peanut butter reese’s cheesecake {in a jar}

filed under: Cheesecakes on December 22, 2014

If you love peanut butter and chocolate, this Peanut Butter Reese’s Cheesecake is a fantastic recipe to try! And serving it in a jar is just plain fun! Check out my perfect Cheesecake Recipe and Piggy Pie Dessert for other great options!


Peanut Butter Reese’s Cheesecake {in a jar}
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Seriously delicious and so fun to share!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peanut Butter Reese’s Cheesecake
Servings: 5 jars
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 12 ounces 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
  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.



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

Peanut Butter Cheesecake in a Jar

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

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:

  • 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.
  • 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.



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 irresistible Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cups, makes the perfect hostess gift.

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

Sending you lots of love, peace and blessings!

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  • Renee @ Two in the Kitchen says:

    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!! 🙂

  • Maya @ Treats and Eats says:

    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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