Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars – Deliciously smooth and creamy peanut butter cheesecake filling that has a thick Oreo crust, and is topped with a generous layer of silky chocolate. These bars are absolutely irresistible!
Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars
If you’re a peanut butter and cheesecake lover, I have the perfect recipe for you!
This easy dessert consists of a thick and crunchy Oreo crust, a layer of smooth and creamy peanut butter cheesecake, and a generous layer of silky chocolate melted with peanut butter.
These cheesecake bars are an absolute favourite in my house, and I’m sure your family and friends will love them, too!
Ingredients you’ll need
Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make these bars. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.
For the Crust:
- Oreo cookies: You’ll need 30, pulsed to crumbs in a food processor.
- Unsalted butter: Melted.
For the Filling:
- Cream cheese: At room temperature.
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Smooth peanut butter
- Vanilla extract
For the Topping:
- Chocolate: You can use milk, dark, or semi-sweet.
- Smooth peanut butter
How to make Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars
To make these bars, simply stir together the Oreo crumbs and melted butter until combined, and all the crumbs are moist.
Press the crumbs evenly into an 8×8-inch square baking pan lined with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, peanut butter, and vanilla until smooth and combined.
Pour the mixture over the Oreo crust, and spread out evenly.
Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until set. Allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
Add the chocolate and peanut butter to a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until melted and smooth.
Pour over the cheesecake layer and spread out evenly.
Refrigerate until set, then slice into bars.
The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.
NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.
Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.
These Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars are:
- super quick and easy to throw together
- made with only simple ingredients
- deliciously smooth and creamy
- LOADED with peanut butter
How long will these cheesecake bars last? These bars will stay fresh, stored in an airtight container, in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Can I freeze these cheesecake bars? Yes, they also freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.
If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!
Try these cheesecake recipes!
- Mini Oreo Cheesecakes
- No-Bake Double Chocolate Cheesecake
- Perfect Vanilla Cheesecake
- Cheesecake Brownies
- Basque Cheesecake via The Cookie Rookie
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Originally Published: July, 2015 | Updated: September, 2022