Candy Bar Cheesecake

Course : Cheesecakes
Serves: 16
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1 1/2 cups finely crushed vanilla wafer cookies (38 cookies)
1/2 cup peanuts chopped
1/3 cup margarine or butter melted
24 ounces cream cheese softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar packed
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 large eggs
3/4 cup whipping (heavy) cream
3 bars chocolate-covered peanut, caramel and nougat candy, coarsely chopped (2.07 ounces each)
1/2 cup whipping (heavy) cream

Preparation / Directions:

1. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Mix cookie crumbs, peanuts and margarine. Press evenly in bottom of springform pan, 9x3 inches. 2. Beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in sugars and vanilla until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in 3/4 cup whipping cream. Pour over crust. 3. Bake 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until center is set; cool 15 minutes. Run metal spatula along side of cheesecake to loosen. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. 4. Melt candy bars in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1/2 cup whipping cream until smooth. Cool slightly. Remove side of pan. Serve sauce with cheesecake.

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