Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecakes

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Are you always on the lookout for fun desserts to make for family and friends? There are hundreds dessert recipes to choose from and we are sharing one of the best cheesecake recipes with you today. Easy desserts make baking more fun and this Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecakes recipe is a reflection of how mouthwatering and scrumptious easy desserts creations can be. This recipe is one of the best cheesecake recipes out there, without a doubt.

What a great idea to make little mini cheesecakes, instead of just creating one whole cheesecake. This is one of those fun recipes for kids as you are creating small individual cupcake size cheesecakes and children seem to especially enjoy mini-sized desserts. This is great recipe to have at a party as the featured dessert, plus it’s easy and quick for people to grab and enjoy. Consider this for kids birthday cakes instead baking a cake. This would also a great idea for an adult birthday function as well. The ease of serving individual portions would go well for large groups.

One of the ingredients that makes this a tasty dessert is the crust. Crushed peanut butter oreos are the foundation for this scrumptious dessert recipe. Oreo peanut butter cookies are the perfect compliment to this smooth cheesecake, providing a chocolatey taste with a hint of that mouthwatering peanut butter. Now, we know that cheesecake isn’t the healthiest recipe on the block, but on those special occasions it sure is worth it. Adding peanut butter and nuts to the mix not only makes this the best cheesecake recipe, but it also adds some nutrition. Peanut butter is a great source of protein, fibre and potassium. If you want to mix things up a bit you can try putting walnuts sprinkled on top instead of peanut pieces. If you already have the benefits of peanuts why not throw something else in the mix. Walnuts are a great source of fibre as well. They have cancer fighting properties, they help to promote heart health and they are very power antioxidants! Plus, they taste amazing with just about anything.

This recipe calls for semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of the milk chocolate ones. If you want to go a step further, try substituting the chocolate glaze with a natural dark chocolate to this rich and creamy topping. Dark chocolate is a great antioxidant. It also contains less sodium, less fat and a lot more natural ingredients than the normal chocolate chips. Dark chocolate also known to lower the risk of heart disease, who would have thought chocolate can actually be healthy! Keep in mind we are referring to healthy dark chocolate with a high content of cocoa which is suggested to contain a minimum of 70 percent cocoa, but the higher the cocoa content, the better when it comes to the nutritional value of chocolate. The nutrients that can positively affect your health, the cocoa tree offers one of the best sources of antioxidants on planet earth. Studies are showiing that dark chocolate is good for you.

Thank-You to Tonia at Gunny Sack recipe blog for sharing this quick and fool proof Mini Peanut Butter Cheese Cakes recipe with us. Tonia has a strong passion for food and photography and an eagerness to share it with the world. Her delectable photos and easy to follow recipe directions make her food blog an excellent resource for anyone looking to get dirty in the kitchen. **

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