Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Mini Cheesecakes

Who wants cheesecake?  I do, I do!!  These tasty cheesecakes are miniature and filled with a surprise Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in the middle.  What more could you want?

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Mini Cheesecakes

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From: Mom On Time Out
Makes: 12 Mini Cheesecakes

Ingredients

3/4 c graham cracker crumbs
3 Tbls sugar
3 Tbls butter, melted
12 Miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
16 oz (2, 8 oz. packages) of light or regular cream cheese
1 c sugar
1/4 c all-purpose flour
2 eggs, room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c Reese’s Peanut Butter chips
1/2 c chocolate chips
2 tsp shortening, divided

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.  Set aside.

Combine crushed graham crackers, 3 tablespoons of sugar, and melted butter in a small bowl.  Press the mixture into the bottom of each muffin cup, about 1 heaping tablespoon in each.  Unwrap the Reese’s cups and place one in each of the centers of the muffin cups.

In a mixer, beat the cream cheese until fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Mix in the sugar, flour, and vanilla until combined.  Mix in the eggs, one at a time, until combined.  Spoon the cream  cheese mixture into the muffin cups, about 1/4 cup of mixture for each.

Bake the cheesecakes for 20-25 minutes, or until set.  Let the cheesecakes cool.  Melt the peanut butter chips with 1 teaspoon of shortening in the microwave, about 30 seconds.  Melt the chocolate chips with 1 teaspoon of shortening in the same manner.  Now drizzle the melted peanut butter and chocolate sauces over the cooled cheesecakes with a fork or spoon.  Store the cheesecakes in a refrigerator.  Enjoy!

Prepare your muffin pan with liners.

Prepare your muffin pan with liners.

Crush those crackers!

Crush those crackers!

Mix together the crushed graham crackers, sugar, and butter.

Mix together the crushed graham crackers, sugar, and butter.

Press into the bottom of your muffin cups.

Press into the bottom of your muffin cups.

Unwrap your Reese's.  Try to resist them.  Place one in each muffin cup.

Unwrap your Reese’s. Try to resist them. Place one in each muffin cup.

Whip up cream cheese until fluffy.

Whip up cream cheese until fluffy.

Add in the sugar, flour, and vanilla.  Beat to combine.

Add in the sugar, flour, and vanilla. Beat to combine.

Add in the eggs, one at a time.  Mix until combined.

Add in the eggs, one at a time. Mix until combined.

Scoop the cheesecake mixture into each muffin cup.

Scoop the cheesecake mixture into each muffin cup.

Ready for the oven.

Ready for the oven.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the cheesecakes are set.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the cheesecakes are set.

Place Peanut Butter chips and 1 teaspoon shortening in one bowl and chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon of shortening in another bowl.

Place Peanut Butter chips and 1 teaspoon shortening in one bowl and chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon of shortening in another bowl.

Microwave until melted.

Microwave until melted.

Drizzle the PB and chocolate over the cooled cheescakes.

Drizzle the PB and chocolate over the cooled cheesecakes.

Aren't they pretty?  Time to eat!

Aren’t they pretty? Time to eat!

099 107093Happy eating!

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