Every year I tell myself that I need to get better about buying candy for Halloween. The ratio to kids to candy leftover is always off. We didn't take Elena trick or treating but passed out candies instead. We had about 4 or 5 groups of kids visit us on Halloween and we were left with half a bucket of candy. Secretly, I had purposely bought a large bag of Reese's Peanut Cups because I wanted to eat a one or few. Not a problem right?
Luckily, I also wanted something extra sweet and something to use up the leftover candy before I ate them all to myself. This decadent and candy-licious cheesecake came together as a matter of chance because I had Oreo cookies leftover from my batch of Slutty Brownies. You can easily use graham crackers for the crust, but where's the chocolate fun in that? This dessert would be ideal for all you peanut butter and chocolate fans and an extra bonus to those cheesecake lovers...it's one spectacular dessert that is absolutely amazing.
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups + Cheesecake = AWESOMEness.
Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Adapted from Gimme Some Oven
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- 1 cup Oreo Cookies, middle removed
- 2 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract