To celebrate the first day of September and the transition to fall, I thought these Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars would be appropriate! I love these because they’re a little non traditional but super easy to whip up!
1/2 of a 1 lb pack of Nutter Butters, crushed
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 block cream cheese
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
Roasted peanuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 350F and line an 8 x 8 in dish with parchment paper. Mix melted butter and crushed Nutter Buttera together until all cookie pieces are coated. Press the mixture into the bottom of the dish. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove crust from oven after 8 minutes but leave oven on.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, and sugar until smooth, occasionally stopping to scrape down sides. Add egg and vanilla and beat until just combined. Be careful not to over-mix or you will be left with a too soft cheesecake. Pour mixture on top of crust and sprinkle peanuts on top. Bake until center is set and top is slightly browned, about 20 minutes. Let cool completely before removing from pan.
Hope you enjoy! Looking forward to the next several months and all the fall dessert goodness.