Snickers Cheesecake and Blair Candy Company

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Blair Candy Company recently sent me a box of candy to sample.  And yes, Snickers bars were in the box!

Blair Candy is located in Altoona, PA.  They have been a family run business for 71 years and they specialize in wholesale and retail  candy distribution.

If you have a few minutes to spare, check out their candy blog, or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.  Their social links can be found to the bottom right of their website.

As far as candy bars go, Snickers have always been one of my favorites.  They tie for first place with Reese Peanut Butter Cups.

I decided to use a couple of the Snickers bars I received in a cheesecake.  What could be better than a cheesecake?  A cheesecake with Snickers of course!

Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

1 1/4 c. crushed graham crackers

3 tbsp. butter, melted

3 tbsp. granulated sugar

1 Snickers bar chopped

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Line a 6” round cake pan with aluminum foil.

In a medium bowl, add all ingredients except Snickers bar; mix thoroughly.  Press mixture into bottom of prepared pan using a small glass. 

Bake for 6 minutes and remove from oven.  Sprinkle chopped Snickers bar over the top of the crust and return to the oven for 1 minute.  Remove from oven and allow crust to cool.

Cheesecake Filling Recipe

8 oz. light cream cheese

1/4 c. granulated sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

In medium bowl, add all ingredients and mix with electric mixer until light and creamy.  Pour filling over of prepared crust.  Bake for about 40 minutes, or until center of cake is firm.

Remove from oven and cool completely. 

Cheesecake Topping

1 Snickers bar, chopped

1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted

Sprinkle Snickers over cake and drizzle melted chocolate on top.

Serve immediately, or refrigerate for later.

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Where do you buy your candy from?  What’s your favorite candy bar?