This cheesecake has all the fond memories of those childhood peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but it's way more decadent and sophisticated.
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In a food processor pulverize the chocolate sandwich cookies, butter, sugar and salt.
Pour into a 9-inch springform pan and pat flat with your fingertips, bringing the cookie crumbs up the sides slightly. Bake the crust for about 10 minutes or until set.
Split the batter into two bowls. Add the peanut butter to one bowl and add the jelly to the second.
Place the pan on a baking sheet. Spread the peanut butter batter over the crust, smoothing out the top.
Very carefully add the jelly batter over the peanut butter batter.
Place the cheesecake in the center of the oven. Place a second baking sheet on a lower shelf and fill it with water. The water will create steam in the oven and prevent the cheesecake from developing a hard crust. Bake for about 60 minutes or until set in the center. The top will souffle slightly.
Allow the cheesecake to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 4 hours. After one hour in the refrigerator, loosely cover with plastic.
Carefully run a thin-bladed knife around the edge of the pan. Un-mold the cake from the pan.
Let the cake sit on the rack until the ganache has set up, about 45 minutes.
To decorate the sides see the above video.
Use a thin knife, dipped in a pitcher of hot water to cut the cake.
When you cut into it, the peanut butter and jelly layers will reveal themselves.