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Quick and Easy

No-Bake Peanut Butter 'n Chocolate Cheesecake

Details

Time
8 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
1 cheesecake

Make a whole cake without having to bake! REESE’S Peanut Butter Chips are the secret ingredient in this impressive dessert. Enjoy sweet, savory peanut butter and chocolate cheesecake, served on a peanutty cocoa crust.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Chill Time
8 hours 1 minute

Ingredients

  • 1 package
    cream cheese (8 oz.), softened
  • 2 Tbsps
    lemon juice
  • 1-1/3 cups
    REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1 can
    sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk) (14 oz.)
  • 1 cup
    cold whipping cream (1/2 pt.)
  • Peanutty-Cocoa Crust
  • 1-1/4 cups
    vanilla wafer crumbs (about 40 wafers, crushed)
  • 1/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S Special Dark Cocoa
  • 1/4 cup
    powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup
    butter or margarine (1/2 stick), melted
  • 1/3 cup
    REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips, chopped

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
bowl bowl
measuring cup measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
mixing bowl mixing bowl
mixer mixer
microwave microwave
refrigerator refrigerator
pan 9-inch springform pan
1

Prepare Peanutty Cocoa Crust; refrigerate.

2

Beat cream cheese and lemon juice in large bowl until fluffy; set aside. Place peanut butter chips and sweetened condensed milk in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred; add to cream cheese mixture, beating just until well blended.

3

Beat whipping cream until stiff; fold into peanut butter mixture until well blended. Pour over prepared crust. Cover; refrigerate 6 to 8 hours or until firm.* To serve, remove side of springform pan. Serve cold; garnish as desired. Cover; refrigerate leftover cheesecake. Makes 12 servings.

* Cheesecake is moderately soft. If firmer texture is desired, freeze cheesecake and serve frozen.

Peanutty Cocoa Crust:

Stir together crumbs, cocoa, powdered sugar and melted butter in small bowl. Stir in chopped peanut butter chips. Press mixture onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.

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