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Instant Pot Peanut Butter Cheesecake

When it comes to cheesecake, there is nothing better than this Instant Pot Peanut Butter Cheesecake. It is rich and creamy and packed with chocolate peanut butter flavor. Best of all, it is made in the Instant pot which takes all of the work out of it. This is going to become one of your favorite cheesecake recipes. 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 55 mins
Total Time2 hrs 25 mins
Course: Cheesecake
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate peanut butter cheesecake
Servings: 7
Author: Jill

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 c chocolate graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ c granulated sugar
  • ¼ c butter softened

Cheesecake Filling

  • 24 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 c brown sugar
  • ¼ c sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • c peanut butter
  • 6 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate chips

Peanut Butter Icing

  • 1 c 1 c peanut butter
  • ½ c ½ c sour cream
  • 1 c 1 c powdered sugar
  • ¼ c ¼ c brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter softened
  • ¼ c milk
  • 12-15 mini peanut butter cups, optional

Instructions

Crust

  • Cut a circle of parchment paper the size of the bottom of your springform pan.
  • Place into bottom of pan and spray paper and sides of pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Add chocolate graham cracker crumbs and sugar to a medium bowl.
  • Add butter and mix by hand until the consistency of wet sand.
  • Scoop graham cracker mixture into pan and press into bottom and up the sides
  • about 1-inch.
  • Place crust into freezer while making filling.

Cheesecake Filling

  • Using a mixer, mix cream cheese, brown sugar and sour cream until thoroughly
  • combined.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Add peanut butter, mixing well until creamy.
  • In a separate small bowl or measuring cup, combine chocolate chips and cream.
  • Microwave for 20 seconds at 50-percent power. Stir and continue heating in 5-second
  • intervals until melted.
  • Pour half of the cheesecake filling into crust. Drizzle half of the chocolate across the
  • surface of filling and pull a butter knife or skewer through to form a swirl. Pour second half
  • of filling over swirled filling. Add second half of chocolate and make another swirl over
  • top.
  • Cover cheesecake with foil, sealing edges.
  • Add 1½ cups of water into bottom of instant pot.
  • Set cheesecake on trivet and lower into instant pot.
  • Seal according to your instant pot directions and set to 45 minutes at high pressure.
  • When time is over, let sit for 10 minutes, then manually release pressure and
  • remove cheesecake.
  • Remove foil from cheesecake. Allow to cool for one hour, then refrigerate overnight
  • or at least 4 hours.

Peanut Butter Icing

  • Mix peanut butter, sour cream, powdered sugar, brown sugar and butter. Add milk
  • to thin to desired consistency.
  • Using piping tip of choice, pipe around edge of cheesecake (I used a #4B). Add mini
  • peanut butter cups around edge.