Subscribe eNews Send Us Files Login


Peanut Butter M&M Cheesecake With Brownie Crust

Serves 8 - 12

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

After Halloween, you may find yourself with a mountain of leftover candy. If this is the case, here's a recipe that will make sure the candy is used in a manner fitting of such strong, warrior-like candy – after all, it survived being eaten after the costumed children came to pillage! Plus this thick, rich, and creamy dessert is sure to satisfy even the strongest of chocoholics!



  • 1/2 cup of softened butter
  • 1¼ cups of brown sugar - packed
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of flour,
    (GF, or whole wheat are optional)
  • 1/2 cup of cocoa + 2 tbsp.
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil for greasing the pan

Cheesecake Layers

  • 2 - 8 oz. packages of cream cheese
    (250 g packages or 1 cup packages)
  • 1 cup sour cream or greek yogurt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. all purpose flour
    (GF optional)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup smooth, natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate, melted
    (70% dark recommended)


Preheat your grill to 350°F and prepare for indirect grilling. Bring out the cream cheese, letting it come to room temperature.

In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar, add the eggs, one at a time, whisking until completely incorporated each time.

Add the flour, cocoa powder and salt to the butter mixture, and mix until it's well combined. Feel free to add a few chocolate chips into the batter at this point, if desired.

Use the coconut oil to grease a 10-inch spring form pan, then pour the batter in, smoothing it out. Bake over indirect heat for 10 to 15 minutes, or until mostly set, like you would pull them out and they would be under cooked if you ate them now. Remove from the grill and set aside.

Cut up the cream cheese into smaller cubes and put them into a large bowl with the sugar, flour and vanilla. Blend with a hand mixer until well combined. Add the eggs and sour cream, beating at low speed until smooth.

Divide the cheesecake mixture in half. Add the melted chocolate to one half, and the peanut butter to the other. Mix both until they are smooth. Pour the peanut butter layer over the brownie crust, then top that with the chocolate layer. You can use a knife to swirl the two together or you can leave them as separate layers.

Bake the cheesecake for 45 minutes, or until the sides are set but the center inch still has a little jiggle to it.

Allow the cake to cool completely, or refrigerate overnight. Top with peanut M&M candy before serving.

Recipe from Napoleon Grills.

More Recipes

Beaver Tails

Fried dough, or sometimes known as "Beaver Tails", is a common staple of summer fairs and was once thought to only be enjoyed at the fair. Not anymore! Now you can bring the experience of fried dough right to your grill, and the best part is you can add...

» Continue

Green Chile Mashed Potatoes

There is no side dish out there that pairs with so many entrées like mashed potatoes. Steak, chicken, turkey, brisket, burgers – you name it, potatoes can go with it. This recipe gives the iconic side dish a kick and can jazz up any meal.

» Continue

Pit Boss Mini Pigs in a Blanket

We all love food on the grill, but sometimes it can be a lot of working prepping a grill. Well there's good news, because this recipe is super quick and easy! It's just like making Pigs in a Blanket in the oven, except the grill is the oven and it will...

» Continue

Lemon Chicken, Broccoli & String Beans Foil Packs

Lemon is such a fantastic fruit. It pairs well with many different types of meat, goes great as seasoning, and really adds some kick as a marinade. This recipe is very simple and requires very little work. It uses foil to trap the steam and juices from...

» Continue

Easy Shepherd’s Pie with Tri-Tip

If you have leftover tri-tip or steak from the night before, we have got the dish for you! This Easy Shepherd’s Pie Recipe is the perfect meal for a busy family on the move. In less than an hour you will have a filling and delicious comfort food...

» Continue