Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Cheesecake is pure chocolate peanut butter cheesecake heaven. Now this is a showstopper dessert!
It features a thick brownie bottom, luscious peanut butter cheesecake filling, it’s loaded with Reese’s cups, and it’s oozing with milk chocolate ganache on top.
Basically, it’s heaven.
No, seriously. It’s heaven. And not just chocolate and peanut butter heaven, but actual heaven.
I have other extremely heavenly chocolate and peanut butter recipes, but this one is right near the top if you asked me to choose a favorite.
First of all, I’ve made plenty of brownie-bottom cheesecakes, and my basic brownie-bottom cheesecake recipe is a staple for me.
It’s an entire pan of brownies as the crust – I’ve made it with mint chocolate chip cheesecake on top, pumpkin cheesecake, and black forest cheesecake.
It’s such a versatile recipe, and a cheesecake with a brownie base is always a hit. The crust is almost an inch thick!
The peanut butter cheesecake layer is also tried-and-true, and foolproof. I’ve used it before in other recipes, and it’s creamy, rich, and full of peanut butter flavor.
I crammed it with about two dozen mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, so it’s a pretty outrageous layer of cheesecake, all in all!
Then the cheesecake is drenched in milk chocolate ganache, and covered with about a dozen more mini Reese’s peanut butter cups. That’s my kind of garnish.
For all the layers it has, this Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Cheesecake recipe is actually super simple to make.
It’ll be a bit time-consuming, but it’s mostly in idle baking time, and the manual labor is very minimal!
It’s truly very simple. The crust starts with box brownie mix, the cheesecake layer is only a handful of ingredients, and the milk chocolate ganache comes together quickly with a minute or two in the microwave.
The result is a serious show-stopper!
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