Stop Everything and Make This Reese’s Peanut Butter Ball

Reese's Peanut Butter Ball

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

total time: 15 MINUTES

Ingredients

Directions

1

Add the softened cream cheese, brown sugar, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar into a large mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to combine until smooth. Stir in the chopped peanut butter cups with a spoon.

2

Mold the mixture into a ball shape, and wrap it in plastic wrap. Place it in the fridge for at least an hour so it can firm up.

3

Decorate the cheese ball with Reese's pieces candy around the outside. Serve with desired dippers such as graham cracker sticks, pieces of waffle bowls, apples, etc. Enjoy!

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This Reese’s peanut butter ball is the perfect dessert!

cutting into a Reese's peanut butter ball

Use your leftover Halloween candy to make this dessert!

No more wasting leftover Halloween candy! Consider creating a Reese’s Pieces dessert version of the classic cheese ball dip using peanut butter as a fun twist – perfect for parties or any occasion. It’s super easy to make, yet looks so fancy, and makes such a yummy treat!

The peanut butter chocolate combination is so irresistible and can be made year-round, but it’s a clever idea to use up leftover candy from Halloween. I’m sure there are some lingering pieces around your house just waiting to be transformed into a showstopping dessert!

ingredients for reese's peanut butter ball

A few recipe tips when making a Reese’s peanut butter ball:

  • Don’t have Reese’s pieces candy? You could always use M&M’s candy instead, and festive colors would be fun for different holidays, like the red and green ones. You could also roll the ball in chocolate chips and peanut butter chips instead as another option.
  • Get creative with dippers. I broke apart pieces of ice cream waffle bowls and served up graham cracker dippers too. You could use graham crackers, chocolate graham crackers, vanilla wafer cookies, or even apple slices would be yummy!
  • This is a great dessert to prep ahead of time. Make the peanut butter ball a day ahead of time and keep it wrapped in the fridge, then simply coat in the Reese’s Pieces before setting it out to serve.

ingredients for reese's peanut butter ball

mixing a Reese's Cheese Ball

mixed peanut butter batter

adding peanut butter cups into batter

batter rolled into ball

covering the dessert ball with plastic wrap

wrapped peanut butter ball

placing Reese's Pieces on a cheese ball

cutting into reese's peanut butter ball


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Reese's Peanut Butter Ball

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

total time: 15 MINUTES

This dessert version of a cheese ball with peanut butter candy will be a giant hit for any occasion or party!

Ingredients

Directions

1

Add the softened cream cheese, brown sugar, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar into a large mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to combine until smooth. Stir in the chopped peanut butter cups with a spoon.

2

Mold the mixture into a ball shape, and wrap it in plastic wrap. Place it in the fridge for at least an hour so it can firm up.

3

Decorate the cheese ball with Reese's pieces candy around the outside. Serve with desired dippers such as graham cracker sticks, pieces of waffle bowls, apples, etc. Enjoy!

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Reese's Cream Cheese Ball Recipe

Truth: You’ll love this treat to pieces, I promise!

In fact, it’s a little hard to stop eating this peanut butter chocolate goodness. LOL! I think it tastes similar to peanut butter cookie dough or peanut butter cheesecake without all the effort. It’s a fun activity to have the kids help decorate.

Bite of Reese's Peanut Butter Ball

What a beautiful-looking dessert cheese ball. Enjoy!


Try this cream cheese caramel apple spread next!


Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 39

  1. scamp

    OMG…. please stop with these amazing recipes! This looks great and easy. Actually, please don’t stop. You all are the best!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Lol thanks Scamp! Enjoy ❤️

  2. babymair

    Thx, Lina. Another great recipe for my 2 boys to make.I will let them pick there favorite topping,and dippers from your suggestions..This activity will be perfect ,when they are out of school for the holidays..keep up the good work and God bless.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh I love that idea! Enjoy ❤️

  3. tctbtob

    Brilliant!!! I’m absolutely making this for Thanksgiving. Now should I serve as an a appetizer or dessert…….hmm…..

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Awesome – that’ll be great!

  4. Malinda

    What a beautiful and delicious recipe for your Halloween or Thanksgiving get together! Thanks for sharing.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Great! I agree and so easy – yay! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Dawn

    OMG I am the peanut butter queen! I can’t go a day without it. Looking at this recipe gets me very excited! I will have to make this for sure. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yay! Thanks Dawn you’ll love it! ❤️

  6. Kcaspie143

    Love this idea!

  7. Happy Aunt

    So…maybe I should stop eating the Reese’s that are currently on my desk and I’ve been munching on while viewing your site….hmmm. Sounds like a fun recipe to try!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh haha that candy sure is yum! ❤️👌

  8. Jen

    I feel like I’d eat all the reeses before I could get them in the blender :/ Kids don’t get that candy at my house but it’s not for lack of purchasing it, haha!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ha! Yes it’s temping for sure so buy extra! Ha

  9. Lisa

    I love peanut butter and chocolate! I think I might take this recipe and use it to make mini balks and dip them in chocolate. Just like people do with the Oreos.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh fun I like that! Thanks Lisa!

    • willowcat

      That sounds great!

  10. Shannon

    It’d be good like this but a bunch of mini rolled balls and everyone could take their own!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh I like that! 🙌 thanks Shannon!

  11. Shari

    I’m hosting a Halloween Party, how perfect is this!! Thank you for the post!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      SO PERFECT!! Yay – enjoy ❤️

  12. Gina G.

    Yummy…

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      ❤️ YESS!!

  13. *Angela-Miles*

    I’d love to make this for a football party, sounds soooo delicious. But my all time favorite candy is reese pieces so , ill prolly use m&ms like you suggested. Otherwise no one else would get any of the toppings LOL! 😉 Thanks for the inspiring recipe.

  14. Tina

    Tried this out, it was pretty delicious overall! Next time I would do 1/4 cup powdered sugar, I feel like it stood out too much. Really appreciate the recipe Lina! You are amazing!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed ❤️

  15. ambersteph

    Glad I just read through the recipe again. I saw 2 cups of Reese’s peanut butter cups not 2 Reese’s peanut butter cups🤦‍♀️

  16. Robin E Samudio

    How many days ahead can this be made?

  17. LaDonna

    This would be so cute if somehow you can make it look like a turkey!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh I love that! Maybe with some frosting. 👏

    • Alamode

      Outside of using just melting chocolates (Colors and options abound!), you could try skewers covered in various flavors of fruit leather (thin and colorful) shaped like tail feathers and arranged in the arc pattern. A quick search also showed marshmallows dipped in various colored (red, yellow, orange) sanding sugar and stacked on skewers. As for the head, I would go with a decorated chocolate covered Nutter Butter cookie with a candy corn beak! Sigh…makes me miss kiddie parties.

  18. Patti Ney

    I can’t wait to bring this to Thanksgiving Dinner!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay enjoy!

  19. Carol

    How bad could peanut butter,brown sugar and cream cheese be!?!?!! Yum! Definitely taking this to a Halloween party I’m going to

  20. CJ

    Can someone please make this and send it over to me this morning?!? 😋🥜🍫🥰

    • CJ

      In fact, if you bring it over, Lina, I’ll have the tea kettle ready and we can chat as we drink tea and eat the Reese’s ball (there will be no left overs so no need to tell my family 😂). I would love it!!!!

      • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

        Ohh my YES! I am in! <3

  21. Varsha darekar

    Yammmi 😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋

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