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peanut butter cheesecake squares

(10 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Jennifer Tennyson
Guthrie, OK

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This recipe was a big hit with everyone who tasted it. When you put peanut butter, chocolate AND cheesecake together, how can you go wrong?! I did end up upping the cream cheese amount to a full 8 oz. and it turned out really well. I'd recommend doing the same.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(10 ratings)
method Bake

Ingredients For peanut butter cheesecake squares

  • 1 1/2 c
    graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • DRIZZLE INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 c
    peanuts, chopped (optional)
  • 1
    egg
  • 1/4 c
    milk
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 1/4 c
    peanut butter, creamy
  • 3 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • FILLING INGREDIENTS
  • 1 Tbsp
    milk
  • 1/4 c
    shortening, butter flavor, melted
  • 3 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    shortening, butter flavor

How To Make peanut butter cheesecake squares

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    For base, combine crumbs and 3 tablespoons sugar in small bowl.
  • 3
    Combine melted butter flavor shortening and one tablespoon milk.
  • 4
    Stir into crumbs.
  • 5
    Press lightly into 8 x 8 x 2-inch pan.
  • 6
    Bake at 350 for 20 to 22 minutes.
  • 7
    For filling, beat cream cheese and peanut butter in small bowl at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended.
  • 8
    Add 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup milk and egg.
  • 9
    Beat well.
  • 10
    Stir in chopped nuts.
  • 11
    Spread over baked crust.
  • 12
    Return to oven.
  • 13
    Bake 20 to 22 minutes, or until set.
  • 14
    For drizzle, melt chocolate chips and butter flavor shortening on very low heat or at 50% power in microwave.
  • 15
    Stir to combine.
  • 16
    Drizzle from end of spoon back and forth over top.
  • 17
    Chill.
  • 18
    Cut into 2 x 2-inch squares.
  • 19
    Cover.
  • 20
    Store in refrigerator.

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