Peanut Butter Cheesecake Minis

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Servings: 12 cakes
Prep Time: 35 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
4 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
12 bite-size peanut butter cups

2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or almond extract
2 eggs





Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place a paper cupcake liner in each cup of a standard muffin pan.

To make crust:
In a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter until crumbs are moistened. Press crust into bottom of each muffin cup. Put 1 peanut butter cup into the center of each crust.

To make the filling:
Beat cream cheese with a handheld electric mixer until fluffy. Add sugar, flour, and vanilla, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Spoon cream cheese mixture over peanut butter cups and graham cracker crusts. Bake until just set, about 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely before serving.

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

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As usually your "best dishes to you" are fantastic.

By Bethany on November 16, 2013


I watched the episode when you made the "Peanut Butter Cheesecake Minis" and they looked so yummy and easy to make so i went out that very night, picked up the ingredients i needed and whipped up a batch. They tasted wonderful.Thank you, Sandy

By Sandy on February 06, 2012


Yes do I use the mini cupcake pan or the regular size cupcake pan?

By Anonymous on February 03, 2012



By ANGELA on May 07, 2011


Paula, Your recipe for Peanut Butter Cheesecake Minis are so famous here that I have to make them all the time at the request of my friends for their Birthdays, sunday dinners, and even Superbowls!!! I make them so often that I do not even look at the recipes anymore smile

By Agnieszka on February 15, 2011


Simple and delish! I made these for the first time over the summer and even my picky cousins loved them. This Christmas I'm making them again but also trying some with strawberry topping instead of peanut butter cups. Yumm! Great recipe.

By Anonymous on December 24, 2010


I have been making these for years and they are always a favorite whether I make them for my family or some other event. Do not have to use mini-peanut butter cups, I make them plain, with a chocolate ganache center, choc-chips or whatever... It is very easy and I have my young daughter help. She especially likes to mash the graham crackers up! We use one sleave of crackers and put them in a large zip-top bag and crush them with a rolling pin. I have found boxed crumbs to be very stale tasting.

By JEG on December 21, 2010


I made this with my grandson & everyone loved them ! Great recipe! Yhank You.

By Anonymous on November 24, 2010


This recepie was SUPER easy and UBBER delicious! This was my first time making any kind of cheese cake that didn't come in a box! Thanks Paula for making it so easy and delicious. I went home from the party with an empty tray!!! smile

By Anonymous on June 17, 2010


This recipe is amazing! And so easy

By Anonymous on April 01, 2010

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