If you love chocolate and peanut butter together, this new creamy gluten free peanut butter cheesecake recipe is for you!! Peanut butter and this dreamy gluten free chocolate cookie crust make the perfect combination. This makes a great dessert as small cheesecakes or one large cheesecake.

A gluten free peanut butter cheesecakes on a wooden tray.

Peanut butter and chocolate were just made to go together; drizzle hot fudge on top, and these will be hard to resist. In fact, any cheesecake is hard to resist. I am so excited to share this creamy peanut butter gluten free cheesecake recipe with you. It melts in your mouth.

This gluten free peanut butter cheesecake recipe is easy and versatile. I love the chocolate crust flavor with creamy peanut butter. It makes a great dessert for any peanut butter lover! Honestly, anything peanut butter makes Mr. Fearless Dining happy. These gluten free peanut butter cheesecakes are easy to make, and there are some fun ways to vary this recipe! High-protein Greek cream cheese adds some protein to balance out the sugars.

Cheesecakes are one of my favorite desserts. If you love cheesecake too, check out this amazing gluten free pumpkin cheesecake recipe!

Hands down the best recipe! Simple and tastes amazing! I made fresh Mocha whipped cream for the top of it….. mmm.”

Jennifer L., Facebook comment

Allergen Information:

This peanut butter cheesecake recipe is gluten-free, soy-free, and oat-free.

Photos of the peanut butter cheesecake ingredients.

Ingredient Notes:

For the full list of ingredients and amounts, please go to the recipe card below.

  • Gluten Free Flour Blend – You can use any brand for this recipe.
  • Sugar – Use cane sugar.
  • Cream Cheese – For this cheesecake recipe, I used Greek cream cheese. It is a high-protein cream cheese that I love to use. (*If you only have regular cream cheese, that is fine too!)
  • Butter – Use unsalted butter.
  • Almond Flour – You can also use an almond meal for this crust.
  • Cocoa Powder- Make sure the powder you use is gluten free. I like to use Rodelle, Anthony’s, and Ghirardelli brands.
  • Eggs – Use size large.
  • Heavy Cream – Do not use half and half.
  • Peanut Butter – Use natural or any type of peanut butter.

Step-By-Step Photos and Directions:

Chocolate almond crust in a bowl

Step 1: Add your crust ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Mix them together.

Pressing down crust with a spoon in the springform pan.

Step 2: Spray the mini springform pans (shown above) with gluten free baking spray, then divide the chocolate crust mixture into the three pans. Press the crust down in each pan with a spoon.

Peanut butter cheesecake wet ingredients mixed in a bowl.

Step 3: Add the wet cheesecake ingredients to a stand mixer with a whisk attachment. You can also use an electric hand mixer. See how thick and creamy the gluten free cheesecake batter is? It will make the best gluten free peanut butter cheesecake!

Cheesecakes ready to bake.

Step 4: Pour the peanut butter cheesecake batter over the crust in each pan. Put the pans in a shallow baking pan with water. This will help prevent cracks. Bake at 325º F for 25 minutes. Note if you use one large springform pan, the baking time will be much longer.

Step 5: Remove from the oven to a cooling rack. Allow to cool for 45 minutes. Refrigerate to chill. Drizzle hot fudge over the top before you serve it.

Fun flavor variations:

  • Add mini chocolate chips to the peanut butter cheesecake batter before baking.
  • Use crushed gluten free oreo style cookies for the crust.
  • Top with crushed peanuts
Drizzling hot chocolate fudge on top of Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can you make this cheesecake dairy-free?

You can make this peanut butter cheesecake recipe dairy-free with dairy-free cream cheese, like Daiya or Kite Hill. You would also want to find a dairy-free sour cream substitute or use one of the above brands of dairy-free plain yogurt. Please note that I haven’t tested any dairy-free ingredients in this recipe.

How do you prevent the cheesecake from cracking?

The best way to prevent your cheesecake from cracking is to bake it in a water bath. When the cheesecakes are done, allow them to cool slowly by turning off the oven and cracking the door for about 10 minutes before removing them.

Can you make one large peanut butter cheesecake?

You can definitely make this gluten free peanut butter cheesecake in a large springform pan. You will need to bake a lot longer, about an hour.

How long will this keep fresh?

These cheesecakes will keep fresh for up to 4 days in an airtight container or up to 4 months in the freezer.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Mini Cheesecake with a fork taking out a bite.

More Gluten Free Peanut Butter Recipes:

Love This Recipe?

If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. Please include which flour blend you used. This will help others know this recipe is delicious. Thank you!

Gluten free peanut butter cheesecakes on a wooden tray.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes

Sandi Gaertner
Easy gluten free peanut butter chocolate cheesecake recipe.
4.84 from 12 votes
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 399 kcal

Ingredients
  

Crust

  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon gluten free flour blend (*Note, my flour blend has xanthan gum included. If yours doesn’t, add 1/2 teaspoon.)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons cane sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted

Cheesecake

  • 8 ounces package cream cheese softened
  • ¾ cup cane sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter I used Skippy Natural because it is really creamy and easy to mix in
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free flour blend

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 325º F.
  • In a small mixing bowl, add all crust ingredients and mix well.
  • Spray coconut oil or gluten free baking spray in the mini springform pans and then divide the crust mixture between the three min pans.
  • Use a spoon to press the crust down flat in each pan.
  • In a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, add all cheesecake ingredients and mix on low. Note: you can also use an electric hand mixer.
  • Gradually increase the speed to medium and allow to mix thoroughly.
  • Pour the batter over each crust.
  • Fill a large shallow baking dish with 1 inch of water.
  • Put the springform pans into the water.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, until done.
  • Remove from the oven carefully so the hot water doesn’t spill and burn you.
  • Allow to cool on a cooling rack for 40 minutes, then transfer to a refrigerator for 2 hours to finish cooling.
  • *Optional, drizzle hot fudge on top.

Notes

  1. If you don’t have these mini springform pans, you can easily make one large cheesecake.
  2. Use any brand of gluten free flour for this recipe. I used almond flour, but almond meal is also okay.
  3. Use heavy cream. I do not recommend half and half.
  4. I used Greek cream cheese, but full-fat cream cheese also works well in this recipe.
  5. Use natural or any type of peanut butter.
  6. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

SPECIAL NOTE

Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cheescakeCalories: 399kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 11gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 148mgPotassium: 212mgFiber: 3gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 327IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 55mgIron: 1mg
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Check out all of my gluten free dessert recipes on Fearless Dining! (*This post was updated from an older 5/2016 post.)

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44 Comments

  1. This is brilliant, but I think you really have to like peanut butter to enjoy it. I adore peanut butter, but my husband does not. There must be something wrong with him! Lol! But I am going to try to reduce the size. And if he tastes it and likes it, uh oh!

  2. I make gluten-free desserts every now and then, and this is a recipe I need to make asap. Love the layer of this cheesecake!

  3. So Peanut Butter is my downfall. Along with Cheesecake. This is so pretty and since they are smaller, I think I can cheat.