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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe!


ChocolatePeanutbutterCheeseCake_2 Hello chocolate peanut butter cheesecake!! Cheesecake is one of my absolute favorite desserts!! I’ve always loved experimenting with it and trying new flavor combos… like when we created a peanut butter caramel cheesecake here or the red velvet cheesecake here! For this one, we made a chocolate peanut butter cheesecake with 3 layers! This guy has a graham cracker crust (because that’s the best crust for a cheesecake ; )), a chocolate layer, a peanut butter cheesecake layer and then it’s topped with a chocolate ganache! Oh yeah, we also added chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups to the top because we’re crazy like that. It’s very rich and dense, as you can imagine, but SO good and not too complicated to make either! Enjoy this cheesecake, but don’t overdo it since we don’t have a recipe for tummy aches on the site!!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe!
  • Graham Cracker Crust
  • ½ cup (1 stick) melted butter
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • pinch salt
  • Chocolate Layer
  • 6 (1 ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • Peanut Butter Cheesecake
  • 3 boxes of regular cream cheese, room temperature. Must be room temp!
  • 1½ cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter, room temp
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Chocolate Ganache
  • 3 (1 ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees and boil some water in a kettle for later.
  2. To prepare crust; In a small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and brown sugar. Add melted butter, stirring to combine. Press crust into bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 6 minutes, remove and let cool.
  3. To prepare chocolate layer, in a medium bowl, combine chocolate and butter. Microwave on high in 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until chocolate is melted and smooth (about 2 minutes total).
  4. Whisk in sugar, eggs, and flour, until combined. Pour into bottom of cooled crust, and bake for 15 minutes. Remove and let cool completely.
  5. To prepare peanut butter layer, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and brown sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in peanut butter until combined. Add in eggs and egg yolk, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the heavy cream. Pour over cooled chocolate layer.
  6. Wrap foil around the springform pan and place the pan in a larger roasting pan. Pour boiling water halfway up to the springform pan. Kind of like when you’re baking a soufflé.
  7. Bake for 1 hour, until the top of the cheesecake is brown. Turn the oven off, prop the door open with a wooden spoon and let the cheesecake sit in there for another hour.
  8. To prepare chocolate ganache, in a small bowl, combine chocolate and cream. Microwave on High in 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until chocolate is melted and smooth (about 1 minute total). Spread over cooled cheesecake. Garnish with chopped chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and enjoy!
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7 responses to Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe!

  1. May 25, 2016

    I NEED this right now! I can almost taste how delicious it is just from looking at your pictures. Pinning to make soon!

  2. chocolate and peanut butter is my favourite combination ever! definitely wishing for a slice of this cheesecake right now Xx

  3. May 26, 2016

    Oh. My. Lanta. I’m not sure which is worse, that I’m thinking about making one of these for breakfast, or that I haven’t done it yet! Love this!

  4. Divya
    August 25, 2016

    Hello. I was craving a peanut butter cheesecake and crossed your site looking for it. I’ve just managed to make the cheesecake and all the components are tasting absolutely yummy. Just waiting for the cheesecake to cool down so I can dig in! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe

  5. October 17, 2016

    This turned out just perfect. Thanks for putting this recipe up. Our fav.


    1. Eden
      October 17, 2016

      Awesome! Love hearing that!!

  6. TH
    January 14, 2017

    The list of ingredients for the crust says 3 T sugar. Then in the directions it says brown sugar. Which is it??

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