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Miniature Peanut Butter Cheesecakes

These yummy treats, with a peanut butter cup inside, were handed down to me from my mother. They're perfect for holidays or any special occasion. —Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 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


  • In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press onto the bottoms of six paper-lined muffin cups; set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Editor's Note
Decorative cupcake liners can be found at

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  • MakaylaMHughes
    Sep 4, 2015

    I made something like this but this is better and is easy to make and everyone i know love them.

  • littlerob56
    Feb 12, 2015

    Very good, Easy too make and fun for kids

  • SRTW
    Jan 8, 2015

    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.

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  • Trishloves17
    Feb 9, 2014

    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.

  • Betty50150
    Jun 16, 2013

    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.

  • Betty50150
    Jun 2, 2013

    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.

  • pajamaangel
    May 23, 2013

    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.

  • Terena
    Jan 3, 2013

    These don't last long when I make them. They are eaten quickly! Not hard to make either.

  • Brenda MH
    Dec 30, 2012

    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.