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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars – stuffing peanut butter cups into cheesecake bars them drizzling then with chocolate is always a good idea!Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars | Persnickety Plates

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you’ve already gotten a sneak peek at these bars. They were really good and I don’t even like cheesecake. I do, however, love me some Reese’s cups.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars | Persnickety Plates

I took a slight break from #nocupcakesJAN to have one of these to celebrate Mr.’s birthday. He requested a peanut butter cup cheesecake and this recipe from Buns In My Oven was the winner.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars | Persnickety Plates

The cake is very creamy, as cheesecake should be, and the Reese’s cup tucked inside is a great surprise. We should probably tuck Reese’s into more of our foods. People might be happier.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars | Persnickety Plates
If you want another cheesecake bar, give my Banana Pudding Cheesecake Bars a shot!
 
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars | Persnickety Plates
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Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars

Melissa | Persnickety Plates
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars - stuffing peanut butter cups into cheesecake bars then drizzling them with chocolate is always a good idea!
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Servings 15 bars

Ingredients
  

  • For the crust
  • 16 Nutter Butter cookies one row of the package
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • For the peanut butter cheesecake
  • Two 8 oz bricks of cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk I used 2%
  • 15 full size Reese’s peanut butter cups
  • For the chocolate drizzle
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips I use Ghirardelli
  • 1 Tablespoon creamy peanut butter

Instructions
 

  • Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish and set aside.
  • To make the crust
  • Place the Nutter Butter cookies into a large ziplock bag and crush into fine crumbs with a rolling pin (or crush the cookies in your food processor). Pour into a bowl and mix with the melted butter until fully combined.
  • Press the crumb and butter mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Set aside.
  • To make the cheesecake
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, on medium speed, beat together the cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar, and flour until smooth and creamy.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  • Stir in the milk.
  • Pour the batter onto the prepared crust and gently spread it out evenly.
  • Press the unwrapped Reese’s cups into the batter, evenly spaced, so when you cut the bars, you’ll have 15. Once you have them placed, gently tuck them into the batter so that they’re full covered. Use a spatula to spread the batter evenly across the top.
  • Bake for 10 minutes at 325 degrees.
  • After 10 minutes, reduce heat to 250 and bake for 40 minutes or until the center is just slightly jiggly.
  • Cool on the counter for 30 minutes then move to the refrigerator to cool for another 4+ hours. I put mine in overnight.
  • To top the cheesecake
  • Place the chocolate chips and tablespoon of peanut butter into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 10-20 second intervals (depending on your microwave) until melted, taking out to stir after each interval.
  • I placed the chocolate mixture into a baggie & snipped the tip (very small cut) and drizzle over the top. Place back into the fridge to let the chocolate set.
  • Cut into bars so that each bar gets a Reese’s cup. These make (what I think) are very generous sized bars. You could probably cut them in half (making 30 bars) and still have happy campers.

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  1. Lori WhoNeedsaCape says

    Pinning this, sounds delish.

    Lori
    Whoneedsacape.com
    We’re Not Your Average Super Moms!

  2. Mellie Cay says

    Omg these look so amazing! Anything peanut butter+cheesecake=nommm. Will have to try these out!
    <3, Mel
    beautytribune.com

  3. Erin Heydt says

    Wow they look good! Great pictures!

  4. Trish says

    um. yes please! these look a-may-zing!

    Stopping by from the GYB blog hop!

    Trish @ Tales from …

  5. SallysBakingAddiction says

    peanut butter, chocolate, and cheesecake. i’m set for life. holy moly. these look dangerously GOOD. I’m drooling. 🙂

  6. A.Co says

    HOLY SNAP these look AMAZING. Thanks for sharing, I’m a HA-uuuuuuuge Reese’s fan (well, anything chocolate, or peanut butter, or chocolate-peanut-butter for that matter!!) and la-la-la-loooove cheesecake!!

    (PS – I saw the black sequined hi-tops too! :P)

  7. Megan Hackney says

    These look awesome, Melissa! Pinning so I can make them later 🙂

  8. Kira @ My Sesame Seed Buns says

    These look amazing! Yum! Reese’s are my favorite…

    I’m your newest follower via GFC. Come visit me over at My Sesame Seed Buns sometime!

  9. Brenda says

    Visiting from Heavenly Treats Sunday link party…these look AMAZING!! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Pinning!
    -Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

  10. Sarah E. says

    Your pictures are so so gorgeous!
    Can’t wait to have an excuse to make these 🙂
    Thank you for linking them up to Tasty Thursday.

  11. TheTastyFork says

    Hi Melissa, I’m totally drooling. Did you know chocolate and peanut butter is my favorite obsession??!!

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