Saturday, April 10, 2010

Take A Bite Of: Mini Reese's peanut butter cup cheesecakes


Since I have already talked about chocolate twice this week, let us go for the trifecta of goodness. Here is a little taste treat you won't be able to resist.  I bought a new mini cheesecake pan with removable bottoms which I absolutely adore. To justify this purchase I combined two of JohnnyMac's favorite things: cheesecake and Reese's peanut butter cups into one collective of YUM. These are simple, take very little time, and can also be made in a mini muffin pan. From my kitchen to yours, enjoy every bite. 

Mini Reese's peanut butter cup cheesecakes

Crust:  
1 and 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs  
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 stick butter, melted 

Filling: 
1  8 oz package cream cheese (at room temp) 
1/2 c sugar
1/8 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or almond extract 
1 egg
20 mini Reese's peanut butter cups chopped 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place a paper cupcake liner in each cup of a standard muffin pan. Or use your mini cheesecake pan.

To make crust, in a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter until crumbs are moistened. Press crust into bottom of each well (or muffin cup.)

Beat cream cheese with a handheld electric mixer until fluffy. Add sugar, flour, and vanilla, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gently fold in chopped pb cups. Spoon this mixture over graham cracker crusts. Bake until just set, about 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely before serving. Try not to gobble them all. Maybe share one or two. And these are perfect for parties too. 

And while you gather the ingredients, don't forget the chocomizer giveaway in the post below. 

63 comments:

Kat said...

hm...yummy! Just wanted to let you know that I'm your new follower and wanted to say you have some really great and funny posts! I've really enjoyed reading them! =)

Brian Miller said...

reese cups are my weakness...oh my...goodness!

Secretia said...

Too Too delicious sounding!
Recently I tried a new instant pudding, Jello Instant Cheesecake pudding. Made with skim milk. Excellent, it was my entire dinner, I ate the whole thing!

Katherine said...

Oh Yummy! These look divine! Think I will give these ones a try

Laura Trevey said...

This I will HAVE to try.... Yummm!!
Happy weekend to you ~~

xoxo Laura

A Year on the Grill said...

2 of my favorites too!!!

Eva Gallant said...

OMG! I think I just had an orgasm! lol

Chez Zizi said...

Are you kidding me? I am totally craving chocolate and on a prednisolone for poison ivy (side effect increased appetite - like I freaking need that?). But I want to make them. I will let you know if I do.

Zizette

singedwingangel said...

OH wow those look amazing.. absolutely amazing...once again I find myself drooling on someone's page..

Babes Mami said...

Mmmm...I too share that these are my favorites. This is a perfect little treat..might have to make this for an upcoming birthday party! :]

Julia said...

ooooh i want that!
i have one of those instant (add milk, mix and refrigerate) cakes sitting in my pantry - chips ahoy cheesecake i think - but resse's peanut butter cups sounds so much more delicious!

foolish heart said...

YUM! I will have to try this recipe. cheese cake and Reese's cups. what could be better??

Andrea said...

OMG, that sounds great! I am going to have to try it!

Bossy Betty said...

I am so ready to eat one of these! It's been that kind of week!

Tracy said...

Oh. My. God. You got peanut butter and chocolate in my cheesecake. You are tightening your grip on me ever so cleverly.

Dina's Days said...

This sounds fantastic and pretty simple.

Dina's Days said...

This sounds fantastic and pretty simple.

WannabeVirginia W. said...

Yummy. printing the recipe as I type.
This will be Sunday dinner's dessert.

JenJen said...

Damn you! Is there a mystery weight loss ingredient laced in here somewhere? Bathing. Suit. Season.

Writing Without Periods! said...

Wow, that sounds delish. I will try to make for Husband then he will be in dreamland.
Mary

Herding Cats said...

I need to make these for my boyfriend. Peanut butter & cheesecake? Also his two favorite things...

Kristina P. said...

Done. I am definitely making these.

Liza said...

I think I could taste the picture.

xoxoKrysten said...

Oh yum, sounds absolutely delicious!

Erin said...

