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Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Brittle

Indulge in a creamy cheesecake on a biscuit base, topped with crunchy brittle and a sweet caramel drizzle from Dairy Farmers by Bega Foodservice.

  • 5 hr
    Prep: 30 m / Cook: 4 hr 30 m
  • easy



  • 175g granita biscuits
  • 80g DAIRY FARMERS butter, melted

Cheesecake Filling

  • ¾ cup Bega Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 500g DAIRY FARMERS cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons gelatin dissolved in ¼ cup boiling water
  • 300ml DAIRY FARMERS thickened cream, whipped to soft peaks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1½ cups roasted, unsalted peanuts
  • 1½ cups caster sugar
  • 50g DAIRY FARMERS butter, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt flakes
  • 100g caramel popcorn

 Caramel Sauce

  • 75g DAIRY FARMERS butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon milk


  • Crush biscuits in a food processor to a fine crumb. Transfer to a medium sized bowl and mix in the butter. Press evenly into a 20cm springform cake tin and refrigerate for 30- 45 minutes until set firm.
  • Warm the peanut butter slightly in a microwave (or over a double boiler) until just softened.
  • Beat cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually beat in gelatin mixture, vanilla extract and peanut butter until combined. Fold in thickened cream. Spoon over the chilled biscuit base, and using a spatula, smooth down the top evenly.
  • Refrigerate for 4 ½ hours or overnight.
  • For the brittle; spread the peanuts out on one layer on a flat baking tray lined with baking paper and set aside.
  • Heat the sugar with ½ cup water in a medium saucepan over high heat. Stir with a metal spoon until sugar has dissolved then stop stirring and cook for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Remove from heat and stir the butter through until well combined.
  • Pour hot caramel over the peanuts, sprinkle with sea salt and allow to cool on a cold surface for 15 minutes until set hard. Break into chards.
  • To make the caramel sauce; melt the butter over low heat in a pan. Add the brown sugar and mix until dissolved. Add the milk and stir until smooth. (If the caramel is too thick add a teaspoon more milk). Allow to cool.
  • To decorate, top the cheesecake with caramel chards, caramel popcorn and drizzle with caramel sauce.