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Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Cheesecake Parfaits

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pumpkin and peanut butter cheesecake parfait I am always on the go juggling working full time from home, driving kids to soccer practice and horseback riding and traveling to conferences or press trips.  I know I should get more rest but the truth is I usually don’t get to sleep 8 hours a day and when the afternoon comes around my energy is gone.  The same happens with the kids, by the time they get off the bus at 3pm they are exhausted.  To get everyone’s energy up we all have an afternoon snack and I have found that there are foods that really recharge our energy and one of them is peanuts.

pumpkin and peanut butter cheesecake parfait

Just a couple of  a spoon fulls  of peanut butter in a smoothie, added to oatmeal in the morning or as a dip for celery or bananas provides a energy that lasts for hours. And it’s no wonder because peanuts have more energy boosting protein than any other nut, a whooping 7 grams per serving! Coupled with their more than 30 essential vitamins and nutrients, peanuts are real superfood. Not only that but peanuts and peanut butter are really affordable so you get a great value when you buy peanuts: a nutritious super food that delivers lots of bang for your buck! Something else that I love about peanuts and peanut butter is that you can use them to cook everything from soups and meats, to smoothies and desserts.

pumpkin and peanut butter cheesecake

I live in Florida and we don’t really get nice cool weather or beautiful fall colors around here but what we can enjoy are the delicious flavors of the season, so to celebrate fall I decided to make a recipe using peanut butter and pumpkin: a peanut butter and pumpkin cheesecake parfait.  This no bake dessert was delicious, so easy to make and the perfect source of energy for my family.

 

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Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Cheesecake Parfaits
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree (or 1 small can)
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin spice
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup smooth peanut butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • Whipped cream
  • ¼ chopped peanuts
  • Chopped peanuts for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a food processor or blender, blend together 1 package cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract.
  2. Add pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg and puree until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a food processor or blender, blend together cream cheese, sour cream, peanut butter and 1 cup confectioner’s sugar. Set aside.
  4. Mix graham cracker crumbs, chopped nuts and 3 tablespoons of sugar.
  5. Layer ingredients in desired serving dishes as follows: graham cracker mix, pumpkin cheesecake , peanut butter cheesecake and then the whipped cream. If you have enough space you can layer twice ending with whipped cream.
  6. Sprinkle chopped peanuts for garnish.
  7. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

I love that this dessert has so many layers and textures: the crunchy graham cracker and peanut mix at the bottom and the chopped peanut garnish, the smooth pumpkin cheesecake followed, the sweet and fluffy whipped cream and the rich peanut butter cheesecake. These where big and the kids finished them in no time while I found myself licking the last of the peanut butter cheesecake off the spoon.

pumpkin and peanut butter cheesecake You can visit the National Peanut Board website for more information and for great peanut and peanut butter recipes. What is your favorite recipe using peanuts or peanut butter?

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About the author

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

Paula moved from her native Guatemala to SW Florida with her husband and two children and together they are discovering what it means to live life between two languages. Paula studied architecture who now makes a living as a freelance writer, traveler and amateur photographer. She started her writing & publishing career as the editor of Bebé y Mamá, the first parenting magazine in Guatemala. She is the founder of www.GrowingUpBilingual.com and www.365thingsswfl.com and writes articles in Spanish and English for both magazines and the web on travel, food and bicultural and bilingual parenting . When she is not on a plane or road trip she likes to create recipes inspired in the flavors of her native Guatemala.

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  1. Sarah Bailey

    Ok that looks yummy! I could definitely tuck into that right now 🙂 X
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  2. Sofia

    These would be perfect for Thanksgiving!! Yeah, too early to be thinking about it but it will be hosted at my house….so I have to start planning, yikes!
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  3. Chubskulit Rose

    What a sweet and fabulous treat!
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  4. Nova S

    Looks great, although I am not very fan of pumpkin and peanut butter spread, however this is quite interesting to work on if you have a party.
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  5. Alison Rigsby

    Oh. My. Word. I need this in my life right now. Yummy!
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  6. Marms @ Yummy Favorites

    Oh dear, they look delicious and easy to follow recipe.
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  7. Diana Rodriguez - Entre Compras y El Hogar

    Que delicia!!!
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  8. Adriana Martin (@AsBestRecipes)

    yummers que rico lindas fotos tambien!
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  9. dailycurlz

    waooo, love the recipes and photos
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  10. Gina Morano

    Perfect for thanksgiving day 🙂 Lo voy hacer!

  11. Pilar

    Los colores y los sabores perfectos para esta época del año. Me ha encantado. Queda pineado!
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  12. Cristina

    Delicioso! Puede ser el postre perfecto para el día de Thanksgiving. Claro que no me aguanto a probarlo antes!!

    Saludos desde California!
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  13. Natalia

    Looks so yummy Paula! Love this pumpkin recipe!
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  14. Reina - Soy Mamá en Casa Blog

    Paula, tengo que decir que se mira maravilloso, me encantan las fotos, gracias por la receta trataré de hacerla pronto
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  15. Romina Mamá XXI

    Paula se ve terriblemente delicioso y tentador ¡lo tengo que probar y me parece super idea para hacer para la noche de Acción de Gracias!
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  16. Mayra - Estilo Familiar

    Paula: Te quedaron espectaculares. Bellas fotos que hacen que me derrita por uno.
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  17. Veronica Cervera

    Tremendas fotos y una receta divina que probaré sin falta. Ven por la casa cuando quieras, pero trae el postre, jajaja.
    Abrazos.
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  18. Lennie

    Wow!! Looks delicious! Esta receta va directo a pinterest. Definitivamente algo que quiero probar.
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  19. Teresa Garza

    De verdad que se ve delicioso.. Me encantan las fotos y lo prinicipal me encanta la crema de maní. Lo voy a preparar. Algo muy apropiado para esta temporada.
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  20. S. Yissele

    Que ricos se ven, no puedo esperar a preparar la receta! Muchas gracias por compartirla.

