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Peanut Butter Cup Spread

A jar of Peanut Butter Cup Spread with a piece of chocolate sticking out the top

Well, it’s the New Year.

All you people are fresh and sparkly and full of resolutions and new beginnings.

Me?  I’m about the same.

I am definitely not fresh and sparkly.

I am tired and need a shower.

I mean, I didn’t have any major, party people plans for NYE, but I did stay up and watch the ball drop.

My 7 year old was slightly disappointed with the whole “ball” situation.

He was fully expecting there to be damage.  Anything less than the ball smashing, shattering glass and oozing lava was completely unacceptable.

So when the ball began it’s 2012 decent at the usual geriatric speed, I could see his thoughts loud and clear:  “I stayed up for THIS?”

On top of that, we were watching Ryan Seacrest’s NYE special and I don’t know about you, but Jenny McCarthy frankly scares the poop out of me and I was worried the children might have nightmares.

My NYE in a nutshell.

But anyway, since I stayed up past midnight, I will now be moving at geriatric speed all day long.

Maybe tomorrow too.

And since I am so tired, I am a little cranky, which makes me want to squish-squash all your New Year’s diet resolutions.

So I made Peanut Butter Cup Spread.

It’s basically the filling of a peanut butter cup, in spread form.

Spread it on your graham crackers, a chocolate bar, your toast, a sandwich, or even your {gasp} celery.

But ideally on a spoon to shovel into your face when no one’s looking.

Get on it.

Close-up view of peanut butter spread on a Hershey's chocolate bar

I want to tell you guys how very easy this spread is.

BUT trying to come up with an honest replication of the innards of a Peanut Butter Cup wasn’t as easy as I had anticipated.

Yes, I have made Peanut Butter Balls before, yes, I’ve made Buckeyes, and yessss I’ve even made Peanut Butter Eggs.

And while all of those are delicious, the peanut butter filling isn’t very spreadable.

It took me 5 tries, 6 cups of peanut butter, 2 pounds of powdered sugar, a whole box of graham crackers, 413 curse words and infinity tears to crack the code.

Peanut Butter Cup Spread ingredients in a blender jar

Round one…I thought I would be all smart and use my blender.
Well.

This worked.  Until I went and added too much milk.

Trash.

Curse 1-6.

Then I tried it again.  In the blender.

Then I didn’t add enough milk and overheated the blender.  Which subsequently makes everything in the blender hot, and in this case greasy.

Curse 7-30.

So then I tried it in the mixer.

Ingredients for peanut butter cup spread in a blender

Better.

Then I messed it up again by adding too much other stuff.

Curse 31-267.

Ingredients for Peanut Butter Cup Spread on a counter and stovetop

Meanwhile my kitchen started to look like this…

Another try, too crumbly…

Overhead view of a batch of crumbly peanut butter cup spread in a bowl

Curse 268-412.

Then I stopped taking pictures because I was over it.

But I’m not one to let peanut butter beat me.

And I had one more cup left.

So I went for it…and it worked.

This is the only picture I have of the final product being made…

Peanut Butter Cup spread in a stand mixer

Curse 413.

Any guesses?

Finally…

A jar of Peanut Butter Cup Spread with a mini Hershey chocolate bar sticking out the top

Happy New Year!

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Peanut Butter Cup Spread


Description

makes about 2 1/2 cups spread


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 23 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp graham cracker crumbs (about 1/2 a full cracker)

Instructions

  1. In mixer cream together peanut butter and butter until smooth.
  2. Add in powdered sugar and salt and beat until mixed in. Mixture will be crumbly.
  3. Slowly add in milk and turn mixer up to medium-high until a spreadable consistency forms.
  4. Add in graham cracker crumbs and mix until incorporated.

Notes

serve on cookies, crackers, sandwiches etc.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 weeks.
If you choose to refrigerate, let it come to room temperature before serving.

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54 comments on “Peanut Butter Cup Spread”

  1. Beth Wadsworth

    No vehicle needed but a spoon. My 16 year old daughter and I are hiding this for our own personal consumption. Sooooo good.

  2. Jenna @ Sensationallyseasonal.com

    Just finished it, by the way added two tbs of dark cocoa powder and it is soooooooo goood. (It was awesome before I added the cocoa powder but I just felt like playing. And when I opened my cabinet for the powder sugar the cocoa powder literally fell out. I took it as a sign.)

  3. Jenna @ Sensationallyseasonal.com

    I am so excited! I am making this right now to take to a friend’s house for dessert tonight.

    By the way, my kitchen almost always looks like that when I cook ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad to see I am not alone!

  4. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen

    Wow, I’d be cursing too after trying that many times! Glad it finally worked out though. Looks naughty…

    The first time I saw the ball drop a few years ago, I was extremely disappointed as well. It doesn’t live up to the hype.

  5. Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste)

    Oh my heavens! How am I just now discovering this recipe?! Making this ASAP!

  6. Sue {munchkin munchies}

    Thanks for all of your dedication towards making us happy:) This looks amazing! I think Biscoff (and cookie butter) may have some stiff competition here! Happy New Year!!!

  7. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective

    Shelly, I am picturing you with little red horns right now while the rest of us chomp on kale…. LOL!

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