Double Layer No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe

Sarah Grossett | The Gold Lining Girl

This double layer no bake peanut butter cheesecake is a creamy, dreamy wonder! It’s incredibly easy to make, so you have no excuse to not indulge.

I can hardly believe that we’re almost to Christmas, and that the new year is right around the corner. Every year flies by faster and faster.

Fall started so late for us here in Florida (it was crazy hot!), so I was having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that winter is actually here.

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Sure, I’ve been making holiday treats for the last few months now in preparation for fall baking, but it hasn’t really set in for me mentally!! Know what I mean?

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Regardless, it’s the perfect time to share this Double Layer No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake. I’m sure you’re thinking: what does a Double Layer No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake have to do with the holidays???

Well, if you’re anything like my family, this recipe has EVERYTHING to do with the holidays. The creation of this No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake recipe was inspired by two of my family’s favorite, classic, tried-and-true holiday recipes: this Double Layer No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake, and this No Bake Peanut Butter Pie recipe.

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BOTH of those recipes are holiday classics to us. The pumpkin cheesecake, for obvious reasons — it’s got pumpkin.

That ingredient alone means that it qualifies as a holiday recipe!! Right??

But seriously, it’s festive and fitting for the season, but it’s great because it’s super simple, no bake, and comes together in about 10 minutes with just a few ingredients.

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Same goes for the No Bake Peanut Butter Pie recipe. We’ve been making that pie for YEARS and YEARS in my family. My Gma’s been making this for every single holiday for as long as I can remember.

We make that for every family get-together too. It might not seem like a Thanksgiving or Christmas recipe in the traditional sense, but to us, it most certainly is! It’s equally easy, comes together in minutes, and has a short ingredient list.

This Double Layer No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake mashes those two recipes together! It brings together the peanut butter element from that peanut butter pie, but the double layer cheesecake element of the pumpkin cheesecake recipe. You follow?

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So the crust of this Double Layer No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake is a simple store-bought shortbread (or graham cracker — whatever your preference!) crust, but you could certainly make it from scratch if you want to get fancy. I was going for super, super simple!

Then the bottom layer is a quick no bake cheesecake. Creamy, rich, light, and fluffy!

The top layer is a rich, peanut butter mousse. It’s so smooth and creamy, and ultra peanut-buttery.

It’s as easy to make as the recipes it was inspired from, and it definitely works as a holiday recipe, if you’re like us, but it also can be a quick and simple dessert for anytime at all!

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Double Layer No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe

    8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 8 ounce packages Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, softened, divided
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 8-ounce containers Whipped Topping, or Cool Whip, thawed and divided
  • 1 Graham Cracker Pie Crust, 10 ounces, or shortbread crust
  • 3/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat 12 ounces (1.5 packages – eyeball it) cream cheese til smooth.
  2. Add 1 cup powdered sugar, vanilla, and 8 ounces whipped topping, beating until smooth.
  3. Spread into the bottom of the crust.
  4. Freeze for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare peanut butter layer.
  6. In a small mixing bowl, beat peanut butter and remaining 4 ounces cream cheese until smooth.
  7. Add remaining 1 cup powdered sugar and remaining 8 ounces whipped topping, beating until smooth.
  8. Spread over the cheesecake layer in the crust.
  9. Refrigerate to chill.
  10. Garnish with additional whipped topping, if desired.
  11. Cut and serve.

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Author: Sarah Grossett
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 270 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 301
Calories 686

% Daily Value*
58%
Total Fat 38g
90%
  Saturated Fat 18g
16%
Sodium 391mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate 68g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 57g
27%
Protein 13g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Sarah Grossett

About Sarah

Sarah has an affinity for shiny golden objects, hence the name of her blog: The Gold Lining Girl. Peanut Butter's the one thing she'd take to a desert island, so it's only right that she's our Peanut Butter Fanatic!