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 I have a little confession.  When I’m hungry I can be a little cranky.  (No comments allowed from my family)  

I think we may all have that tendency.  When you become a mom that’s something you learn really quickly.  The key to keeping babies (and mom) happy is making sure they aren’t hungry or tired.  That really doesn’t change, no matter how old we get.  

Our family starts most weekdays with breakfast at 7:30.  We home school and (contrary to popular opinion) it takes longer than a couple of hours a day, so we need to get an early start.  Ideally, I only eat at mealtime, which means I wait for lunch.  Ideally.  But in reality, I need snacks!  Especially after Algebra!  

Somehow, Algebra turns otherwise intelligent thirteen year old boys into hungry, blank-stared-zombies and 40-something year old moms into….well, let’s just say, someone who could really use a SNICKERS®!

SNICKERS® has been my favorite candy bar since before I was a blank-stared-zombie, taking Algebra.  So, when I came across this yummy Mini Cheese Cake recipe I knew SNICKERS® Almond and SNICKERS® Peanut Butter Squares would be the perfect addition!  

Let me just say before we go any further…..   

OH. MY. GOODNESS!!!  THESE SNICKERS® MINI CHEESECAKES ARE AH-MAZING!

Seriously, I’m not sure how much I can say without crossing that “Ok, now you’re just bragging ‘cuz you made ’em” line, but they may be the best thing I made all week….Ok, for a few weeks.  They ARE THAT good!  

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Don’t be intimidated by the cheese cake part….it’s super easy!  For variety I made half with SNICKERS® Almond and half with Peanut Butter Squares.  They were both so good, we couldn’t decide which we liked best.  And, they make a perfect after Algebra snack!  

Here’s the Recipe:

Crust: 

  • 12 chocolate cream filled sandwich cookies
  • 2 Tbsp butter- melted

Cheesecake:

  • 12 oz. cream cheese – at room temp
  • 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 eggs – room temp
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 SNICKERS® Almond
  • 1 large (4 pk) SNICKERS® Peanut Butter Bars

Topping:

  • 1-2 Tbsp caramel ice cream topping
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 SNICKERS® Almond
  • 1 (2 pk) SNICKERS® Peanut Butter Bar

*Take cream cheese out of refrigerator several hours in advance to allow it to come to room temp*

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Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Place cookies in food processor and pulse until you have fine crumbs 

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Pour crumbs in bowl and add melted butter 

Stir until well combined

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Line a 12 ct. muffin tin with cupcake liners

Evenly divide crumb mixture into muffin tin

Using fingers and then measuring cup (1/2 cup fit perfectly) press crumbs firmly into bottom of muffin tin

Bake in preheated oven for 4-5 minutes

Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack while you mix the cheesecake

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Coarsely chop candy bars for filling

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If your crust has cooled, evenly divide the almond into 6 cups and peanut butter into 6

If crust needs more cooling time, set aside and add just before cheesecake mixture

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Place room temp cream cheese in bowl of stand mixer

Using paddle attachment beat on medium speed, beat 3-4 minutes until completely smooth and creamy

*I CAN NOT stress enough the importance of ROOM TEMPERATURE cream cheese and eggs*

Add room temp eggs, one at a time mixing well between each

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When eggs are mixed well, add heavy cream, sugar and vanilla

Beat on medium speed until smooth

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*Here’s where it can get tricky.  Make sure you somehow label your pan so you can remember which are almond and which are peanut butter.  I suggest masking tape on the ends of your pan with an initial.  I couldn’t find our masking tape so I just wrote right on the pan, thinking it would wash off.  It didn’t.  But, I didn’t get my cheesecakes confused.

Divide cheesecake batter evenly into tins

They will be almost full

Bake at 20-22 minutes or until center looks set

*Over baking causes tops to split.  Although, the top gets covered in this recipe so don’t stress if you have cracks*

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Allow to cool in pan for 30

Remove from pan and allow them to cool on a wire rack another 30 minutes

*Again use something to label flavors

Place in refrigerator 2-4 hours or overnight

Making Topping:

Make chocolate ganache by placing chocolate chips and heavy cream in top of double boiler

Heat and stir until smooth

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Place peanut butter in microwave safe boil and microwave 20-25 seconds

Remove and stir

Microwave a few more seconds until melted and able to drizzle

Do the same with caramel topping

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Chop 1 SNICKERS® Almond and 1 Peanut Butter Bar (2 pk)

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Place chopped bars on corresponding cheesecakes

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Drizzle almond cheesecakes with caramel and chocolate

Drizzle peanut butter cheesecakes with peanut butter and chocolate

Enjoy right away or refrigerate for later

*If serving from fridge….I highly recommend taking them out a few minutes before serving to allow them to warm a little, otherwise candy bars are a little hard.  

