Peanut Butter Cheesecake Squares

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Jennifer Tennyson

By
@jtennyson


Rating:
★★★★★ 10 votes
Comments:
Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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.

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

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