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Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake: The Easy And Delicious Dessert You Need To Make Immediately

ileana by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is a writer on the Original Content team. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

There’s nothing I love more than a chocolate peanut butter cup — as a kid, I would always trade away all my Halloween candy just to get a few more peanut butter cups.

They’re sweet and salty, creamy and melty — chocolate peanut butter cups are really just the perfect candy.

Ever since chocolate and peanut butter were combined, no other candy even had a chance. And when you combine chocolate and peanut butter in some other type of dessert — ice cream, cake, even cookies — it just becomes even more delicious.

If you love chocolate and peanut butter, this delicious peanut butter chocolate cheesecake recipe will completely blow you away.

All you need are a few simple ingredients, and you can make this incredibly tasty dessert — you might even have the ingredients in your fridge and pantry already!

With just some cream cheese, peanut butter, and boxed brownie mix, and a little bit of time, you can have this incredible homemade cheesecake. Even better, the recipe is simple enough for any new baker to make it successfully.

This recipe is both kid- and adult-friendly, and all your friends will beg you for the yummy recipe!

Excited to try this tasty peanut butter chocolate cheesecake? Print out the recipe card below and watch the video to follow along with step-by-step instructions.

Cook: 60 min
Prep: 30 min
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 16 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 12 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 12 cup whipped cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 12 cups brown sugar
  • 12 chocolate peanut butter cups, cut into pieces
  • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 34 cup heavy cream
  • 18 tsp. kosher salt
Instructions
  • Bake brownie crust into springform cake pan, then set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Combine cream cheese and 1 cup peanut butter in a bowl. Beat with electric mixer.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  • Add whipped cream, vanilla extract, and brown sugar. Beat to combine.
  • Microwave leftover peanut butter until thin.
  • Pour half of peanut butter over brownie crust.
  • Sprinkle half of the chopped peanut butter cups into the peanut butter.
  • Add cheesecake filling to cake pan. Smooth the top.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for one hour, over a water bath.
  • Let cheesecake cool, then remove from cake pan.
  • Make chocolate ganache by pouring warm heavy cream over bittersweet chocolate and salt, then stirring until smooth.
  • Pour chocolate ganache over cheesecake, then pour leftover peanut butter in stripes.
  • Decorate outside of cheesecake with chocolate peanut butter cups.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake 30 minutes 60 minutes 90 minutes Serves 8 //www.littlethings.com/app/uploads/2017/05/recipe_card_reesecupcheesecake-850x416.jpg brownie mix cream cheese creamy peanut butter eggs whipped cream vanilla extract brown sugar chocolate peanut butter cups, cut into pieces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped heavy cream kosher salt Bake brownie crust into springform cake pan, then set aside. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine cream cheese and 1 cup peanut butter in a bowl. Beat with electric mixer. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add whipped cream, vanilla extract, and brown sugar. Beat to combine. Microwave leftover peanut butter until thin. Pour half of peanut butter over brownie crust. Sprinkle half of the chopped peanut butter cups into the peanut butter. Add cheesecake filling to cake pan. Smooth the top. Bake at 325 degrees for one hour, over a water bath. Let cheesecake cool, then remove from cake pan. Make chocolate ganache by pouring warm heavy cream over bittersweet chocolate and salt, then stirring until smooth. Pour chocolate ganache over cheesecake, then pour leftover peanut butter in stripes. Decorate outside of cheesecake with chocolate peanut butter cups. Serve and enjoy!

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