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I want to up the ante. Cheesecake is the mother of all desserts if you ask me, but Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake?

Oh man, we’re talking about the best ever delectable dessert to ever hit your taste buds.

This recipe doesn’t only have an amazing flavor, but it also looks amazing too.

It’s great to bring to a family or friends get together. You’ll be the talk of the party if you bring this amazing magazine worthy cheesecake!

I really enjoy making cheesecake. I don’t get to bake a lot. Running my own business, homeschooling my kids, and taking care of the household, well I’ve got a lot on my plate.

Cheesecake is fun to make though. The best part is eating them!

With 3 teenagers in the house, this cheesecake didn’t last very long! Not even a day, if you can believe it!

Cheesecake is my husband’s favorite dessert, so I made this especially for him.

It’s easier to make than it looks. I hope my tutorial photos will help too.

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Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Recipe

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 3 hours 25 minutes

One of the best cheesecakes you'll ever have the pleasure of eating. This makes a huge cake!



  • 9 inch springform pan ((at least 3″ tall))
  • Roasting pan or square brownie pan (that the springform pan will fit into)
  • Parchment paper
  • Tin foil
  • Bowls (1 medium, 1 large)
  • Stirring Utensils (automatic or manual* your choice)

Brownie Crust Ingredients:

  • 6 tbsp butter (plus 1 tbsp to grease pan)
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 cup all purpose flour (plus 2 tbsp)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Cheesecake Batter Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. cheese cream (softened)
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1.2 cup heavy cream

Chocolate Topping Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 7 peanut butter cups (cut in half)


Cheesecake Directions:

  1. Add softened cream cheese to a large bowl.
  2. Mix in one egg at a time.
  3. Stir in sugar, peanut butter, vanilla, and the cream until the consistency is smooth.
  4. Then, wrap the springform pan in tinfoil.
  5. Add the cheesecake mixture to the springform pan, and spread it evenly.
  6. Add a couple of inches of water to the bottom of the roasting pan, and place the springform pan inside.
  7. Place roasting pan into oven, and bake for 90 minutes at 325ºF.
  8. Allow to cool at least 1 hour.
  9. Once it’s cooled, chill in the fridge for 4 hours.
  10. Unhinge the springform pan, and release the cheesecake.
  11. Peel off the parchment paper carefully.

Chocolate Topping and Finishing Directions:

  1. Place the cream in a microwavable bowl, and microwave until hot.
  2. Add chocolate chips, and stir until mixed well.
  3. Using a spoon, or other utensil, drizzle the topping over the top of the cheesecake.
  4. With the remaining topping, dip the halved peanut butter cups in topping.
  5. Place the peanut butter cups along the edge…
  6. Serve and enjoy! Try not to eat it all in one sitting! 🙂


Refrigerate all leftovers (if there are any)!

Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 942Total Fat 65gSaturated Fat 32gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 25gCholesterol 236mgSodium 610mgCarbohydrates 80gFiber 3gSugar 61gProtein 17g

For the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional value of each ingredient yourself. These calculations are provided by a third party and are not expected to be exact. You are solely responsible for ensuring the nutritional information you use is accurate.

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