Cheesecake is one of my all-time favorite desserts and is perfect to serve as an indulgent treat for a special occasion or a family gathering. Adding in peanut butter to your cheesecake ingredients takes this dessert up a notch, making a creamy and rich dish. Today I’ve compiled twenty of my favorite peanut butter cheesecake recipes. You’ll be surprised by how many variations on this classic dessert are available, and every single one of these recipes is sure to be enjoyed by your family and friends.
20 Delicious Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipes You Should Try
1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake
If you adore both chocolate and peanut butter, you’re in for a treat with this recipe from Delish. This is a decadent and creamy dessert that’s ideal for a birthday or family celebration. The crust is created from chocolate digestives, and you’ll add creamy peanut butter for a rich filling. Topped with a chocolate ganache, you’ll be able to serve everyone a massive slice of this cheesecake which serves ten to twelve people.
2. No Bake Reese’s Peanut Butter Cheesecake
There’s nothing better than a no-bake dessert that requires very minimal preparation time and simply cools in the fridge before being served. This cheesecake from Life, Love and Sugar combines a cup of peanut butter and thirty-five mini Reese’s to create twelve to fourteen slices of cheesecake. Once made, you can keep this dessert in the fridge for three to four days.
3. Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Many peanut butter cheesecakes are just too chocolatey for some people, but this recipe focuses on the peanut butter taste and just adds a few chocolate chips. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to see the crust in this recipe from Taste of Home is made from pretzels. With just twenty minutes to prep and under an hour to bake, this dessert perfectly combines sweet and salty tastes with a delightful crunch that everyone is sure to enjoy.
4. Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
Minimalist Baker shows us how to create individual peanut butter cup cheesecake servings that are not only irresistibly delicious, but they are also suitable for vegans. This recipe uses just nine ingredients and is incredibly simple to put together. It only requires five minutes of baking for the crust, otherwise, it’s a no-bake recipe. Within thirty minutes you’ll have your cheesecakes prepared, and you’ll use a muffin tin to create individual portions which are ideal to serve at a holiday dinner party or family gathering.
5. No-Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pots
If you are looking for a unique way to serve your cheesecake, which involves no baking, try out this recipe from Miss in the Kitchen. In only five minutes, with only five ingredients, you’ll create a cheesecake filling which will be piped into individual glasses or bowls to serve. Layered with chopped up peanut butter cups, this is a great option for when you are looking for a slightly lighter dessert.
6. Skinny Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Amy’s Healthy Baking shares this recipe which shows us how to make a lighter and slightly healthier version of a peanut butter cheesecake. This dessert pairs the cheesecake filling with a chocolate graham cracker crust, which is combined with butter and egg whites. You’ll need to chill the cheesecake in the fridge for at least eight hours before serving, so it’s ideal to prepare this sweet the day before your family lunch or dinner.
7. Pressure Cooker Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Your pressure cooker is such a great tool for making a moist cheesecake, and this recipe from Mealthy needs only twenty-six minutes to cook. Chocolate and peanut butter are combined to flavor the cheesecake, and then it’s all topped off with a chocolate frosting and peanut butter cups.
8. Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Just because you are following a keto diet, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favorite dessert. This cheesecake from Wholesome Yum is low carb yet has a chocolate crust, delicious peanut butter filling, and heaps of peanut butter cups. You’ll never believe this is a low-carb dessert, and it’s perfect for serving to the whole family to fit everyone’s dietary requirements.
9. Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Cheesecake
If you love smooth peanut butter, this is the ideal recipe for you. Mindee’s Cooking Obsession has created a melt-in-your-mouth cheesecake that has a nutter butter crust. It’s topped off with a peanut butter ganache and nutter butter halves add the finishing touch.
10. PBJ Cheesecake
Olive Magazine shares this unique alternative to the standard pairing of chocolate with your peanut butter cheesecake. Combining smooth peanut butter and raspberry jam, this cheesecake takes just forty minutes to prepare, and then you’ll simply leave it to set in the fridge as it’s a no-bake recipe. This dessert is the perfect combination of flavors for a sweet dessert that teens and kids will love.
11. Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Pretzel Crust
This peanut butter cheesecake recipe from Bake or Break has a great crunchy texture, thanks to its pretzel crust which replaces a traditional graham cracker crust. Brown sugar is combined with the pretzels to create the perfect combination of sweet and salty. This recipe makes a very thick cheesecake, so it’s ideal for serving after a lighter meal when you’re celebrating a special occasion.
12. Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecakes
I love creating mini cheesecakes, and these ones from The Gunny Sack are an excellent choice to make for a holiday buffet or family gathering. The tops of the desserts are drizzled with chocolate and then sprinkled with chopped peanuts. The base is a delicious peanut butter Oreo crust, and you’ll use muffin tins to create these perfect bite-sized dessert portions.
13. SCD Peanut Butter Cheesecake
If you follow the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, this is the perfect dessert for you as it doesn’t include chocolate. However, this recipe from Lila Ruth Grain Free is so delicious you won’t miss it at all. When finished, you can either cut the cheesecake up into squares or use a cookie cutter to make small circular portions.
14. Frozen Banana & Peanut Butter Cheesecake
BBC Good Food Middle East shares this delicious dessert which combines bananas and peanut butter. This recipe takes only thirty minutes of hands-on time in the kitchen to create and serve ten people. It’s perfect for after a family lunch or dinner where you are looking to impress the whole family with a special dessert.
15. Gluten-Free Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
This peanut butter cup cheesecake recipe from Bakeritais perfect for vegans and those following a gluten-free diet. It tastes just like candy and features a chocolate crust and creamy filling. With chocolate ganache added on top, this dessert is ideal for everyone in your family, and they won’t even know that it’s a vegan and gluten-free recipe.
16. Sweet and Salty Pretzel Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake
For the perfect combination of sweet and salty tastes, enjoy this cheesecake from Parsnips and Pastries. The top of the cheesecake creates a marble effect, making this a great dessert to double as a centerpiece for a family dinner. The toppings make this cheesecake particularly unique, as the recipe adds mini peanut butter cups, crushed pretzels, and a decadent chocolate drizzle.
17. Choc Peanut Butter Raw Mini Cheesecakes
These raw cheesecakes are dairy-free and use fresh dates to create their rich taste. You’ll simply freeze them for thirty minutes to set after following this recipe from Taste. They are a vegan, low sodium, and high fiber recipe which uses healthy and natural ingredients for a delicious raw dessert.
18. Crunchy Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Popcorn and Toffee Sauce
This is a showstopping dessert that will impress all of your family members and friends, thanks to this recipe from Philadelphia. It’s heaped with popcorn and toffee sauce on top, making it look as good as it tastes. This recipe is perfect for crunchy peanut butter fans who will enjoy a little more texture to their dessert. No cooking is required for this dish, and you’ll simply leave it for two to three hours in the fridge to set.
19. Brownie Peanut Butter Cheesecake
For those days when you can’t decide what to serve for dessert, this recipe flawlessly combines brownies and cheesecake. You’ll enjoy the different layers in this recipe, and it’s a crowd-pleasing dessert that everyone is sure to enjoy. You get to enjoy crunchy, chewy, and creamy textures all in one bite, thanks to this recipe from Sweet and Savory Meals. It involves a short baking time, and then you’ll set the cheesecake in the fridge for five to six hours before serving.
20. Easy Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites
These cheesecake bites from Eating on a Dime are perfect for family gatherings when you just want a smaller dessert that everyone can pick on. With a creamy peanut butter filling and a delicious drizzle on top, these cheesecake bites are simple to create and will be enjoyed by everyone in your family. To make the crust and save time in the kitchen, simply put everything together in the food processor.
I was so impressed with how many different options there are for peanut butter cheesecake recipes, and I hope you enjoy trying out all of these different alternatives for this family-favorite dessert. By adding pretzels, chocolate, or even jam into the mix, you can add a fun twist to this crowd-pleasing dish, and you’ll enjoy serving these recipes over and over again at family dinners and holiday gatherings.