Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars – creamy peanut butter cheesecake, a crunchy Oreo cookie crust, and a chocolate ganache topping make this the perfect peanut butter treat. I’m sharing all my tricks for the perfect peanut butter cheesecake.
**This post was updated October 25, 2020 with a slightly updated recipe for a creamier cheesecake, new photos and additional recipe tips**
This peanut butter cheesecake recipe is the baked variety of my favorite no-bake peanut butter cheesecake. It’s kind of like a peanut butter cup and a New York cheesecake had a baby. And it’s everything you could want in a cheesecake recipe:
- crunchy chocolate cookie crust
- creamy, smooth texture
- peanut butter cheesecake flavor that’s peanut buttery, a little tangy and not too sweet
- & chocolate topping to seal the deal.
Instead of making this cheesecake in a round, springform pan, I decided to make cheesecake bars in a 9×13 inch pan. The bake time is a little less this way and there’s no water bath required.