How can the very title of this post not make you want to rush to the nearest supermarket and purchase the ingredients needed to make this delicious delight? That’s exactly what happened to me when my brother George sent me a link to this recipe and asked very nicely if I’d make it next time he and his family came to visit us.
Now, if you know me well, you’ll know my obsession with American recipes, also my like of, er, how shall we say, trashy recipes….and my big, no HUGE adoration of Reese’s peanut butter cups….so, when all three of these obsessions occur in one recipe? It absolutely has to be made!
It has my name all over it.
Here it is in all it’s beautiful, bountiful glory! It’s ok, you can tell me, how over the top it looks!….I can take it. I already know.
And isn’t that just a huge part of it’s charm? I meant, just imagine the chocolatiness, the peanutiness, the denseness of the baked cheesecake!
The recipe can be found HERE on the Tasty Kitchen website. It’s Erika’s recipe, so thank you, thank you Erika from the bottom of my greedy heart!
After the brownie bottom is baked, a layer of chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and Reese’s peanut butter cups are scattered on top. By this point I was almost sighing in delight as the chocolate started melting. Oh. My. Gosh.
The cheesecake filling is made, poured on top and baked:
Isn’t that just a lovely sight? Waiting to be decorated with yet more chocolate peanut butter yumminess.
I’m not one for subtlety, me.
So when all was done and dusted, I sprayed a tiny bit of gold shimmer spray on top. The Midas touch as it were.
Excellent! And completely OTT.