Death By Chocolate Indulgent Peanut Butter Oreo Mini Cheesecakes

I was at the grocery store the other day, strolling through the cookie aisle trying to get to the juice at the other end. I was just walking past, skimming and chatting with Zach. Then, I stopped. I backed up. And I just stared. I saw something I had to have.

Um, hello. I needed those.

I didn’t know what recipe would come about with them, but I knew I had to have them. When I went to get cream cheese for my bagels, though, I realized exactly what I needed to make.

Note the “Do Not Eat” mark on there. I was saving this for something special… no bagels for this delightful treat!

See, my fall flavors tour cheesecakes got a few rave reviews, and I really had them on the brain recently. I knew that there was more I could do with those cheesecakes than just making the candy corn ones, and it was time for a tweak.

Start out with your Peanut Butter Oreos.

Mmm. Glorious.

Line muffin tins with liners, and then put one Oreo in the bottom of each.

In a separate bowl, put the following ingredients:

1 package Dark or Milk Chocolate Philadelphia Indulgence Cream Cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1 room temperature egg, 1/4 cup sour cream, and a pinch of salt.

Mix that up really well, getting out as many of the lumps as possible, beating it very well.

Spoon this mixture on top of the Oreos, filling each cup nearly to the top.

If you’d like, after spooning that mixture on top, consider melting a little bit of peanut butter in the microwave for about 45 seconds and swirl it into the cheesecakes before baking.

Bake at 350 for 14-16 minutes, until the mini cheesecakes are almost set, then let cool. After cooling, put the cheesecakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving. These keep well in the refrigerator or the freezer, perfect for anytime you need a little chocolate treat.

Death By Chocolate Indulgent Peanut Butter Oreo Mini Cheesecakes

1 Package Peanut Butter Oreos
2 packages Dark Chocolate or Milk Chocolate Philadelphia Indulgence Cream Cheese
½ C. Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 room temperature eggs, beaten
½ C. Sour Cream
Pinch salt
Extra peanut butter, for swirling, optional

Line muffin tins with baking cups and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put a Peanut Butter Oreo in the bottom of each muffin tin liner.
In a separate bowl, mix room temperature Philadelphia Indulgence chocolate cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, room temperature beaten eggs, sour cream, and salt, making sure to get out the lumps. Pour into muffin tins on top of Oreos, filling almost full. If desired, melt peanut butter, spoon a quarter teaspoon on top of cheesecakes, and swirl using a toothpick. Bake at 350 for 14-16 minutes or until cheesecakes start to firm. Let cool completely, then refrigerate for at least four hours.





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