Peanut Butter Mini Dessert Shooters
I recently had some friends over and came up with this recipe for us all to enjoy. We girls don’t typically like to be the first person to cut into a cake but who can resist picking up one of these little guys on your way through the dining room? And they are pre-portioned so no fear of somebody looking at the HUGE slice you just took. I won’t tell if you go back for seconds (in fact I would probably encourage you to)!
I don’t really know what inspired me more…the cute mini Reese’s Cups that I found in my local grocery store or the 4lbs of peanut butter that I was given recently. Both equally inspiring, right?
I started with the graham cracker crust in the bottoms of 12 small glasses and then piled on the peanut butter fluff. Okay, so these are not “shooters.” My friend told me that it’s a good thing I don’t drink if I consider this a shooter. Still – it’s a mini dessert in a mini cup! You get the idea.
Add a few more graham cracker crumbs and top it off with Reese’s Cups. Chill – try to wait at least 2 hours before digging in. These can be made and chilled overnight. Also, this recipe yields 2 pies (I just use standard store-bought graham cracker crusts).
Peanut Butter Mini Dessert Shooters
- 2 cups graham crackers
- 5 Tbs melted butter
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 2/3 cup peanut butter
- 1 Tbs milk
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tubs, or 1 large tub frozen whipped topping, thawed (Cool Whip)
- Reese's Cups
- Combine the graham cracker crumbs with the melted butter. Spoon into the bottoms of 10-12 small glasses. Reserve some crumbs for garnish if desired.
- In the bowl of a mixer combine cream cheese, peanut butter and milk until smooth. Slowly beat in powdered sugar then fold in the whipped topping.
- Spoon peanut butter fluff over the graham cracker crusts then chill at least 2 hours.
- Garnish with reserved crumbs and peanut butter cups.
42 Comments on “Peanut Butter Mini Dessert Shooters”
These look absolutely amazing.
I’ll tell my friend about this as you’ve come up with a very tempting dessert shooter. She has a webpage devoted to the topic and maybe she can add a link to yours.
Oh. My. Goodness. This is bliss in a shot glass. I’ve bookmarked this for future use at a dinner party. They look divine!
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What an awesome idea. I love the thought of desserts that you can just grab and go with instead of having to pull out plates and cutting off pieces. And, with a family of peanut butter lovers, we always have a big tub around.
That is a joy to behold; all that deliciousness in one little cup. I would be hard pressed not to save back two or three or ten cups for myself before serving them!!
I think I would need a bigger cup! Looks fun and delicious.
I love mini-desserts too though i think i would not stop myself from having more than one of these. heheh.
Looks decadent and delicious…I love the chocolate and peanut butter combination. Thanks for sharing!
What an awesome dessert! I’ve got to make this!
What a delicious idea! Love how they can be made for a big crowd :o)
I love mini desserts, these look delicious 🙂
Indeed, they are fun! And all my favorite flavors. The only thing missing is nuts. Is that too much!
What fun, and such a pretty presentation. I love the automatic portion control too!
delicious way to use up peanut butter. thanks for sharing!
oh wow, those are so cute and I’m sure were a big hit with company!
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what a perfect dessert!! I love peanut butter and your shooters are such a sweet treat, although I have to say I might be looking for a larger portion!
I wish I could be invited with such lovely little treats!
What an awesome way to serve this dessert. Love it!
Love them. So cute, so easy!
Seconds…Thirds…I might even go back for fourths. 😉 These look fantastic!
Great fun, delicious and just ideal for parties. Inspiring!
So easy yet irresistible! Thanks dear for sharing this great dessert…
mmm..this looks fantastic and so delicious! I don’t think that I visited your blog before..but I will be regular from now on:))
These look fantastic and adorable! Mini desserts are awesome. I’ve got to go out and get some of those mini pb cups!
Your mini desserts are so cute. Easy to eat and portable. Perfect fora party. I just saw the mini Reese’s at the store. Thanks for sharing!
omigoodness…this is awesome, katrina! i love that you call them shooters… very cute and party friendly!
btw, thank you for all of your sweet comments on my blog – you’re the best! =) happy weekend!
Great looking party snack! I love peanut butter and chocolate so it wouldn’t be a good idea to keep these around the house. I’d end up eating about 6 of them.
Yummy! I haven’t seen the mini Reese’s anywhere. I guess I will have to look for them!
Oh! I was expecting an alcoholic recipe.
Katrina, thanks for sending some BUZZ for my matcha frappe. I don’t mind to have a trade with these cute shooters.
Perfect size for a rich desert… unfortunately, we don’t know anyone with that much self control! Seconds and probably thirds will have to be planned for.
This is heavenly.. all of my favorite flavors in one fabulous perfectly sized shooter!
Thanks Katrina. It’s very helpful. So chocolate chips and whipped cream it’ll be, then. Boyfriend will love me even more for this.
Oh! These sound awesome!
Beautiful and irresistible! I would be the one to come back for seconds. 🙂
Believe me, I would probably finish one thirds of peanut butter cups before I finished the recipe. :-)) Those look truly delish!
What a great idea!! And I love anything peanut butter so I know I would love this!
Those look DELICIOUS! Chocolate, peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, cream cheese, butter… You can not go wrong! Happy Friday!
These shooters look amazing! I just saw these mini peanut butter cups at the grocery store too. This recipe is so creative! Will def have to try!
Anzelle – I have used regular sized peanut butter cups and just chopped them up. You could also use chocolate chips or peanuts.
Frozen whipped topping is “Cool Whip” 🙂 You could certainly make your own whipped cream – I just took the easy way out.
Is that helpful?
These look yummy, but I need to know 2 things, because we don’t get them here.
Firstly, what would you put on top of the dessert in the place of peanut butter cups?
Secondly, what is frozen whipped topping, and what can I replace it with?