I’ve been experimenting a lot lately with baking candy bars in desserts. And one of the ones I am loving is recipes using Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
If there’s one thing I love more than anything else, it’s the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. It’s not a unique point of view, I know so many of us salivate at this classic combination of salty and sweet.
In honor of my work in the kitchen, I have pulled together some of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup dessert recipes I have been using as inspiration.
They include the more traditional way of using the peanut butter cups in cakes, cookies, cupcakes and cheesecakes, but there’re also a number of unique ways to use the candy bars in popcorn, fudge, peanut butter cheese balls as well as combined with cookie dough and brownies. Can somebody say, “YUM”?!
- This Chocolate Cheesecake Stuffed Banana Bread combines the best of everything, chocolate, cheesecake, and bananas!
- You can’t go wrong when you serve this Easy Chocolate S’mores Tart.
- YUM! Check out these dessert ideas… all so delicious!
1. Peanut Butter Surprise Cupcakes
From Sugar & Soul
Celebrate your next birthday, anniversary, graduation, or celebration in style with this magnificent Peanut Butter Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes.
Moist dark chocolate cupcakes are filled with a sweet Reese’s Pieces surprise in the middle, then topped with the silkiest peanut butter buttercream frosting.
Did we mention the Reese’s peanut butter cup plopped right on top? Awesome, right?
2. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Mini Cheesecakes
Oh so easy to make on a dime, these Reese’s Slam Dunk No Bake Mini Cheesecakes are the ultimate treat for last minute parties or potlucks.
A whole Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup gets topped with a luscious peanut butter cheesecake filling laced with crushed Reese Pieces, melted milk chocolate, and chopped chocolate peanut butter candies.
3. Three Ingredient Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Fudge
From High Heels & Grills
Can you even believe it? This amazingly delicious Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Fudge recipe only calls for three ingredients!
With a bag of miniature Reese’s peanut butter cups, a can of sweetened condensed milks, and some milk chocolate chips this decadent fudge can be yours.
It’s the best treat to put out for guests around the holidays or for a family treat that will give you a nice pick me up throughout the week.
4. Texas Sheet Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting
For a special birthday or an everyday sweet treat, this Texas Sheet Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting is just the dessert you need.
The cake is like a fudgy, chocolatey cross between a regular chocolate cake and a peanut butter treat. But the frosting is the real star of the show! It’s absolutely going to be a staple in our baking. I could eat it by the spoonful.
5. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes
I’m drooling just looking at the pictures of these Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes. Rich and cake-y chocolate cupcakes are baked with a Reese’s peanut butter cup right inside and then topped with a creamy peanut butter frosting.
You can never, ever go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate. The best part is that these cupcakes are super quick to throw together, but no one will ever guess.
6. Peanut Butter Cup S’mores Pie
From Frugal Mom, Eh!
S’mores are the most iconic summer dessert out there, a classic when it comes to camping, and a favorite of people of all ages.
There is just nothing like the comforting, ooey, and gooey combination of graham crackers, melted chocolate, and marshmallows.
These Mini Peanut Butter S’mores Tarts take the classic recipe and turns it on its head with a delicious twist.
7. Peanut Butter Cup No Bake Cheesecake
From Little Miss Kate
There is nothing better than a good cheesecake recipe. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup No-Bake Cheesecake recipe is loaded with peanut butter flavor and the amazing tastes of Reese’s peanut butter cups and Oreo cookies.
The peanut butter cups add an extra delicious dimension to a plain cheesecake recipe. Fair warning, keep the recipe close by because all of your guests will be begging for it.
8. Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dip
From Shugary Sweets
Chunks of mini Reese’s peanut butter cups. Mini chocolate chips. Creamy swirls of peanut butter. This Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dip is an insanely good dessert dip that is the perfect treat for parties, potlucks, and more.
Serve it up with some pretzels for a sweet and salty treat or with some graham crackers and animal crackers for some extra sweetness!
9. No Bake Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
From Cincy Shopper
This No Bake Reese’s Peanut Butter Cheesecake is super simple and requires no baking, making it perfect for big parties or in the summertime. It is loaded with smooth and creamy peanut butter plus yummy pieces of Reese’s peanut butter cups in just about every single bite.
After making this recipe you are sure to have a new favorite homemade dessert.
10. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn
From Six Sisters’ Stuff
Our family loves having family movie nights and I am always looking for a yummy and fun new treat to enjoy while we watch.
