Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte

Not for the weak of heart, this chocolate and peanut butter torte is a peanut-butter lover's dream. Keep the ice-cold milk nearby!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte

Ingredients
For crust:

  1. 1 package (approximately 36) Oreo Cookies, finely crushed
  2. 6 teaspoons melted butter
  3. ¼ teaspoon salt

For filling:

  1. 2 cups heavy/whipping cream
  2. 1 and ½ cups powdered/confectioners' sugar, divided
  3. 1 and ½ cups peanut butter
  4. 12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  5. 2 Tablespoons milk
  6. ½ cup peanut butter chips (or chocolate chips)

For topping:

  1. 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  2. ½ cup heavy cream
  3. Chopped peanuts, or chopped peanut butter cups, for garnish

Instructions
Crust:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).
  • Butter a 9-inch springform pan, and set aside.
  • Finely process Oreo Cookies using a food processor or by hand with a rolling pin.
  • Pour crumbs into a small bowl, and add salt.
  • Melt butter, and pour over crushed cookies.
  • Stir with a fork until completely moistened.
  • Evenly press crumb mixture into pan, on bottom and up sides.
  • Place in freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.