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Peanut Butter Bananas Foster Cheesecake (with Do-Si-Do Crust!)

I just can’t even with this disgustingly beautiful creation…

A Do-Si-Do Girl Scout cookie base, a peanut butter & banana cheesecake filling, and a bananas foster topping...it doesn't get any better than this folks! | spachethespatula.com #recipeIt’s that time of  the year where I end up with like 10 boxes of Girl Scout cookies, and I try to come up with creative ways to use them all. Last year, I made Samoa Blizzards and Thin Min Ice Cream—both fantastic, by the way. Girl Scout cookies bring out the best in my culinary ideas, I guess!

I feel like the Do-Si-Do is one of the most neglected Girl Scout Cookies, and I just don’t get it! They’re salty, peanut buttery, and crumbly in a fantastic way. I kinda think they’re basically like a fully peanut butter version of an Oreo.

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That’s actually what inspired this cheesecake! I’ve made Oreo crusts for cheesecakes, and I thought that Do-Si-Dos might work just as well. Guess what? They do 🙂

So that’s what we have going on for the crust here, but what about the rest of this gorgeous thing? Peanut butter and banana is one of my all-time favorite flavor combos, and you really can’t go wrong with adding caramel to the mix.

The cheesecake filling is full of actual banana and crunchy peanut butter. The topping is caramel-y, buttery banana slices that are totally reminiscent of bananas foster.

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You guys, I could NOT stop taking pictures of this cheesecake. It’s just so photogenic and gooey (also that picture directly above looks like a delicious version of PacMan…)!

Somehow, Rook was not nearly as impressed as I was, and spent the whole time looking for trouble on the porch. He’s bad.

He likes to bark wildly at any dog that walks by. He also likes to freak out at people in uniforms, like the mailman or anyone wearing an orange vest (no idea why!), and the woman in our neighborhood who walks her cat on a  leash. Quite frankly, I’m with him on the last one…that’s just weird…

A Do-Si-Do Girl Scout cookie base, a peanut butter & banana cheesecake filling, and a bananas foster topping...it doesn't get any better than this folks! | spachethespatula.com #recipe A Do-Si-Do Girl Scout cookie base, a peanut butter & banana cheesecake filling, and a bananas foster topping...it doesn't get any better than this folks! | spachethespatula.com #recipeI like to serve each slice of this cheesecake with a dollop of whipped cream (straight from the Reddi-Whip canister, haha!), and half a Do-Si-Do. Serve, and prepare for jaws to drop.

A Do-Si-Do Girl Scout cookie base, a peanut butter & banana cheesecake filling, and a bananas foster topping...it doesn't get any better than this folks! | spachethespatula.com #recipe

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Peanut Butter Bananas Foster Cheesecake (with Do-Si-Do Crust!)

Ingredients:

for the crust:

  • 1 box Do-Si-Do peanut butter sandwich cookies (you can reserve 4-5 for garnish)
  • 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) unsalted butter, melted

for the filling:

  • 1 lb (2 8oz. packages) cream cheese (I like to use Neufchatel---it has 1/3-less fat)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup crunchy natural peanut butter (only ingredients should be peanuts and salt)
  • 2 medium bananas (about 1 cup mashed)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs

for the topping:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 4 bananas, sliced

to garnish (optional):

  • whipped cream
  • Do-Si-Do cookies, cut in half

Directions:

for the crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9-inch diameter spring-form pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, grind the cookies into a coarse meal. Add in the melted butter and pulse until it clumps together. Press into the base of your prepared pan, and 1/2"-1" up the sides.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes until golden; set aside.

for the filling:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or with a hand mixer), beat together the cream cheese and sugar, until combined. Add in the sour cream, peanut butter, bananas, and vanilla, and beat to combine. Add in the eggs, 1 at a time, beating to combine after each.
  2. Pour the filling into the crust, and wrap the entire pan in a wet dish towel (yes, I promise you it will be okay in the oven). Bake for 45-50 minutes until set, but still slightly jiggly in the center. Immediately place in the fridge to chill completely, preferably overnight.

for the topping:

  1. In a large skillet, combine the butter and sugar over medium-hight heat. Continue to cook for 3-5 minutes until golden brown and bubbly. Add in the bananas and a pinch of salt and toss to coat.
  2. Pour over your chilled cheesecake. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream, and half a Do-Si-Do.

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4 Responses to “Peanut Butter Bananas Foster Cheesecake (with Do-Si-Do Crust!)”

  1. CakePants — March 30, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Mmm…this sounds totally decadent! I love peanut butter and banana together too – but I had a friend in college who always got really grossed out and made fun of me for combining them. His loss! I bet he’d change his mind if I served him a piece of this cheesecake, though 😉

    • Rachael replied: — March 30th, 2015 @ 5:27 pm

      That’s crazy! I don;t think I’ve ever heard of that, haha. I thought is was a commonly accepted flavor combo. Now my knack for combining bacon and peanut butter… I’ve had a few upturned noses 😛

  2. Oana — March 31, 2015 at 12:50 am

    Oh my, caramel, bananas, peanut butter – can’t go wrong with these amazing components. it looks so good, well done!

    • Rachael replied: — March 31st, 2015 @ 11:51 am

      Thank you so much, Oana!

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