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I made this for our company Christmas luncheon, and it was a big hit! I had gotten the recipe off of another website, but it has since disappeared so I am glad to see it here on Food.com! Instead of buying separate bags of chocolate chips and peanut butter chips, I just bought two bags of the mixed chocolate and peanut butter chips and used one bag on top of the brownie crust and another for the topping (yes one bag isn't quite two cups but it's close enough and worked quite well). And like another reviewer suggested, next time I plan to use the miniature cups for decoration since people use them as portion guides.
Update: Using the miniature peanut butter cups works very well. It takes about 25 halves.

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The Lady Chandra May 05, 2012

I made this recipe for a friend's 50th birthday party where there were at least 50 desserts, and mine was one of the few that was all gone. It was delicious! It does make a bit more batter than you would actually need for one cheesecake, so I just used it to make mini cheesecakes. Both were a hit! This is, without a doubt, ne of the best recipes I've found online.

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bratalie March 17, 2010

This is sinfully delicious! I suggest you have a huge crowd of people when you make this one, cause it is super duper rich, but worth every bite. I will not use the 6 regular peanut butter cups for the decorative edging next time, but will use the smaller cups that come in the bag. It would be easier to cut the cake into better porportioned pieces, and you'd get more of them. Also, I used a 9 inch springform pan, and I used all the batter in it with no problems. I wanted to freeze this, but was afraid of how it would affect the chocolate and peanut butter chips. My son is taking it to work with him today and inviting the staff to share it. This was time consuming, but worth all the effort it took to make it.

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Lou February 16, 2008

I made this for my husband and kids and they all think im a pro at baking. You cant go wrong with this. My hubby and kids love this so much they almost ate the whole thing in one night!

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Marjorie Ram October 17, 2014

We made this cake for my daughter's 9th Birthday. She wanted a "Brownie" bottom cheesecake and was excited when we found one w/Peanut butter too.
This cake was phenominal! It was definitely work the time it took to make. Everyone raved about the final product (we decorated it for her Birthday) and several people asked for the recipe.
It is very rich and delicious! My favorite part was actually the brownie bottom.
In the recipe the Decoration calls for 1 cup of PB cup, which I assumed was a typo. I used 1 cup of PB chips
Again, an awesome cake you can't go wrong with!!!

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BasketMommy4 December 15, 2012

This cheesecake turns out beautifully and oh so tasty! I have made many cheesecakes and this one is one of my favourites. Excellent creamy flavour. I just use an oreo base, so I have never actually tried the brownie crust. I am sure it would be even more delicious, though. I always swirl chocolate fudge into the top to make for a beautiful presentation. Thank you for posting!

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frozen_rain August 07, 2009

This is worth every bit of the effort it takes to make it. What a great dessert! And its a sure fire hit when you need a dessert for a larger number of people then just family. Wonderful! wonderful! wonderful!

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half yank March 11, 2008
Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Bottom Cheesecake