Sweet eaters and readers, happy belated Valentine’s Day and welcome to Tasty Tuesday 02.2021. Today’s post is part of the Favorite Treats for Your Sweets recipe swap and blog hop. Try saying that with your mouth full!! Hope this link up with all the recipes we share will be a treat to all of you.
Whether you’re hungry or just like to eat, you’ve hit the jackpot! This gaggle of gals has gathered together to share some of our favorite recipes with YOU. And with each other, of course. Before we get started today, you can check out last year’s recipes, here. And, if you are hopping here from Deb’s blog at Deb’s World, thank you!!
Favorite Treats for Your Sweets
One of the activities on this year’s winter bucket list is trying 3 new recipes. I have tried a new cocktail, and a new main dish. So making this Reese’s pie will allow me to put that nice green check mark for mission accomplished!
Let’s not waste another precious minute! So, grab your apron and meet me in the kitchen.
LET’S GET COOKING: Reese’s Pie
One of PC’s favorite candies is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Out of curiosity, how do you pronounce that name…Reese’s? Do you say Ree-sus or Ree-sees? I say Ree-sus Peanut Butter Cups. But hear a lot of folks pronouncing it the other way…including my Prince. When I discovered the recipe for this Reese’s pie on Pinterest, I knew it would be a big hit at our house. No matter how you pronounce its name!!
Here’s all you will need for this decadent dessert.
- graham cracker pie crust (I used shortbread)
- 8oz container Cool Whip (I used lite)
- 8oz package cream cheese, softened (I used 1/3 fat less fat Neufchatel)
- bag of miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – crushed (We used the snack-size, 15 because PC ate one)
- Crush Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, we cut them into bite-sized bits with a knife
- Blend the Cool Whip with the softened cream cheese
- Add most of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (save some of the candy for the topping)
- Spoon into pie crust
- Sprinkle remaining chopped peanut butter cups on top
- Refrigerate the pie in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving
You can add a 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter into the mixture for even more peanut butter flavor if you prefer. Or maybe the same amount of Nutella? Wouldn’t that be scrumptious? But as is in the recipe, the pie has a cheesecake flavor.
I would also have used a few more peanut butter cups. We didn’t have enough to cover the top of the pie completely. Then again, it wasn’t quite as rich with fewer of the candies on the top layer.
This pie can also be made with other candies like Butterfinger, Snickers, Nestle’s Crunch. The sky’s the limit!!
Is there a special recipe you make as a favorite treat? Maybe a family dish? Something handed down from generation to generation? Or maybe something you have just discovered like I did this Reese’s pie? Would love to know all about it. Please link up your favorite treat for your sweets recipe with us. Or share some of the details of your recipe in a comment below.
Hope you will follow along the blog hop and pop over to check out Gale’s recipe at All the Little Bits. Can’t wait to check out her recipe and the recipes of all the girls participating.
Big thanks to the sweet bloggers who joined me for this recipe swap and blog hop. I love your enthusiastic, supportive hearts! And thank YOU for coming by and spending some time here with me. Please let me know if you give this Reese’s pie a try. And if you have any questions about the recipe, just holler.
Hugs and sticky kisses,