Chocolate Reese’s Cheesecake

Desserts made with chocolate and Reese’s are definitely my favorite part of the meal.  Don’t you just want to sink your teeth into a Chocolate Reese’s Cheesecake?

Chocolate Reese's Cheesecake - chocolate cheesecake with a peanut butter mousse and Reese's peanut butter cups topping www.insidebrucrewlife.com

 Is it bad that I can’t stop thinking of new ways to enjoy more Reese’s candies?  It has been awhile since I made mini cheesecakes, and I had some peanut butter cups to use up.

That sounded funny because usually Reese’s peanut butter cups don’t last more than a day in our house.  I used to have my kids trained to bring me their peanut butter cups…then they grew up and realized that peanut butter cups are like the best candy ever.  They now hide their Reese’s from me.  Silly kids :-)

Chocolate Reese's Cheesecake - chocolate cheesecake with a peanut butter mousse and Reese's peanut butter cups topping www.insidebrucrewlife.com

Don’t they know that I have a cupboard full of candy, and there is usually some sort of Reese’s hiding in there.  I just make sure to put the spices and baking powder in the front, so no one will ever know what is in the very back.

Ok, now I realized after typing that, that I sound very selfish and that I have a candy addiction.  The candy addiction is a real problem, but I do share all my candy with my family.  Honest.  I just like to bake with it before sharing.

DSC_0606-1

 This week I put together a chocolate cheesecake with a peanut butter mousse on top.   I was going for a take on my favorite Reese’s candy.  The peanut butter mousse is so light and fluffy!  I didn’t add any extra sugar to this layer because of the whole container of Cool Whip.  If you eat that part just by itself, you might think it isn’t too sweet.  But wait until you bite into one of these cheesecakes.  There is plenty of sugar in the bottom layer and in the candy on top to balance it all out.

DSC_0632-1

Now a true Reese’s cheesecake had to have some peanut butter cups in it.  So I chopped a whole bunch of peanut butter cups (and ate a few while I was at it), then dropped a bunch of those chopped candies right on top of the cheesecakes.  They turned out so pretty.

Chocolate Reese's Cheesecake - chocolate cheesecake with a peanut butter mousse and Reese's peanut butter cups topping www.insidebrucrewlife.com

I love all the layers in these!!!

It is a very good thing I started running again this week.  After eating a few of these, plus the extra candy, I probably should have run a little bit more.  That’s on the agenda for this week.

Right after I bake some more yummy treats :-)

Chocolate Reese's Cheesecake - chocolate cheesecake with a peanut butter mousse and Reese's peanut butter cups topping www.insidebrucrewlife.com

Stay up to date on all the BruCrew baking
by following here:

BLOGLOVIN | FACEBOOK | PINTEREST | GOOGLE+ | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM

********************************

Chocolate Reese’s Cheesecake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 22 minutes

Yield: 24 cupcake cheesecakes

Chocolate Reese’s Cheesecake

Chocolate cheesecake topped with a peanut butter mousse and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Ingredients

For the Cheesecake
2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
4 Tablespoons butter, melted
2 packages cream cheese (8 oz. each)
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons flour
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening
For the Peanut Butter Mousse
1 package cream cheese (8 oz.)
1 container Cool Whip (8 oz.)
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 cups chopped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Instructions

  1. Combine the cookie crumbs and melted butter. Place a spoonful of crumbs in 24 cupcake liners. Press down firmly. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Add the eggs, sour cream, and flour and beat again.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and shortening. Heat for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat until melted. Let cool slightly. Pour into cream cheese mixture and beat until creamy. Spoon into prepared cupcake liners. Bake at 350* for 22 minutes. Let cool in pan for 3-4 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  4. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and peanut butter until creamy. Add the cool whip and beat with the wire whisk attachment until creamy. Place spoonfuls on top of cooled cheesecake and spread out. Top with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Makes 24 cupcake cheesecakes. Keep refrigerated in a sealed container.
http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2013/04/chocolate-reeses-cheesecake/

Other fun ways to enjoy more Reese’s:

fluffernutter fudge brownies3

Fluffernutter Fudge Brownies

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Cookie Bars 5

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Cookie Bars

oatmeal banana pb cup cookie5

Oatmeal Banana PB Cup Cookies

PB Brownie Batter Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Brownie Batter Ice Cream

Comments

  1. says

    Be still my heart! This looks absolutely perfect. What’s not to love about the combination of cheesecake, pb, and chocolate? I love Reese’s & just recently spotted the 1st ever store importing them here in Costa Rica. Must go buy Reese’s NOW!
    Jelli recently posted..Edible Bath Paint: Taste the RainbowMy Profile

  2. Sarah says

    Hi Jocelyn,

    These look fantastic. I’d love to make them! I’m just curious, though–what type of chocolate cookies did you use for the base? I’m not sure what would be best for that.

    Thank you!

  3. Shelby Rapp says

    To make this in a 9 inch spring form pan, would any of the measurements for the ingredients have to be adjusted? And also what would the baking temperature and time be? Thanks! Love your blog and recipes :)

  4. Lori Vasquez says

    Can you make these into a 9 inch or 8 inch springpan and make one big cheesecake?? I love this recipe and have used it before to do the 12 mini but I’d like to make it one big cheesecake

  5. woodsme says

    I was thinking of putting reeses in the bottom of the liner like in the triple threat cheesecakes, since I don’t have choc cookie crumbs. Should I do that or just use graham crackrr crumbs? :)

  6. says

    So, I tried to make these and they didn’t turn out too well :/ I was wondering what you use for the chocolate cookies crumbs – we bought chocolate teddy grahams and crushed them up really well. The cheesecakes turned out to have a burnt taste even though I followed the directions exactly. Kinda disappointing as we spent a bunch of money to make them

    • says

      I used Oreo cookies for my crust. The teddy grahams should have been fine though. I have used chocolate graham cracker crumbs before too. I’m not sure why they didn’t turn out…I have made them quite a few times and they always turn out. How did they look when they came out of the oven?

  7. merle says

    I’m going to make these for thanksgiving – and modify the crust to be gluten free (have already made the cookie wafers)…just wondering what the 2 T of flour does in the cheesecake base – should I just skip it or sub in a gf blend instead? I realize you haven’t made it that way before…but appreciate your suggestions anyways. thanks!

    • says

      You can bake the cheesecakes without the flour. I like to add just a little bit of flour to my cheesecakes to help them not sink so much after pulling them out of the oven, but I have baked them without it too and they taste just fine.

Trackbacks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge