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Miniature Peanut Butter Cheesecakes Recipe

Miniature Peanut Butter Cheesecakes Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 201 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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MakaylaMHughes User ID: 8525869 232292
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2015

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

littlerob56 User ID: 6719744 220328
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

"Very good, easy too make and fun for kids"

SRTW User ID: 3139715 217215
Reviewed 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."

AlphaOmega User ID: 7729573 210374
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014


Trishloves17 User ID: 5359996 181800
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7164256 109482
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7164256 103676
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1603339 177181
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3238586 109473
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2013

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

Brenda MH User ID: 4949513 177126
Reviewed 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."

sarahleary User ID: 7045250 109453
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2012

"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!"

poutsy User ID: 6488359 176601
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2012

"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."

freidacook User ID: 879288 103674
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2012

"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!"

Sascha18 User ID: 4667359 110234
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"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."

Bev Joanne User ID: 2575435 118109
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011

"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"

hamwich424 User ID: 4996696 177180
Reviewed May. 3, 2011

"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."

barbiestar User ID: 3611555 118106
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2011 Edited May. 17, 2016

"These were amazing, I used chocoate animal cookies crushed up for the crust and it was wonderful!"

LLLong12 User ID: 5819159 176599
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2011

"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."

khcrivello User ID: 5564199 177178
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2011

"I will give up Girl Scout cookies for these mini-cheesecakes. Enough said. :)"

butterfly3gayle User ID: 3267063 178382
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2010

"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!"

hassall User ID: 4339582 94144
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2010

"Everybody just loved these little cheesecakes,

doubled the recipe and made 11 full ones instead of 12"

rudylenak User ID: 3071215 210373
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2010

"good cheesecakes"

collector_of_masks User ID: 1627780 165239
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"Very easy and tasty. Will be making again. Great for get togethers."

ammertz User ID: 3763952 165237
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2009

"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!"

hulagirlfriend User ID: 462264 159926
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2009

"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."

juicyfruit007 User ID: 1404522 210372
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2009

"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."

T. Blevins User ID: 4586378 159925
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2009

"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."

reshaw User ID: 4483968 118097
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2009

"Great for parties or office get togethers everyone loves them and its just the right amount."

4theluvOcheese2 User ID: 3230725 210371
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2009

"Simple and the perfect amount of cheesecake per serving!"

foag User ID: 2647017 109451
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2008 Edited May. 17, 2016

"These can also be doubled"

logparadiselady User ID: 1673189 159924
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2008

"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."

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