Got a sweet tooth or need to make a dessert for a crowd but don’t want the same old cakes and cookies? This creamy, decadent Reese’s Peanut Butter Dip is exactly what you’re looking for!
There are no raw eggs to worry about, no baking required, and tons of peanut butter flavor in this dip! You are going to go crazy for this recipe. The ease of making dessert dips is one of the reasons we can’t get enough of them in our house.
When I want to throw together a quick treat for the family, there is nothing easier than a simple dip. If you love dessert dips too, you will love our Cake Batter dip!
Maybe you prefer cookies? Well, in our family we venture outside the box and like to put our candy in cookies too! These Snickers Cookies, for example, are a delicious and easy dessert that the whole family raves about! You can’t go wrong putting delicious chocolate candies into your favorite dessert recipes.
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Peanut Butter Dip
You know how sometimes, you’re eating a Reese’s and thinking about how delicious it is but how fast it seems to disappear? Well, if not consciously, I am sure you have been disappointed by a quickly eaten snack subconsciously! This Reese’s dip solves that problem.
I have a serious love for peanut butter. I often think of how crushed I would be if I suddenly became allergic to it. It’s an entire food group in our household!
There is something incredible about how versatile peanut butter is and how many delicious things you can eat with this peanut butter dip! Dips are just one of those things that are easy to make and yet taste like they take hours and hours.
Vanilla wafers, Oreos, graham crackers, butter cookies… there are so many different options to eat with our peanut butter dip. Sometimes I even slice up apples for dipping… it’s like a Reese’s covered apple!
If you’ve ever wanted to eat peanut butter straight from the jar or you love the delicious peanut butter cup filling, this recipe is going to be at the top of your favorites. The taste is so deliciously rich that you won’t need much to satisfy a sweet tooth, but it’ll be hard to resist!
Reese’s Peanut Butter Dip
While there are plenty of peanut butter dip recipes out there, few you will find are Reese’s dessert dips! This has all of the flavor of the candy, plus, the candy is in the dip! You can add any variations of your favorite Reese’s candies or even add in other peanut butter or chocolate candies! We love using peanut butter cups and Reese’s pieces in this!
You could make a similar dip using the same base recipe and adding peanut butter twix pieces and some crushed chocolate cookie pieces! Now I am just giving myself tons of new ideas! Inventing variations to these simple dessert dips is almost better than eating them!
Peanut Butter Dip Ingredients
As I mentioned, this dip really doesn’t require much work. There certainly aren’t any crazy or hard to come by ingredients involved so it’s a perfect last minute dish! Aside from maybe some of the candies, I usually have these basic ingredients on hand.
- 8 ounces of cream cheese
- 3.9 ounces chocolate instant pudding mix
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 cup of creamy peanut butter (any brand is fine!)
- 8 ounces of whipped topping
- Reese’s Miniatures
- Reese’s Chips (they are usually near the chocolate chips in the baking aisle)
- Reese’s Pieces
- 1 Reese’s Cup
*You can certainly have more than one Reese’s cup on hand, in case you love them as much as I do!
How to Make a Reese’s Dip
There couldn’t be an easier recipe out there for a dessert everyone will love. Sure, cakes and cookies and pies are all great and crowd pleasers. But the time they take to prepare? They take so much more time!
Not all of us think ahead enough to have time for a cake to cool before icing or cookies to rest before we need to jet off to a function. Thankfully, this is a super simple super easy dessert and I am going to give you all the details today!
First, you’ll want to get a large mixing bowl out and add your cream cheese and pudding mix to it. Usually, having the cream cheese softened beforehand by letting it sit at room temperature makes this a bit easier! I like to use a hand mixer to mix the pudding and cream cheese together and it makes the task super easy!
Once this is mixed well, you are going to add in your cup of milk and give it a slight stir. Then, add your peanut butter to this mixture and combine well. Next, fold in your whipped topping. This is typically easiest when using a spatula.
Pour one full cup of your Reese’s chip and one half cup of your Reese’s Pieces into this mixture. You don’t want to break the candies so make sure you mix these carefully. Sprinkle Reese’s miniatures, pieces and chips on top! We use a full size Reese’s cup in the center but you could also chop this up and sprinkle it!
What to Dip in Your Peanut Butter Dip
There are so many options!! If you really want to be hardcore with your sweetness, you could dip Reese’s Peanut Butter cups in this dessert dip!
- Graham Crackers
- Apple Slices
- Wafer Cookies
- Animal Crackers
- Butter Cookies
How do I Store Peanut Butter Dip?
We definitely recommend storing your peanut butter dip in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve! Since this dessert dip does contain cream cheese and whipped topping, you don’t want to leave it at room temperature overnight or for any extended length of time.
When you are ready to serve, or pig out on leftovers, you’ll want to let the dip sit out at room temp for just a bit before consuming. It won’t hurt you in any way to eat it straight from the fridge but you may suffer from broken cookies or crumbled graham crackers.
The dip does harden as it’s refrigerated, just like cream cheese does, so do keep that in mind when you are pulling this one out!
Making Reese’s Dip With Kids
Since this is such a simple recipe to make, it is a great one to let the kids help in the kitchen! There is really no way to mess this one up and they can add their own creative flare on the top. Whether they want tons of Reese’s Pieces on top or just a couple of Reese’s cups, they can make all the choices with this one!
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 3.9 oz chocolate instant pudding mix
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 8 oz whipped topping
- Reese's Miniatures
- Reese's Chips
- Reese's Pieces
- 1 Reese's cup
- Mix the cream cheese with the pudding mix until smooth.
- Pour in 1 cup milk.
- Add the peanut butter and mix well.
- Fold in whipped topping.
- Pour 1 cup Reese's chips & 1/2 cup Reese's Pieces. Mix Slowly (don't break candies).
- Top with Reese's minis, pieces, & chips!
- Place a large Reese's in the center.
*If refrigerating leftovers, let it sit at room temp 10-15 minutes before serving to soften.
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Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1 oz
Amount Per Serving Calories 610 Total Fat 45g Saturated Fat 21g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 16g Cholesterol 36mg Sodium 392mg Carbohydrates 43g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 3g Sugar 27g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 14g