1 9" Unbaked pie shell
1 1/2 lb Cream cheese, cubed
1 1/4 c Sugar
1 ts Vanilla
3 Eggs, divided
6 Snickers candy bars, reg sz
2 oz Caramels
1 tb Whipping cream
2 oz Semisweet chocolate morsels
3 tb Whipping cream
Peanuts, chopped for garnish
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 Tb 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 Tb 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.