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SNICKERS Mini Cheesecakes
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Crust
  1. 12 chocolate cream filled sandwich cookies
  2. 2 Tbsp butter- melted
Cheesecake
  1. 12 oz. cream cheese – at room temp
  2. 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp sugar
  3. 2 eggs – room temp
  4. 1 tsp vanilla
  5. 3 Tbsp heavy cream
  6. 2 SNICKERS® Almond
  7. 1 large (4 pk) SNICKERS® Peanut Butter Bars
Topping
  1. 1-2 Tbsp caramel ice cream topping
  2. 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  3. 1/4 cup heavy cream
  4. 2 Tbsp peanut butter
  5. 1 SNICKERS® Almond
  6. 1 (2 pk) SNICKERS® Peanut Butter Bar
Making Crust
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Place cookies in food processor and pulse until you have fine crumbs
  3. Pour crumbs in bowl and add melted butter
  4. Stir until well combined
  5. Line a 12 ct. muffin tin with cupcake liners
  6. Evenly divide crumb mixture into muffin tin
  7. Using fingers and then measuring cup (1/2 cup fit perfectly) press crumbs firmly into bottom of muffin tin
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 4-5 minutes
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack while you mix the cheesecake
  10. Coarsely chop candy bars for filling
  11. If your crust has cooled, evenly divide the almond into 6 cups and peanut butter into 6
  12. If crust needs more cooling time, set aside and add just before cheesecake mixture
Making Filling
  1. Place room temp cream cheese in bowl of stand mixer
  2. Using paddle attachment beat on medium speed 3-4 minutes until completely smooth and creamy
  3. *I CAN NOT stress enough the importance of ROOM TEMPERATURE cream cheese and eggs*
  4. Add room temp eggs, one at a time mixing well between each
  5. When eggs are mixed well, add heavy cream, sugar and vanilla
  6. Beat on medium speed until smooth
  7. *Here’s where it can get tricky. Make sure you somehow label your pan so you can remember which are almond and which are peanut butter. I suggest masking tape on the ends of your pan with an initial. I couldn’t find our masking tape so I just wrote right on the pan, thinking it would wash off. It didn’t. But, I didn’t get my cheesecakes confused.
  8. Divide cheesecake batter evenly into tins
  9. They will be almost full
  10. Bake at 20-22 minutes or until center looks set
  11. *Over baking causes tops to split. Although, the top gets covered in this recipe*
  12. Allow to cool in pan for 30
  13. Remove from pan and allow them to cool on a wire rack another 30 minutes
  14. *Again use something to label flavors
  15. Place in refrigerator 2-4 hours
Making Topping
  1. Make chocolate ganache by placing chocolate chips and heavy cream in top of double boiler
  2. Heat and stir until smooth
  3. Place peanut butter in microwave safe boil and microwave 20-25 seconds
  4. Remove and stir
  5. Microwave a few more seconds until melted and able to drizzle
  6. Do the same with caramel topping
  7. Chop 1 SNICKERS® Almond and 1 Peanut Butter Bar
  8. Place chopped bars on corresponding cheesecakes
  9. Drizzle almond with caramel and chocolate
  10. Drizzle peanut butter with peanut butter and chocolate
  11. Enjoy right away or refrigerate for later
Notes
  1. *Take cream cheese out of refrigerator several hours in advance to allow it to come to room temp*
  2. *If serving from fridge….I highly recommend taking them out a few minutes before serving to allow them to warm a little, otherwise candy bars are a little hard.
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15 Responses

    1. Danita

      Good question Deb. No, there’s no need to take out the center they crush up just fine leaving it in. Thanks for asking and for stopping by! Have a blessed week.

  1. sunandhurricane

    OH. MY. Word. These look SO delicious! I’m with you, Snickers is definitely a favorite and now there is an almond variety? Grabbing one(okay, SOME) on my next grocery run!

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