Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecake

20 Apr 2013

Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecake



Alright. Two exams down and one to go.

Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement, I think I did alright on Friday. And now, to celebrate.




Different people celebrate in different ways. Some people drink. Some people go on shopping sprees. But I bake.

These mini cheesecakes were just what I needed. Sweet, easy and super delicious. The only reason I wasn't tempted to eat these cheesecakes while I was taking pictures was because I have already been dipping into the batter while making them. Ah, the joys of baking.




I predict that I will be making a lot more sweet treats with these peanut butter cups. Why, you ask? Well, my aunt's husband works at a chocolate factory (I know, right? Best job ever) and they always give us boxes of these things. Except they are called "Healthy Peanut Cups". So paired with all the cream cheese and butter that I loaded these little cuties with, I think it balances out.





What you'll need:

Crust: 
-2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
-2 tablespoons white sugar
-10 tablespoons butter, melted

Cheesecake:
-8 oz cream cheese, softened
-1/2 cup white sugar
-4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
-1 large egg, beaten
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
+peanut butter cups


Directions:

    1.   Preheat the oven 350˚F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners.
    2.   For the crust: In a medium bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, butter and 2 tablespoons of white sugar until fully combined. Press 1/2 teaspoon of the crust into the bottom of each paper cup, and set aside.
    3.   For the cheesecake: In a separate bowl, beat together the cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and flour until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla until fully combined.
    4.   Place the peanut butter cups in the center of each muffin cup and pour the cream cheese mixture on top.
    5.   Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the center is set. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes then let completely on wire racks. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.




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29 comments:

  1. I've seen the cookies and brownies with a peanut butter cup center, but this looks so much better than either of those.

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  2. I'm a "professional" eater and I vote these little cheesecakes a winner. :)

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  3. Ahah, I celebrate by baking as well!! These mini cheesecake look great! I love how there's a peanut butter cup inside.

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  4. Hello Cathleen, love these quick and simple peanut butter cup filed cheesecakes. I am certain these will help you get though the final exams. Take care, BAM

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  5. Wonderful! I am here to celebrate with you ;) I am thinking of making mini cheesecakes, but just don't have an occasion.

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  6. Good luck for that last bugger my friend :D
    Keep it up!
    And love these cheesecakes!

    Cheers
    CCU

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  7. These look so yummy and I love anything in mini form! Hope your last exam goes well!

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  8. These look divine! The peanut butte cup filling is a lovely surprise.

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  9. I love cheese cakes and with peanut butter it must be divine...

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  10. Oh yum !!!! Love the peanut butter cup surprise :D

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  11. Cute and big in taste I bet:) Certainly looks good! Best of luck in your exams!

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  12. Wow, what a job working in a chocolate factory! These look delicious!

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  13. Great dish! These look super. But now you have me fantasizing about working in a chocolate factory! ;-) Good luck with the final exam.

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  14. Oh, my gosh, these are incredible. Peanut butter cup and cheesecake? Beautiful!

    Good luck on that last exam!!

    Joy @ Yesterfood.blogspot.com

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  15. Peanut butter and cheesecake are a match made in dessert heaven, but having a whole peanut butter cup in each bite really takes it to the next level. These look amazing!

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  16. Yum! Love these mini peanut butter cheesecakes! Definitely suitable for a celebration :)

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  17. This looks like heaven in cheesecake form.

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  19. Peanut butter and cheesecake?!? I desperately need these in my life!

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  20. Cheesecakes AND a peanut butter cup?! Yes, please!!

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  21. Two of my favorite things, peanut butter and cheesecake! Wow, what a combination! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. I love multiple desserts in one! Such a treat. Love that these are individual too!

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  23. These mini cheesecakes are too amazing! Especially with those peanut butter cups... I have a weakness for those things!

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  24. Yum these little cheesecakes look super good, I wouldn't be able to eat just one!

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  25. Good luck for your exams Cathleen!
    These little cheesecakes look irresistible:)
    Thank you for sharing!

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  26. Thanks for dropping by my blog. These cheesecakes look delightful. Yummy bites

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  27. Yum, what a decadent and delicious looking dessert! Good luck on your last exam and thanks so much for stopping by my blog Cathleen :)

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  28. AMAZING!


    I would love for you to share this and link up to my TGIF Link Party! Who knows, you just might be featured next week!

    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-peek-into-my-paradise-tgif-link-party.html

    Cathy

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