Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

25 reviews, 4.2 star(s). 76% would make again

Ready in 2 hours 30 minutes

Great portable cheesecake


1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp table salt
1/4 lb butter (1 stick); salted
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 packages cream cheese 8 oz ea; softened
1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
1/3 cup peanut butter
3 Tbs all-purpose flour
4 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup heavy (whipping) cream
4 ounces Good Quality Bittersweet Chocolate
1/2-1 cup peanuts to sprinkle on top

Original recipe makes 24 Servings




1 Pre-heat oven to 350 degress

2 Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl.

3 Mix butter until creamy, then add brown sugar beating until fluffy. Add peanut butter and mix, then add the egg and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix.

4 Place dough into the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking pan, flattening to cover the entire surface.

5 Bake for approximately 10 minutes until firm, but not fully baked.


1 While the crust is baking, mix cream cheese, brown sugar, peanut butter and flour together until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, then milk mixing just until incorporated. Pour batter into prepared crust. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes, then turn the temperature to 250 and bake for 35- 40 minutes longer. The top should be firm but not brown, with a little jiggle in the center (not much though). Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.


1 In a microwave safe bowl, heat the cream to just below boiling, about 1 minute. Add the chocolate and stir gently until melted and smooth. Drizzle over the top of the bars.

2 Refrigerate for several hours to overnight, then slice into small squares (it is very rich).

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These are really good, but I too couldn't drizzle the chocolate, which I think would be very pretty, and they haven't firmed up the way I expected. Mine didn't turn out very pretty.
ladyhoffman 5m ago

Yum! The crust is almost like a peanut butter cookie, and the filling is both tangy and nutty. The chocolate is hard to drizzle so I ended up spreading the chocolate on too. The peanuts on top was a nice touch... crunchy and creamy.
ees55 1y ago

These are great! It's definitely for pb lovers. I only had one package of cream cheese so I used 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt to substitute for the rest and it tasted great! Next time I might just use yogurt instead of cream cheese. Awesome recipe!
kris10k 1y ago

Everything work out great, it was really easy, and everyone loved them. Also they are very rich.
reno127 1y ago

Very good! Instead of drizzling the chocolate, which was difficult to do, I spread it out as a top layer and chilled. Fantastic!
Dawnybeme 1y ago

mchakra 2y ago

This looks yummy!
suemarburgerbutzer 2y ago

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