High Heels & Grills: Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

I know I'm not the only one here that loves me some cheesecake. And I would bet everything I own that there are more than a few Reese's lovers here, too. But have you ever had both of these lovelies at the same time?? I can't even begin to tell you how much I loved these. They were inspired by a Reese's Cheesecake that I made from Taste and Tell {Which tastes awesome BTW. You should make it ASAP.} and they turned out better than I could ever imagine.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars
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Makes 16 bars
Ingredients:
  • 20 Oreo cookies
  • 5 Tbsp. butter, melted {I use salted}
  • 16 oz. {2 blocks} cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 12 fun size Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, chopped
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line an 8x8 inch baking pan with aluminum foil, allowing the sides to overhang.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the Oreos until fine crumbs are formed. Add the butter and mix with the Oreos. Press into the bottom of your prepared pan and bake for 9-10 minutes. Let cool completely.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, egg, brown sugar, peanut butter and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Fold in the chopped Reese's and spread batter over prepared crust. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until cheesecake is set.
  5. Place chocolate chips in microwave in for 30 seconds and then stir. Continue to heat in microwave in 15 second increments until completely melted. Drizzle the chocolate over the cheesecake bars.
  6. Let the bars cool completely in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. Once cool, lift foil out of the pan and cut into squares.
It doesn't get better than this, folks.

-Sarah

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