This is my favorite indulgence. And an indulgence it is! Very rich and will most definitely satisfy any sweet tooth! Pull cheesecakes out of freezer 30 minutes before serving.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
2 hrs 45 mins
total:
3 hrs
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 cheesecake cups
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Crust:
Cheesecake:
Ganache:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Line 10 muffin cups with paper liners.

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  • Stir cookie crumbs and butter together in a bowl; press into the prepared muffin cups. Refrigerate chocolate crusts until chilled, about 15 minutes.

  • Beat peanut butter, cream cheese, and confectioners' sugar together in a bowl until smooth. Spoon peanut mixture over the chocolate crusts; refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes.

  • Pour cream into a microwave-safe bowl and heat in microwave until just before boiling, about 2 minutes. Stir chocolate into cream to melt. Refrigerate ganache until completely chilled, about 1 hour.

  • Beat ganache using an electric mixer until whipped; spread evenly over peanut butter mixture layer.

  • Freeze cheesecakes until solid, about 1 hour.

Cook's Notes:

You can customize the ganache. For example, once I used a hazelnut cream liqueur and extra peanut butter chips.

Substitute Baileys(R) Irish cream for the cream if desired.

For sweeter ganache add some icing sugar to your taste! I also used some milk chocolate and some peanut butter chips. It can be sweeter or more bitter, depending on the chocolate you use and the amount of confectioners' sugar you add in.

Nutrition Facts

651 calories; protein 14.3g 29% DV; carbohydrates 40.6g 13% DV; fat 51.1g 79% DV; cholesterol 71mg 24% DV; sodium 368.5mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2020
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Rating: 1 stars
09/06/2017
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
09/05/2017
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2017
My mother loves cheesecake so I gave her this recipie also we both loved it! Thanks!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2014
My favourite combo! I make these whenever I want to totally indulge. For added indulgence I add mini peanut butter cups on top and sometimes even a bit of chocolate drizzle! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2019
These were so easy! I was able to get 12 out of a batch and each still had plenty of filling. Only thing I did different was used chocolate Graham cracker crumbs. Perfect recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2015
Yum Yum. My daughter made me and hubby some of these. They tasted great! She is my favourite little chef. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2019
I thought this recipe was great! I used gluten-free sandwich cookie crumbs (from which I removed the cream) and baked them in the oven first as I was worried they'd get soggy (7 minutes at 350). There was definitely enough peanut butter/cream cheese mixture to make two more cakes so next time I'll increase the cookie amount a little to accommodate. I also didn't whip the ganache at the end and just poured it on when it had cooled a bit. It made a nice shiny top that I stuck half of a peanut butter cup in. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2020
These are truly a peanut butter lover’s decadence! Next time I may skip the last step of freezing them, and just keep them in the fridge so there’s no wait time for thawing when all I want to do is shove one in my face! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/28/2017
I found these to be super rich. I ended up cutting them in quarters for smaller portions. I also took the suggestion on the footnote and used Baileys instead of cream so I don't think the ganache set up like it would have using just the straight cream. I sent them to work with my husband. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2019
Hmmmm...... I wonder if this recipe is from the kitchen of the illustrious Angie Read More