Americana Peanut Cheesecake

Americana Peanut Cheesecake
Yield: Makes 12 servings

3/4 cup chopped roasted peanuts
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup butter, melted

4 pkgs (3 oz ea) cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed

2 Tablespoons chopped roasted peanuts

Combine peanuts, graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press crumb mixture into 9-inch spring form pan. Chill crust for 20 minutes.

Using electric mixer, cream softened cream cheese and peanut butter until fluffy. Gradually add condensed milk and mix well. Add lemon juice and vanilla and blend well. Fold in whipped topping. Pour mixture into prepared crust. Garnish with chopped peanuts. Chill 2 to 3 hours.