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Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars





Cheesecake bars are an easy and delicious treat. These bars start with a crust

of Oreo cookies. The crust is topped with a cream cheese layer filled with

peanut butter cups. You can make so many variations. Replace the peanut butter

cups with your chunks of your favorite candy bar. These bars are a great

dessert for a pot luck or any large group.


Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars

Makes 16

Ingredients:

Crust:

6 tablespoons butter, melted

24 Oreo cookies

Filling:

2 (8 oz. packages) cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla

14 Reese’s Miniature Peanut Butter Cups

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

2. Line a 9x9 or 8x8 baking pan with aluminum foil, with 2-3 inches of foil

hanging over the side.

3. Crush the Oreo cookies into crumbs in a food processor or blender.

4. Combine the crumbs with the melted butter.

5. Press the crumbs into the foil lined pan.

6. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

7. Prepare the filling ingredients after you remove the Oreo crust from the

oven. This gives the crust a few minutes to cool.

8. Chop each peanut butter cup into 4-6 pieces each.

9. Beat the cream cheese for a minute with an electric mixer in a large mixing bowl.

10. Add the sugar until the sugar is completely combined.

11. Beat the eggs in, one at a time.

12. Beat in the vanilla.

13. Stir in the chopped peanut butter cups.

14. Spread the batter over the cooled crust.

15. Bake for 35-40 minutes.

16. Allow the cheesecake bars to cool for 2 hours on the counter, then

refrigerate.

17. Allow the bars to cool for an additional 2 hours in the refrigerator.

18. When ready to serve the bars, lift them from the pan by gently lifting the

foil.

19. Cut into 16 bars.

20. Optional: Drizzle the bars with additional chocolate or a combination of

melted chocolate and melted peanut butter. This is only optional, the bars are delicious on their own.


Enjoy and sweeten the soul with chocolate!





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