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These easy, no bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars are a perfect sweet treat that won’t heat up the kitchen.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Thank you all for your comments and emails last week – Saturdays with Rachael Ray aren’t going anywhere!! I’m so glad there are so many other RR fans out there!

I really apologize for the overload on the sweets this week. I usually try to only post 1, or maybe 2 sweet recipes a week, but this week I’m going on 3!! But this one is totally worth it.

Imagine: Peanut butter. Cream cheese. Chocolate chips. 5 minutes prep – 10 minutes if you are really slow. And the best part? NO BAKE. No stove top. Just a mere 10 seconds in the microwave. When I first saw this recipe, I thought to myself that even if these peanut butter cheesecake bars are just good – not great – it would be a recipe worth having on hand just because they are so darn easy. But guess what? These are better than good. I absolutely loved these!! Really loved them.

The original recipe called for “7 oz. condensed milk”. I was a bit confused by this – did they mean sweetened condensed milk or evaporated milk? My common sense told me sweetened condensed, and I’m pretty sure I guessed right. And even if I guessed wrong, it was a good mistake. And I used chocolate animal crackers for the base, since we have a huge, never ending bag of them in my cabinet.

I’m betting that these aren’t going to last long in my freezer!

No Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars
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These easy, no bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars are a perfect sweet treat.
Serves: makes 16 2?x2? squares
  • 1 cup crushed chocolate wafer cookies
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • ½ teaspoon gelatin
  • 8 ounces room-temperature cream cheese
  • 7 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  1. Mix together the cookie crumbs and the melted butter. Press into the bottom of an 8×8? baking dish. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the gelatin with 1 tablespoon of water. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. In a bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter until smooth. Microwave the gelatin for 10 seconds to melt, then beat into the cream cheese mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips. Gently spread the mixture over the crumb crust.
  4. Freeze for 20 minutes then cut into squares.


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33 Responses to Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars {Saturdays with Rachael Ray}

  1. danielle says:

    We love anything with peanut butter and this looks great for these hot summer days.

  2. These look amazing! Sounds like a RR dessert – no baking! Great job!

  3. Brenda says:

    I’m so glad you made these, I cut this recipe out of the magazine to save just last night. Can’t wait to make them! Thanks for hosting.

  4. Joanne says:

    I’m fairly certain these would last 30 SECONDS in my freezer! Anything this peanut buttery has to be amazing.

  5. Julie says:

    You had me at “no bake”!

  6. Yum!! Peanut butter and chocolate is the perfect combo! Great suggestion on using the chocolate animal crackers!

  7. Katrina says:

    Yum! Love the look of these. I would devour them immediately!

  8. Casey says:

    These look too good but like must makes….

    The week before last, I cooked Rachel Ray all week. I have more than 7 recipes so I linked up 2 of them. Everyone of them was delicious.

  9. Barbara says:

    You know what I love about these? The color! It’s divine. And I bet they taste wonderful. Of course, anything with condensed milk has got to be perfect. Copied the recipe already!

  10. Betty says:

    These look so good! No-bake recipes are high on my list right now, with my air conditioning broken! 🙂

  11. Marisa says:

    Oh my, this looks utterly decadent, which is my kind of dessert, heck, if I’m throwing caution to the wind calorie wise, it best be darn good like this. What a combination!

  12. Yum! Peanut butter cheesecake bars. I’ve never tried peanut butter with cheesecake before. Looks like a winner!

  13. Perfect for this heat wave we are having.

  14. Oh wow, these look amazing!

  15. Rachel says:

    These look amazing. Perhaps dangerously so… 🙂

  16. What a simple no-bake dessert! They look like they taste amazing. Sweetened condensed milk usually leads to good things!

  17. Oh my! These look divine! Bookmarked to bake asap!

    New to your blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  18. I’m having a cheesecake party next weekend and these just might need to be added to the menu! 🙂

  19. Saw these on Foodgawker, and I just had to see they recipe. They look amazing! Perfect summer dessert. 🙂

  20. Carolyn Jung says:

    Perfect for a scorching summer day when you don’t want to turn on the oven. Now, this is my way to cool off — with a lovely, chilly, creamy dessert.

  21. Adi says:

    These look wonderful – I haven’t baked in ages because of this heat wave and I have been at a loss! These are just what I need! Question: do you think it would be possible to make these without the gelatin?

  22. grace says:

    rachael’s been holding out on us! here i was, thinking she didn’t ever do decent desserts, but this is more than decent–it’s fantastic!

  23. Maria says:

    I love that I don’t have to turn on the oven to make these!

  24. danielle says:

    Just stopping by to let you know that I featured this in my “What I Bookmarked This Week” post – stop by and see!

  25. Myrynda says:

    Made these a few nights ago- my husband loved them. I’m not sure that I’m sold on the PB/Cheesecake taste but all I heard from everyone else was good things! Thanks for the recipe! It was definitely easy to make 🙂

  26. Jess says:

    These look very rich, but tasty.

  27. Alicia says:

    These are absolutely to die for!! I am now consistently making them for potlucks and whatnot. So so so good. Addicting too, so watch out!! 🙂

  28. teresita says:

    Nice and delicious chocolate

  29. It looks terrific, and will taste in the same way. I love chcolate and in a cake tarrific..

  30. Caitlin says:

    I am so making these! Thank you! I do have a question; this gelatin, is it Knox gelatin?

  31. IVA OXENDINE says:

    Do you have to use Gelatin?

    • Deborah says:

      I haven’t tried making them without the gelatin, so I’m not sure how they would turn out without it. I know it helps them to stay softer when frozen, but you might be able to get away without using it, just knowing the bars may be harder.

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