Florida bay snickers cheesecake


1 9″ unbaked pie shell
1 1/2 lb cream cheese; cubed
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs; divided
6 snickers bars; regular size
2 oz caramels
1 tbsp whipping cream
2 oz semisweet chocolate morsels
3 tbsp whipping cream
Peanuts ; chopped for garnish

How to prepare

Using a 9″ pie shell, remove fluted rim (reserve for another use) and place pie shell in bottom of 9″ springform pan. Bake in 350~f oven until golden brown. Allow pan to cool, grease sides of pan; set aside. In a mixing bowl, place cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and 1 egg. With flat beater, mix until smooth. Scrape down sides of bowl with spatula and add 2 eggs. Mix until smooth and completely blended. Cut each snickers candy bars length-wise once, then cut crosswise into 14 to 16 pieces. Fold snickers chunks into cream cheese batter with rubber spatula. Pour batter into prepared crust in spring-form pan. Bake in 275~f oven for 2 hours. Cool completely in refrigerator. Remove from springform pan and place on service plate. Melt caramels with 1 tbsp whipping cream in microwave oven. Remove from microwave and blend completely with whisk. Spread caramel on top of cheesecake to within 1″ of edge. Melt semisweet chocolate morsels with 3 tbsp of whipping cream in microwave oven for 30 seconds on high setting. Remove from microwave, blend completely with whisk. Spread on top of cheesecake over caramel to 1/2″ of edge. Sprinkle top of cheesecake with chopped peanuts.

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