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teeny tiny cheesecakes

June 23, 2010

A week or two ago, I decided to bake cheesecake. I’m really not a fan of cheesecake, (I know, I know), but Justin loves it, so I thought I’d try to make it with something I am a fan of: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. People, I LOVE peanut butter cups. And now they come in dark chocolate. I could eat them ALL DAY.

Anyway, I found the miniature versions and plopped them into muffin-cup-sized cheesecakes. Everyone at work seemed to enjoy them, and Justin liked them, and me? Well, I ate the peanut butter cups. :)

Mini Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecakes

  • 2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Filling:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 mini-peanut butter cups (dark chocolate, if you can find them!)

In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press into the bottom of 12 paper-lined muffin cups; set aside.

In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and flour until smooth. Add egg and vanilla; beat on low speed just until combined. Place a peanut butter cup in the center of each muffin cup; fill with cream cheese mixture.

Bake at 350 for 15 – 18 minutes or until center is set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Makes 12 mini-cheesecakes.

Adapted from Taste of Home summer desserts magazine.

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8 Discussion to this post
  1. Liz says:

    Oh MY these look yummy!!! I’m definitely going to try these soon.

  2. Wei-Wei says:

    The first thing I cried out was, “PB CUP!” when I saw this. So cute! So yummy. So perfect. :D

    Wei-Wei

  3. michelle says:

    looks mmm..mmmm…good.

  4. bearette24 says:

    I’m not usually a cheesecake fan either, but they have the cutest little ones at Billy’s Bakery (in nyc)…key lime pie cheesecake.

  5. i am not normally a cheescake fan. . . but peanut butter? that, my dear, is the selling point. may have to try this soon!

  6. Crystal says:

    Everybody! Let me know if you try these, and/or make any changes to the recipe. I’m thinking you could add pretty much anything to these mini-cakes… chocolate chips, a Nutella swirl, lime zest… :)

  7. Melissa says:

    Mmm, this recipe is combining several of my very favorite things!

  8. anya says:

    Ooh.. these are a must try! Thanks for the idea.

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