Mar
24
2009

Peanut Butter-Finger Mini Cheesecakes

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Yes, it’s another peanut butter recipe, but can we really have too many of them? I think not! This is another delicious little cheesecake that was inspired by my last trip to Cheesecake Factory with my family last week. We all got a different slice of cheesecake and sampled each one savoring each and every bite. With all of their candy bar cheesecakes showcased so nicely for all to see, I couldn’t help but make one of my own. So here you have it, little bites of heaven!

Take a peek and make some for yourself! If I haven’t sold you on the mini cheesecake pan from William Sonoma yet, go get one so you can make these! Absolutely worth the $30, I use it all the time. Enjoy.



Peanut Butter-Finger Mini Cheesecakes

1 Cup ground Vanilla Wafers
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons butter
1/8 teaspoon salt

8 oz softened cream cheese
1/4 Cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 Cup sugar
1 egg
2 Tablespoons heavy cream
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 Fun Size Butterfinger Candy Bars, crushed

1 Cup semi sweet chocolate chips
2-3 Tablespoons heavy cream

2 Fun Size Butterfinger, crushed

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place cookie crumbs, sugar, butter and salt into a bowl; mix to combine. Spoon mixture into bottoms of mini cheese cake pan or mini cupcake pan and press. Bake for 10 minutes and remove from oven.

2. Reduce heat to 300 degrees F. In a stand or electric mixer, beat cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth. Beat sugar, egg, cream and salt until well combined. Slowly stir in crushed Butterfinger. Evenly pour batter over baked crust. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until cheesecake is set. Let cool for 2 hours, then remove from pan.

3. Melt chocolate chips in microwave in 30 second intervals until smooth. Stir in cream until smooth and glossy. If needed, return back to microwave for 15 seconds or so until smooth. Spoon over tops of cakes then sprinkle crushed butterfinger over top.

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Have a great week, I’ll catch you soon with a tempting soup that won’t keep you in the kitchen all day. Stay tuned!

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  1. 1
    Cristine says:

    My husband loves butterfingers and these mini’s look fantastic! Definately bookmarking this one for when he comes home!

  2. 2
    carol says:

    Oh my……those look like heaven on a plate! Let’s see…I could think of these as “portion control”? Yep…..now to control myself to only eat ONE…
    They look so good…and would you believe I got a mini cheesecake pan at a yard sale for $2.00? Looks like I’m just gonna have to give these a whirl!

  3. 3
    Lisa says:

    These look great. And for some reason mini desserts always taste better than full size ones!

  4. 4
    Katherine Aucoin says:

    You are an evil woman Jenny! ;-)

    These are complete and utter decadence. I think making them mini makes one feel less guily because they are small a cute.

  5. 5
    Chef Chuck says:

    These look great!!Yumm

  6. 6
    Dawn says:

    oh my goodness! you’re killing me with these! no, one can never have enough of pb recipes to flirt with.
    nicely done!

  7. 7
    Prudy says:

    Those are soooo cute! I know what I’ll be craving all day today.

  8. 8
    Barbara Bakes says:

    These are gorgeous! I am going to have to make a trip to Williams Sonoma!

  9. 9
    Meg says:

    I am speechless! These are fabulous!

  10. 10
    Elra says:

    These are delicious looking cheesecakes. I also like the fact that you made it in small sizes.
    Cheers,
    elra

  11. 11
    RecipeGirl says:

    These look fabulous!! A wonderful, decadent treat!

  12. 12
    23kazoos says:

    MMMM these sound good for breakfast!

  13. 13
    Maria says:

    What a great treat!

  14. 14
    Teri @ Make A Whisk says:

    These look amazing. I might have to go pick up one of those mini cheesecake pans!

  15. 15
    Stephanie says:

    Oh drool! Those look so delectable! I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, add in cheesecake and that’s a surefire winner!

  16. 16
    Lynda says:

    I love Butterfingers! Adding them with more chocolate and some cream is making me drool!

  17. 17
    Sara says:

    Wow, these look incredible!

  18. 18
    Valerie says:

    I have a mini cheesecake pan and they make the cutest desserts. I can’t wait to try this one. It looks soooo good!

  19. 19
    NatNibbles says:

    Wow…those look unbelievable! At least their small so you don’t feel too bad eating them ;)

  20. 20
    Debbie says:

    Oh wow do those look fantastic! I love Butterfingers also. Great combo. I want to give these a try soon!

