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Quick and Easy

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars


3 hours 15 minutes
Skill Level
1 cheesecake

These chocolate and peanut butter cheesecake bars whip up nicely with REESE'S Baking Cups and REESE'S PIECES Candy. The fall color scheme of the candy makes for a picture-perfect, delicious and easy Thanksgiving dessert.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
12 minutes
Chill Time
3 hours


  • Crust
  • 1-1/2 cups
    chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 2 Tbsps
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup
    butter melted
  • pinch
  • Filling
  • 2 packages
    cream cheese (8-oz. each) softened
  • 2 cups
    whipping creme
  • 1/2 cup
  • 2 tsps
    vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup
    REESE’S Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 cup
    REESE'S baking cups and REESE'S PIECES candy
  • Topping
  • 1/2 cup
    REESE'S baking cups and REESE'S PIECES candy

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
mixing bowl mixing bowl
8-inch square baking dish 8-inch square baking dish
parchment paper parchment paper
bowl bowl
mixer mixer
measuring cups measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
freezer freezer

In a bowl, thoroughly mix chocolate cookie crumbs, brown sugar, butter, and salt. Press evenly into parchment-lined 8x8” baking dish. Chill dish while making the filling.


In a medium bowl, place cream cheese and beat with a hand mixer until smooth. Add in cream and beat until thoroughly incorporated.


Add sugar, vanilla, peanut butter, and salt. Beat until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary. Fold in the 1⁄2 cup REESE'S Baking Cups and REESE'S PIECES Candy.


Pour filling into chilled crust and smooth out the top. Top with remaining 1⁄2 cup of REESE'S Baking Cups and REESE'S PIECES Candy.


Freeze for 3 hours.


Allow bars to slightly soften, then slice and serve.

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