Reese's No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake
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Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe

Reese's No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake - A smooth and silky cheesecake studded with chopped Reese's cups and topped with a rich chocolate ganache. The perfect combination of creamy, rich cheesecake, chocolate and peanut butter!
Prep Time30 mins
3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate peanut butter cheesecake, no bake peanut butter cheesecake, peanut butter cheesecake, reese's cheesecake
Servings: 18
Calories: 341
Author: Jamielyn Nye

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1 sleeve chocolate graham crackers
  • 5 Tablespoons butter

For the filling:

  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup + 2 teaspoon sugar , divided
  • 20 ounces cream cheese (2 1/2 blocks)
  • 13 ounce jar Reese’s peanut butter chocolate spread
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup Reese’s peanut butter cups , chopped

For the topping:

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup Reese’s peanut butter cups , chopped

Instructions

Crust:

  • Crush the graham crackers using a food processor. Mix them with the melted butter and press the mixture into a 9-inch spring form pan or 9-inch pie plate. Place the crust in the freezer to firm while you make the filling.

Filling:

  • Whip the whipping cream until light and fluffy, then beat in 2 teaspoons of sugar. Set aside. Add the cream cheese to a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until light and fluffy. Add 1/3 cup sugar, Reese’s spread and vanilla and mix until smooth. Using a spatula, fold in the whipped cream until combined. Add the Reese’s cups and fold in gently to distribute the candy throughout. Pour the filling mixture into the crust and spread evenly. Freeze 2+ hours or refrigerate 4+ hours, until firm.

Ganache:

  • When the cheesecake is firm, make the ganache topping by adding the chocolate chips to a heat-proof bowl. Heat the cream in a microwave safe bowl until boiling, then pour over the chocolate chips. Let sit for a few minutes, then stir until the chocolate is melted and the ganache is smooth. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then pour over the cheesecake, using an offset spatula or a knife to smooth. Sprinkle the chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups on the top of the cheesecake. Return the cheesecake to the refrigerator or freezer for 30 minutes, or until the ganache has cooled and firmed.

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Notes

  • Can also use a plastic bag with a rolling pin to crush the graham crackers. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 726IU | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg