Mini Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe

These mini peanut butter cheesecakes drizzled with chocolate and sprinkled with chopped peanuts are a lot of goodness packed into a muffin sized dessert! With a peanut butter Oreo crust, this easy cheesecake recipe is delicious from top to bottom!

Mini Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake
I have a confession to make…I’ve owned a springform pan for at least 10 years and I have never used it to make a cheesecake. I’m not sure what is holding me back. It could be that I’ve never purchased 5 packages of cream cheese at one time or that I love cheesecake so I don’t want to have to have that sitting in my fridge or maybe it is because I seems like too much effort but whatever the reason the springform pan is gathering dust in my cupboard. So, I am taking small steps toward making one large cheesecake by making mini cheesecakes! Since I’ve already shown you my obsession with all things peanut butter and chocolate, I figured that would be a great place to start.

Crushed Cookie Cheesecake CrustWhen I came across Peanut Butter Oreos in the store, I knew they would make the perfect crust for these cheesecakes! Crush 16 Peanut Butter Oreos and press one tablespoon into the bottoms of 12 lined muffin cups. Place pan in the freezer until ready to fill.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake DoughBeat together softened cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add peanut butter, vanilla, an egg and an egg white and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and peanut butter chips.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Batter CupSpoon 2 tablespoons of cheesecake batter into each cup.

Baked Peanut Butter CheesecakeBake at 325°F for 20-25 minutes until puffed and set. The tops might crack a little like the ones above. It won’t matter though because the chocolate glaze will cover it.  While the cheesecakes are baking, put chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, cream and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 45-60 seconds. Stir until the chips are dissolved. Place in the fridge until ready to add to cheesecakes.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake CupcakeAllow the cheesecakes to cool and top with some of the refrigerated chocolate glazed. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.

Chocolate Drizzled Mini CheesecakeThe muffin liners can be removed before adding the chocolate glaze. Place the cheesecakes on small plates and allow some of the chocolate glaze to drizzle down the sides.

Bite Peanut Butter CheesecakePlace the chocolate glazed mini peanut butter cheesecakes in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving so that the glaze can set up.

Mini Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Cheesecake
 
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Ingredients
Crust (adapted from Woman's Day:
  • 16 peanut butter Oreos, crushed
Cheesecake (filling recipe from Taste of Home):
  • 2 bricks (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • ½ cup peanut butter chips
  • ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Chocolate Glaze:
  • ¼ cup peanut butter chips
  • ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup half and half
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Chopped peanuts for garnish, if desired
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Press 1 tablespoon crushed peanut butter Oreos into the bottom of 12 lined muffin cups.
  3. Place in the freezer until ready to fill.
  4. Beat together softened cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  5. Add peanut butter, vanilla, egg, egg white and mix well.
  6. Stir in peanut butter chips and chocolate chips.
  7. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the cheesecake mixture into each muffin cup.
  8. Bake at 325°F for 20-25 minutes until puffed and set.
  9. While cheesecake is baking, prepare chocolate glaze by microwaving peanut butter chips, semi sweet chocolate chips, half and half and butter for 45-60 seconds.
  10. Stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth.
  11. Place in the fridge to cool until ready to use.
  12. Allow cheesecakes to cool before adding chocolate glaze. The muffin liners can be removed prior to adding chocolate glaze, if desired.
  13. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.
  14. Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours or until ready to serve so the chocolate glaze can set.

Want more peanut butter recipes? Check out these:
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars
Peanut Butter Cup Brownies
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Bars

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Comments

  1. Do you think that I could freeze these and make them ahead of time?

  2. Iris Lopez says:

    Great ideas for kids parties! Thank you Tonia for sharing this cool recipe with us.

  3. Michelle says:

    Hello,
    Can you tell me what size pan you used? At first I thought it was a cupcake pan, but now I’m not sure. I’m making these for a shower next weekend for a bride who loves peanut butter. Can’t wait! I just want to make sure I’m using the right pan/liners. Thanks so much.
    Michelle

    • Hi Michelle,
      Yes, I used a cupcake pan with the normal sized liners. These could also be made using a mini cupcake pan and mini liners if you don’t want them to be so big. You would just put less into each cup! Best of luck!
      ~Tonia

  4. These look delicious! Yum!!!

  5. These look heavenly! I need to make some! Thanks for sharing, Tonia!

    xoxo Liz

  6. I’m pretty sure these would make my day awesome!

  7. These look so incredibly good! Mini cheesecakes are my favorite kind, and the chocolate peanut butter combo is more than I can stand!

  8. Such little cute cheesecake bites look so nice, I think it’s more work, but better. Mm..pm cheesecake sounds really great.

  9. Teresa from Michigan says:

    These look fabulous has anyone made them yet? I have a retirement party to bake for and these i think would be yummy Please let me know as soon as possible Thanks

  10. Martha in KS says:

    Pinned this little beauty!

  11. Man that chocolate drizzle is killing me – gorgeous!

  12. I saw these the other day and gasped in delight. They look fantastic Tonia!

  13. Wow, yummy! I can’t wait to make these.

  14. These look amazing! It is my husbands birthday in a week. He is a peanut butter and chocolate fan also. Perfect! Thanks!

  15. You are so bad…THANK YOU!!! Those look so dangerous to my waistline!

  16. Good gravy!!! I wish those were in my fridge so I could dive into them for breakfast! What? It’s full of peanut butter…that’s protein to me :-)

  17. Oh Tonia! I knew I should’ve listened to my instinct when it was saying “look away, look away”! LOL Gorgeous!

    Anne xx

    • No, no…with Jocelyn’s help, we’ve figured out that these are actually good for you because of the protein! :)

  18. I’ve been thinking about something like this for the past couple of days and now, looking at these, I really got to make it happen! I’d probably do it sans peanut butter because I don’t really like em’. Yes, I’m weird like that. ;-b

    • I can’t wait to see what flavor you come up with! I’ve already purchased more cream cheese and I am dreaming up my next flavor!

  19. Your cheesecakes look so delicious and I love that they’re muffin sized!

  20. Seriously why can’t we be neighbors? We could craft together and then you can cook and bake for me! LOL

  21. Yummm!! Great photos. Pinned :)

  22. Pinned!

  23. Wow those look absolutely amazing! I can totally see myself eating too many!

  24. Wow these look amazing, Tonia! Yum!!

  25. Tonia, these look amazing. Your presentation and pictures are incredible!!!

  26. This looks SO good!!! I love PB and chocolate.

  27. OH. MY. GOODNESS. These look amazing. Totally pinned!

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