Instant Pot Peanut Butter Cheesecake

What if I told you that cheesecake in the instant pot is one of my favorite things? And now Peanut Butter Cheesecake tops the list of my favorite cheesecake flavors!

Instant Pot Peanut Butter Cheesecake is a rich and creamy cheesecake with a graham cracker crust, layer of chocolate and topped with peanut butter and chocolate chips. #instantpotcheesecake #peanutbuttercheesecake www.savoryexperiments.com


 

Instant Pot Peanut Butter Cheesecake is a rich and creamy cheesecake with a graham cracker crust, layer of chocolate and topped with peanut butter and chocolate chips.

I originally thought of my Instant Pot as a way to prepare quick and easy meals. While it does just that, I also experimented with it to make other things. Like dessert!

Make sure you PIN Peanut Butter Cheesecake!

Turns out cheesecake is the perfect thing to make in the Instant Pot. Let me tell you why.

Instant Pot Peanut Butter Cheesecake is a rich and creamy cheesecake with a graham cracker crust, layer of chocolate and topped with peanut butter and chocolate chips. #instantpotcheesecake #peanutbuttercheesecake www.savoryexperiments.com

The number one probably people have when they make cheesecake is that the top cracks. To prevent cheesecake cracking, you bake it in a water bath, resulting in a moist, creamy texture.

The Instant Pot is basically just that. I nice water bath that keeps the cheesecake deliciously moist. It is virtually impossible to over or undercook it.

Instant Pot Peanut Butter Cheesecake is a rich and creamy cheesecake with a graham cracker crust, layer of chocolate and topped with peanut butter and chocolate chips. #instantpotcheesecake #peanutbuttercheesecake www.savoryexperiments.com

The first time I made an Instant Pot cheesecake, my guests literally said it was worthy of a fancy restaurant. The best cheesecake recipe ever!

From there I’ve started to explore with other cheesecake flavors. Peanut butter and chocolate just seemed like a natural fit.

Instant Pot Peanut Butter Cheesecake is a rich and creamy cheesecake with a graham cracker crust, layer of chocolate and topped with peanut butter and chocolate chips. #instantpotcheesecake #peanutbuttercheesecake www.savoryexperiments.com

A graham cracker crust starts the layers of deliciousness. Next comes a layer of chocolate chips on hot crust. Decadent peanut butter cheesecake comes next. And lastly, peanut butter and chocolate chips and chocolate syrup. Pure bliss.

Instant Pot Peanut Butter Cheesecake is a rich and creamy cheesecake with a graham cracker crust, layer of chocolate and topped with peanut butter and chocolate chips. #instantpotcheesecake #peanutbuttercheesecake www.savoryexperiments.com

If you want to switch it up a little, you can use chocolate graham crackers or top your peanut butter cheesecake with coarsely chopped Reese Peanut Butter cups. Serve with a heaping scoop of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream to really take it over the top!

Tools for making Peanut Butter Cheesecake:

Stand Mixer– I lived for a long time without one. My life was changed when I finally bit the bullet and bought one. Just do it and thank yourself later.

Instant Pot – You’ll need an Instant Pot to make Instant Pot Cheesecake!

7-Inch Springform pan – Fits a 6 quart Instant Pot perfectly!

Instant Pot Peanut Butter Cheesecake is a rich and creamy cheesecake with a graham cracker crust, layer of chocolate and topped with peanut butter and chocolate chips. #instantpotcheesecake #peanutbuttercheesecake www.savoryexperiments.com

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Instant Pot Peanut Butter Cheesecake is a rich and creamy cheesecake with a graham cracker crust, layer of chocolate and topped with peanut butter and chocolate chips. #instantpotcheesecake #peanutbuttercheesecake www.savoryexperiments.com

