Ok, so I know this is suppose to be a dinner blog. But I occasionally have to post a treat! What's life without treats right? I have been wanting to make these cute little things since I saw them over at picky palate, but I needed to save them for when we had guests over.. or I knew I would end up eating them all by myself. (My hubby is not big on treats) So, we had some friends come over tonight for dinner and so it was the perfect time to make them. Oh my goodness they are truly yummy! They take some time to make but are pretty easy, and well worth it. One way to save some $ on this treat is to buy your vanilla wafers at the dollar store. When I saw them at Walmart for nearly $4, I just had to try the dollar store. Sure enough they had them and they tasted just fine!
Peanut Butter-Finger Mini Cheesecakes
1 Cup ground Vanilla Wafers
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
8 oz softened cream cheese
1/4 Cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 Cup sugar
2 Tablespoons heavy cream
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 Fun Size Butterfinger Candy Bars, crushed
1 Cup semi sweet chocolate chips
2-3 Tablespoons heavy cream
2 Fun Size Butterfinger, crushed
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place cookie crumbs, sugar, butter and salt into a bowl; mix to combine. Spoon mixture into bottoms of mini cheese cake pan or mini cupcake pan(I used the mini cupcake pan with excellent results)and press. Bake for 10 minutes and remove from oven.
2. Reduce heat to 300 degrees F. In a stand or electric mixer, beat cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth. Beat sugar, egg, cream and salt until well combined. Slowly stir in crushed Butterfinger. Evenly pour batter over baked crust. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until cheesecake is set. Let cool for 2 hours, then remove from pan.
3. Melt chocolate chips in microwave in 30 second intervals until smooth. Stir in cream until smooth and glossy. If needed, return back to microwave for 15 seconds or so until smooth. Spoon over tops of cakes then sprinkle crushed butterfinger over top.