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Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Posted on October 27, 2023 by Iva

Rating 3 of 5

If you are a fan of peanut butter and cheesecake, then this recipe is for you! This peanut butter cheesecake bar recipe is an easy and delicious dessert that will have your taste buds dancing with delight. The best part is, you don't need to be a master chef to make it.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Hello friends! As the creator of this recipe I can say that it is reminiscent of the taste of a Snickers bar. It is the perfect combination of creamy, sweet, and nutty. The chocolate and granola base is rich and adds a nice crunch to the texture, while the peanut butter and cream cheese layers are decadent and creamy.

These Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars are a game-changer for dessert lovers, especially those who can't get enough of the rich, nutty flavor of peanut butter. This easy-to-make recipe is perfect for any occasion, and you don't need any special skills or equipment to pull it off. You'll only need a few ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your pantry.


Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Peanut butter and cheesecake are two irresistible treats on their own, so when you combine them into one dessert, it’s no surprise that the result is an absolute masterpiece.

The recipe calls for just a few ingredients, making it easy to whip up whenever you’re craving something sweet. The homemade granola adds a nice crunch to the base layer, while the peanut butter and cream cheese layers create a smooth and creamy texture that melts in your mouth.


Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

One tip for making these bars is to use a high-quality dark chocolate with stevia, as it adds a rich and decadent flavor without the added refined sugar. You can also experiment with different flavors of granola to give the bars a unique twist.

In conclusion, this peanut butter cheesecake bar recipe is a must-try for any dessert lover. With just a few simple ingredients and easy steps, you can create a delicious and impressive dessert that’s sure to impress your family and friends. So what are you waiting for? Get baking and indulge in these heavenly treats!


Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

3.2 from 15 Votes

Course:  dessert , snack

Diet:  sugar-free , gluten-free , vegetarian

Servings:  8

Calories:  284 kcal

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 30 mins



  • 1

    For the Base Layer:

    • Start by preparing the base layer. Melt the dark chocolate with 1 tbsp of coconut oil using a double boiler until smooth.

    • Combine the melted chocolate with the Homemade Granola, and mix until the granola is well coated.

    • Line a rectangular tray with baking paper and press the chocolate-granola mixture into the bottom. Ensure it forms an even layer.

    • Place the tray in the refrigerator and allow it to chill for a few hours until the base layer becomes firm.

  • 2

    For the Cream Cheese Layer:

    • In a mixing bowl, combine the room temperature cream cheese, erythritol powder, lemon zest, and vanilla extract. Stir until the mixture is smooth and well combined.

  • 3

    For the Peanut Layer:

    • For the peanut layer, melt the peanut butter with 1 tbsp of coconut oil using a double boiler until it's smooth and easy to pour.

  • 4

    Assembling the Bars:

    • Remove the tray with the chilled base layer from the refrigerator. Pour the cream cheese mixture on top of the base layer, spreading it evenly.

    • Place the tray back in the refrigerator and allow it to chill for about 10-15 minutes to slightly set the cream cheese layer.

    • Afterward, pour the melted peanut butter mixture over the cream cheese layer.

    • Use a skewer or toothpick to create decorative swirls by gently mixing the peanut layer with the cream cheese layer, making it look visually appealing.

    • Place the tray back in the refrigerator and let it chill for at least several hours or overnight to set completely.

  • 5


    • Once the peanut butter cheesecake has set, remove it from the tray and cut it into small bars.


  • Chocolate Melting Technique: When melting the dark chocolate for the base layer, be careful not to overheat it. Use a double boiler or microwave it in short intervals, stirring in between, to avoid burning the chocolate.

  • Even Base Layer: When pressing the chocolate-granola mixture into the tray for the base layer, ensure it's evenly spread and firmly packed. This will provide a stable foundation for your cheesecake bars.

  • Cream Cheese Temperature: It's important to use room temperature cream cheese for the cheesecake layer. This will result in a smoother and more easily blendable mixture.

  • Sweetener Variation: Feel free to adjust the amount of erythritol to your desired sweetness. Taste the cream cheese mixture and add more sweetener if needed.

  • Chilling Time: Allow each layer to set properly by refrigerating the bars as indicated in the recipe. This step ensures the bars hold their shape and are easy to cut.

  • Chill Overnight: For the best texture and flavor, refrigerate the peanut butter cheesecake bars for at least one night before serving. This extended chilling time allows the layers to meld and sets the bars perfectly.


  • Variation: Experiment with different flavors and toppings. For example, you can drizzle extra melted chocolate on top or sprinkle crushed hazelnuts or peanuts for added texture and flavor.

  • Serving Temperature: Serve these cheesecake bars chilled. The contrast between the creamy filling and the crunchy granola base is delightful when enjoyed cold.

  • Sharp Knife: Use a sharp knife to cut the bars into even portions. Dip the knife in hot water and wipe it dry between cuts for cleaner, smoother slices.

  • Calories: Total calories for the entire batch is 2270 calories. Each piece of Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bar would have approximately 284 calories. Please note that these calorie estimates are approximate and can vary based on the specific brands and types of ingredients used.

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