Miniature Peanut Butter Cheesecakes Recipe
- 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 5 teaspoons butter, melted
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons beaten egg
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 6 miniature peanut butter cups
- 1. In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press onto the bottoms of six paper-lined muffin cups; set aside.
- 2. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and flour until smooth. Add egg and vanilla; beat on low speed just until combined. Place a peanut butter cup in the center of each muffin cup; fill with cream cheese mixture.
- 3. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until center is set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Yield: 6 servings.
1 cheesecake equals 201 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 136 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.
Reviews for Miniature Peanut Butter Cheesecakes
"this is a goofy way to make peanut butter cheesecake minis? u don't even put peanut butter or chocolate in the cream cheese? and with the pb cup inserted inside the cream cheese - it didn't melt and was still quite hard and a big mess! no1 was pleased! I will NOT b making these ever again - such a vast disappointment! I love taste of home foodies - but this isn't 1 of my favorites - too bad there isn't a dislike button - cause I sure would smash it!"
"I made something like this but this is better and is easy to make and everyone i know love them."
"Very good, Easy too make and fun for kids"
"These cheesecakes are incredibly delicious! I doubled the recipe, and like others have stated, the cheesecake part is not quite enough to fully cover the peanut butter cups. I bet if we made half as much more of the filling, it would be just right. I will definitely make these again. Thank you for sharing the recipe, Mary Ann Dell."
"I just made these this evening. Quick and easy to make. I did cut the peanut butter cups into quarters and chilled them before removing from the liners. Thanks for the suggestions. One is pretty filling. I may add a decorative garnish to the top."
"I think that the next time I make these I will chop up the mini peanut butter cups and add a little more egg or less flour so that I will have a little more cheesecake so that the liners are filled fuller. I did double the recipe last time and will do again next time."
"These were a hit with my husband. Very easy to make and they came out of the paper liners very easily after I had chilled them in the refrigerator. Next time I think I will cut up the miniatures and maybe cut down a little on the flour and/or add a little more cream cheese or egg since the batter was really stiff. I had fun with the 2 Tablespoons of beaten eggs - turn out to be not quite one large egg well beaten. Will keep this one in my recipe box and share with my family. Thanks."
"Though these tasted ok, I had a few problems with them. First there wasn't nearly enough batter to cover the reeses which would have looked better. Secondly, my cheesecakes didn't come out of their wrappers so easily, so mostly we just ended up eating the cheesecake and the reese cup and not the graham crust."
"These don't last long when I make them. They are eaten quickly! Not hard to make either."
"These cheesecakes are outstanding and are fun to take to a party because they're easier to pick up and eat than a slice of cheesecake. They're also a lot less work than making a big cheesecake. I like to chop up the peanut butter cups because it makes the cakes prettier not to see the tops poking out. You can make a ton of variations of this recipe. I've put jam, fruit, chopped Heath or Hershey bars, M&Ms, or chocolate chips as a filling."
"My cupcakes are in the oven right now so I haven't tried them yet, but the only problem i came accross is that I didn't have enough filling! I doubled the recipe and wasn't even able to fill the cupcakes to the level of the reese's cups. I had to remove 2 of the cupcakes from my pan. Other than that, I had no issues. Also, I think the butter to graham cracker was perfect, it's supposed to be moist to press down on the pan and that's exactly how mine turned out. I am excited to see how they taste!"
"This recipe makes at least 12 miniature cupcake cheesecakes or 6 regular size cupcakes. I would use less butter in the crust. Also, in the miniature size, I would cut the Reese Cups in half."
"These little cheesecakes are so good and so cute! Rarely do I get to bring some home if I take them somewhere. I'll also sometimes switch out the peanut butter cups for caramel filled dove chocolates, also really good!"
"I doubled the recipe and the only issue I had was the butter to graham cracker ratio for the crust. It seemed like there was way to much butter so I evened it out with more graham crackers. These were a hit at work and are a definite keeper! Simple and tasty."
"I have made these a few times and bring them to work and my husband takes them to work. They are definitely a keeper. Even our Purolator deliver guy has asked for the recipe. It's a new favorite in our house. Bev Johnson"
"These are great treats and easy to make! I doubled the batch and made 12 cakes. It didn't look like I had enough batter at first, but the batter rose up around the candies perfectly."
"These were amazing, I used chocoate animal cookies crushed up for the crust and it was wonderful!"
"I made these for my husband for a surprise. He really enjoyed them. I doubled the recipe. I thought they were a little soggy, probably will cook them a few minutes longer next time. Still tasted great though."
"I will give up Girl Scout cookies for these mini-cheesecakes. Enough said. :)"
"Made these for a Mother's Day tea at our church. Made some just like this and others we put in Rolo candy in....both were delicious!"
"Everybody just loved these little cheesecakes,doubled the recipe and made 11 full ones instead of 12"
"Very easy and tasty. Will be making again. Great for get togethers."
"Really delicious and easy dessert. I made a couple batches for a family gathering, and placed different things in the center. Some had peanut butter cups, caramels, raspberries, and blueberries. Yummy!"
"Absolutely delicious. I made the filling in a food processor, and made 6x the recipe! I am a "baker" and this is simple for even a novice. No cracks and no falling centers."
"I doubled the recipe and barely had enough cheesecake batter for 12. This is simply a little cheesecake with a peanut butter cup in the middle. Very yummy."
"My family loved them! I would suggest doubling the recipe and making 11 instead of 12. They need just a bit more cheese cake to cover them well."
"Great for parties or office get togethers everyone loves them and its just the right amount."
"Simple and the perfect amount of cheesecake per serving!"
"These can also be doubled"
"I made these with the small dove chocolates with caramel in the middle. They were delicious! Make sure you cover the chocolate with the cheesecake mixture. Simple and everyone loves them."