Peanut butter and chocolate go together like peanut butter and jelly. Right? Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are wildly popular because, HELLO! It combines two of America’s favorite things: peanut butter and chocolate! This Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecakes in Jars Recipe combines those two powerhouses of flavor, but with a twist: it’s a mini cheesecake too! Oh, and the obvious…served in these little mason jars, they are completely adorable too!
With Halloween coming up, the little orange and yellow Reese’s Pieces add a nice festive touch, but this Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecakes in Jars Recipe is perfect for year-round sweet tooth cravings.
If you want to skip the Reese’s Pieces (though I don’t know why you would want to do that!), you can also use regular M&M’s as a topping…or more crushed Oreo’s, or even crushed graham crackers!
The possibilities are endless, just use your imagination!
Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecakes in Jars Recipe
Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecakes in Jars
- 1 C. Oreo Cookie crumbs
- 3 tbs. butter or margarine melted
- 1 package of cream cheese softened 8 oz.
- 2/3 C. creamy peanut butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Whipped cream optional
- Reese's Pieces optional but fun!
- 10 4 oz. jelly jars
In a small bowl, combine the Oreo crumbs with the melted butter. The mixture will be crumbly. Use a tablespoon and scoop 2 tbs. of the mixture into the bottom of each jelly jar. Gently press it down with your fingers.
In a medium bowl combine the peanut butter, vanilla extract and cream cheese. Use a hand mixer and beat 2-3 minutes on the medium speed until nice and smooth.
Scoop the cream cheese and peanut butter mixture into your jars filling almost to the top. Place the jars in the fridge to set 3-4 hours.
This Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecakes in Jars Recipe is pretty simple, right? And they are just so cute, everyone will love them!