Chocolaty PB & J Cheesecake

Turn everything you love about PB & J into a truly decadent dessert! This classic lunchbox combo becomes a rich and chocolaty cheesecake with crushed cookie crust.

Chocolaty PB and J Cheesecake
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
50 mins
Cool Time:
1 hr
Chill Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 ½ cup finely crushed chocolate wafer cookies or graham crackers

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 8 ounce pkg. cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces

  • ¾ cup strawberry or seedless raspberry jam or grape jelly

  • Melted semisweet chocolate (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. For crust, in a medium bowl combine crushed cookies, melted butter, and the 2 Tbsp. sugar. Press crumb mixture onto bottom and 1 inch up side of a 9-inch springform pan. Place pan in a shallow baking pan.

  2. In a large bowl beat cream cheese with a mixer on medium until smooth. Beat in peanut butter, the 3/4 cup sugar, and the vanilla until combined. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating on low after each addition. Stir in chocolate pieces. Spoon into prepared crust.

  3. Bake about 50 minutes or until the outer 2 inches of the top is slightly puffed and looks dry (center will feel firm but may be darker).

  4. Cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes. Using a small sharp knife, loosen crust from side of pan; cool 30 minutes. Remove side of springform pan; cool cheesecake completely on rack. Microwave jam 45 seconds or until smooth and thin enough to spread, stirring once. Spread jam over cheesecake. Cover loosely and chill at least 4 hours. If desired, drizzle with melted chocolate before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

475 Calories
31g Fat
44g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 475
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 297mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1.3mg 7%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Potassium 186mg 4%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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