Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake, Rich and Delicious

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Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

What You Need For This Cheesecake
What You Need For This Cheesecake
Mix, Bake and Eat Cheesecake
Mix, Bake and Eat Cheesecake

Recipe.

This is a Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake; rich and delicious.

I found the recipe in a magazine while I was in the waiting room at the hospital. Our daughter was having surgery and I was looking through a magazine and I can't remember which one I got this recipe from. I think it was Good House Keeping.

It's a great recipe and not to hard to make, but it does take time. I made it for our daughter for her birthday.

Even though I have the cook and prep time at 1 hour and 55 min, which is what the recipe has on it, it takes more time. You have to leave it in the oven for two hours after it has cooked the 55 minutes and leave it in the refrigerator for 6 hours. Make sure you have the time to make it. Also, be sure to have eggs, cream cheese and sour cream at room temperature.

Keep refrigerated.

WARNING:

This is not a diet cake.


Crust

6 Tbsp. butter, melted, plus more for pan.

11/2 c. graham cracker crumbs sandwich-cookie crumbs

1/4 c. sugar

3/4 c. creamy peanut butter


Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 55 min
Ready in: 1 hour 55 min
Yields: 16

Cheesecake

3 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, at room temperature

1 c. sugar

1 c. sour cream

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

3 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 c. hot fudge ice cream topping

Peanut butter cups, cut into halves, for garnish


  1. Prepare crust: Preheat oven to 350° F. Brush a 9-in. springform pan with melted butter. In a large bowl, mix all crumbs, sugar, and 6 Tbsp. butter. Press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of the pan. Bake 10 min. or until the crust has set. Cool completely on wire rack. In a small bowl, microwave peanut butter on high 30 seconds or until melted. Brush onto bottom crust.
  2. Prepare cheesecake. In a large bowl, with mixer one med. Speed, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth about 3 min., scraping the bowl with a spatula as needed. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Beat in eggs until just combined. Remove 1 cup batter; set aside. Pour remaining batter into prepared crust.
  3. In a small bowl, microwave 1/4 cup hot fudge topping High 30 seconds or until pourable; fold into reserved 1 cup batter. Carefully pour chocolate filling over batter in pan; swirl with knife.
  4. Cover bottom of springform pan with foil halfway up to make sure water from water bath ( Bain-marie) won’t seep into the pan. Place springform pan, inside roasting pan, on a rack in oven; carefully fill roasting pan with boiling water to come halfway up the side of springform pan. Bake until set around edges but slightly wobbly in center, about 55 minutes. Turn oven off. Remove pan from water bath. Return cake to oven and let cool inside, with the door propped open slightly, 2 hours. Transfer pan to wire rack.
  5. In a small bowl, microwave remaining 3/4 cup hot fudge topping on High 30 seconds or until pourable. Spread over top of cake with spatula; let cool. Garnish with peanut butter cups. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours. or until well-chilled, up to 3 days. To serve, remove side of pan.
5 stars from 4 ratings of Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 475
Calories from Fat297
% Daily Value *
Fat 33 g51%
Carbohydrates 39 g13%
Protein 9 g18%
Cholesterol 105 mg35%
Sodium 300 mg13%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Copyright © moonlake 2015

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pstraubie48 3 months ago from sunny Florida

Yes, please. Although I have radically changed my eating habits since October, I am having a stressful day...so I could just go for a slice or two or seven of this :D

I may have commented on this before and if not, shame on me. Shared and pinned

Angels are once again on the way ps


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Jackie Lynnley 5 months ago from The Beautiful South

Haha I made a comment 2 years ago and here I am back. I will copy it this time. I have learned to do that and put all these recipes in a folder in my email to find them easy.

There was one like this on facebook where you put down a layer of peanut butter cups then mix chocolate chips with eagle brand milk and spread it on that melted, then poke in more PB cup pieces, then cool and cut into fudge pieces. Sure looked good and now I will have to make it and yours cause I love cheesecake and know this would be so good. Makes me wish I had bought all those Reese's on sale after Easter! Next time I will and freeze then.


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AshlyChristen 9 months ago from Illinois

oh my this looks sinfully delicious!!! I have few birthdays in mind I could make this for! @ashlychristen


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pstraubie48 11 months ago from sunny Florida

O my goodness...I am having my first cup of coffee black and hot....and what I wouldn't give for some of this....I adore sweet treats with a really delightful cup of coffee.

I know many who will be thrilled to give this a try!!!

Angels are on the way

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moonlake 12 months ago from America Author

pstraubie48, Your welcome glad you stopped by.


