Melissa Kaylene: Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pie & a Giveaway!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pie & a Giveaway!

Tracking Pixel
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray
#pamsmarttips #ad

I played around and created a new recipe for Thanksgiving this year, and it must have been good because it was devoured very quickly. It's actually really simple to make and has just enough chocolate with the peanut butter to be noticeable, but not overpowering with the already rich cheesecake.

I learned a long time ago to spray everything with PAM Cooking Spray before cooking, because it saves so much time with cleanup, plus everything comes out super easy and doesn't stick. I hadn't used the PAM Baking Spray before, but decided to give it a try with this recipe. It turned out beautiful. The PAM Baking Spray uses real flour, so you don't have to worry about anything sticking. Do you remember having to butter and then flour pans before baking? To be honest, I had only done that a couple times. Of course  I'd make sure that it was oiled, but there's something about the flouring that our grandmas did that worked really well, and seems to not happen as much anymore.

#pamsmarttips #ad

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pie


For crust:

1 1/4 cup of chocolate graham crackers crumbs (approx. one package)
1/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of butter; melted

For peanut butter filling:

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar

For cheesecake filling:

2 8oz packages of cream cheese (room temperature)
1 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream
2 large eggs

For topping:

1 cup chopped mini peanut butter and chocolate candies ( I used dark chocolate)

#pamsmarttips #ad
#pamsmarttips #ad
#pamsmarttips #ad
#pamsmarttips #ad


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees

2. Place chocolate crackers in bag and using rolling pin roll into fine crumbs. Pour crumbs into mixing bowl with sugar and melted butter and combine. Spray pie pan with PAM Baking Spray and then pat crumb mixture into pan until even.

3. Bake in oven for 8 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, mix peanut butter, powdered sugar, and brown sugar until combined. It will turn into a thick dough. Roll out on cutting board until large enough to fit in the bottom of the pie pan.

5. In separate bowl mix cream cheese, sugar, heavy whipping cream and eggs with mixer until smooth.

6. Take crust out of the oven and let cool slightly. Turn the oven temperature up to 350 degrees. Once cooled, gently press peanut butter mixture into the bottom of the pie pan, then pour cheesecake mixture on top.

7. Bake for approximately 35-40 minutes, until browned on top.

Let cheesecake cool for ten minutes, then add chopped up peanut butter candies to the top. You can also make some whipped cream to add on the top.

#pamsmarttips #ad
#pamsmartips #ad

 Cleanup was a breeze afterwards because with the PAM Baking Spray the pie came out perfectly and didn't stick at all. I read online that PAM Cooking Sprays leave up to 99 percent less residue buildup than margarine or bargain brand-cooking sprays - and they are super easy to use.

#pamsmarttips #ad

But Noah doesn't care what I use to make clean up easier. All he knew was that his mouth had been watering for an hour waiting for that delectable piece of pie. I think these pictures of his first bites are worth a thousand words.

#pamsmarttips #ad
#pamsmarttips #ad

Now for the fun part! I am also giving away the beautiful Le Creuset Pie Dish and a full size sample of PAM Cooking Spray to once lucky reader!

 All you have to do is comment below and tell us what your family's favorite baked dessert is!

 The winner will be chosen by December 8th, 2013. Good luck!


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray. For more information, visit
Promotion Description:
By participating in a Sweepstakes on "Willamette Valley Wonder Woman" each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Massive Sway (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the giveaway. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes.
Promotion begins at the time the blog post announcing the Sweepstakes is published on the Blog and ends midnight PST on  December 7th, 2013
Open to legal residents of the U.S. who are physically located in the U.S. or the District of Columbia who are not a minor (as defined by state of primary residence) usually a minimum of 18 yrs. old. Sponsor and parents, affiliates, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies, clients and each of their respective members, officers, directors, employees and contractors (including participating bloggers) (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), and members of their immediate families and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize. Void in all jurisdictions other than the U.S.
Leave a comment on the Blog post to enter for a chance to win. Facebook comments will not be counted as a valid entry.
Winner Selection:
The winners of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing by Blog from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period using the selection tool indicated on The random drawing will be conducted by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received. Winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the Entry Information after the random drawing. Potential winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within 48 hours of notification. Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.
The prize for this Sweepstakes is a kit with an approximate retail value (“ARV”) of $50, including:
Full sized varieties of PAM Cooking Spray
Le Creuset Pie Dish
Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items. Prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within the US Only. All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prizewinner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.
All entrants acknowledge that if they are chosen as a winner, certain of their personally identifying information may be disclosed to third parties at least as required by law, including, without limitation, names and mailing addresses on a winner’s list. All personal information submitted as part of the Sweepstakes may be shared by and between the Promotion Entities, and each of the Promotion Entities will use such information in accordance with their respective independent online privacy policies.
Limitation of Liability:
Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any misdirected or lost mail, or any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay of operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, perform the random drawing from among all eligible Entries received prior to or after such cancellation, suspension, or modification. 


  1. Seriously could that be any more delicious looking??? And my family's favorite baked dessert is sugar cookies because we love to decorate them. Thank you for the giveaway!

  2. Holy yummy!

    I have a few giveaways going on right now come check them out.


  3. WE love brownies thanks

  4. My family's favorite baked dessert is brownies! bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

  5. Your pie sounds delicious. You have combined my favorites, cheesecake, chocolate and peanut butter.

  6. Our family favorite pie is Sour Cream Raisin but, after seeing your pie....well that could change!! Thanks so much for sharing this at the party this week. I am featuring it on my Facebook page as well as pinning to the You're Gonna Love It Tuesday board on Pinterest! (and also pinning to my own Dessert board on Pinterest because I NEED to make this!)

  7. Sweet potato pie is always a family favorite. That may be necause we only make it twice a year.

  8. Major yummy.............I wish I could bake like that roddjackson at hotmail dot com

  9. oop;s our favorite baked dish is pumpkin roll roddjackson at hotmail dot com

  10. This looks great! Our favorite dish is Sweet Potato pie...

  11. YUM! Looks like I know what I'm taking to my parents this weekend! This looks so delicious! Our usual favorite baked desert is apple crisp and sugar cream pie!

  12. Peanut Butter & Chocolate Swirl Brownies

  13. Oh my word, this sounds totally incredible. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  14. Our favorite baked dessert is Cheesecake swirl brownies.

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway!


  15. Our favorite is turtle cheesecake

  16. Looks delicious! Thanks for linking up to check me out saturday!

  17. This looks amazing! Stopping by from check me out Saturday x

  18. Looks delish...will be making it for work to share. Our favorite baked good is applesauce muffins and the men in this house will devour no bake cookies !

  19. Oh my goodness, Melissa! Where is your easy pin it button on here? I'm so certain these recipes you share would get a million pins just from it being easy to pin right on here! This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing this one with us at Countdown in Style, too! :)

  20. Too late for the drawing but love this pie! Thanks for linking to Less Laundry, More Linking party!

  21. This looks absolutely amazing! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week.

  22. Hey Melissa,
    This looks amazing. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  23. Oh my golly...I am on a detox this week and you're killing me ;-) This looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at Take It On Tuesday!

  24. This is perfect! My son doesn't like peanut butter and I've been trying to make somethign that he won't devour! LOL! He doesn't like the Reese's Peanut Butter cups either. Thanks for sharing and linking up with Countdown in Style!