If we have guests and I had only one option of an appetizer to make, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheese Ball would be it. I have never had someone not like it. While I serve it with graham crackers and Teddy Grahams, I always catch at least one guest eating this with a spoon!
This is amazingly, ridiculously easy to make. I usually make it the day ahead and freeze it. Then put in fridge to thaw for a couple of hours before the party. This is best served cold.
If you like this, you might like “Red Velvet Cheese Ball.” The great debate at parties is always which is better! Haha.
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheese Ball
Delicious dessert or appetizer.
Servings 8 people
- 8 oz. cream cheese softened
- 3/4 C. creamy peanut butter smooth
- 1 C. powdered sugar
- 25 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures
- Graham crackers, Teddy Grahams serve on side
- Mise en place. Beat cream cheese for one minute or until smooth.
- Add peanut butter and mix well. Add powdered sugar and mix until all ingredients well combined.
- Lay a piece of plastic wrap out on counter. Scoop the peanut butter mixture into the center. Pull up the corners, then the edges. Gather corner/edges together and twist the peanut butter mixture with other hand, forming into a ball shape. Use a twist tie to prevent it from untwisting.
- Place into a shallow bottom bowl and freeze for at least 2 hours. Unwrap Reese's peanut butter cups. Place in freezer.
- After two hours, pull Reese's cups out of freezer. Quarter each one.
- Pull peanut butter ball out of freezer. Remove plastic wrap. Using hands, make into a ball shape.
- Press chopped up Reese's cups onto surface of cheese ball.
- Serve with graham crackers and/or Teddy Grahams.
This is best served cold. If you allow it to get too warm, it will start to lose its shape.
Lisa | Garlic & Zest says
This is so clever — that cream cheese filling sounds super decadent — and then to serve with graham crackers — super yum!
I also saw a suggestion to serve it with apple slices. But at this point calories clearly aren’t a concern. haha.
Jessica Formicola says
You had me at Reese’s! This looks heavenly!
Andrea @ Cooking with Mamma C says
Oh my gosh, this is dangerous! I love peanut butter and chocolate and won’t be able to stop thinking about this. I think I just gained a pound, Lol!
Yeah, I know. The only good thing is that if you serve it at parties there won’t be leftovers. Because I would eat it all if there were! haha.
Ali Randall says
What an easy recipe to use when you need to take a dessert to a party. Love this idea and it’s great way to use up some of my kids Halloween candy.
Catherine Brown says
Oh, WOW! That looks heavenly! I bet this goes over well with kiddo parties too… very creative!
Yep! Especially when I serve it with teddy grahams. For some reason they find those cuter to eat than regular graham crackers. haha.