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Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

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If you like peanut butter and chocolate as much a I do, this Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake will be showing up in your dreams for quite some time.

This is no ordinary cheesecake.

Oh no.

Not only is it overloaded with peanut butter cups, but each layer has just a little surprise…

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Let’s start with the crust. This peanut butter cup cheesecake called for an extra special crust. Enter: Nutter Butter cookies and butter. Perfection.

Next: the cheesecake. Plain, you might guess? No, no. Peanut butter cheesecake, kids. Oh yeah. Rich and creamy with a layer of peanut butter cups nestled in the center.

*Sigh*

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While I could have stopped right there and had a mighty fine cheesecake, this particular cheesecake was for my mama’s birthday. I needed to fancy it up a bit. So I did the right thing and loaded on more peanut butter cups, peanut butter drizzle, and a hefty helping of chocolate ganache.

This Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake is the ultimate peanut butter/chocolate lover’s dessert!

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Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Incredibly decadent peanut butter cheesecake loaded with peanut butter cups, topped with even more peanut butter cups, chocolate ganache and peanut butter. Complete with a nutter butter crust!

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1/2 cup Nutter Butter cookie crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons butter (melted)

Cheesecake

  • 32 Ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 20 mini peanut butter cups (quartered)

Topping

  • 1/3 cup peanut butter (melted)
  • 20 mini peanut butter cups

Ganache

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup whole milk

Directions

Crust
Step 1
Preheat oven to 325
In a food processor, pulse together cookies until they are fine crumbs. Add in melted butter and pulse again until well combined. Press into the bottom and 1 1/2" up the sides of a greased 9" springform pan. Bake 8 min.
Cheesecake
Step 2
Beat together cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar and sour cream until very smooth. Add vanilla and eggs one at a time on low speed mixing just until blended.
Pour half of the batter into the cooked crust and sprinkle with 1/2 of the chopped peanut butter cups. cover with remaining batter. Bake for 55-65 minutes or until is is set on the edges but still wiggles slightly when shaken gently. Sprinkle remaining peanut butter cups over cheesecake.
Let cool before adding topping.
Topping
Step 3
Melt peanut butter and drizzle over cheesecake.
Ganache - Heat milk in the microwave for about 1 minute then add chocolate chips and just let it sit for 2 minutes. Stir until melted and smooth. Drizzle over cheesecake.
Store covered cheesecake in the refrigerator.
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43 Responses to “Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake”

  1. OH. MY. GOD. There really are no words…

    …except why aren’t we neighbors again?

  2. Liz says:

    My son wants a PB cup pie for his birthday, but maybe I can convince him to have cheesecake instead! :)

  3. This cheesecake is OUT OF CONTROL!! I am obsessed. Reese’s are my favorite candies! The chocolate ganache looks gorgeous.

  4. I’d say this would totally satisfy my peanut butter craving!

  5. I could go for big slice of this right now! Love everything about it!

  6. Oh My This look amazing!!! It has everything in I love!

  7. Leslie says:

    I can’t tell you how delicious this dessert sounds to me! It involves all of my weaknesses, that I LOVE! It’s beautiful too and so is your photography. Coming from Weekend Potluck. :)
    Blessings,
    Leslie

  8. Wendy says:

    This cheese cake is beautiful! Your photos make it irresistible.All of our favorite flavors in one place. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Oh my word. The perfect cheesecake!

  10. Maria says:

    What a delicious looking cheesecake!!!! I love peanut butter cups, and this cheesecake sounds so good! So elegant and decadent too! Beautiful!

  11. Tonya says:

    OH MY GOODNESS! Thank you for sharing this at Weekend Potluck. It is GORGEOUS!

  12. Kim says:

    I think I gained 5 pounds just looking at this! Seriously, this looks fabulous. Thanks so much for linking to the Weekend Potluck. Have a great week!

  13. OH MY WORD. That’s pretty much all I can say at the moment since I’m in shock and need this cheesecake ASAP!

  14. Morgaine says:

    This looks amazing! I am so going to have to try to make this!

  15. This is Sinful!! I must find a reason to make this!! I would love it if you would link this up with our link party tomorrow and share this yummy goodness!!!
    http://www.thehopelesshousewife.com/linkparties/link-party/

  16. Insane! I want it. Much better than the Factory (because you get to eat the whole thing at a fraction of the price)! It looks decadent…

  17. Shannon says:

    This looks yummy! I think I will try this recipe this weekend when we have company over. Thanks so much for sharing!

  18. Karen says:

    My husband would LOVE this!

  19. Kelly says:

    Get in my belly!! This looks delicious!! Pinning, Stumbling and Tweeting. Nom Nom Nom.

  20. Okay YUM!!!! I love cheesecake and peanut butter cups so this looks sinful!! Featuring in my weekly wow’s on Saturday.

  21. Winnie says:

    What a gorgeous cake!!
    I’ll vet each bite is like heaven :)
    I just have to pin this

  22. oh! oh! oh! This would not last long in our house! WOW!
    Pinned! Thanks for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker! Hope to see you there again on Monday night!

  23. Holy moly. Girl, this looks amazing!

  24. Rae Gun says:

    holy moley I'm totally drooling. I've pinned this to check out. Thanks for linking up at my What We Wore, Read, and Made Wednesday Party :)

  25. Tracey Hinson says:

    Wow, something to make this weekend. :-)

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