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Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

January 28, 2013
Decadent peanut butter cheesecake with chunks of miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and drizzled with chocolate sauce!

So, Paul has been begging me to make him a peanut butter cheesecake for I don't even know how long. Now, before you think I'm a horrible wife, let me explain. The man DOESN'T EAT DESSERT. I'm not kidding. I'll make cakes, cookies, etc. and I'M the one that eats the entire thing. That's why I usually don't make desserts with peanut butter because it would seriously sit there until it went bad.

When I found out that the next Iron Chef Mom ingredient was peanut butter, I knew I had to finally make a peanut butter cheesecake. This one was amazing! Silas actually begs me every day for a piece of the "cheese tate" and wants me to make this for his birthday cake next month. It's a keeper for sure!

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
adapted from Mom's Crafty Space


1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup sugar
6 tablespoons butter, melted

5 (8oz) blocks cream cheese
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 eggs
8oz Reese's mini peanut butter cups, halved
chocolate syrup (optional)

Set the cream cheese out to soften as it comes to room temperature.  For the crust, mix together graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter until moist. Press crust into the bottom and half way up the sides of a 9 inch spring form pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and reduce heat to 325. In a stand mixer, beat the softened cream cheese and sugar. Add the vanilla and peanut butter and beat until well combined. In a small bowl, crack the eggs and beat slightly with a whisk. Gradually pour the beaten eggs into the mixing bowl on low speed. Gently fold in the chopped mini peanut butter cups. Spread batter into graham cracker crust and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, the center will still be slightly giggly. Allow cheesecake to cool on counter and then refrigerate overnight. Serve with drizzled chocolate syrup, if desired.

So, do you have a great peanut butter recipe? Come share it at our weekly Iron Chef Mom competition! Kristi over at I Should Be Mopping The Floor is hosting this week, it's going to be a blast! See you there and good luck. :)

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25 comments on "Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake"
  1. yum, yum, yum!! Want this now! I'd love for you to share this at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker!

  2. My kids would love this!!! I'm pretty sure they would help me eat it (if I don't eat it all myself first)! GORGEOUS.

  3. Pinning!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Such an impressive dessert! ;)

  4. This looks SO good! Thanks for sharing

  5. Kelly,
    I just started a new link party and would love for you to come over and share your post or any social media sites. Talkin’ About Thursday -

  6. oh yum, will be making this soon! :)

  7. This does look DELICIOUS! Visiting today from the Adorned from Above hop. :)

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  9. That looks absolutely fabulous!! Pinned and can't wait to make :)

    The Farm Girl

  10. Ha, are we sure your husband and mine aren't one in the same? It's SO annoying. This cheesecake? Is fabulous!

    1. Haha I mean I'm not complaining about having a whole pan of brownies to myself, but seriously. What planet are they from?

  11. Hi Kelly,
    Your Cheesecake looks delicious. Your recipe is awesome and thank you so much for sharing it with Full Plate Thursday.
    Have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. OMG! Pinned! WOW! This looks so good. Love this! Thanks so much for sharing at Pint Sized Baker for Two Cup Tuesday!

  13. You know I love some chocolate and peanut butter! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects. I also started my Must Try Monday link party up again, and I'd love to see you there!

  14. That is one amazing looking cheesecake!!! I just adore pb cups and in cheesecake...well, I puffy heart love it even more!!!

  15. Looks so AMAZING!! I will have to try this sometime. Pinning it. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!

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    thanks again and i hope you like it

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