Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

This "Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Bottom Cheesecake" recipe combines Reese's with chocolate brownies, and peanut butter cheesecake for a dessert recipe that's over the top! You'll have trouble just not going back for seconds with this peanut and chocolatey dessert creation.

There's something about the combination of peanut butter and chocolate that makes us feel like a kid all over again. This peanut butter cup brownie bottom cheesecake recipe has lots of good ingredients. For the brownie crust recipe some of the ingredients you will need include unsalted melted butter, sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, flour, unsweetened cocoa, baking powder, salt, semi sweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and whole Peanut Butter cups cut into quarters. To start the brownie crust recipe preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a deep 9 inch springform pan with extra butter. The ideal pan is a 9 inch diameter and nearly 3 inch tall size. If you use one any smaller, you'll need to reduce the cheesecake filling or it will overflow. Stir together butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with spoon or wire whisk. Add eggs and stir until well blended. Stir in the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt and blend well. Spread the mixture in the prepared pan. Bake approximately 25 to 30 minutes or until brownie begins to pull away from side of pan. Meanwhile make cheesecake layer. Immediately after removing brownie from oven, sprinkle milk chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and peanut butter cups over brownie surface. This is a dessert recipe the whole family will love.

A chocolate brownie is typically a flat, baked dessert square that was created in the United States at the end of the 19th century and popularized in both the United States and Canada during the first half of the 20th century. The brownie recipe is a cross between a cake and a soft cookie in texture and comes in a variety of forms. Depending on the brownies density, it may be either fudgy or cakey and can include nuts, icing, chocolate chips, or other ingredients. A variation made with brown sugar and chocolate bits but without melted chocolate in the batter is called a blonde brownie.

Cheesecake is a sweet dessert that consists of usually one or more layers. The main, and thickest layer, consists of a mixture of soft, fresh cheese usually cream cheese or ricotta, eggs, and sugar; if there is a bottom layer it most often consists of a crust or base made from crushed cookies, graham crackers, pastry, or sponge cake. It may be baked or unbaked (usually refrigerated). Cheesecake is typically sweetened with sugar and may be flavored or topped with fruit, whipped cream, nuts, fruit sauce, and/or chocolate syrup. Cheesecake can be prepared in many flavors, such as cherry, strawberry, pumpkin, key lime, chocolate or toffee.

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