Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Squares #HolidayFoodParty


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Can you believe it’s almost July already?! Seriously, it feels like just last week I was picking strawberries and celebrating Father’s Day. Now here we are getting ready to celebrate 4th of July (and July 1st for my Canadian friends). Holidays mean parties, and the Holiday Food Bloggers are back to bring you sweet eats. I’m bringing Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Squares because what’s a party without cheesecake? I thought about doing something red, white, and blue, but my inspiration just wasn’t there. Instead, I went with my craving and made squares of layered chocolate and peanut butter cheesecake with an Oreo crust.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Squares | www.chocolatemoosey.com

I first got the idea when I saw cheesecake squares that were layered with Nutella. Nutella and peanut butter have the same consistency, so I knew I could swap them. Then I took it one step further and sprinkled Reese’s peanut butter cups on top (wait, do they even make other brands of peanut butter cups?).


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Squares | www.chocolatemoosey.com

Usually if I bring food to a party, I try to make sure it is something that can be easily served. It’s a lot harder trying to fit a slice of cheesecake onto your already-overflowing plate than to simply place a square on top. Now if you pile on the whole pan, then that might be a different story.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Squares | www.chocolatemoosey.com
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Squares | www.chocolatemoosey.com

You don’t need a celebration to make these cheesecake squares though, despite my coworker’s reaction. He doesn’t understand why I make dessert “for the hell of it.” Let me get this straight – you are questioning free food? Do you know how many people would fight for free cheesecake? I bake because it releases the chaos going on inside my head. I tend to be misunderstood at work, and baking (and blogging) gives me a sense of belonging.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Squares | www.chocolatemoosey.com
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Squares | www.chocolatemoosey.com

You may now lick the screen.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Squares
 
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Serves: 16 squares
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Oreo crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup chopped peanut butter cups
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325F degrees. Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper (or lightly grease the pan).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the Oreo crumbs and butter. Press evenly into the bottom of the pan. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Let cool completely.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream and sugar until creamy, 2-3 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until smooth. Beat in the cream and vanilla.
  4. Remove half of the batter and place in a bowl. Beat in the melted chocolate until blended. Set aside.
  5. With the remaining batter, beat in the peanut butter until smooth. Spread the peanut butter batter over the cooled crust then spread the chocolate batter on top. Top with the chopped peanut butter cups. Bake 35-40 minutes or until the center slightly jiggles. Cool completely to room temperature then chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight.
Notes
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Source: Adapted from Tide and Thyme
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If you enjoyed my Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Squares, you may also enjoy these recipes from me:


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What’s a party without awesome friends? And boy, do I have awesome friends. I teamed up with these talented bloggers who share my passion to bring you the best recipes:

1. Berry Cheesecake Crumb Tart from Hungry Couple NYC
2. California Burgers from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
3. 4th of July Ice Cream Cones from Roxana’s Home Baking
4. Red, White & Blueberry Parfaits from Cravings of a Lunatic
5. Red, White & Blue Deviled Eggs from Created by Diane
6. Summer Berry Pizza from Magnolia Days
7. Sparkling Pineapple Cake Martini from The Messy Baker
8. Red, White & Bleu Mac ‘N Cheese from Juanita’s Cocina
9. Red, White & Blue Vanilla Bean Spritzers from Pineapple and Coconut
10. Red, White & Blue S’mores Pies from Big Bears Wife
11. Lemon Raspberry Sugarless Cookies from What Smells so Good
12. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Squares
13. Berry Trifle from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
14. Watermelon Mojito Ice Pops from Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

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Comments

  1. Oh, man, these look incredible! So scrumptious and totally irresistible!!

  2. It’s not a party until the cheesecake arrives. This looks amazing, Carla. I’m labeling you the Cheesecake Queen. Because, you are the queen of cheesecake.

  3. Girl, you are the cheesecake queen. Can I move in?

  4. Oreos and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups plus cheesecake. I’m in dessert paradise with this one Carla.

  5. If your co-worker was at any one of the agencies I’ve worked for, he wouldn’t have a chance to ask such silly questions because he would have already been trampled to death by hundreds of workers stampeding to the kitchen to grab the free baked treats. And for this one, I’d be the first in line!

  6. I’d love nothing more than to beat your idiotic coworker over the head with a rock… and then I’d steal his piece of this cheesecake :D

    By the way, my screen tastes dusty. Send sweets ASAP

  7. I’m so glad you went with your instincts and made what you wanted to eat. I may or may not have licked my screen for about fifteen minutes before composing myself to write this comment. Girl, there are some fools in that office of yours – I have never in my life EVER questioned free delicious food. If only we lived near each other – we could join forces and create our own dream job. We’d blog and bake and sell what we bake and eat all our profits and then realize that we’re still poor and then do something about it and slowly take over the world.

  8. Wow now those look like bars I could just sink my teeth into! Love Reese’s!

  9. Wow does that look good!

  10. Oh my, these look absolutely sinful – and delicious! Can’t wait to try this spin on them.

  11. I’ll take a whole pan to go! I know my hubby will love this!

  12. I don’t get your co-worker. Diss the free dessert, the free dessert doesn’t come to you. You know I love PB Cups and cheesecake, so I don’t need to proclaim my love for this. Regarding other brands, there are! Justin’s makes peanut butter cups and I believe Newman’s does too but I don’t buy those. :-)

  13. Aaaah! You’re killing me! I would LOVE a pan of these!

  14. I licked the screen and it tasted of disappointment, not these amazing looking chocolate peanut butter cup cheesecake squares. I just drooled typing that sentence. I shall commission my younger brother to bake a tray of these when I’m back in England, as I’m travelling now, and my baking is atrocious.

  15. I did lick the screen, actually. And I’m glad blogging gives you a sense of belonging… because you AND this fabulous dessert both belong wherever I am. Immediately.

  16. Heck yes! I’d be all over that.

  17. My goodness my friend – this thing is being repinned and repinned and repinned! I just wanted to make it myself! :)

  18. Hi,

    For your Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Squares (which look YUMMY!!!) could you please tell me the quantity of heavy cream needed? THANKS!!

  19. I made these last night!! DELICIOUS! I just put them in cupcake liners ans a cupcake pan, 325 for 22mins and they were so pretty and I loved the peanut butter! So creamy!

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