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Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

 Delicious Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars are so good, you’ll want to keep some to yourself! With layers of graham cracker crust, creamy cheesecake, and cookie dough, these bars are packed with peanut butter morsels and Reese’s miniature PB cups!

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars are so creamy and perfect!
Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars are so creamy and perfect! This recipe will be a favorite, guaranteed!
Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars are so creamy and perfect! This recipe will be a favorite, guaranteed!

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Yield: 24 large bars

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 2 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs (about 18 crackers)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted

For the cheesecake:

  • 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Cookie dough:

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tablespoon milk (I used skim)
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 package (10oz) Reese's peanut butter chips (morsels)
  • 1 pouch (8oz) Reese's minis peanut butter cups

Instructions

  1. Line a 13x9 baking dish with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. For the crust, place graham crackers and sugar in food processor. Pulse until fine crumbs. Add melted butter and process. Pour into bottom of baking dish. Using the bottom of a cup (or hands), press crumbs down firmly until they cover the bottom of the dish evenly.
  3. Top with ½ the package of Reese's minis pb cups.
  4. For the cheesecake, beat cream cheese with sugar, eggs and vanilla for about 3-4 minutes until creamy and well blended. Pour over crust layer.
  5. For the cookie dough, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg, milk and vanilla, beating until well combined. Beat in flour, salt and baking soda. Fold in Reese's peanut butter chips. Drop by large scoops over cheesecake layer, using fingers to spread evenly. Top with remaining peanut butter cups.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until cookie layer is lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool completely. Once cooled, refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
  7. Cut into bars and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1 bar

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 170mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on May 28, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. How long can these be stored in the fridge? I’m looking to make them 3-4 days in advance, if possible?

  2. That is so fun! Yes, usually, half cancel plans … but the weather is getting so nice, people can’t help but come! I can’t wait for the Banana Split week, it sounds amazing! But for now, I am satisfied with this peanut butter cheesecake bar. It looks utterly decadent and the different layers make it so pretty too! Pinned!

  3. Aimee, these look amazing! Peanut butter and cheesecake and chocolate? Wow. The homemade graham cracker crust is pretty much essential when it comes to cheesecake. Yum!

  4. I wish I could just have a little bit of those peanut butter cheesecake bars. Looks so delicious

  5. The only thing better than chocolate and peanut butter is chocolate, peanut butter, and cheesecake! They look delicious. Pinning to try soon.

  6. These look pretty fantastic and it sounds like a wonderful party! Banana split week sounds so fun!!

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