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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Comments

  1. says

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

  2. 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

  3. says

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

  4. says

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

  5. says

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

  6. 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!

  7. says

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

  8. says

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

  9. says

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

  10. 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 :)

  11. Tracey Hinson says

    Wow, something to make this weekend. :-)

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