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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

These Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake bars are the perfect dessert for anyone who loves peanut butter and chocolate.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Chilling Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peanut butter cheesecake bars
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 227kcal
Author: Cindy

Ingredients

Crust

  • 10 tbsp graham cracker crumbs about 40 crackers
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 stick
  • 16 peanut butter cups regular size

Peanut Butter Cheesecake

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg

Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl

  • 7 oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter divided

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-9 inch square baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a food processor or blender, pulverize the graham crackers until fine. Add the melted butter and mix well. (It should have the consistency of wet sand.)
  • Add the graham cracker mixture to the pan, using a water glass to press into the tin.
  • Unwrap 16 peanut butter cups and place on top of the graham cracker mixture.
  • In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, gradually adding sugar, eggs, and peanut butter, mixing well after each addition. Then add batter into pan.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  • Melt 2 tbsp peanut butter in microwave for 30 seconds intervals. Add the chocolate and microwave for 30 seconds intervals, stirring each time until smooth. (Note: You can also do this using a double boiler on the stovetop.)
  • Spread the chocolate mixture over peanut butter cheese layer. Add melted peanut butter on top and use a knife to create swirls on the surface according to the video. 
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours. Let it sit 10 minutes at room temperature before cutting and serving.

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Nutrition

Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg