When I was asked to make dessert for Christmas day, 2 things sprung to mind... cheesecake and peanut butter! My 2 favourite things. I searched Google for a Reese's cheesecake recipe but couldn't find anything that didn't need baking. In the end I modified this recipe to suit my peanut butter cup needs!
- 1 cup crushed plain digestives (or peanut cookies would be amazing!)
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 500g Philadelphia cream cheese
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 100g chopped Reese's peanut butter cups
- 1 cup whipping cream
Make your usual cheesecake base by melting the butter in a pan and mixing the crushed digestives until it soaks up all the butter. Press this into a lined spring-form tin and pop in the fridge while you prepare the rest.
I lined mine with cling film which was a bit of a disaster when it came to trying to slide the cheesecake off.
To make the filling just beat the Philadelphia, sugar and peanut butter together. It will go quite thick but the cream will smooth it out later. Slowly mix through the chopped peanut butter cups and then whip the cream in. Once everything is mixed together, pour it over the base and leave it in the fridge to set overnight, or stick it in the freezer for a few hours if you're pushed for time.
I decorated mine in the morning with mini Reese's peanut butter cups and melted chocolate drizzled across the top. Pretty simple and absolutely delicious! (If I say so myself...)