Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake

A cheesecake for chocolate lovers, made with sweet chocolate, creamy peanut butter, cream cheese, and smooth Plugrá butter.

Author: Jack McDavid Chef/Owner of Jack's Firehouse
Prep time: 45 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 45 minutes


  • Crust
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • Cheesecake Filling
  • 2 1/2 pounds cream cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 2/3 cups bittersweet chocolate
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 2 ounces Butter


  1. Place all ingredients in food processor until smooth.
  2. Press into a 9" springform pan.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Cheesecake Filling
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place chocolate and butter in double boiler, stirring occasionally until smooth.
  3. Place cream cheese, sugar and eggs in a bowl and beat until creamy. Separate cheese mixture into 2 equal parts. Add peanut butter to one half and blend well. Add chocolate to the other half and blend well.
  4. Pour chocolate mixture into springform pan. Pour peanut butter mixture on top.
  5. Bake for 1 hour.
  6. Turn oven off and allow to cool in oven.