Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars

Here’s another easy, rich, kid pleasing, adult pleasing treat for the summer. I love pulling out my cake mixes and making something fun and quick. Is it any surprise, that there is chocolate and peanut butter in these treats. I know, give it a break Jen! Seriously!

I used semi sweet chocolate chips for the ganache and the “wambulance” came to pick my husband up again, too dark for his taste. So, if you’ve got a semi sweet hater too, please use milk chocolate! The boys and I had no problem handling these bars on our own!

I’m checking out, good night, may we all dream of chocolate and peanut butter!

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars

1 box devils food cake mix
1 egg
1 stick softened butter

8 oz softened cream cheese
1 egg
1/3 Cup sugar
10 regular size Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, cut into little pieces

1 Cup semi sweet chocolate chips
4 Tablespoons heavy cream

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×13 inch baking dish with tin foil. Spray with non stick cooking spray. Mix cake mix, egg and butter together then press into baking dish.

2. Mix cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Stir in egg until well combined then stir in peanut butter cups. Pour over cake layer and bake for 30-40 minutes or until cheesecake is cooked through (it only took 30 minutes in my oven). Remove and let cool completely.

3. Carefully lift bars out of dish using ends of foil. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals until melted through. Stir in heavy cream and stir until glossy smooth. Spread chocolate over cheesecake layer, cut into squares and serve.

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45 Responses
  1. Timmy

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  2. Shanda

    Loved these!! So easy and super delicious.
    The next time I make them I will be sure to freeze (or chill) the peanut
    butter cups before cutting them up. We are in Arizona, so they got pretty
    melty and were hard to cut. 🙂

  3. Jessica

    Can I use Milk Chocolate Frosting on top instead of the semisweet chocolate chips? PS All of your stuff is awesome!!

  4. TheDillon6

    I made them exactly to recipe. Somehow, my 8 ounces of cream cheese didn’t seem to go as far as yours. I think I’ll double it next time (and double the Resses Cups, too). I’m so hap-hap-Happy I found you!!

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