    ¡FELIZ DÍA!ॐ
    http://mamaholistica.com
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  21. Jeana Speers

    oh my goodness we are going to have to try this it looks so good

  22. Rebecca DeCamp Bryant

    I definitely pinned this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing with us. It looks delicious and yummy. It doesn’t sound very difficult either.

  23. Lori

    That looks sooo good!!!

  24. Melissa Mazzur

    This looks sensational! I am going to get the ingredients to make to take to my card group tonight!

  25. Teri

    These look delightful and party perfect pretty!

  26. natasha hunter

    looks nice..easy to make and i no my husband will love this…

  27. Helga

    I would love to make this, it has two of my favorite ingredients!

  28. Rachel

    Oh, my those look so good. I love anything with pumpkin or peanut butter. I never would have thought to combine them. Yum!
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  29. rebeka deleon

    mmm this looks so good. something that I would def. make. I love the glass bowl it’s in. makes it look even better. the whole family would enjoy this.

  30. Julie

    My family is going to love this! Great idea for a fall dessert.

  31. Michele C

    I can’t wait to try this delicious dessert recipe.

  32. Marguerite Funk

    They look so yummy!

  33. Jessica Hellfritsch

    Oh my goodness, these look SO delicious! I will have to make these!

  34. Lindsey m

    Omg this looks delicious!! I want to try this! Thanks for sharing

  35. Bohemian Babushka (@BBabushka)

    Preciosa, you know BB loves almost everything you do, pero con este te lo comistes!! Oh mejor dicho, can’t wait ’till I do!! QUE RRRRIIIIIICCCCCOOOOO!!!! Good thing I don’t believe in dieting. ; ) BB2U
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  36. Kamaya

    This looks so delicious! I wish I had all the ingredients on hand.

  37. Peggy

    Wow, these look divine. I can’t wait to try these

  38. gc

    This looks so good! I love anything pumpkin, and anything cheesecake. Together, what an awesome combo! Thanks for the recipe! :))

  39. Tara L

    This looks really good. I love peanut butter & so does my husband this would make the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving. Might just have to jot down this recipe (: Thanks for sharing it
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  40. Alena@TheHomemadeCreative

    These look really yummy, and super easy to make. Thank you for the recipe!
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  41. Alisha

    looks real good

  42. Isabel Garcia

    Wow! The parfait looks amazing! It would make a delicious Fall snack for the family. 🙂

  43. eric rivera

    oh my! that looks sinfully yummy and perfect for our halloween part which is pumpkin themed!!

  44. DANIELLE WILLIAMS

    This looks amazing and easy! LOVE it!!!

  45. Velvet Hubler

    This recipe sounds delicious I can not wait to try it. Thanks so much for the awesome post.

  46. Victoria Cortinas

    These parfaits look so good. I want some now! LOL!

  47. Tanya White

    These look great! I would love to try these for our Halloween party. Thanks for sharing.

  48. Nancy Dyer

    My whole family loves peanut butter so I think this will definitely be a winner in my house. I can’t wait to make this!

  49. Nancy Carr

    Parfaits with peanut butter have to be wonderful. I will make these. Thank you!

  50. Melanie Ann

    OMGoodness, you just made my hubby SO happy! Awesome recipe!

  51. Barbara Butler

    yummie

  52. Suzi Tanner

    OOohhh those look so yummy! I’m gonna have to make them, thanks for the recipe 🙂

  53. crystal smith

    I honestly would have never thought to put pumpkin and peanut butter together, but oh wow do these look delicious! And so pretty- Id love to serve these at the holidays this year!

  54. Sandra Beeman

    What a pleasing combination this parfait presents. I love both pumpkin and peanut butter but never thought of turning them into an awesome dessert. I’ve yet to hear about pumpkin being bad for us and peanut butter truly is a super-food, Excellent job.

  55. Deborah Caudill

    The pumpkin and peanut butter cheesecake parfait looks delicious. I may give tat a try before Thanksgiving so I can make sure I can really make it. Thanks for all the great recipes.

  56. Ashley K

    I’m not big on sweets but I love cheesecake & I would definitely make room for this!!!

  57. Misty Brown

    This looks delicious!!

  58. DogsMom

    these all look delicious

  59. nancy scaggs

    this looks so good. looks like a yummy thanksgiving treat.

  60. Krystal Waters

    I think I may try this and serve this on Thanksgiving. These look really good. Thanks for sharing. I’m also pinning it.

  61. Crystal Rogers Walker

    I have never heard of this great dessert but it looks so yummy that I will be trying it tomorrow, It is so simple to make also, thank you
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  62. Jo-Ann Brightman

    This dessert recipe is great. It looks as delicious as I am sure it tastes. It is a great dessert for the fall season.

  63. Megan Vineyard

    These look amazing! Definitely trying them.. but, I will have to make a few changes to make them gluten free.

  64. Nannette

    Oh my word! These are awesome! I love pumpkin desserts! And these are pretty to boot! Thanks for sharing!
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  65. Lisa R

    A wild combination of flavors but worth a try, sounds yummy

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  66. Sandra McFadden

    Wow that looks so nummy! This holiday season is going to be tough for me as I have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. I am not on medication as the Drs want me to manage it with better eating habits and exercise.

  67. Sheila Thabet

    What a fabulous combination of flavors you’ve come up with! Thanks!

  68. Glenda

    Looks very Yummy! Would love to make a desert like this one.

  69. melissa lowe

    I would so love to make this one day!

  70. Adriane

    Those look so delicious – love the combo of flavors.

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