Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

If there’s nothing you love more in the world than the combination of chocolate and peanut butter you must try this Reese’s Peanut Butter Cheesecake recipe!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Ingredients
For Oreo Crust:
  1. 2 cups Oreo crumbs
  2. 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter-melted

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Filling:
  1. 32 oz. cream cheese- softened
  2. 1 and 1/3 cup sugar
  3. 4 large eggs
  4. 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  5. 2 tsp. vanilla
  6. 1/3 cup heavy cream
  7. 1 ¼ cups miniature chocolate chips

For Milk Chocolate Ganache:
  1. ½ cup heavy cream
  2. 1 ½ cups milk chocolate chips or 9.5 oz. milk chocolate-finely chopped

For Garnish:
  1. Chopped Reese’s cups
  2. Crushed roasted peanuts

Instructions
  • First, coath 9 inch springform pan with cooking spray and line the bottom with parchment paper. Wrap pan with two layers of aluminum foil and bring the foil up the sides of the pan and make sure it is tight and secure so no water gets in during the baking in water bath!!!!
To make the crust:
  • In a food processor finely ground whole Oreo cookies with the filling to get fine crumbs. Combine the crumbs with melted butter and stir until evenly moistened.
  • Press the mixture into the bottom of springform pan and set in the fridge to firm while making the filling.
To make the cheesecake filling:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Beat softened cream cheese with sugar until smooth.
  • Mix in peanut butter , heavy cream and vanilla.
  • Add eggs one at a time beating after each addition just to combine, do not over mix it.
  • Stir in chocolate chips and spread the mixture over chilled crust. Smooth the top and place the springform pan in a roasting pan. Pour hot water in a roasting pan (about a quarter of the way) .
  • Bake for 55-70 minutes, until the cheesecake is set around the edges and slightly loose in the center. Tent the top of springform pan with aluminum foil if it start browning too quickly.
  • Remove the cheesecake from the water bath and set on a cooling rack to cool. Remove aluminum foil and refrigerate (at least 5 hour or overnight).