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Quick and Easy

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Details

Time
3 hours 15 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
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

Ingredients

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

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.

2

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

3

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.

4

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.

5

Freeze for 3 hours.

6

Allow bars to slightly soften, then slice and serve.

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