Peanut Butter Cheesecake: “Oh My”

Peanut butter Cheesecake with chocolate and Reese's cup topping

WHAT DOES PEANUT BUTTER, CREAM CHEESE, AND WHIPPED CREAM HAVE IN COMMON? 

A rich and creamy Peanut Butter Cheesecake, of course! This recipe comes from one of my recipe bibles, the June Fete Fare cookbook, a fundraiser cookbook for Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA. It was copyrighted in 1991! Boy am I getting old (lol)! 

Peanut butter Cheesecake entire cake on a plate topped with Reese's Peanut Butter cups and chocolate sauce

So I love to always make something special for loved ones that they will appreciate and enjoy on special occasions. My husband and son have birthdays a few days apart in February, so we celebrated their special days with a dessert that contains one of their favorite foods, peanut butter! Well really, who doesn’t like peanut butter! 

IS THIS ANOTHER OF MADELINE’S NO BAKE CHEESECAKES?  

Whole peanute butter cheesecake before topping with chocolate sauce

Yes, other than the crust, you can just whip this up and refrigerate! Now I will warn you this is a really rich cheesecake, so when you slice it, don’t get ahead of yourself with larger sized portion slices! And with a chocolate topping, and chopped up Reese’s cups, OH MY! 

MAKE IT SPECIAL! 

So when you are thinking about a special dessert for a special occasion, this Peanut Butter Cheesecake really measures up! It’s an all year ’round dessert, and pleases a crowd! My next step is to make these in individual size mini cheesecakes so stay tuned! 

Until next time,

Let’s get cookin’ and bakin’

Madeline 

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Topped with Chocolate and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

This Peanut Butter Cheesecake is a no-bake cheesecake (other than the crust) and will capture your tastebuds like no other! It's rich and creamy, and I warn you, slice with caution! You'll want to savor it slowly!
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: All
Keyword: cheesecakedessert, peanutbutter, peanutbuttercheesecake, Reesespeanutbuttercups, richandcreamycheesecake, Skippypeanutbutter
Servings: 12 people
Author: Madeline Kohler

Equipment

  • 1 9" Springform Pan
  • Stand or hand mixer
  • Small mixing bowl to melt chocolate

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs or crushed oreos
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, melted

Cheesecake Filling

  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 16 ounces cream cheese (2, 8-ounce bars) room temperature
  • 2 tbsps butter, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups whipping cream
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 4 tbsps coffee, hot

Instructions

Crust

  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Combine crumbs, sugar and butter. Press into bottom and a little up the sides of the 9" springform pan.
  • Bake crust 5 - 8 minutes until lightly browned. Cool.

Cheesecake Filling

  • Beat peanut butter, cream cheese, sugar, 2 tablespoons butter and vanilla in bowl of mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • Beat whipping cream until soft peaks form.
  • Fold cream into peanut butter mixture.
  • Spoon into crust.
  • Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight.
  • Melt chocolate with coffee in microwave for 15 seconds. Stir and microwave for another 15 seconds. Stir until smooth.
  • Spread melted chocolate over filling. Refrigerate until firm.
  • Decorate top of cake with chopped up Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
  • Use a sharp, serrated knife to cut the cake so you can cut through the Reese's cups and chocolate topping.

Notes

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