This was my first every attempt at a homemade baked cheesecake. I have a recipe for a whip and refrigerate but not a bake.
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 (2.16 ounce) bars chocolate-coated caramel-peanut nougat candy, chopped (I used Snickers)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, graham cracker crumbs and 1 tablespoon sugar. Press into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Allow to cool.
In a large bowl, cream the 3/4 cup of sugar and cream cheese together until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla. Stir in chopped candy bar, and pour into baked crust.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes. Let cool and carefully remove the springform pans side.
***Tips: I used a store bought pie graham cracker crust because I don't own a springform pan, and my crusts never turn out. I didn't pour carmel over it, instead used a little bit of cool whip. It was AWESOME! I served it at room temp, but think it would be better cooler.