Monday, July 2, 2012

Peanut Butter Cheesecake (No bake style!)

It's hot! Have you noticed!?! Here in Utah we're in the 100's with no sight of rain on the horizon...and our little home is non-air conditioned. So what choice do you have when it comes to dessert? No bake of course! And when you do no bake, the only thing that comes to mind is...

CHEESECAKE

So tonight after dinner (and sitting in front of a fan complaining Scarlet O'Hara style for about an hour afterwards) we decided we needed something tasty to ward off the heat...naturally...And since hubby is such a peanut butter whore lover I decided to whip this up.

No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake (w/chocolate graham cracker crust)


You will need:

1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese
1 regular size tub cool whip
1/3 cup sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 cup butter
2 tbsp sugar (for crust)
  • Combine cream cheese, cool whip, vanilla, lemon juice and sugar in a medium bowl. Blend with electric mixer until smooth. (about two minutes on medium) Add peanut butter, combine again until just mixed.
  • In a separate bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and cocoa in small bowl. Stir softly to combine. Melt butter in microwave, add to graham cracker mixture, stir to moisten.
  • Pat the crumbs into a 9'' pie plate and pack down firmly to make the crust. (you can use a fork, or be super cool like me and use your hands!)
  • Spoon your cream cheese mixture into the pie plate, use a spatula to smooth.
  • Refrigerate for at least two hours.
  • Duct tape everyone's hands to their pockets to keep from absconding with said pie until it's done
  • And that's it, slice and enjoy!


9 comments:

Addicted to Recipes said...

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Missy Shay said...

This sounds good, I'm going to pin it!

Nicola said...

No-bake is definitely the way to go with this heat. Great recipe!

Angela said...

Love the sound of this, I'm a huge fan of cheesecake!

Gina Baker said...

Oh yum! Looks delicious! Up for any cheesecake recipe! Thanks!

Julie Ann said...

Yummy. I'm pinning this for future reference! Thanks for sharing. :) I'm pleased to be your newest follower via GFC. I'd love for you to check out my blog and link this up to my Marvelous Mondays party!

Julie
www.jamscorner.com

Jill said...

Oh YUMMM!! Hope you're managing to stay cool!


Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com said...

Love this! We would love for you to share this on our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/07/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html?m=1

Heather Graham said...

This looks so yummy! I'm following you now, & can't wait to read more! Would love for you to share with my readers at my linky party - http://stringtownhome.blogspot.com.

Have a great week!
-Heather
StringtownHome