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sallybea 13 months ago from Norfolk

That looks positively dreamy, just when I was thinking about some fridge cakes I used to have a recipe for, one with chocolate and salted peanuts, perhaps I will have to make this one instead.


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Au fait 13 months ago from North Texas

I have a craving for chocolate and this (as it always does) looks so scrumptious and perfect for a chocolate fix. Reece's peanut butter cups are among my favorite chocolate candies. :)

This is so perfect for any occasion too. Even though it's 97 degrees outside right now, I know Halloween and other holidays are on the way, and this would be perfect for all of those holidays. Sharing this with followers, of course. :)


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Charito1962 13 months ago from Manila, Philippines

I have a sweet tooth and happen to love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Mmmm....how much more when they're topped on cheesecake!

I'll eat anything with chocolate!

Thanks for sharing this recipe.


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DWDavisRSL 17 months ago from Eastern NC

My but that looks delicious. My youngest son is an accomplished baker. I'll have to share this with him and ask him to make it for me.


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truthfornow 19 months ago from New Orleans, LA

Peanut Butter Cups are my favorite. This is very decadent. Definitely not a diet cake lol.


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rls8994 19 months ago from Mississippi

Oh my! That looks absolutely delicious. I am a cheesecake finatic and will definitely be making this soon!

Thanks for sharing :)


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tillsontitan 19 months ago from New York

I'm drooling as much now as I would have if I read this great recipe when you first posted it. Did you know I could live on Reese's Peanut Butter Cups? I don't but darn I could! Next favorite? Cheesecake. This is a combination made in heaven. Thanks so much for sharing.

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.


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Kristen Howe 19 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Delicious recipe! I'm not a baker, but would give this one a go after Lent, this spring. Voted up!


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colorfulone 19 months ago from Minnesota

Wow, that cheese cake looks so rich and yummy.


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pstraubie48 19 months ago from sunny Florida

O my....this should have a sign on it that says 'against the law'....this looks so good. I am always looking for something sinful to take to our church breakfast ...:D This will do nicely.

Thanks for sharing.

Voted up++++ shared and pinned


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moonlake 20 months ago from America Author

mrpip, Oh of course completely fat free. Enjoy.....Thanks so much for stopping by.


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moonlake 20 months ago from America Author

Doodlehead, No this was made after her surgery. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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moonlake 20 months ago from America Author

Paul Kuehn, Thanks so much for your comment. I really appreciate the Facebook and HP share.


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moonlake 20 months ago from America Author

peachpurple. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. It is a very good cheese cake.


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mrpip 21 months ago

That looks incredible!! I assume it's all fat free?


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Doodlehead 21 months ago from Northern California

Ahhhh.....was eating something this rich perhaps what CAUSED the need for a visit to the hospital?????!


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Paul Kuehn 21 months ago from Udorn City, Thailand

moonlake, This peanut butter cup cheesecake looks so delicious that I can almost taste it. If my doctor knew that I was thinking about eating this, I would be in for a tongue lashing. If only I was a young person and could indulge in eating this. Thanks for sharing an awesome recipe which I have voted up as interesting and awesome. I am sharing this on Facebook and with my HP followers.


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

this cake looks so good, better than the bakery shop cakes!!


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

sgbrown, This cake has no calories, didn't you know that? Thanks so much for stopping by.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

rebeccamealey, Thanks for stopping by. I think it would be hard to come up with a lighter version.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

PegCole17, Thank you and so glad you came back for another visit.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Nell Rose, Wouldn't that be nice to eat the food we see on our computer. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

KoffeeKlatch Gals, I know your grandchildren will love. Thanks for stopping by.


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sgbrown 2 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

Reeses peanut butter cups are my all time favorite candy! This sounds delicious! You know I just started a diet, right? LOL Up and awesome!


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

This looks so good, but I certainly don't need to be eating much of it. Maybe I will come up with a "lighten up" version LOL!


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PegCole17 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

I came back by to look at these delicious pictures again, Moonlake. This sure is a beautiful presentation.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

Bang goes my diet moonlake! lol! if I could reach into the screen and pull it out I would! love it!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 2 years ago from Sunny Florida

This cake looks awesome - so rich and chocolately. My grandchildren will love it when I make it for them this summer.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Victoria Lynn, Thanks so much for coming by This is a delicious cheese cake. I appreciate the pin.


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Oh, this looks sinfully delicious. The photos are scrumptious. Pinning this one!


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

bethperry, Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, it's always appreciated.


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bethperry 2 years ago from Tennesee

My stomach aches with desire just seeing those photos! Mmmmm!


