Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecakes

Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecakes2018-11-12T21:59:58+00:00

Project Description

Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecakes

Yields about 18 mini cheesecakes

Ingredients:

8 ounces low-fat chocolate graham crackers
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1, 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup PB2
2 tablespoons water
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
¼ cup dark chocolate chips
¼ cup peanut butter chips

Chocolate Glaze:
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons peanut butter chips
¼ cup half-n-half
1 tablespoon PB2

Garnish:
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
½ cup mini chocolate or peanut butter chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Line mini muffin pans with 18 mini cupcake liners.

Place the graham crackers in a food processor fitted with the blade attachment, and
pulse until the graham crackers resemble cornmeal.

Drizzle in melted butter and pulse to combine.

Press one tablespoon of the graham cracker mixture into the bottom of the lined muffin
cups; set aside.

Combine PB2, water and vanilla in a small bowl and mix well.

In a separate bowl beat together the softened cream cheese, sugar and salt until
smooth.

Mix in the egg and peanut butter mixture into the cream cheese mixture and beat until
well combined.

Stir in the chocolate and peanut butter chips.

Spoon 2 tablespoons of the cheesecake mixture into each graham cracker lined muffin
cup.

Bake at 325°F for about 15 minutes or until cheesecake mixture has puffed slightly and
is set in the center.

Remove the muffin tin from the oven, place on a cooling rack and allow the
cheesecakes to cool; about 10 minutes.

Glaze:

In a small microwave safe bowl, stir the PB2 and half-and-half together.

Add the chocolate and peanut butter chips and heat in the microwave for 45-60
seconds, stirring half way through. Repeat this step until the chocolate peanut glaze is
smooth. Immediately spoon the over the cooled cheesecakes.

Allow cheesecakes to cool and remove from the muffin tin.

Garnish with chopped peanuts and additional peanut butter or chocolate chips.

Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.