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Peanut Butter-Finger Mini Cheesecakes

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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  1. 1
    Cristine says:

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

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    carol says:

    Oh my……those look like heaven on a plate! Let’s see…I could think of these as “portion control”? Yep… 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!

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    Katherine Aucoin says:

    You are an evil woman Jenny! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

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    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!

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    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.

  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!

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    Teri @ Make A Whisk says:

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

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    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!

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    Lynda says:

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

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    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!

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    NatNibbles says:

    Wow…those look unbelievable! At least their small so you don’t feel too bad eating them ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    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 ๐Ÿ™‚ They look amazing!

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    Bobbie says:


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    Rebekah says:

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

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    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!!

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    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!


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    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…….

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    HappyTummy says:


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    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??!!!

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    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!

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    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!

  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!

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    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.


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    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?

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    The Inexperienced Foodie says:

    all i can say is mmmmmmmmmmmmm

  51. 51
    Kathy - Panini Happy says:

    I think the folks at the Cheesecake Factory just may come knocking on your door to put this on their menu – wow!

  52. 52
    Comfort Joy Designs says:

    This looks so yummy! I am bookmarking this. Now, I just need someone to mail me the Butter Fingers. I have not seen any here in Brisbane since I moved here two years ago. Must put an S.O.S. out to my friends and family back home in the States.

  53. 53
    Gourmet Mama says:

    Oh my goodness. I seriously have to stop Stumbling cooking sites when I`m on a diet.

    These look heavenly. Can we divide the recipe down to make just four? That way I won`t be tempted to eat an entire batch in one sitting . . .

  54. 54
    Katrina says:

    Whoa, those look awesome! Gonna have to check out the W.S. pans.

  55. 55
    Michelle Dargen says:

    These look fantastic!!

  56. 56
    Qan'arishia al-Jizzbahatha says:

    Oh wow, these things are fabulous! Easy to make and taste great! My family and I can’t stop eating them! In fact, I ate so many that I got diarrhea and clogged the toilet! My poop was colored like peanut butter and smelled like it too! Anyway, love the blog, keep up the great recipes! My kids can’t wait for me to make the next batch!

  57. 57
    Kevin says:

    Those look so good!

  58. 58
    Tasty Trends says:

    wow jenny these cute little cheesecakes look great! i may have to invest in that pan from WS!

  59. 59
    Tracy says:

    Those look delicious!

  60. 60
    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    Of course we can never have too many pb recipes. Here’s another winner!

  61. 61
    alibus says:

    Yummy! Looks very nice!

  62. 62
    Ingrid says:

    Oh, YUM! Those look scrumptious! I have two of those pans that I got from on sale for $10 dollars though they are only six counts. I’ve only used them once, now I have another reason to break ’em out! Thx,for the recipe!

  63. 63
    Rachel says:

    oh my goodness. this recipe combines three of my biggest dessert weaknesses – peanut butter, butter fingers, and cheesecake. it sounds too good to be true! i’ll just have to go out and make them. you know, to see for myself. (:

  64. 64
    HoneyB says:

    Oh Jenny, you know, whenever I see anything mini, I go crazy! These look awesome!

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    Susan says:

    These look wonderful! There are only two of us here, can you freeze them??

  66. 66
    Cheryl says:

    This looks awesome and exactly what I need for a teacher luncheon. I’m assuming this recipe makes 12 (one pan’s worth)?

  67. 67
    Jan @ Pantry Connection says:

    Oh yummy! These look so good. And, I absolutely love your site design.

    Jan ~ Founder,

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    restaurant menu design says:

    Very nice! I’m drooling as we speak.

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  72. 72
    Jo Neddo says:

    Hi Jenny,

    Found your lovely website and thrilled to find new recipes to try. I will be baking the Peanut Butterfinger mini cheesecakes for an event on May 20th.

    Can you tell me how many of the mini cheesecakes this recipe will bake up? I purchased two mini cheesecake pans that will make a total of 24 desserts. I wasn’t sure if I should double this recipe.


  73. 73
    Megan Ally says:

    i just leave munching and eating cheesecakes, they are tasty and yummy~`,

  74. 74
    Maryam Kaur says:

    i am allergic to peanuts so i can only taste a bit of peanut butter even if i love it so much.;~,

  75. 75

    i love the taste of peanut butter but i have peanut allergy so i cant eat it-*’

  76. 76

    i’d love to munch those very big cheesecakes, they are really tasty and sweet,`.

  77. 77

    i have also an allergy on peanute butter but i can eat a little of it.:~

  78. 78

    peanute butter with strawberry jelly is my favorite sandwhich spread. it taste so yummy:*;

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    Jeanna says:

    I just made these tonight, I too was hoping to find a “yield” listed so I knew how many pans I needed. I ended up with 24, and that is using mini-muffin pans. My pans are dark and I think I should have only baked the crust about 8 minutes instead of 10. I don’t think they will taste burned, but they have a darker look than yours. Other than that, yummy!

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    Stephanie says:

    Help! These look amazing. I want to make them today (SUnday) for Wednesday…how long do they keep? Thanks for this great recipe!

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    peanut butters are very tasty, the only problem is that i have some very bad peanut allergy `-:

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    Dani Fisher says:

    Made these tonight for some friends and oh my….you know you hit the jackpot when the guests roll their eyes, groan and do a little hand tremor while eating. My mini pans are in our storage unit so I was forced to make larger versions and just kept an eye on the “doneness.” Oh darn, I had to eat a larger version of this…poor me ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for continuing to impress my stomach!!

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    Maggie says:

    Do you need to use foils or papers if you are using a muffin tin or can you back the crust and then the cheesecake in the “bare” muffin tin?

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    Janelle says:

    I bookmarked this forever ago and will finally get around to making them this week. I think they need an Oreo crust, so I’ll be changing that up, and I’m going to make them in normal-size muffin tins (my mini tins are the super tiny size), and I’ll freeze them individually for future consumption. My husband doesn’t like cheesecake (gasp, I know) and sometimes I just really want it, but I never make it because it goes to waste. This is a PERFECT solution!

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    Mindee says:

    How many mini cheesecakes does this recipe make? I need to make 150 for an event and would like to know how many times I need to times it by. Thanks.

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    Dawn says:

    How much do you fill the cheesecake pans?

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    Judy says:

    Do you think these could be made in mini cupcake pans with cupcake liners for easy pullout and then remove the liners before serving?

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    What is the Yield on the Peanut Butter-Finger Mini Cheesecakes? They are my next project.

    But I must know the quantity if in mini pans, or regular cupcake pan.

    Please reply asap. Thank you.

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