No Bake Peanut Butter Marshmallow Square Cheesecake + VIDEO

Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 -14 pieces

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This No Bake Peanut Butter Marshmallow Square Cheesecake is a fun twist on a classic Christmas square! It’s an easy dessert your guests will be raving over! Includes step by step recipe video.


no bake peanut butter marshmallow cheesecake on white plate with multi colored marshmallows all around

Friends. Those Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares you all know and love (or hate?!?)? Well they’re getting a makeover in a big way today.

So let me first say that this was not actually my idea at all — I saw a photo of some Peanut Butter Marshmallow Square Cheesecake genius on the Bothwell Cheese instagram feed, and I’ve been set on making my own version for the holiday season ever since.

slice of no bake peanut butter marshmallow cheesecake on white plate in front of whole cheesecake

Since I never actually got around to trying the original, this is my own — also incredibly delicious — version and I hope you guys like it! There is just something about peanut butter and butterscotch that gets me every time, regardless of what it is I’m eating.

And now I feel it’s my mission to make every one of my holiday favorites in cheesecake form. I hope you guys can get behind me on this one? Because the holidays are over too quickly to go without πŸ˜‰

whole peanut butter marshmallow cheesecake with big slice missing

Tips and Tricks for Making this No Bake Peanut Butter Marshmallow Square Cheesecake:

  • If you are actually just looking for a Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares recipe, you can in fact just leave off the cheesecake. Just don’t tell me you did πŸ˜‰
  • To make gluten-free, simply leave off the crust and just use the squares as your base.
  • This cheesecake is a great make ahead dessert, as it is best when refrigerated overnight before serving.
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No Bake Peanut Butter Marshmallow Square Cheesecake

5 from 5 votes
This No Bake Peanut Butter Marshmallow Square Cheesecake is a fun twist on a classic Christmas square! It’s an easy dessert your guests will be raving over! Includes step by step recipe video.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Servings 12 -14 pieces
Calories 531cal



  • 25 chocolate sandwich cookies like Oreo
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter

Marshmallow Square

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • 2 cups rainbow marshmallows


  • 2 packages packages cream cheese (I use light) 8oz/250g
  • 1 cup heavy cream 35%
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • To make the crust, combine cookies and butter in a food processor and process until finely ground. Press into the bottom of a 9″ Springform pan. Set aside.
  • Make the marshmallow square:In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine butter, peanut butter and butterscotch chips. Microwave on high, stirring each time, for 15-20 second intervals until melted and smooth. Stir in marshmallows and spread over cookie crust in pan. Refrigerate or place in the freezer to set.
  • Make the cheesecake:In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add the cream, sugar and vanilla and beat on high until light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes. Spread over cooled marshmallow square, cover, and refrigerate at least 5-6 hours or overnight until completely set. Serve.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 531cal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 508mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 725IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 2.6mg

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  1. Crystal says

    Absolutely love it! It was so fun to make! I put the peanut butter bar on top of the cheese cake! It is so good! This reciepe made me 2 cakes lol! Now im not sure what to do with the second haha i might freeze it 😊

  2. Valli Johnson says

    I and my friend loved this. I didn’t have Oreo cookies so used chocolate crumbs that I had and it was plenty sweet! The crust did not stick together perfectly but was fine after a day. Any what was left in the pan was simply sprinkled on top.

  3. Tannis says

    Hi Ashley, could I put the cream cheese filling on the bottom and peanut butter marshmallow topping on top?

    • The Recipe Rebel says

      Hi Tannis! I’ve only tested the recipe as written. If you decide to experiment with it, let me know how it goes!

  4. Don says

    I make this for Easter dinner dessert because it reminds me of spring rather than winter (Christmas). I decorated with a few coloured mini marshmallows(tulips), whipped cream, scattered peanuts, and mixed Chipits (chocolate, butterscotch, white chocolate, caramel) and a bit of sprinkled cookie crumb(dirt) πŸ˜…

  5. Junkielove says

    I’m hoping to make this for my moms Xmas next Saturday. I would make it this sat, could I just stick it in the freezer for the whole time and it still taste good? Or should I try to make it closer to the date?

    • Ashley Fehr says

      You can freeze it, but the cheesecake is sometimes softer after freezing and thawing since the cream deflates. If you wanted to freeze it, I would reduce the cream significantly. Maybe use 1/4 cup instead?

  6. Nicole says

    This recipe worked really well for me! I just baked my crust so it was not so crumbly, and used whipping cream (35%) for the cheesecake and it was very light and fluffy. Great recipe, I’m planning on freezing the leftovers.

  7. Debbie says

    For the cream is it just heavy cream or whipping cream. I don’t bake with cream alot so just want to check. I make those marshmallow squares all the time and to combine it with cheesecake will make an amazing dessert. Two of my favs.

  8. Shauna says

    What a hit.. And was easy to make.. I am going to try to incorporate something with a hint of flavor in the cheese cake part as per my kids request! And also want to try freezing and thawing see what happens!

  9. Monica says

    My 17 year old son came across this video on Facebook and sent me the link (those PB butterscotch squares are one of his faves). We made it for our family Easter dinner and it was a hit! Thank you!

  10. Tara says

    I have no powdered sugar ..just regular…its good frisay and store in my town closed..will reg sugar work for xheesecake??

    • Ashley Fehr says

      You can use regular sugar but it will be gritty. I definitely recommend powdered sugar or you can make your own by putting regular sugar in a blender until it is powder

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