*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheesecakes                      Chocolate
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1                    9 Unbaked pie shell
    1 1/2   lb           Cream cheese -- cubed
    1 1/4   c            Sugar
    1       t            Vanilla
    3                    Eggs -- divided
    6                    Snickers bars -- regular size
    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.
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