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

jtrader, It is kind of a special occasion cheese cake. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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jtrader 2 years ago

More than 2 hours? I would have to save this for a special occasion. Looks yummy.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

vespawoolf , Thank you for stopping by It is good but like you I'm trying to cut down on my sugar. I have had a terrible 5 months and have ate anything that was at hand and have put on some weight. I appreciate you coming by.


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vespawoolf 2 years ago from Peru, South America

Oh my goodness! I shouldn't be looking at this since I'm not eating sugar this month, but it is very tempting so I came back for another look. Who could resist peanut butter, chocolate and cheesecake? Thank you for sharing.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Melinda Longoria, Thank you so much for stopping by and I appreciate the facebook share.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Phyllis Doyle, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate it. I love making cheese cakes but find I have no time now.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

bridalletter, I'm sure kids would love it. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Mary So happy you stopped by thanks for comment.


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Melinda Longoria 2 years ago from Garland, Texas

Yum yum! This looks like the absolute perfect dessert. ;-) Reminds me of my dad b/c he loved anything with a combination of chocolate & peanut butter. My husband will love this one too b/c he love cheese cake. Starting a shopping list right now! Voted up, subscribed to follow, & sharing with my facebook followers. Sincerely, Mel


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Oh my gosh ! Moonlake, you have combined all my favorite flavors as far as dessert goes. This one is surely going into my favorite recipes. I will bookmark and share. Thank you so much. Your pictures are really inspiring me to make this Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake, and your directions are well-written. Awesome hub !


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bridalletter 2 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

WOW! I will have to make this one for my daughter. What kid wouldn't love this recipe?


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tammyswallow 2 years ago from North Carolina

Wow! I am drooling on my computer. I am going to try this. You have some great recipes. Shared and pinned!


mary 2 years ago

This is a pretty cheesecake and it will be a great one for Easter. I know my family will love it. They all love peanut butter cups something I always put in their baskets.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

bat115, I would love to make you one. My own kids don't always appreciate it when I make cheese cakes for them, always on diets. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Alphadogg16, Thank you for the vote and thanks so much for stopping by.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Patsybell, Thank you for coming by hope your sweetie will enjoy it.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Au fait, Thank you for coming by and thanks so much for the share.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

PegCole17, Thank you so much for stopping by. It is enjoyable to eat.


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bat115 2 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

This looks nice. I must have you make one for me!


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Alphadogg16 2 years ago from Texas

This looks absolutely delicious & cheesecake is my favorite as well. Definitely going to try this. Voted up on your recipe moonlake.


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Patsybell 2 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

Oh this sounds so rich. I'll save this for my sweetie's birthday. voted up and interesting.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas

This is so yummy and delicious I can't help but think it would be perfect for Valentine's Day this coming Friday! Going to share in case someone hasn't tried it yet . . .


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PegCole17 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Oh how I love cheesecake. Wow. This looks delicious and something I cold really enjoy making. Thanks for sharing the recipe and instructions. Yummo.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

WriterJanis, Thank you for stopping by, hope you try it.


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WriterJanis 2 years ago from California

I really want to try this!


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Au fait, I hope you have no problems making it. I didn't have any problems with it unlike the one I made at Thanksgiving (a different one). I'll put that one on later. Thanks for pin and share.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas

I am a Reece's Peanut Butter Cup junkie, so this recipe looks wondrous to me. As my friend Aunt Jimi said, I plan to make this over Christmas, which isn't far off at all. Just 2 weeks -- time goes so fast. Anyway, I'm glad I read her comment because it makes me think maybe I need to make more than one for those people like myself who will want seconds, and maybe thirds!

This seems to me like the perfect desert for the holidays. Very Christmasy. Going to share it again in case one of my followers hasn't seen it. Also pinning to 'Awesome Hubpages.'


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Aunt Jimi, Thanks so much for coming by. It turns out pretty and it really is so easy to make. If Au fait makes it I hope you will all enjoy it.


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Aunt Jimi 2 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

Have to tell you, my dear friend Au fait told me how she wants to make this for Christmas, so I'm looking forward to a slice (or 2) of hers. ;) Don't know if she told you, but her sister up in your part of the country said it looked mighty good too. I think this would be delicious anytime, but it would almost seem like Santa had already been here to have this to look forward to after lunch or dinner!


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Peggy W, Thank you it was delicious. Thanks so much for the pin.


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Peggy W 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

Wow! I think I gained a few pounds just reading this. Ha! It sounds and looks delicious. Such a pretty presentation! Pinning this!


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Suzanne Day, I love making them but we have had so many sweets around our house lately I have to stop. Thanks so much for coming by and for the vote.


