Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites

There are so many times when things just do not work out.

And sometimes a plan perfectly comes into place! Well, we'll pretend it was a plan. It's rare, but still...something to marvel at when it happens!

I knew I wanted to create crust using chocolate cookie dough. What I did not know was that this particular cookie dough would so beautifully turn out to be exactly what I needed! A yummy, gluten free cookie, which *gasp* caves in a bit- making the absolute perfect space for a pie-like filling!

I don't think I could have planned it any better if I tried!

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites with Chocolate Sprinkles

Ingredients in Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites

  • Cream Cheese
  • Peanut Butter
  • Milk or Cream
  • Powdered Sugar
  • GF Chocolate Cookie Dough

How to Make Gluten Free Chocolate Cookie Dough

You can make or buy your favorite chocolate cookie dough. This recipe is super simple and only requires 7 ingredients. No need to refrigerate before baking.

  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Dark Cocoa Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Gluten Free Flour (a blend is best)

 

Close up of Peanut Butter No-Bake Cheesecake with Chocolate Cookie Crust

No-Bake Cheesecake

I love to make no-bake cheesecake! It's basically a thick, cream cheese icing. Without any cooking required, it can come together in literally minutes. Now, the shell/crust may or may not be baked- I've gone both ways. All you need is cream cheese, milk/cream, desired flavoring, and powdered sugar. Beat until smooth, creamy, and not too thin. Then, pipe or spoon onto a crunchy shell. Mini is even better because they're cute and there's no need to slice! There are countless flavor options to choose from- how many can you make???

 

Why do chocolate and peanut butter go so well together?

There's actually a reason for this- Dynamic Sensory Contrast. There's something about the sweet smoothness of the chocolate, that complements salty and creamy peanut butter. Both the flavors and the textures contrast, which makes this duo a match made in heaven!

Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites

With a crunchy cookie shell and creamy peanut butter filling, these gluten free chocolate peanut butter cheesecake bites will soon become your next favorite!

Prep:
10
min
cook:
12
min
total:
35
min
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Author:

Kelly

Ingredients
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 c. dark chocolate chips, melted
  • 2 Tbsp. dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 c. gluten free flour blend

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp. milk or cream
  • 1/4 c. powdered sugar
Instructions
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Then, beat in the vanilla, melted chocolate, cocoa powder, baking soda, and flour.
  • Scoop about 1 teaspoon of dough into greased mini muffin cups. Bake for 10-12 minutes. At first they will rise and fill up the muffin cup. When the center caves in, they are ready to be removed from the oven.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Next, beat in the peanut butter, milk/cream, and powdered sugar. Pipe or spoon mixture into cooled cookie shells. Store in the fridge.

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