Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

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I have the perfect treat for you – Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars.  The perfect bar dessert that combines the rich creaminess of cheesecake with the irresistible combination of chocolate and peanut butter! Get ready to indulge in a heavenly treat that will have you coming back for seconds.

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Why You’ll Love these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

  • These decadent cheesecake bars are a delicious fusion of some of the most beloved flavors of peanut butter and chocolate, and they are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter and cheesecake all together, for goodness sakes?
  • There are 3 major components! The graham cracker base, the peanut butter cheesecake and chocolate ganache.  Each step takes a few minutes to make, so it’s no biggie to make all 3 and assemble!
  • This recipe can be made with just a few simple ingredients and no no-baking skills are incurred.  That’s right!  No oven, so it’s perfect for fridge treats!
  • These cheesecake bars are so easy to make!  The fam will be going gah-gah goo-goo over them!
  • Perfect for showers, holidays, parties, games, bake sales, potlucks and whenever you’re feeling like you need a peanut butter chocolate pick me up!  This chocolate peanut butter cheesecake bar recipe is literally fool-proof!
  • The easy & amazing dessert that will have you coming back for seconds and thirds!  Seriously irresistible!

how to make no bake chocolate peanut butter cheesecake bars recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Graham Cracker Crumbs

  • 1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

Peanut Butter Cheesecake

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Ganache

  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips (or can use all milk chocolate chips 1 1/2 cups total, omit semi-sweet chocolate chips)
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips (or can use all semi-sweet 1 1/2 cups total, omit milk chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

slices of no bake chocolate peanut butter cheesecake bars

Instructions How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Graham Cracker Crumbs

  1. Mix crushed graham crackers and melted butter together, then press into the bottom of a lined 8×8-inch pan.  Can crush graham cracker crumbs with a food processor or place in a ziplock bag and crush with a rolling pin.

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Peanut Butter Cheesecake

  1. In a bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Mixture will be thick. Set aside.

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Chocolate Ganache

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips with heavy cream, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.

how to make chocolate ganache

Assemble the Peanut Butter Chocolate Layers 

  1. Use a small cookie scoop or spoon some of the chocolate ganache over the graham cracker crust, leaving most of it for the top. 
  2. Spoon the peanut butter cheesecake mixture over the top of the chocolate, don’t spread it, but just kind of flatten down the tops of the scoops so when you add the chocolate ganache on top the peanut butter scoops, the chocolate will cover the peanut butter cheesecake. 
  3. Add the remaining chocolate ganache over the top and smooth out the top!
  4. Add peanut butter and chocolate chips on top if desired.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or until set, before slicing into bars. It literally tastes like the best version of a peanut butter cup in a bar! 

how to assemble layers

How Long Can I Store No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

  • If you have leftovers, place bars in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge. Store for up to 5-7 days. 

More Variations

  • Another option for layering is to layer the all the peanut butter, then follow with the chocolate ganache in just 2 steps on top of the graham cracker crust.
  • Can also add mini reese cups, m&m’s, Reese’s Pieces or sprinkles on top of the bars for more options if you want.

no bake chocolate peanut butter cheesecake bars recipe

In conclusion, it’s clear that these no bake chocolate peanut butter cheesecake bars are more than just a decadent dessert – they are a form of pure bliss that can bring joy to any occasion. From the irresistibly rich flavor combination to the ease and versatility of making them, these bars are the ultimate indulgence for any peanut butter lover!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Kim Lange
Indulge in the ultimate recipe - Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars! Creamy cheesecake, rich chocolate & peanut butter in every bite.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill in the Fridge 4 hours
Course Dessert
Servings 12 Servings
Calories

Ingredients
 
 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

    Graham Cracker Crumbs

    • 1 ½ cups crushed graham crackers
    • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted

    Peanut Butter Cheesecake

    • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
    • 8 oz cream cheese softened
    • ½ cup powdered sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Chocolate Ganache

    • ¾ cups semisweet chocolate chips can also use all semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 & 1/2 cups total
    • ¾ cup milk chocolate chips can also use all milk chocolate chips 1 & 1/2 cups total
    • ½ cup heavy cream

    Instructions
     

    • See post for tutorial pictures how to make if you want to see visuals

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

      Graham Cracker Crumbs

      • Mix crushed graham crackers and melted butter together, then press into the bottom of a lined 8x8-inch pan.

      Peanut Butter Cheesecake

      • In a bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Mixture will be thick. Set aside.

      Chocolate Ganache

      • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips with heavy cream, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.

      Assemble the Peanut Butter Chocolate Layers

      • Use a small cookie scoop or spoon some of the chocolate ganache over the graham cracker crust, leaving most of it for the top.
      • Spoon the peanut butter cheesecake mixture over the top of the chocolate, don’t spread it, but just kind of flatten down the tops of the scoops so when you add the chocolate ganache on top the peanut butter scoops, the chocolate will cover the peanut butter cheesecake.
      • Add the remaining chocolate ganache over the top and smooth out the top!
      • Add peanut butter and chocolate chips on top if desired.
      • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or until set, before slicing into bars.

      Notes

      More Variations
      • Another option for layering is to layer the all the peanut butter, then follow with the chocolate ganache in just 2 steps on top of the graham cracker crust.
      • Can also add mini reese cups, m&m’s, Reese’s Pieces or sprinkles on top of the bars for more options if you want.
      Keyword bars, cheesecake, chocolate, cream cheese, graham crackers, peanut butter
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