Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New Looks and Snickers

So, what do you think of the new look? I was so excited when I learned that I had won a giveaway for a blog design by Kelly of Fabulous K! She was SO easy to work with and very accomodating to this detail and symmetry-loving girl! I am so very pleased with how it all turned out!

It's been awhile since I've shared a recipe...sorry for slacking! But this should make up for it! I made this yesterday as an anniversary dessert, and it is delish. I think it will be even better tonight, since it didn't get all the chill time it deserved yesterday!

Caramel-Chocolate Mud Cheesecake (who can resist a title like that?!?)


1 single refrigerated piecrust (or homemade 9" crust)
6 (2.07 oz) Snickers candy bars, diced
1 1/2 lbs. cream cheese, softened (3 8-oz. packages)
1 1/4 cups sugar
4 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
3 Tbsp. flour
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup whipping cream
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter, warmed slightly
1/2 cup caramel topping
1/4 cup chopped semisweet chocolate, melted

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Press piecrust into bottom of a greased 9-inch springform pan and place pan on prepared baking sheet.

2. Bake until very light golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees. Scatter candy bar pieces over baked crust.

3. In a mixer bowl, blend cream cheese, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and flour until smooth. Blend in sour cream and whipping cream and then add both types of chocolate chips. Using a spatula, swirl in the peanut butter and caramel topping.

4. Pour batter over candy bar pieces in pan. Place pan on prepared baking sheet and bake 55 to 70 minutes or until center is set. Cool and then chill at least 8 hours or overnight before serving.

5. Drizzle warm melted chocolate over top of cake before serving (or up to 2 hours ahead.)


Jeremy and Melissa said...

Oh, I love the new look of the blog! And congrats to you and Brent on your anniversary. Time flies, huh? Hope you are doing well.

diane said...

I love the new look and that dessert sounds, looks amazing. Cheesecake and snickers are two of my favorites.

Congratulations on 8 years!

casey boyd said...

OHHHH YUMMM!!! I will be trying that out in the near future! Thanks for sharing the recipe. And love the new design looks great!

Shawna said...

Love, Love, Love the new look. Love the font. Love the colors. Love the meaning. Love everything!

sarah corbin said...

I love the blog's makeover. She has a pretty new face! Do you have any yummy dessert recipes that don't use dairy products? (probably not, huh, cause that means no chocolate, no milk or cream, no butter, no cheese, etc... and how can anything be good without at least one of those) Nora Kline has a dairy allergy and I can't have any dairy in my diet. Soy and rice ice creams just aren't the same...


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