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Reeses Cheesecake
Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs 25 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 55 mins
 

A rich, decadent, dreamy cheesecake perfect for a celebratory occasion - this Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake is the most epic cheesecake of all time

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 1074 kcal
Author: Vicky
Ingredients
  • 18 oz Oreo cookies 1 package
  • 1 cup chopped roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 32 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 5 eggs room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 cup peanut butter I used smooth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 9 oz reese’s mini peanut butter cups cut up into small pieces
  • 5 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 mini heath bar grated
  • heavy duty aluminum foil
Instructions
  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees F. Process oreos and peanuts in food processor until mixture resembles crumbs and combine with melted butter
  2. Tear off several pieces of heavy duty aluminum foil and wrap tightly around and up the sides of the spring-form pan. Pat the crust mixture in bottom and half way up the sides of 10 inch spring-form pan. Refrigerate crust while you are making the batter.
  3. In separate bowl beat the cream cheese until smooth (do not over beat)
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating just until combined
  5. Add cream, peanut butter, and sugar, beat until just combined
  6. Add vanilla and fold in peanut butter cups (reserving a few to sprinkle on top of the cake when baked) with a spoon or spatula
  7. Pour batter into spring-form pan
  8. Put spring-form pan into roasting pan and pour hot water into roasting pan 1/2-1 inch up the sides
  9. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes then decrease temperature to 200 degrees F and bake for 2 hours. Turn oven off. Remove cheesecake from oven and run a thin knife around the sides to loosen it from the pan. Put cheesecake back in the oven for another 2 hours. (It is important for the cheesecake to bake slowly at different temperatures and cool down gradually so that it does not crack in the middle).
  10. To make chocolate topping melt semi-sweet chocolate chips with sour cream over low heat and spread over cheesecake.
  11. Refrigerate overnight.
  12. Decorate cheesecake with heath bar shavings and a few cut up mini peanut butter cups.
  13. Recipe adapted from Bake or Break
Nutrition Facts
Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1074 Calories from Fat 684
% Daily Value*
Fat 76g117%
Saturated Fat 33g206%
Cholesterol 189mg63%
Sodium 725mg32%
Potassium 641mg18%
Carbohydrates 84g28%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 63g70%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 1545IU31%
Calcium 177mg18%
Iron 6.4mg36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.