If you’re a peanut butter lover, this is the cheesecake for you! It’s ultra rich and creamy with the most lovely peanut butter flavor. As a child I couldn’t wait to get home from school and unwind with some Nutter Butter Cookies. Now, I loved Oreos too, but the salty sweet combo of the Nutter Butter—especially when dunked in milk—that’s a huge part of my after school bliss. As time goes by, and I have kids of my own, I’ve been thinking of those classic childhood flavor combos that really hold a timeless spot in my heart.
I wanted to create a “grown up” version of my childhood. Those ridges in the cookie shell of the Nutter Butter spoke to the young me so much I decided to make them the crust of a decadent peanut butter cheesecake. I must say, this cheesecake is perfection. The rich cream cheese and peanut butter combination are exactly what I’ve been looking for. Join me in a resurrection of a childhood classic refined perfectly to give you a taste of something completely new—yet familiar.
Using a silicone sling makes it easier to load and lift the cheesecake out of the Instant Pot (purchase one here)