Classic Buckeye Cheesecake

Classic Buckeye Cheesecake

This Classic Buckeye Cheesecake has a brownie crust and is filled with a sweet and creamy peanut butter filling and topped with a layer of chocolate.  It looks like Buckeye candy and tastes like the ultimate Buckeye dessert!  If you bring this cheesecake to a party you won't have any leftovers to bring home!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Classic Buckeye Cheesecake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Chill 3 hours
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 825kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • 1 package brownie mix 8x8 inch pan size
  • 3 8-ounce packages cream cheese softened
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 10 ounce bag peanut butter chips melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening butter flavored


  • Grease a 9-inch springform pan.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Prepare brownie mix according to directions on the box.  Pour batter into pan and bake for 20 minutes and cool.
  • Decrease oven temperature to 325 degrees F.  In a clean bowl beat cream cheese until fluffy.  Slowly add milk and beat well.  
  • Add melted peanut butter chips, eggs and vanilla.  Mix very well.  Pour over brownie.  Place springform pan in another larger pan with 1 inch of hot water to help prevent the brownie from burning.  Bake 50 to 60 minutes.
  • Remove cheesecake from oven and chill about an hour before removing the springform pan.  
  • Melt chips and shortening and stir until smooth.  Pour mixture over the top and sides of the cheesecake and chill for 3 hours.  Garnish with shaved chocolate and strawberries.  


Calories: 825kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 355mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 81g | Vitamin A: 263IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 5mg