Instant Pot Peanut Butter Cheesecake

4.71 from 17 votes
Instant Pot Peanut Butter Cheesecake is a rich and creamy cheesecake with a graham cracker crust, layer of chocolate and topped with peanut butter and chocolate chips.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Chill: 6 hours
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10

Ingredients

Graham Cracker Crust:

Peanut Butter Cheesecake:

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine melted butter, graham cracker crumbs and sugar.
  • Press into the bottom of a 7-inch springform pan.
  • Bake for 8 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  • Immediately after removing, spread semi sweet chocolate chips over graham cracker crust. Return to the oven 1-2 minutes so chocolate gets melty. Remove and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and sugar, beating until combined.
  • Add peanut butter and vanilla extract, beat until just combined.
  • Transfer cheesecake mixture to springform pan, spreading over graham cracker and chocolate crust.
  • Cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  • Place the metal trivet into the Instant Pot and add 1 cup water to the bottom.
  • Place covered springform pan onto the trivet, lock lid in place.
  • Set Instant Pot to manual low pressure for 35 minutes.
  • Allow for natural release. Remove cheesecake, keeping covered, but moving to the refrigerator.
  • Chill for 6-24 hours.
  • Before serving, drizzle with chocolate syrup and top with chocolate and peanut butter chips.
  • Serve, garnishing with whipped cream and maraschino cherries. 
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, make sure to come back and let us know how it was!

Notes

*Use at least one full fat cream cheese. You can use 8 ounces reduced fat or fat-free cream cheese if you like. 

Nutrition

Calories: 413 kcal, Carbohydrates: 34 g, Protein: 7 g, Fat: 28 g, Saturated Fat: 15 g, Cholesterol: 90 mg, Sodium: 234 mg, Potassium: 202 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 26 g, Vitamin A: 725 IU, Calcium: 65 mg, Iron: 1.7 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 413
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot cheesecake, peanut butter cheesecake
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    As a peanut butter lover, I made this in my instant pot Max and it is delicious, if a bit too decadent to eat a whole slice. I used a bit extra all natural unsweetened/unsalted peanutbutter, dark chocolate chips, 72% melted chocolate for stripes, and subbed a few peanutbutter chips for a small portion of the chocolate ones in the base. Since I don’t like overly sweet desserts, the dark chocolate made things just right for my tastes. As I learned the hard way, do NOT smear the base chips flat before pouring the batter because it will become too difficult to cut properly. Sadly my cheesecake suffered from some serious cracks, which filled with water despite sealing well with foil.

    1. Hi Michelle! I’m sorry water got in, but sounds like otherwise you enjoyed it? We love feedback and are very grateful!

  2. 5 stars
    Terrific recipe! I’m not a fan of peanut butter but I made this for a friend who asked. She loved it. I did make a peanut butter buttercream icing which was requested by my boyfriend. I believe that little extra was a bit too extra :). However my family lived it and I have made 3 so far.

    1. Glad you loved it! I am not a huge PB person either, but the cake is light enough that it isn’t overwhelming. I agree, the frosting might be a little “extra” LOL.

  3. 5 stars
    love the peanut butter cheesecake, but i would like to use almonds instead but not sure how exactly the recipe would turn out to be!

  4. 5 stars
    A friend of mine was just telling me she tried making a cheesecake in her instant pot, and it was delicious! This one is SO pretty! I would love a slice. Right now! 😉

  5. 5 stars
    I have never thought of doing cheesecake in an instant pot, what a wonderful idea! On my to make list for sure!

  6. 5 stars
    I think i need to get more accessories for my Instant Pot. Pans that fit in it to make a variety of items like this cheesecake. What other accessories are your must haves?

  7. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness, this looks absolutely amazing! I love chocolate, peanut butter and cheesecake. I’ll be trying this recipe for sure!

  8. 5 stars
    I still haven’t tried cheesecake in my instant pot, but it’s on my list to try. This one looks absolutely scrumptious! I love all things chocolate and peanut butter, so I can’t wait to try it!