You’re in for a treat today. These Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake Bars are beyond delicious. Packed with that classic flavor pairing we all love, and served cheesecake-style, these bars will have you looking for any excuse to make them.
Recently, I’ve been all about peanut butter-based desserts. I think it started during Fall Cookie Week when I made those Peanut Butter Lovers’ Peanut Butter Cookies. (Speaking of peanut butter desserts, I’m sharing a list of some of my favorites at the end of this post.)
To satisfy my craving, I decided to whip out the big jar of peanut butter I keep on hand and have at it again. This time I threw in some jelly for good measure and made the whole thing into a cheesecake. The result? Pure bliss. I think you’ll agree.
These Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake Bars begin with a graham cracker crust (another favorite of mine). But this crust gets a flavor upgrade with the addition of finely chopped peanuts.
Once the crust is ready, the cheesecake comes together in the usual way with cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. However, this time we’re also bringing creamy peanut butter to the party. This IS peanut butter cheesecake after all.
After the cheesecake is baked and cooled, the whole thing gets topped with Concord grape jelly. (You can use whatever kind of jelly you like. Just make sure it’s jelly, not jam or preserves.)
Once the jelly sets, this flavor-packed slab of deliciousness is ready to be sliced into bars and served. In my case, I shared some with a friend. The rest I rationed out for me to enjoy throughout the week. Can you blame me?
No matter how you serve or slice them, these Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake Bars are a winner.
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If these pictures don’t have you ready to rush out to get the ingredients for this confection, I’d be extremely surprised.
Crunchy, creamy, smooth, and tart. It’s dessert perfected, my friends.
Those of you who are fans of all things peanut butter will want to check out these recipes as well:
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake
Bite-Sized Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Crust
Buckeye Brownie Cookies
Peanut Butter Sheet Cake
Soft Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut Butter Lovers’ Peanut Butter Cookies
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