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                      Florida Bay Snickers Cheesecake
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheesecake                       Candy Bars
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1                    9 Unbaked pie shell
    1 1/2  pounds        Cream cheese -- cubed
    1 1/4  cups          Sugar
    1      teaspoon      Vanilla
    3                    Eggs -- divided
    6                    Snickers candy bars -- reg sz
    2      ounces        Caramels
    1      tablespoon    Whipping cream
    2      ounces        Semisweet chocolate morsels
    3      tablespoons   Whipping cream
                         Peanuts -- chopped for garnish
 
 Using a 9 pie shell, remove fluted rim (reserve for another use) and
 place pie shell in bottom of 9 springform pan. Bake in 350~F oven until
 golden brown. Allow pan to cool, grease sides of pan; set aside. In a
 mixing bowl, place cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and 1 egg. With flat
 beater, mix until smooth. Scrape down sides of bowl with spatula and add
 2 eggs. Mix until smooth and completely blended.
 Cut each Snickers candy bars length-wise once, then cut crosswise into
 14 to 16 pieces. Fold Snickers chunks into cream cheese batter with
 rubber spatula. Pour batter into prepared crust in spring-form pan. Bake
 in 275~F oven for 2 hours. cool completely in refrigerator.
 Remove from springform pan and place on service plate. Melt caramels
 with 1 Tb whipping cream in microwave oven. Remove from microwave and
 blend completely with whisk. Spread caramel on top of cheesecake to
 within 1 of edge. Melt semisweet chocolate morsels with 3 Tb of
 whipping cream in microwave oven for 30 seconds on high setting.
 Remove from microwave, blend completely with whisk. Spread on top of
 cheesecake over caramel to 1/2 of edge. Sprinkle top of cheesecake with
 chopped peanuts.
 
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