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

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

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

  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.

  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 !

  6. That looks easy and really yummy!


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