No-Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe

No-Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe

2019-01-22
3.5 Stars (228 Voters)
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Delicious and easy to make No-bake peanut butter cheesecake. This recipe doesn't require gelatin. Super rich flavor and texture peanut butter and chocolate cheesecake. If you a peanut butter lover you must try this cheesecake recipe.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
12
PREP TIME
30 minutes
WORK TIME
30 minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
American
INGREDIENTS

    For the base:

    • 270g (9.5 oz) biscuits/graham crackers
    • 100g (7 tablespoons) melted butter

    For the filling:

    • 2 1/3 cups (525g) cream cheese
    • 1½ cups (187g) powdered sugar
    • 1 cup (250g) peanut butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup (120 ml) heavy cream

    For the chocolate ganache:

    • 2/3 cup (160 ml) heavy cream
    • 125g (4.4 oz) dark chocolate
DIRECTIONS

1. In a food processor, process biscuits until crumbs are formed. Add melted butter and process again until combined. press into bottom of 9-inch (23 cm) springform pan. Refrigerate while making the filling.

2. In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese and powdered sugar. Beat until smooth and creamy. Add peanut butter, vanilla extract and beat again until smooth and creamy. Add the heavy cream and beat 2-3 minutes more until smooth.

3. Pour the cheesecake mixture into the springform pan. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight. You can also freeze the cake.

4. Prepare the ganache: in a small saucepan bring to simmer heavy cream, remove from heat and add chopped chocolate. Let stand 1 minute and stir until the chocolate has melted and the ganache is smooth.

5. Let cool slightly and pour over the cheesecake. You can pour straight into the springform pan or open it and then pour the ganache.

6. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Notes:

  •  The cake doesn't contain gelatin, so it won't be very stable. For better results freeze the cake for 1 hour before serving.
  • In this recipe I used natural peanut butter (this is the reason why it's so ruuny), but you can use regular peanut butter.

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COMMENTS (14)
  • M
    Marie
    5/20/2019

    can you add gelatin to make it stable?

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  • N
    Nick
    7/26/2019

    I’ve made this cake three times so far. It always starts crumbling into a pile of goo once I leave it out of the fridge for too long. I will try to add some eggs this time and bake it for a bit this time. See what the results will be like

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    Jessica
    5/31/2019

    The video shows softened cream cheese and melted peanut butter why doesnt the recipe reflect what the video shows? Also how do you get them softened and melted?

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  • c
    carl
    9/7/2019

    yea, this needs to get an answer

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  • P
    Paula
    10/11/2019

    To soften butter and cream cheese just take it out of the fridge and let it sit for an hour. Do not microwave!! Room temperature.

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  • S
    Susan
    7/18/2020

    The author stated at the end of the recipe that they used natural peanut butter and that's why it's so runny.

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  • G
    Gerald
    11/9/2019

    The peanut butter could probably be mixed WITHOUT heating it up and liquifying like shown in the video. Also, if you FREEZE it, it would be best to cut the pie FROZEN (or pretty much frozen), but serve after each slice has been plated for approx 10+ minutes or so.

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  • K
    Karl
    12/15/2019

    I've mad this twice so far and it comes out absolutely delicious. The only problem I get is that I chose to use white chocolate both times and the ganache always stays very runny and thin even after being refrigerated over night and just runs off the cheesecake when I take it out of the spring-form pan. Any suggestions on how to thicken up the ganache if using white chocolate? Adding gelatine? Thanks for the delicious recipe. My daughter loves it!

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    The COOKING Foodie
    12/15/2019

    If you prefer white chocolate ganache, use a bit less cream. Probably 1/2 cup will be enough.

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  • E
    Elias
    1/22/2020

    You can use gelatin but it's difficult. Btw nice recipe

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    Elias again
    1/24/2020

    I don't know if you can get this in USA but in Scandinavia we have something called "husblas" and you can melt it and add it into the mixture. I just typed "gelatine" because i thougt that it was the same thing...

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  • B
    Bas
    4/14/2020

    I made this cake last month and I have to say; it was incredibly rich. Too rich. I calculated the caloric content of a single slice using the data on the wrappers for all the ingredients. One slice, that's 1/8th of the whole cake, had over 900 calories! I ate this as a dessert, but it had more calories than the main course..... I love peanut butter, and will almost certainly make this again. But I will substitute the cream cheese with low-fat quark.

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  • G
    Gab
    7/13/2020

    I didn't use this base instead I used packet brownie mix and halved it and made two cheesecake slices rather than cake. I also stirred through approx 1/2 cup chopped Reece's peanut butter chips. peanut butter from holds it shape a fine once set.

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