No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake

overhead photo of Peanut Butter Cheesecake

I’ve had a lot of fun this summer with my no bake desserts. I had some mini peanut butter cups lying around and it inspired me to create a no bake peanut butter cheesecake.

The peanut butter flavored cheesecake is studded with pieces of peanut butter cups. It’s then topped with more peanut butter cups and chocolate ganache.
photo of a slice of Peanut Butter Cheesecake
This held up quite well, even with the hot weather we were having when I made this. Do make sure to keep uneaten portions in the fridge though, otherwise it will eventually melt down and lose its form.
close-up photo of a Peanut Butter Cheesecake

No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8

This peanut butter flavored cheesecake is studded with pieces of peanut butter cups. It's then topped with more peanut butter cups and chocolate ganache.


For the crust

  • 13 oreos
  • 4 tbsp melted butter

For the cheesecake

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup chopped mini peanut butter cups


  1. Line the bottom and sides of a 7 or 8-inch springform pan with parchment paper. This will make it easier to remove the cheesecake after it is done. Crush the 13 Oreos in a food processor until they become fine crumbs. Add in melted butter and mix again through food processor. Pour into cake pan and press down firmly so that the crust evenly lines the bottom of the cake pan.

  2. Whip heavy cream on high speed until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine cream cheese, sugars, peanut butter and beat until smooth. Add in heavy cream and mix until combined. Stir in chopped peanut butter cups. Pour into prepared Oreo crust. Tap bottom of pan against a hard surface gently to level the cheesecake mixture. Refrigerate for about 6 hours or overnight to allow to set. You can decorate with additional peanut butter cups and ganache before serving. Keep uneaten portions in fridge.

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12 comments on “No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake”

  1. Please include your ganache recipe- cream and melted chocolate only?

  2. This looks wonderfully decadent!

  3. This sounds awesome! This may be the perfect treat for my friend’s birthday.


    I’ve tried many recipies and they are just delicious, and this one is perfect!!

  5. I was just wondering if you used natural peanut butter or processed? I am going to try to make it gluten free, so I think I have to use natural peanut butter… Thanks!

  6. Hi, just trying to make this as it sounds so delicious, but I am worried I have done some meauring wrong (it’s quite hard sometimes converting US measures to UK ones) as my mixture is very wet and runny in the pan. I have poured it over the base and it’s just gone in the fridge, but I’m worried it won’t set…how runny should it be before it’s gone in the fridge? Hoping I don’t have to do anything drastic like try to cook it to make it set! 😕 Thanks

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