9/14/09

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars


Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars


I made these bar cookies to share with some friends. I thought they turned out fairly well. Be sure to spray the bottom of your pan well. My bars were just a bit difficult to get out. The original recipe, found in
Cake Mix Cookies, said to use an un-greased pan. I was a bit skeptical of this and lightly sprayed the bottom of the pan. Next time, I will spray it well.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

1 package (18-1/4 ounces) yellow cake mix with pudding in the mix
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened, cut into small pieces
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup chunky peanut butter
3 eggs
1-1/4 cups sugar
1 cup salted roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped


Preheat oven to 325°F. Combine cake mix and butter in large bowl; beat with electric mixer at medium speed just until crumbly. Remove 1 cup mixture. Press remaining mixture evenly into the bottom of a 13x9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake 10 minutes; cool on wire rack.

Combine cream cheese and peanut butter in large bowl; beat with electric mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, scraping down side of bowl occasionally. Gradually beat in sugar until light. Spoon filling over cooled crust.

Combine reserved cake mix mixture and peanuts; spread evenly over filling.

Bake 45 minutes or until cake is just set and knife inserted into center comes out clean. Remove from oven; cool at room temperature 30 minutes. Chill at least 2 hours before serving.

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7 comments:

  1. This sounds delightful! Definitely going to have to try this one out for the upcoming holidays!

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  2. Wow, you had me at Peanut Butter. This sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  3. Oh my gosh... cheesecake and peanut butter.....sighhhhhhh....
    Happy TMTT!

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  4. Connie, these sound so delicious. What could be better than cheesecake and peanut butter in the same mouthful. Come join me for Crock Pot Wednesday.

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  5. Love anything with peanut butter,
    these sound great, will have to save and make to take to a church fellowship. I am sure they would be snatched up quickly !

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  6. That looks easy and really yummy!

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