Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake is to Die For!

What’s more perfect than peanut butter and chocolate together? How about if we make it a cheesecake!

This Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake is absolutely perfect for a tailgate. You make it ahead of time and then serve up the deliciousness for dessert.

Get the recipe for the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake!

Now, this recipe is not of the no-bake variety. If you wanted to make it easier, and not deal with the water bath necessary for a baked cheesecake, then you can go with the no bake variety. But traditional cheesecake is still the best.

Perfect Dessert to Make Ahead

Some recipes are great for making right at the tailgate. This cheesecake, however, is not one of them. There is a long baking time and then it needs to be refrigerated for at least four hours. Overnight is best to make sure it all firms up the right way. And to let all the flavors blend perfectly. There’s also the matter of the roasting pan for the water part of the baking. So many pans but so little room in the RV oven.

In other words, make this Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake before you head out to the RV tailgate!

This will give you more time to enjoy your friends and less time cooking.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes

This Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake is absolutely perfect for a tailgate. You make it ahead of time and then serve up the deliciousness for dessert. Impress all your friends with your cooking skills!


Brownie Base

  • 6 tbsp. Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs, large
  • 1 c Flour
  • 1/4 c Hershey's Cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt


  • 2 lb Cream Cheese, Softened (4 8 oz packages)
  • 5 Eggs, large
  • 1 1/2 c Brown Sugar
  • 1 c Peanut Butter, Smooth
  • 1/2 c Whipping Cream
  • 1 tbsp. Vanilla


  • 1 c Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1 c Chocolate Chips
  • 6 Reese's Cups with Reese's Pieces, quartered


  • 6 Reese's Cups with Reese's Pieces, halved
  • Fudge Sundae Topping
  • 1/2 c Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1/2 c Chocolate Chips


Brownie Base

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a deep 9 inch Springform pan with butter.
  2. In a large bowl, mix butter, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Add eggs one at a time until smooth again.
  4. Add flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Spread brownies into pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Filling

  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Add eggs one at a time until smooth again.
  3. Add sugar, peanut butter, and whipping cream. Beat until smooth again.
  4. Add vanilla. Mix well.

Making Layers

  1. When brownie base is done baking, immediately take out of the oven. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees. Spread filling chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and Reese's cups quartered on top of the brownie base while it is still hot.
  2. Cover brownie base and fillings with peanut butter cheesecake filling.
  3. Wrap bottom and sides of pan in two layers of aluminum foil to prevent water from getting into the brownie cheesecake pan. Top should remain uncovered.
  4. Place brownie cheesecake pan into a larger baking or roasting pan. Pour hot water into the larger pan so that it covers about an inch of the brownie cheesecake pan.
  5. Bake for 90 minutes or until cheesecake is firm or lightly browned.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool for one hour or more.
  7. Use a knife or flat blade along the edge of the cheesecake to loosen from the pan.
  8. Refrigerate for at least four hours - overnight is better.
  9. When preparing for serving, add melted fudge sundae topping, additional chocolate and peanut butter chips. Place halved Reese's Cups around the edge.

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If you’ve been around here before, you know that I love peanut butter and chocolate together. Some of the other really great tailgating desserts are:

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake is perfect to make ahead for a tailgate or homegate!Just another reminder that if you ever leave a tailgate hungry, you are just doing it wrong!

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