No Bake Reeses Cheesecake Recipe

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This no bake Reeses Cheesecake recipe can be enjoyed year round, but it’s especially nice for summer! Assemble this peanut butter no bake cheesecake in 15 minutes, then freeze for a fantastic chocolate peanut butter dessert!

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Reeses Cheesecake

No bake desserts are a favorite of ours in the summer months, especially because they help to keep the kitchen cool.

Plus, they’re perfect for taking to picnics and potlucks!

Our perfectly creamy Reese’s no bake cheesecake is loaded with crunchy candies and flavored morsels, then topped with crushed peanut butter cups for a mouthful of flavor!

Looking for more no bake cheesecake recipes? I have a lemon blueberry version that’s light and refreshing, or try this jarred version with fresh strawberries that’s perfect for a large cookout.

There’s even a recipe that is similar to this one, but it tastes exactly like a Monster cookie!

ingredients to make no bake pb cheesecake with reeses

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • Graham Cracker Crust – Grab a premade crust from the store to save on prep time, or make your own if you prefer!

    Homemade graham cracker crust needs time to chill until firm, so plan accordingly.
  • Sour Cream – Plain Greek yogurt is a good replacement in this Reeses peanut butter cheesecake if you want something a little less tangy.

    It also has fewer calories and is lower in fat.
  • Peanut Butter – You’ll need no-stir PB to create the best consistency for your Reeses cheesecake filling.

    More natural varieties can have a slightly gritty texture that won’t blend as smoothly.
  • Candies – This no bake peanut butter cheesecake is loaded with peanut butter morsels, Reese’s Pieces, and chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups!
mixing reese's pieces and pb morsels into cheesecake filling

Tips for Making Peanut Butter No Bake Cheesecake

  • Soften the cream cheese.

Allow the blocks to sit on the counter for at least 30 minutes.

Or, place fully unwrapped blocks on a heat-safe plate and microwave for 20-30 seconds at 50% power.

  • Balance the flavors.

If you prefer a more even chocolate to PB ratio, you can use an Oreo cookie crust instead — either store-bought or homemade.

Or, simply drizzle some chocolate syrup over the Reeses cheesecake once set!

  • Make it fancy.

For a more decorated finish, replace the candy topping with swirls of whipped cream around the outside.

Then, gently press a mini Reese’s cup into each swirl so there’s one with every slice of Reese’s cheesecake.

  • Short on time?

Pop the dessert in the freezer for 3 hours so it will set up faster! Leave off the candy topping, then add it just before serving instead.

peanut butter candy cheesecake filling spread into graham cracker crust

Storing and Freezing Reeses Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Once set, Reeses cheesecake will keep for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator before the texture starts to change.

If you plan on freezing no bake peanut butter cheesecake, leave off the Reese’s cups and add them just before you are ready to serve.

Wrap the dessert tightly in a layer of plastic and foil, then store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Place in the refrigerator overnight so it thaws slowly and evenly.

no bake peanut butter cheesecake topped with chopped reeses cups

No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake FAQ

Why did my no bake cheesecake not set?

There’s a good chance that your cream cheese wasn’t softened enough, or that you didn’t beat the ingredients together for a long enough amount of time.You also need to give it plenty of time in the refrigerator — the longer, the better! If you try to serve this peanut butter no bake cheesecake too soon, the texture will be more like a mousse or cream pie.

Can I make Reese’s no bake cheesecake ahead of time?

Yes. In fact, it’s best to prepare this recipe the night before you need it so it has plenty of time to set up!Reeses peanut butter cheesecake will also last for several days in the refrigerator, but be sure to keep it well covered so it doesn’t absorb any smells or flavors from surrounding foods.

I can’t find peanut butter morsels. What can I use instead?

Feel free to use regular milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips since they will blend in with the candy pieces. Just know that the overall peanut butter flavor in your Reeses cheesecake won’t be quite as strong.

slice of pb cheesecake with candies inside and on top

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lifting out a slice of no bake peanut butter cheesecake

No Bake Reese’s Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe

Donna Elick
Reeses Cheesecake is the ultimate creamy and crunchy dessert. Prep no bake peanut butter cheesecake in minutes, then chill until set!
5 stars from 3 reviews
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Method No Bake
Servings 12 1 9inch pie


  • 1 9-inch graham cracker pie crust
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter morsels
  • 1/2 cup Reese’s Pieces
  • 12 Reese’s peanut butter cups, smashed


  • Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar together.
  • Add sour cream, peanut butter, and vanilla and beat well until smooth.
  • Stir in peanut butter morsels and Reese’s Pieces.
  • Pour batter into graham cracker crust and top with smashed peanut butter cups.
  • Refrigerate 6-12 hours before serving.

Donna’s Notes

For a quicker option, freeze pie for 3 hours without the Reese’s peanut butter cups on top and then add them before serving.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 393cal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 258mg | Sugar: 25g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published August 2021, updated and republished August 2023

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    1. Hi John,
      We use sour cream for this recipe, the Greek yogurt is mentioned as a substitute for the sour cream. Hope this helps!
      TSRI Team Member,

  1. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe! It was a breeze to make and the Reeses Cheesecake was absolutely delicious!

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