REESE'S PEANUT BUTTER CHEESECAKE BARS

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 My family is Reese Peanut Butter cup crazy!! They also adore cheesecake so combine the two and you have a sure fire yummy sweet treat hit!! If you haven't tried the Nestle Toll House DelightFulls, you're in for a treat. They are basically a tad bit larger chocolate chips with the inside filled with either mint, cherry, caramel or peanut butter. If you can't find them for this recipe you could also use 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips and 1/4 cup peanut butter chips.
These bars are also amazingly better the next day and right out of the fridge. Enjoy!!


REESE'S CHEESECAKE PEANUT BUTTER BARS

Ingredients:
Cookie
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 + ½ cups brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 + ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1/2 of a 9 oz. bag Nestle Peanut Butter DelightFulls
  • 20 mini Reese Peanut Butter cups, chopped
Cheesecake
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Instructions:
Cookie
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the bottom of a 11x7 pan with non-stick cooking spray. Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit the bottom of the pan and to hang over the two ends.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add in the butter and peanut butter. Mix on medium until combined.
  3. Add in brown and granulated sugars and mix until light and fluffy. It will take 2-3 minutes of mixing.
  4. Add in the egg and vanilla. Mix on medium until the egg is incorporated.
  5. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt into the butter mixture. Mix on low until the dough forms a ball.
  6. Add in the chocolate chips and chopped Reese's and mix until the chips are incorporated into the dough. Set aside.
Cheesecake
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, add in the cream cheese and sugar. Mix until light and fluffy.
  2. Add in the egg and vanilla. Mix until completely combined.
  3. Divide the dough in half. Press one half of the dough into the prepared pan. Be sure to firmly press it into an even layer.
  4. Pour the cheesecake mixture on top of the cookie base.
  5. Gently crumble the remaining cookie dough on top of the cheesecake mixture. It should cover all of the cream cheese mixture. The pan will be very full, but it won't spill over.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
  7. Place in the fridge to chill for 1-2 hours. Cut and serve. Store in the refrigerator.
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15 comments:

  1. This looks so yummy! I love the Reese's miniatures and always keep a few at my desk :)

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    1. Thanks so much! We need our work treats!!! ;)

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  2. I just love peanut butter cups, we don't get them that much here un the UK which is shame, we also don't get those filled chips, they and these slices sound so tasty.

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    1. Thank you so much Laura. I do love European chocolate, much better quality. As good a baker as you are you could probably make your own PB cups :

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  3. omg these look so good
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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    1. Thank you so much Laura! They were but no more for my waistline for awhile. Lol :-)

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  4. Miam miam :)

    Bisous bisous

    www.taimemode-fashionblog.com

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  5. These look and sound so good! I would eat the whole pan in one sitting! Yummo!

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  6. Wow! These look great. I love peanut butter anything and I'm a sucker for cheesecake. Saving this one for next time I need a naughty treat! #foodpornthursdays

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  7. These wouldn't last 5 minutes in my house. They would be totally consumed. They look absolutely delicious. Thanks so much for linking up with us at #foodpornthursdays.

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  8. Oh do these look delicious!

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  9. Oh, I do hope I can find Nestles Peanut Butter DelightFulls in our stores in Montana! Visiting from Ducks 'N a Row and I just yummed this :)

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  10. Can't go wrong with this recipe!

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