Saturday, May 14, 2011

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

I like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and I like cheesecake.
So why not mix them together and make something awesome?
This is kind of my own recipe. I merged a bunch into what I thought was best.


  • 3 cups crushed Oreo cookies
  • 1 cup crushed roasted peanuts (unsalted)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter


  • 3 8 oz. packages of cream cheese
  • 1/2 sugar
  • 1/2 brown sugar
  • 1.5 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 24 Reese's mini Peanut butter cups, cut up into pieces
  • Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cups
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup sour cream 

  1. Pre-heat oven to 275 F.
  2. Heat up some water for the water bath.
  3. Crush up peanuts and Oreos. If you have  a grinder, grind some of them. 
  4. Mix the Oreo/peanut mixture with the melted butter. Pat the mixture into the pans and up the sides.
  5. Beat cream cheese and sugars in bowl until creamy. 
  6. Beat in eggs and vanilla. 
  7. Beat in sour cream.
  8. Mix in cut up Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
  9. Pour filling into pan. *I used a springform pan and would recommend using one otherwise it will be hard to get the cheesecake out without breaking it.
  10. Wrap tin foil around the bottom of the pan and sides. Make sure to not cover top.
  11. Put in a bigger a pan. Pour in warmed water.
  12. Place in oven and bake for 1-1.5 hours or until set.
  13. Once baked, turn off oven and leave cheesecake in oven for another hour or two. This will help prevent cracks from happening.
  14. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a little bit.
  15. Heat up chocolate chips and sour cream on the stove.
  16. Once melted, start adding the mixture on top of the cheesecake. Use a silicone spatula to spread over the whole top of the cheesecake.
  17. Decorate with mini peanut butter cups. Push down slightly into cheesecake.
Enjoy :-)

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