Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Pie
It’s been a long time since I’ve whipped up one of these bad boys! I finally returned to my baking roots and did a spin-off of my Twix Bar Cheesecake Pie, which has stayed unchanged since 2011. I made (drum roll please…) the Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Pie. I only changed a few things from my Twix Bar Cheesecake Pie, but they each have their own unique flavor! Stay tuned to find out the changes I made… and more yummy pie pictures from Pi Day!
Okay so first let’s list some of the similarities the pies have… chocolate syrup, extreme tastiness, stunning appearance, etc. The Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Pie is like my Twix Bar Cheesecake Pie smashed together with my Peanut Butter Pie. Geez… Is it just me or does that sound like the best pie you’ve ever seen/tasted?
This was some of the best batter I’ve ever tasted. I mean, cookie dough is great, but this took it to a whole new level.
Pi Day was this past Saturday. Our school celebrated by making shirts and selling them. If anyone knows about pi, it’s my uncle. He knows an astounding 100 digits. I ask two questions… How? Why? Memorizing 20 digits would be super hard for me! I know 15 digits already- 3.14159265358979. How much do you know?
What better way to celebrate Pi Day than with a kick-butt pie? This pie will blow your socks off! Peanut Butter Cups? Yum. Cheesecake? Mmmm. Pie? Yes please!!! If you like all of these flavors, this is the perfect pie for you! Surprisingly, lots of my friends don’t like cheesecake. How??? Cheesecake is amazing. I bet that if you try this recipe, all of you cheesecake-haters will change your minds!
Mmmhhhmmmmmm. That is what I call a Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Pie! This pie is super easy to make. The hardest part of the entire recipe is… well, nothing is really difficult. This pie is pretty rich, so it lasted a few days in my house (and maybe the fact that my Dad was only around for only about two slices). It tastes like no other pie in the world. You have the taste of Peanut Butter Pie, but then the occasional bit of chocolate from the peanut butter cups and chocolate syrup. It is for sure in my top 10 desserts I’ve ever made. Show some real Pi Day spirit by making this pie and you will love it. Enjoy! 🙂
And even a kid can celebrate Pi Day with an epic pie… Like Me!
Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Pie
Look for snack-size Reeses peanut butter cups in your grocery store candy aisle. They come in packs of 8 (you'll need 2 packs).
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup granulated white sugar
6 tablespoons butter, softened and slightly melted
12 ounces (1 1/2 packages) cream cheese, at room temperature
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
10 frozen snack-size Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
6 frozen chopped snack-size Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
1. Prepare the crust: In a medium bowl, use a rubber spatula to combine the ingredients until well-mixed. Use a spoon to press the crumbs up the side of a 9-inch pie plate, and use your hand to press down the bottom. Freeze until firm.
2. Prepare the filling: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar and eggs until well-combined. Stir in the peanut butter cups. Scrape the filling into the frozen crust. Bake until set- 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool. When totally cool, drizzle with chocolate and more chopped peanut butter cups. Keep chilled until ready to serve.