Graham Cracker Crust
16 Nabisco Honey Graham Crackers (1 package), crushed
2 Tablespoons sugar
3 Tablespoons butter, softened
Dash of cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine all ingredients above in a bowl. Press firmly into a 9" round springform pan.
Bake crust for 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Set aside.
Cream Cheese Filling
Using an electric mixer, mix the following ingredients on high speed about 5 minutes or until smooth and creamy:
2 - 8 oz. packages Philadelphia Cream Cheese, 1/3 rd Less Fat, softened
1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup plus 3 Tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Pour cream cheese mixture into graham cracker crust. Even out and bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from oven. Let cool at least 30 minutes.
Place the following ingredients into a blender and blend on high speed for 30 seconds:
1 Tablespoon honey
1/2 cup low-fat milk
1/2 cup Hershey's Milk Chocolate Chips
2 Tablespoons premium peanut butter
1/4th of a banana
After blending, pour chocolate mixture into a sauce pan over medium high heat. Stir constantly until well blended, about 3 minutes.
Immediately pour chocolate and peanut butter sauce over cheesecake. Refrigerate at least 3 hours (longer if time permits).
Optional: Top with about 12 fresh strawberries (halved, sweetened with 1 Tablespoon sugar)or/and dust with powdered sugar.
Serves 10 to 12
The film, "Chocolat" is set in 1960 in France. Vianne (Juliette Binoche) and her daughter move to a little town and open a chocolate shop. Oh yes, the magic of chocolate, especially in the hands of a woman so talented. Not everyone is happy about the chocolate shop, or Vianne for that matter. "Chocolat" was nominated for 5 Academy Awards and 3 Golden Globes. This film is visually beautiful and so fulfilling to the spirit.
Our recipe for Cheesecake Supreme with Chocolate and Peanut Butter Sauce was inspired by Vianne's delectable chocolates that lifted the town folk's spirits. This creamy and delicious cheesecake is topped with a chocolate sauce that is second to none. Thanks for visiting and please enjoy the clip of "Chocolat."