Peanut Butter Cups Pie – There is no craving quite like a peanut butter cup craving. Sweet and indulgent, yet simple and classic, anytime is a good time for a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Pie.
The only problem is the packages are so small. You only get a couple of cups. You can’t satisfy your Reese’s peanut butter cup sweet tooth and share at the same time! But what if there was a way?
If you’ve been wondering what size is bigger than king size, keep reading for our giant Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie recipe.
What Is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Pie?
If you already know what a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup is, and of course you do, you might have heard of the exciting limited release of Reese’s Thanksgiving Pie for Thanksgiving 2021. A huge three-pound, 9’ Reese’s peanut butter cup, the $45 treat sold out about as quickly as you can imagine.
Maybe Reese’s will release another Thanksgiving Pie in the future, but instead of holding your breath for it, use that breath to head down to the store. With only a few ingredients and for a fraction of the price, you can put together a no-bake, homemade peanut butter cup just like Reese’s pie.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie is just a giant peanut butter cup. You can slice and share, serving it for the holidays, parties, game-day, at-home coffee dates with friends, or nibble on a couple of slices on a long Monday.
New Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Pie Recipe
- Fluted tart pan
- Parchment paper
- Microwave-safe bowl
- Large mixing bowl
- Spoon or spatula
- Cooking spray
- 2½ cups milk chocolate chips
- 1½ Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- ½ cups salted butter, melted
- Prepare pan. Spray a 9’ round, fluted tart pan with cooking spray. Place a circle of parchment in the bottom of the pan. Give the top of the parchment another couple of spritzes of cooking spray.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips and the vegetable oil in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Continue heating the chocolate and oil in 30-second increments, stirring after each one, until the chocolate is smooth and melted.
- Spoon half of the melted chocolate into the tart pan. Use a spatula to spread chocolate evenly over the bottom of the pan and up the sides.
- Place the tart pan in the refrigerator to chill while you prepare the peanut butter filling.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, powdered sugar, and melted butter, stirring until the filling comes together. It will be thick.
- With your hands, continue working the dough together until it forms a smooth ball. Flatten into an even disc.
- Take the tart pan out of the refrigerator and ensure the chocolate layer is set. Place the disc of peanut butter filling in the center of the tart pan. Using a spoon, spatula, or your hands, gently push the filling out from the center, to reach to and up the sides in an even layer.
- Check the remaining half of the melted chocolate. If it has set or is no longer liquid and smooth, heat in the microwave for 20 seconds or until re-melted. Do not overheat.
- Spoon the melted chocolate over the peanut butter filling, using a spoon or spatula to spread in an even layer across to the sides. Gently tap the tart pan to make sure the chocolate settles and any air bubbles are knocked out.
- Chill in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours or overnight.
- To serve, remove it from the refrigerator and let it sit on the counter at room temperature for about 20 minutes. Apply pressure to the sides of the pan to encourage it to release. Turn the tart pan upside down on a cake circle or serving plate.
- Carefully remove the tart pan bottom and sides. Peel the parchment from the bottom. Using another plate flip the peanut butter pie back over. Slice into twelve pieces with a dry, heated knife for smooth, easy slices.
Tips & Tricks for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Pie Recipe
Here are some tips and tricks to use with this Reese’s peanut butter cups pie recipe, including storage information and variation inspiration.
Parchment paper is a great safety net for taking the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie out of the tart pan, but if you don’t have any, just make sure to grease the pan liberally with pan spray, oil, or butter.
If you don’t have a tart pan you could make this in a springform pan or a pie plate. It just won’t have the famous Reese’s peanut butter cup edges.
Substitutions and Variations
This recipe uses creamy peanut butter, but feel free to use chunky. If you want more of a gritty texture, add a cup of graham cracker crumbs to the filling.
For Reese’s flavor, use Reese’s peanut butter.
If you have or are preparing this for anyone with peanut allergies, this recipe can be made with almond or any other type of nut or seed butter.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups come in many flavor combinations. Try replicating some or coming up with some of your own.
Instead of using milk chocolate, you could use dark chocolate, white chocolate, peanut butter, or butterscotch.
Experiment with add-ins to the filling. Replicate Reese’s peanut brittle cups by crumbling some peanut brittle in the batter. Other possibilities include adding mini Reese’s pieces, crushed pretzels, mini chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, or even real chopped-up mini Reese’s cups.
The Reese’s peanut butter cup pie can be kept at room temperature in an airtight container for three days.
To freeze, wrap slices in plastic wrap, overwrap with foil, and place them in the freezer, where they can be kept for three months. When ready to serve, thaw overnight in the fridge.
Nutrition Information of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Pie
Each serving contains:
Calories: 326 | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7.5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 154 mg | Total Carbohydrates: 34g | Dietary Fiber: 1.3g | Total Sugars: 31g | Protein 6g | Vitamin D: 5mcg | Iron: 2mg | Potassium: 142mg
If you love Reese’s peanut butter cups, you don’t have to wait for Hershey’s pie. Surprise your friends and family this weekend by whipping up this shocking large, fun, and delicious Reese’s peanut butter cups pie recipe.
This is a good weeknight meal.
Made this for dinner tonight for my fam. Absolutely loved it!
Really good, everyone enjoyed this dish. Very tender with lots of flavor. Will definitely make again. Thanks for sharing the recipe!