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    filed under: Cheesecakes on December 22, 2014

    One of my favorite blogs is The Slow Roasted Italian.  Donna & Chad do a fantastic job of sharing exactly the kind of foods I want to eat!

    They shared an Extreme Reese’s Peanut Butter No-Bake Pie that I have been eyeing for over a year.  I finally made it and loved it, but then decided to make it in a jar for the treats over the holidays.  Each jar has it’s own lid so one can be eaten at a time making it the perfect snack for wandering and hungry houseguests!

    Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake in a Jar with Oreo crust!

    I love slowly eating this out of a jar in front of a cozy fire.  Who am I kidding, I totally watch it in front of my ipad because that it where I can binge watch Murder She Wrote.  #jessicafletcherrules

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    Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake in a Jar with Oreo crust!

    I made these in the mini jars and the taller jars and found that the mini jars were perfect.  I like the tall jar because:

    a. You can see the layers and know you are getting awesome peanut butter cheesecake with chunks of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in between a light fluffy layer of whipped cream that is sitting on a yummy Oreo crust.

    b. It’s a big portion and indulging people is kinda a specialty of mine.

    But! It was just too much.  Almost the equivalent of three pieces of pie!  Which is not a bad thing if you spread it out over the course of the day~ so maybe write your name on the jar with a Sharpie and then you can head back to the fridge to snack whenever you want!

    Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake in a Jar with Oreo crust!

    I did add diced Reese’s® Peanut Butter cups to one jar, actually in the peanut butter cheesecake.  It was almost too much, but I think this would be amazing if it were finely chopped pieces, not the big chunks that you can see above.

    peanut butter reese’s cheesecake {in a jar}

    Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake in a Jar with Oreo crust!

        Ingredients

        • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
        • 1 c creamy peanut butter
        • 1 c confectioners sugar
        • 1 (12-ounce) container whipped topping, thawed
        • 1 (9-inch) prepared Oreo® cookie crumb crust
        • 2 tbsp. melted butter
        • 16 mini Reese\'s® Peanut Butter Cups, unwrapped and chopped. If you are NOT adding Reese\'s® Peanut Butter Cups to the cheesecake then you will only need 8-10 mini cups for garnish

        Instructions

        1. In a stand mixer combine cream cheese, peanut butter and confectioners sugar on low speed for 30 seconds using the whisk attachment.
        2. Turn mixer to medium-high and mix for 1-2 more minutes, or until ingredients smooth and fully incorporated.
        3. Remove bowl from mixer and fold in 2/3 of whipped topping by hand. (the remaining will be added in the jars)
        4. (Optional: if you want peanut butter cups in the cheesecake now is when to add them. Make sure they have been finely chopped. Reserve 1/3 of the cups for garnish.)
        5. Take pre-made Oreo® crust and crumble into medium bowl. Add in melted butter.
        6. Take 2 tablespoons of Oreo® crumbs and press into the bottom of jar; using a spoon helps to press them in evenly.
        7. Carefully spoon peanut butter cheesecake into car, about 3/4 way up.
        8. Carefully spoon (a piping bag also works great here) whipped topping on top of cheesecake.
        9. Add 1-2 tablespoons of chopped Reese\'s® Peanut Butter Cups.
        10. Add cover to jar and chill for at least 3 hours.
        11. Can be stored for 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
        12. Recipe is for 5 pint jars.

        Recipe adapted from The Slow Roasted Italian.

        Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake in a Jar with Oreo crust!

        This is one of those desserts that feels really decadent and indulgent but is quite easy to put together.

        A pack of these flavorful cheesecakes, topped with those irresistable Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cups, makes the perfect hostess gift.

        Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake in a Jar with Oreo crust!

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        Comments

        As a peanut butter lover this just looks heavenly!! I would totally indulge in this in front of the tv watching the premiere of Downton Abbey tonight!! -I can’t wait!! 🙂

        Yum! There’s really not much better than peanut butter and chocolate- I could so get on board with a tall jar of this!

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