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Suzanne Day 2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Ha ha I should say it's not a diet cake! Delicious and delectable......how do you keep coming up with these gorgeous cakes? Photography is great, voted awesome ;)


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

vespawoolf, I hope you like which ever one you make. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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vespawoolf 2 years ago from Peru, South America

Another cheesecake recipe, oh my! I just love peanut butter cups, so I'm torn between this one and your caramel pumpkin cheeesecake. I'll have to make a decision soon if I'm to try one. I'm sure your daughter loved it. Thanks so much for sharing.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

alexadry, Thank you for stopping by. Let me know how your's turns out.


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alexadry 2 years ago from USA

Oh my, two of my favorite sweets together: cheesecake and peanut butter cups, I must try this!


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

cashmere, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by.


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cashmere 2 years ago from India

That looks amazing! Totally sinful. I have to try it out. Unfortunately we don't get some of these ingredients here. Will think up of substitutes.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

billybuc, Thanks for stopping by I glad found this recipe. My daughter loved hers.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

aviannovice, I know I wish I didn't have a sweet tooth. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

rcorcutt, I'm glad it turned out for your wife do you know where you went wrong? Thanks so much for stopping by.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Indian Chef, Thank you and thanks so much for topping by.


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

I'm not sure how I missed this one; considering the fact that I drool at the mere mention of peanut butter cups, it's amazing this one snuck by me. Count me in; we are definitely trying this recipe.


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Definitely sounds like a winner with my sweet tooth!


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rcorcutt 2 years ago from Seattle, Washington

I tried to make this and I failed. My wife did it at the same time and succeeded. I suck. Nice Recipe.


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Indian Chef 2 years ago from New Delhi India

Mouthwatering recipe moonlake.. and it is delight on eyes..very beautiful and i am sure very tasty too..voting up


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Au fait, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate the vote, pin and share.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas

This does look so scrumptious! Sounds like me and my dear friend Aunt Jimi would have to each have one of our own to keep the peace! I love Reece's peanut butter cups too. You have some wonderful recipes moonlake.

Voted up, useful, awesome, and pinned to my 'Fabulous Deserts' board -- also shared with my followers.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

MsDora, Your welcome and thanks for stopping by.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Shyron E Shenko, Thank you for stopping by don't want you to get a migraine so please don't make this cake.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Aunt Jimi, Thanks so much for stopping by I appreciate it. It would look great on a holiday table. Like you I don't want to eat it all myself.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Writer Fox, It may look elegant but not so hard to make. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Ceres Schwarz, Thank you so much and thanks for stopping by hope you will try it sometime.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Anna Marie Bowman, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by for a visit.


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

Sounds interesting! Looks interesting! Must be good tasting. Thank you for sharing.


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

Oh, moonlake this is to die for, which I would if I ate it. This is one of my triggers (chocolate) for a major migraine. I almost got a headache when Au fait told me about the cake she made for her daughter's birthday.

Voted up, AI and shared


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Aunt Jimi 2 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

This looks so delicious! I've never had peanut butter in my cheesecake before but I do love Reece's peanut butter cups. This would look so good on a holiday table -- if I could keep from eating it all myself before guests could arrive! Up, useful, and interesting!


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

DDE, Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

CraftytotheCore, It's very good rich but not so rich that it is really full of chocolate. I can't eat things that are all chocolate.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Thelma Alberts, Thank you for stopping by. It's with cheese.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

diogenes, Thanks for stopping by. Bob it sounds like you really love cheesecake.


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Writer Fox 2 years ago from the wadi near the little river

What an elegant recipe! Your picture looks like a masterpiece . Voted up!


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Ceres Schwarz 2 years ago

Wow this peanut butter cup cheesecake looks really good. The last image of the cake really makes it look so delicious and yummy. Now I want to have some.


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Anna Marie Bowman 2 years ago from Florida

This looks delicious!!!


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake a delicious recipe with peanut butter an excellent choice of ingredients.


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CraftytotheCore 2 years ago

That looks amazing! I made a peanut butter pie once and it was so rich I couldn't eat it. But an uncle stopped over and took it home for later. I would love to try this out. The holidays are coming and I just might have an excuse to eat something so delicious!


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Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

Yummy! I love peanut butter cake, but I have not make it with cheese yet. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Have a great week!


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diogenes 2 years ago from UK and Mexico

Looks delish and I am but weak!

Bob

ps I ate both New York cheese cake and peanut butter yesterday!

Bob


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Jackie Lynnley, Thank you for stopping by. It would feed a lot of people.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

Mm yum I will have to make that! What is better than peanut butter and chocolate with reseese's on top? Looks like enough to feed an army too. Thanks for sharing. ^

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