  21. 21
    Bob says:

    Mercy. Those look phenomenal! I love Butterfingers and cheesecake is my favorite. Those would probably just kill me, but what a way to go!

  22. 22
    Erin says:

    You can never have enough peanut butter! These look fabulous!

  23. 23
    Lulu the Baker says:

    Wow! Those look sinfully delicious!!

  24. 24
    My Sweet & Saucy says:

    I NEED to make these!!!

  25. 25
    Kerstin says:

    You’ve sold me on the mini-cheesecake pan :) They look amazing!

  26. 26
    Bobbie says:

    WOW!!!

  27. 27
    Rebekah says:

    yummy! i’ll have to try these for sure!

  28. 28
    Bunny says:

    i don’t know how you come up with these fantastic recipes Jenny but boy am I glad you do!!! These are awesome!!!

  29. 29
    Erin @ Sprouted In the Kitchen says:

    Jenny, you are so good. I haven’t been here in a while but have been feeling a dearth of posts in the food blogs I regularly follow, so here I am! And glad I am, too. Though I probably won’t get the W-S pan (goodness, I have gadgets and gizmos a-plenty), how excellent do those cheesecakes look for parties…of one or more?

    Also, great site redesign. I aspire to do the same one day!

  30. 30
    Allie says:

    These are the cutest! I love how fancy they look yet so simple to make!!

  31. 31
    Brindi says:

    These look scrumptuous. Can’t wait to try them.

  32. 32
    Aggie says:

    Wow, these are brilliant!! Jenny, they are calling my name! I love pb and love cheesecake…I have to get that pan! So cute!

  33. 33
    Helene says:

    Gorgeous! I love anything with PB, cream cheese, chocolate. So that’s why I enjoy your blog so much.

  34. 34
    Not Another Omnivore says:

    Mini cheesecakes sound delicious!

    NAOmni

  35. 35
    GypsyMommy says:

    I love your blog! Feel free to stop by my blog for your awards. Have a great day!

  36. 36
    Girl Japan says:

    Gosh, this is so divine, I love that you linked to the mini cheesecake pan!!! Woohoo!!! You are making me hungry…….

  37. 37
    HappyTummy says:

    scrumptious!

  38. 38
    Nick says:

    We cannot have too many peanut butter recipes, I fully agree. In fact, I don’t think I’ve seen enough yet! You haven’t quite convinced me to buy a mini cheesecake pan but you have convinced me to make these in a muffin tin!

    These actually aren’t all that unhealthy. No sugar needed in the cheesecake filling? I suppose those Butterfingers are quite sweet enough.

  39. 39
    Kim A says:

    Can you please overnight your last three food post items to your hungry pregnant sister??!!!

  40. 40
    Colleen says:

    I love any mini dessert – and this is a perfect flavor combination!

  41. 41
    Steph (I am Bee) says:

    wow! those so delicious!!

  42. 42
    Jaime and Jen DISH says:

    OMG these look soo good. I must try!

  43. 43
    katskitchen says:

    Those look awesome. They remind me of a peanut butter bar I made a while back. I love the taste of choc and pb together!

    http://katskitchen.wordpress.com/2008/08/17/peanut-butter-chocolate-bars/.

  44. 44
    Deanna says:

    Oh my! All that and butterfingers too? My son will think I am “Mom of the Year”.

  45. 45
    Gwen says:

    Oh this one is definitely calling my name! I’ll have to talk my husband into buying me the mini cheesecake pan. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!

  46. 46
    madebymel says:

    The peanut butter cheesecake at CF is my absolute favorite! I can’t wait to make these!

  47. 47
    Carrian says:

    The older I get I am finally starting to like cheesecake. I’ll have to try this recipe. Looks delicious!

  48. 48
    DaytrippingMom says:

    How have I lived without your blog?? It’s awesome!! I’m so glad yo are following on my blog. I’m going to shoot you a quick email. Thanks for visiting my page and adding it. I’m so linking up your blog. I’m seriously in love. This recipe looks out of this world. I’m glad Jessica sent you my way.

    Aracely

  49. 49
    Sarah21063 says:

    Made these today and didn’t have butterfingers on hand, so i used a couple reese’s cups and kit kats bars that i did have and they turned out SOOOO good. I used a mini muffin pan, which worked well. How is a mini cheesecake pan different from a mini muffin pan?

  50. 50
    The Inexperienced Foodie says:

    all i can say is mmmmmmmmmmmmm

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