Decadent Desserts Starring Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

The Reese’s Peanut Butter cup is a favorite for many, if not all. You can’t go wrong with the simple combination of peanut butter and milk chocolate. When you add the candy to desserts, it’s safe to assume that sweet treat will be the first to go from the dessert table. Here are six dessert recipes to get you started. The hardest part of baking them will be resisting eating all the peanut butter cups during the process.

1. Reese’s Brownie Bars

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Get ready to take your brownie game up a notch with these brownie bars from Table for Two. Baking Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups into your brownies is a surefire way to make them even more irresistible, and it’s just as easy as preparing your typical chocolate brownies. All you need to do is pour half the batter into your prepared baking pan, layer in the candies, then add the remaining batter. These treats look like typical chocolate brownies from the outside, but have a surprise on the inside.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cup Dutch processed cocoa
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 16 Reese’s peanut butter cups (snack size)

Head to Table for Two for the full recipe. 

2. Peanut Butter Cup Reese’s Fudge

Reese's fudge

Reese’s fudge is sure to be a hit | iStock.com

This next sweet treat from Something Swanky is as easy as they come. Most people don’t realize they can make fudge at home, let alone peanut butter cup fudge. But you can, and the latter takes only three ingredients: peanut butter, white chocolate, and Reese’s minis. Take a few minutes out of your day to make this easy peanut butter cup fudge — you won’t regret it.

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3½ cups white chocolate morsels or melting candy
  • 1 cup Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup minis

Head to Something Swanky for the full recipe. 

3. Peanut Butter Cup Peanut Butter Bars

Freshly cut homemade chocolate chip blondies

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These peanut butter cup peanut butter bars from Averie Cooks might be a mouthful, but rest assured, they taste delicious. Your traditional peanut butter bars get a delicious makeover with chocolate chips and miniature peanut butter cups. Make these bars for your friends who love chocolate and peanut butter, or keep them hoarded at home if you feel like treating yourself.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted
  • ⅓ heaping cup peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips, plus more for sprinkling on top
  • About 16 miniature peanut butter cups, unwrapped

Head to Averie Cooks for the full recipe. 

4. Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

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Cookies with peanut butter cups are a treat everyone will love | iStock.com

These simple peanut butter cup cookies from Taste of Home are for the traditionalists. The recipe feeds a crowd, serving 90, and the cookies are easy to make and easy to eat. It’s a recipe you should keep in your back pocket for when you’re low on time or energy.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups chopped peanut butter cups (about six 1.6-ounce packages)

Head to Taste of Home for the full recipe. 

5. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Peanut butter cups and cheesecake go together perfectly | iStock.com

The next time you want a decadent dessert, these Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup cheesecake bars from Tasty Kitchen are for you. Cheesecake bars are rich on their own, and when you add the delicious candy to the mix, they become even better. This recipe serves 16, meaning you’ll want to bring the dessert to a friend’s house and spread the love.

Ingredients:

  • 7 whole graham crackers, broken into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ⅛ teaspoons salt
  • 2 packages cream cheese, softened
  • ⅔ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 whole large eggs
  • ¼ cups sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 whole Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, divided, cut into six pieces each
  • 2 ounces, weight bittersweet chocolate, chopped

Head to Tasty Kitchen for the full recipe. 

6. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Dip

Two chocolate peanut butter cups

This dip couldn’t be easier | iStock.com/IcemanJ

We’re saving the easiest for last with this Reese’s peanut butter cup dip from Well Floured. To make this dessert dip, all you need to do is melt peanut butter cups, blend them with whipped topping, then top with more crushed peanut butter cups. It’s dangerously easy, and you can serve with graham crackers, pretzels, fruit, or just a spoon. The next time you need a quick chocolate and peanut butter fix, this dip is the ticket.

Ingredients:

  • 1 small bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (14 cups)
  • 1 cup of frozen whipped topping, thawed

Head to Well Floured for the full recipe.