Skinny Peanut Butter Cheesecakes

Creamy peanut butter cheesecake wit a crunchy graham cracker crust.

This week my family started a new diet.

Um..excuse me what? Don’t they know I have a baking blog to keep up with.

How dare they start a diet without any consideration for my hobby!

Just kidding! 🙂

Instead of sabotaging them with sweets, I decide to make something decadent AND low in calories.

When I saw these Cheesecakes over at Crazy for Crust, I knew they were just the ticket Peanut butter and cheesecake are a big hit in my house, so the combination was sure to be a winner.

Best of all there are no “weird” ingredients or artificial sweeteners.

Skinny Peanut Butter Cheesecakes
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Ingredients
  • 8 low-fat graham cracker crumbs
  • 5 tablespoons light butter, melted
  • 4 ounces Neufchatel Cheese
  • ½ cup fat free evaporated Milk
  • ½ Cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter
  • 1½ cups Lite Cool whip
  • 6 teaspoons mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. Melt butter in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. Stir in graham cracker crumbs. Divide batter evenly between the tins (around 1-2 tablesppons per cup). Press down with a shot glass.
  3. Heat evaporated milk and sugar on the stove until dissolved.
  4. Beat cream cheese with a hand mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add evaporated milk mixture and peanut butter. Gently fold in cool whip.
  5. Divide batter evenly among cups.Top each with some chocolate chips.

Recipe adapted via:Crazy for Crust

What’s your favorite skinny dessert?

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  1. These peanut butter cheesecakes look incredible! Can’t believe they are skinny!!

  2. Any peanut butter dessert is awesome in my book! And with the cheesecake … I bet these are awesome! And so nice that they are lighter!

  3. Nice looking cheesecakes there…I wouldn’t mind devouring one or two now! I forgot…am I on a diet? 🙂 ela

  4. Yum! I love the idea of skinny desserts, and these peanut butter cheesecake look great…hard to believe that they are “skinny”…
    Thanks for the recipe Kristle and hope you are having a wonderful week 😀

  5. These look absolutely amazing! Hard to believe they’re skinny!

  6. oh my♥ this dessert looks so tasty!:) great idea!♥

  7. What a great idea, lowering the calories of such a favorite treat. And I bet if you didn’t tell the changes you made, no one would know.

    • So true Karen! I shared with my grandparents and didn’t tell them they were lighter (changes make them nervous lol!) 🙂

  8. These sound great, and I love the portion control.

    My favorite “skinny” dessert is not to have one. That works.

  9. Lol! Diet…food blog…I struggle with the same. I want to eat green shakes and salads but I want to make (and of course also eat) brownies and cookies. So confusing. 😉
    I’m loving how these gorgeous treats meet both criteria! Love love love your pictures! 🙂

  10. Bobbie Smith says:

    Oh my goodness these sound so yummy

  11. These look FANTASTIC !!
    Perfect dessert for me 🙂

  12. Um Yummy!!

  13. These look wonderful and I love that you’ve lowered the calories!

  14. These look so yummy!

  15. These look wonderful, Krystle. I’m pinning to give them a try!

  16. These look delicious – love that they are “skinny”!

  17. Hi Krystle,

    We are going to feature your recipe at Pin It Monday Hop party. Your post was picked by Veronica of Digiscrap Boutique. The features will be published tomorrow.

  18. Hi Krystle,
    Your Peanut Butter Cheesecakes look fabulous, we will just love this recipe and can’t wait to try it!

  19. These are darling, and you know I loooove that you found a way to make them healthier! 😀 Dessert doesn’t have to be a diet-killer! And mmmmmmmm … peanut butter cheesecake?!?! Brilliant! They look amazing!

  20. OMGosh those look so yummy! I will have to try them!

  21. Karen Glatt says:

    I do not have a favorite skinny dessert, but this is going to be it! I love this recipe. It is such a easy recipe and I love peanut butter in this recipe. Thanks for sharing!!

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