, mix until well combined. Slowly ( I used a wooden spoon for this part) stir in crushed Butterfingers.
To crush the candy bars I left them in the wrapper and lightly "hit and rolled" them with my rolling pin. I practiced first on the grand kids to make sure it would work.
Evenly pour mixture over the crusts.
Bake for 20 - 22 minutes until cheesecake is set.
Let cool for 1 or 2 hours. Then remove from the pan.
I let them cool 1 hr. because as stated above I was in a mad rush that day.
Melt choc chips in microwave in 30 second intervals until smooth.
When melting chocolate do it slowly , no rush here. Just remember low and slow until you get the consistency you want. (Which is smooth BTW)
Stir in cream until again, s m o o t h...
Oh, and glossy.
Spoon over the tops of cakes.
Then sprinkle with crushed Butterfingers.
So, So, good!
What a great way to use all the left over candy from Halloween.
I know, none of you have any left over candy. Who am I kidding.
Just go buy more.
One more thing if you do bake the crust for 10 minutes. Turn the oven down to 300 degrees before baking the cheesecakes.