This peanut butter Reese’s popcorn looks incredible. Fresh popped popcorn is tossed with a delicious peanut butter mixture, drizzled with melted chocolate, and sprinkled with whole mini Reese’s chocolate peanut butter cups.
11. Reese’s Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies
From Big Bear’s Wife
Take your classic brownies to the next level with this delectable recipe for peanut butter fudge brownies.
A boxed brownie mix base is topped with halved chocolate peanut butter cups and the most delicious (and simple!) peanut butter fudge.
Chocolate and peanut butter lovers will go crazy for this creamy and completely decadent treat. Make sure you serve them with a tall glass of milk.
12. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Cups
These amazingly fun Reese’s peanut butter cookie bites make a delicious bite-sized treat for your next party or gathering. You won’t be able to have just one.
Create a delicious sugar cookie crust and fill it with the chocolate peanut butter cup goodness that we all know and love.
The cookie exterior is shaped into a perfect little cup using a mini muffin tray. Genius.
Looking for another AMAZING version? Check out these Peanut Butter Cookie Cups!
13. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cheesecake
From Taste and Tell
Rich and decadent, this peanut butter cheesecake starts with a crunchy cookie crust filled with Reese’s peanut butter cups and then gets topped with a chocolate ganache and more peanut butter cups.
This baby is tall and creamy and packed with so much peanut butter and chocolate that it would cure any craving. It is the perfect dessert for your next celebration.
14. Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
You probably have all of the ingredients you need for these homemade Reese’s peanut butter cups in your cupboards or panty right now.
The peanut butter filling is so creamy and each splendid bite has the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter.
We all know the chocolate to peanut butter ration is one of the most important part of the popular and delicious candy.
15. Reese’s Ice Cream Cake
From Lemons for Lulu
This Reese’s peanut butter cup ice cream cake is the perfect no-fuss dessert to serve up on a warm summer day, or any other time of year. Vanilla ice cream sandwiches are layered with creamy peanut butter, chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups, silky caramel, and chocolate sauce. Do I need to go on? This ice cream cake will disappear in a flash every time you make it.
16. Peanut Butter Cup S’mores
From The Recipe Critic
Have you ever put a Reese’s peanut butter cup in your campfire s’mores? It is an extra delicious way to enjoy the messy, classic treat.
Now you can make these delicious Reese’s peanut butter cup s’mores bars right in your kitchen. They have the same amazing gooey taste of a delicious s’more in a delicious, easy to eat bar.
17. Reese’s Brownie Pizza
From Delightful E Made
This is the ultimate dessert pizza for any chocolate and peanut butter lover. Loaded with Reese’s Pieces, peanut butter cups, mini peanut butter cups, peanut butter chips, and chocolate peanut butter frosting, this brownie is the perfect snack time treat.
It is perfect to snack on with family and friends while watching a game or for a birthday. Everyone loves a sweet snack every once and a while.
18. Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats
From Inside the Bru Crew Life
Easy no bake treats always make everyone smile. Add a layer of candy bars and chocolate to watch those smiles get infinitely bigger.
These Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats will not last long when you bring them to picnics or parties. They are a fun way to use up extra candy bars from your cupboard too.
19. Peanut Butter Cup Pretzel Cheesecake Bars
From Sally’s Baking Addiction
These Peanut Butter Pretzel Cheesecake Bars are so good it’s scary. The peanut butter cheesecake filling is undoubtedly the creamiest cheesecake on the planet and there is enough peanut butter cups mixed inside the filling to make all other desserts jealous.
The thick and monstrous bars are crunchy, creamy, salty, sweet, and dangerously delicious. You have just found your new favorite dessert!
20. No Churn Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
No churn ice creams are a breeze to make. You only need two ingredients for the base and then can throw in whatever tasty additions your heart desires.
But really, this chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream is one of your best options. It has a delicious chocolate ice cream made from a cocoa powder base, full on tons of peanut butter cup chunks and creamy peanut butter swirls.
21. S’Mores Peanut Butter Cookie Cup Bars
These S’mores peanut butter cookie bars have the perfect combination of flavors. Chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows are a delicious flavor combination on their own, but peanut butter takes these cookie bars over the top.
The marshmallows get sprinkled on top at the last minute to get that perfectly golden toasty edge that we love in a good s’more. Slice them up and you are ready to serve!
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