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Peanutty Hot Fudge Cheesecake

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup granulated sugar
8 oz. cream cheese softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup peanut butter
3 cups thawed Cool Whip
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
1/4 Hot Fudge Topping

Preheat oven to 350

Stir together crumbs, butter and granulated sugar in a small bowl. Press onto bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake 10 minutes and cool.

Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar and peanut butter until well blended.

Fold in whipped topping. Pour into crust. Sprinkle with peanuts and chill until firm. Remove sides from springform pan. Top with heated Hot Fudge Topping.