Peanut Butter Cheesecake Squares

1
Jennifer Tennyson

By
@jtennyson

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


Rating:

★★★★★ 10 votes

Comments:
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c
    graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1/4 c
    shortening, butter flavor, melted
  • 1 Tbsp
    milk
  • FILLING INGREDIENTS

  • 3 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c
    peanut butter, creamy
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 1/4 c
    milk
  • 1
    egg
  • 1/2 c
    peanuts, chopped (optional)
  • DRIZZLE INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp
    shortening, butter flavor

How to Make Peanut Butter Cheesecake Squares

Step-by-Step

  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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About Peanut Butter Cheesecake Squares

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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