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Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Contributor: Rebecca Clyde

I spy with my little eye something that is…Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake. Holy Yum!

  • Author: Rebecca Clyde
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Scale

CRUST

  • 36 Oreo cookies (or 3 sleeves) 
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted 

CHEESECAKE FILLING 

  • 2  (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, at room temperature 
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature 
  • 1 tsp. vanilla 
  • ¾ cup smooth peanut butter 

CHOCOLATE GANACHE TOPPING

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream 
  • 1 and ½ cups dark chocolate chips  

GARNISH

  • peanut butter cups for serving

Instructions

Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Make crust: Mix 3 sleeves of Oreos and butter in food processor. Mix until there are no large cookie chunks. Pour into springform pan, pat down with spatula or your fingers. 

Cheesecake Filling

  1. Make cheesecake filling: Mix together cream cheese, sugar, eggs, peanut butter and vanilla with stand or hand mixer. Beat until well incorporated and there are no more lumps.  
  2. Pour cheesecake filling over crust. Place springform pan over baking sheet (so that butter doesn’t escape from springform and cause burns or fire in your oven) and place in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes.  
  3. Cheesecake is done when sides pull away from pan. Middle will be a bit wiggly (it won’t be completely set in the middle), but that’s fine. Turn oven off and leave cheesecake in oven with the door open until cheesecake is room temperature. Refrigerate for 4 hours.  

Topping

  1. About 10 minutes before serving, make ganache: Pour heavy cream into sauté or frying pan, add chocolate chips. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until chocolate chips are melted and ganache is shiny.  
  2. Pour ganache over cheesecake. Top with peanut butter cups if desired.