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REESE'S Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe


1 hour
Skill Level
12 servings

HERSHEY'S CHIPITS REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips add smooth, peanut flavour to a traditional cheesecake. A drizzle of chocolate will dazzle!

Ingredients & Directions

Bake Time
1 hour


  • Crust:
  • 1 1/4 cups
    graham cracker crumbs (300 mL)
  • 1/3 cup
    granulated sugar, divided (75 mL)
  • 1/3 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa (75 mL)
  • 1/3 cup
    butter or margarine, melted (75 mL)
  • Filling:
  • 3 pkgs (8 oz each)
    cream cheese, softened (750 g)
  • 1/4 cup
    granulated sugar, divided (50 mL)
  • 1 can
    sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk) (398 mL)
  • 1 2/3 cups
  • 4
  • 2 tsps
    vanilla extract (10 mL)
  • Chocolate Drizzle:
  • 2 tbsps
    butter (30 mL)
  • 2 tbsps
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa (30 mL)
  • 2 tbsps
    water (30 mL)
  • 1 cup
    icing sugar (250 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract (2 mL)
  • whipped topping


Equipment Needed 
oven and stovetop Oven & Stovetop
springform pan 9-inch (23 cm) Springform Pan
measuring cups Measuring Cups
mixer Mixer
wire rack Wire Rack
saucepan Saucepan
whisk Whisk

Crust: Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C). Toss crumbs with 1/3 cup (75 mL) sugar, cocoa and butter until well combined. Press into bottom of a 9-inch (2.5 L) springform pan.


Filling: Beat cream cheese with 1/4 cup (50 mL) sugar until fluffy. Gradually beat in milk, then melted chips, until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Pour over crust.


Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until centre is almost set. Remove from oven; place on a wire rack. Run a thin knife around cake to loosen from side of pan; cool completely.


Chocolate Drizzle: Melt butter in a small saucepan set over low heat. Add cocoa and water. Cook, stirring, until slightly thickened; do not boil. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Gradually add icing sugar and vanilla, whisking until smooth.


Garnish cheesecake with chocolate drizzle, whipped topping and chocolate, as desired. Chill completely.


Spoon chocolate drizzle into a small, heavy-duty plastic bag. Cut a very small piece from corner of bag. Squeeze drizzle over top of cake.