Oh wow. It's bad that this recipe is so easy. Really really bad. I would thank you for sharing, but really my thighs should be thanking you in advance. They're already expanding in anticipation.

Jennifer said...

Thank you, now I know what to make my best friend for her upcoming birthday! :)

Aging Mommy said...

Er - did no one tell you Easter was last weekend? Or did you not overindulge sufficiently and feel you have to make up for it this week with posts about all things chocolate?!?

However, these look amazing so how do I place my mail order for a dozen of these :-)

The Local Cook said...

mmmm, those look super yummy!

Tropical Mum said...

Jenny,

You. Are. So. Cruel. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are on my list of things I adore but cannot have because I live Down Under.

Combining RPC's with cheesecake? That is beyond torture. I am calling Amnesty International on you.

Seriously, thanks for the recipe. I will live vicariously through you.

Shelly

Ellen said...

This sounds like HEAVEN. I'm always looking for new desserts to make for parties, so thanks for sharing. Plus, I love anything that's mini-sized—it's so freaking cute!

www.firednfabulous.blogspot.com/

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I'm making this for my next bookclub.

Matty said...

I've been out of the loop lately. I missed the other chocolate posts? And you didn't let me know?? A true friend never lets a chocolate post go unnoticed. :)

Dumblond said...

Oh.My.Gah...you are trying to kill me!!

Jenny.Lee said...

YUM!!!

blueviolet said...

Cream cheese? That's all you had to say!

Michael Rivers said...

These sound wonderful!! I should give them a try.

wendy said...

Oh man, that sounds so freaking good!!!!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

You KNEW, just KNEW i needed this, didn't you? Awesome, plain and simple.

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

OH MY GOD. I'm totally making these for my BBQ with my quartet at the end of the month. Hrm, wonder if I should make them before hand. You know... just to make sure they're the perfect thing ;) Thanks JM!

Cee said...

mmmm that's like all my favorite things in one recipe. yummy.

mama-face said...

dang. I just finished eating all the peanut butter cups left over from Easter. sigh.

looks like Heaven.

Michelle said...

These could seriously be trouble in my house.

k.miller said...

YUM! I wonder if I can convert this to gluten and dairy free?

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Ms Bibi said...

That sounds so delicious. It took me a week to decide to eat better so I guess I have to postpone it for a few day, oh well....such is life,lol.

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Mighty M said...

They're mini so I am sure all the fat and calories just bakes right out of them, right? :) They sound super delicious!

The Urban Cowboy said...

Those look yummy and way sweet for the tooth!

Tamara B. said...

YUM!Cruising on by from the UBP to say hi :)

HalfAsstic.com said...

I do lurves me some Reese's!

nollyposh said...

i do so miss these kind of treats sighhhh... But being vegan now (although we do include fish & eggs in our diet due to nut/legume allergies in the family) i only wish that i had the finances to employ a converter-chef, i manage to convert most recipes but this one would be tricky BUT hey what the heck i might try!!! X:-)

Janene said...

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TKW said...

These look like the perfect little afternoon snack! Yum!

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Snafugirl said...

YYUUUUMMMMMMMMMM
I'm hungry now!

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KatiePerk said...

You are an evil woman for posting these. I need them. Now. But seriously these look divine. Will be making them soon!!

Susan Fobes said...

Just coming in from the Ultimate Blog party. (I wish I had stopped by sooner-I always manage to pick the blog post about food right before bed! )

Fragrant Liar said...

OMG. Decadent!

Kate@And Then I Was a Mom said...

Ohmygah. They LOOK SO GOOD. And FATTENING. It's like you're the devil, masking yourself with this really good blog.

Jen said...

You've combined my two favorite things into one, so I guess I just HAVE to make these! Maybe after my race in 3 weeks :) Then I can eat them without guilt! Thanks for sharing!

undomestic chica said...

Sounds amazing! I love PB cups and Cheesecake. I'll have to try them soon.

Vivienne said...

Yes please.

Did you just now get a button? How did I not notice this? Grabbing it and will put it on my blog.

Sienna said...

you had me at peanut butter... I am following you back.

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

Now I'm droooooling. Help! Must have mini peanut butter cheesecakes immediately...