No-Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake

No-Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake – one amazing cheesecake that is no-bake and perfect for peanut butter lovers! Also, celebrate the National Cheesecake Day with your favorite food bloggers!

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It’s the National Cheesecake Day!!!

If you are new to my blog, you may not know that I am a HUGE fan of cheesecake. It’s my very favorite dessert and also the very first one I learned how to make. It’s the first dessert I served to my Hubby back in the day when we were still dating. It’s the dessert I make for special occasions.


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Recently, I posted a reader survey. Thank you so much to those who filled it out! It really made my heart melt and there were moments where I really teared up! You guys rock! Which makes it the second reason for this cheesecake. It’s for YOU, my sweet readers!

Number three on the reasons list is actually one of the comments on the survey. I asked if you would like to see more skinny recipes on this blog. One of my readers replied: No skinny recipes please! Go big or go home!

So we are going big!

This cheesecake is creamy and it melts in your mouth! It has a perfect amount of the peanut butter. It is topped with sweet whipped cream. Nothing skinny about it, that’s for sure! icon smile No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake

I also used my very favorite chocolate crust. It doesn’t require pre-baking. It has four ingredients (graham crackers, cocoa powder, butter and chocolate) that you mix together, press into the pan and chill. It will harden and it will create the perfect base for the cheesecake filling.

The fact that is summer and you may not feel like turning your oven on, I went with a no-bake version. Just mix all of the ingredients, layer in the pan and let your fridge do the work!

Yields serves 8 to 10

No-Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake

No-Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake - one amazing cheesecake that is no-bake and perfect for peanut butter lovers!

25 minPrep Time

6 hr, 25 Total Time

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    for the crust:
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 and 1/2 Tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 to 3 Tablespoons of butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks
  • for the filling:
  • 1 8oz. package of cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated (white) sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 8oz. container of whipped topping (or 1 and 1 and 1/2 cups of heavy whipping cream, whipped to stiff peaks)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • for the whipped cream:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar


    to make the crust:
  1. Lightly grease the bottom and sides of a 8" springform pan. Set aside.
  2. Place graham cracker crumbs, cocoa powder and in a food processor and process until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add the chocolate and process until the chocolate is broken into very small pieces. Add the melted butter and process until the crust comes together.
  3. Scrape the crust into the prepared pan and press onto the bottom.
  4. Place the pan in the fridge and chill while making the filling.
  5. to make the filling:
  6. Place cream cheese in a food processor. Process until smooth. Add peanut butter, both sugars and vanilla and process until everything is well combined. Scrape the mixture into a medium mixing bowl.
  7. Gently fold in the whipped topping (or cream) with a rubber spatula, until no streaks remain in the mixture.
  8. Scrape the mixture over the crust. Smooth out the top with an offset spatula.
  9. Cover the pan with a plastic wrap, making sure it doesn't touch the surface of the cheesecake.
  10. Place the cheesecake in a fridge and chill for at least 6 hours.
  11. to make the topping:
  12. Whipp the cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar and whip until stiff peaks form.
  13. Spread over chilled cheesecake.
  14. Chill until ready to serve.


Recipe source:

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I am celebrating this National Cheesecake Day with some of your favorite food bloggers! There is over 65 recipes for cheesecake and cheesecake treats! Check them all out, pin them, share them – spread the cheesecake love!

The National Cheesecake Day Round up No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake


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No Bake Cheesecakes:

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Frozen Cheesecakes and Treats:



  1. Tara says

    What an elegant cheesecake!! It looks so delicious and psst….I want your dishes NOW!!!

  2. Shaina Wizov says

    Your cheesecake looks stunningly perfect. Not to mention, I LOVE the plate you used too!

  3. Liz says

    Haha…about no skinny recipes! I’ve had people come to my blog and be disappointed to find desserts! What the heck? 2/3 of my children love pb desserts and they’re the ones who like cheesecake, too (the other needs to mature his palate ASAP!). I will have to treat them to your gorgeous creation!

  4. Aimee Shugarman says

    Go big or go home, I love it!!!! This is a gorgeous cheesecake, PINNED!!

  5. WillCookForSmiles says

    Peanut butter cheesecake simply rocks!! Love that it’s “no bake!”

  6. Cate @ Chez CateyLou says

    No Skinny Recipes, hahaha. That’s great! Well I’m glad you went big b/c this looks incredible! And no bake – what a great summer dessert! We had similar ideas to go with PB cheesecake – PB is the best!! Happy Cheesecake Day!

  7. Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking says

    Oh Anna, So happy you went big with this cheesecake! If you ask me, that’s how a cheesecake sound be! Rich, smooth and screaming with flavor. And peanut butter with a chocolate crust? You can’t go wrong with that!
    Thanks for joining us!

    • CrunchyCreamySw says

      THANK YOU so much for organizing this event, Roxana! So much cheesecake love – I want them all! :)

  8. Heather @FrenchPress says

    can I just say I love that this is no-bake that and it it just gorgeous

  9. Carolyn says

    Okay, I had to laugh at the go big or go home. My treats are sugar and gluten-free, but they sure ain’t skinny, so I get that! :)

  10. Sue {munchkin munchies} says

    I do love peanut butter AND cheesecake, so this is a win-win for me! YUM!

  11. says

    There’s so much cheesecake awesomeness everywhere today and I love it. I definitely need to try a no bake cheesecake- this one looks so great!


  12. Lindsay says

    I love that one of your survey questions was about skinny recipes and they said no! I feel like my readers would say the same. :) I LOVE this cheesecake! PB + no bake = happiness!