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Peanut Butter Cheese Torte

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling

Makes

14-16 servings

This dessert has long been a favorite with my family. I especially like the fact that it requires no baking—and who doesn’t melt for the combination of peanut butter and chocolate? —Ruth Blair, Waukesha, Wisconsin
Peanut Butter Cheese Torte Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped peanuts
  • FILLING:
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • CHOCOLATE TOPPING:
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons brewed coffee
  • Chopped peanuts, optional

Directions

  1. Combine all crust ingredients. Press onto the bottom and halfway up the sides of a 10-in. springform pan. Chill.
  2. For filling, beat peanut butter, cream cheese, sugar, butter and vanilla in a large bowl on high until smooth, about 2 minutes. Fold in whipped cream. Gently spoon into crust; refrigerate 6 hours or overnight.
  3. For topping, in a microwave, melt chocolate with coffee until smooth. Spread over chilled torte. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Garnish with chopped peanuts if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 545 calories, 38g fat (16g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 278mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein.

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