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Peanut butter cheesecake

Whether it is someone’s birthday, any other special occasion, or you’re simply looking to try a new dessert recipe, this decadent peanut butter cheesecake is sure to wow your tastebuds!

Recipe from What’s Your Food Story?

Yield: 1 cake (12-14 servings)

Prep time: 20 minutes + cooling time

Cook time: 55 minutes + chilling time



  • 1 ½ cups crushed pretzels
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted


  • 5 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup finely chopped unsalted peanuts


  1. In a small bowl, combine pretzels and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a greased 10-inch springform pan. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 5 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add peanut butter and vanilla; mix well. Add eggs; beat on low just until combined. Stir in chips. Pour over the crust. Return pan to baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until center is almost set. Remove from the oven; let stand for 15 minutes (leave oven on).
  4. For topping, in a small bowl, combine the sour cream, peanut butter and sugar; spread over filling. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake 5 minutes longer.
  5. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan. Refrigerate leftovers.

Recipe from Taste of Home.