Peanut Butter Mini Dessert Shooters

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Peanut Butter Mini Dessert Shooters from @KatrinasKitchen

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)!

Peanut Butter Mini Dessert Shooters from @KatrinasKitchen

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?

Peanut Butter Mini Dessert Shooters from @KatrinasKitchen

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.

Peanut Butter Mini Dessert Shooters from @KatrinasKitchen

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 from @KatrinasKitchen

Peanut Butter Mini Dessert Shooters

Fluffy peanut butter mousse cups


  • 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.

Peanut Butter Mini Dessert Shooters from @KatrinasKitchen

- Katrina

42 Responses to “Peanut Butter Mini Dessert Shooters”

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    Anzelle @ Scrambledpancakes — February 18, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    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?

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    Katrina — February 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    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?

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    Happy when not hungry — February 18, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    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!

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    Christi @ Love From The Oven — February 18, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Those look DELICIOUS! Chocolate, peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, cream cheese, butter… You can not go wrong! Happy Friday!

  5. #
    [email protected] — February 18, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    What a great idea!! And I love anything peanut butter so I know I would love this!

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    Angie's Recipes — February 18, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Believe me, I would probably finish one thirds of peanut butter cups before I finished the recipe. :-)) Those look truly delish!

  7. #
    Kate @ — February 18, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Beautiful and irresistible! I would be the one to come back for seconds. 🙂

  8. #
    kita — February 18, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Oh! These sound awesome!

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    Anzelle @ Scrambledpancakes — February 18, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Thanks Katrina. It’s very helpful. So chocolate chips and whipped cream it’ll be, then. Boyfriend will love me even more for this.

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    Evan @swEEts — February 18, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    This is heavenly.. all of my favorite flavors in one fabulous perfectly sized shooter!

  11. #
    Cheryl and Adam — February 18, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    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.

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    Indonesia Eats — February 18, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Katrina, thanks for sending some BUZZ for my matcha frappe. I don’t mind to have a trade with these cute shooters.

  13. #
    TheChocolatePriestess — February 18, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Oh! I was expecting an alcoholic recipe.

  14. #
    Dulce Dough — February 18, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Yummy! I haven’t seen the mini Reese’s anywhere. I guess I will have to look for them!

  15. #
    Brian @ howtobaker — February 18, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    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.

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    sweetsbysillianah — February 18, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    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!

  17. #
    Becky — February 18, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    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!

  18. #
    Wilde in the Kitchen — February 18, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    These look fantastic and adorable! Mini desserts are awesome. I’ve got to go out and get some of those mini pb cups!

  19. #
    Sandra — February 19, 2011 at 12:50 am

    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:))

  20. #
    Treat and Trick — February 19, 2011 at 3:25 am

    So easy yet irresistible! Thanks dear for sharing this great dessert…

  21. #
    Jill Colonna — February 19, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Great fun, delicious and just ideal for parties. Inspiring!

  22. #
    natalie — February 19, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Seconds…Thirds…I might even go back for fourths. 😉 These look fantastic!

  23. #
    Christina — February 19, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Love them. So cute, so easy!

  24. #
    briarrose — February 19, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    What an awesome way to serve this dessert. Love it!

  25. #
    Katerina — February 19, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    I wish I could be invited with such lovely little treats!

  26. #
    Chef Dennis — February 19, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    oh Katrina
    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!

  27. #
    Raw_Girl — February 20, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Theres an award waiting for you.
    Cheers, Zen

  28. #
    Simply Life — February 20, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    oh wow, those are so cute and I’m sure were a big hit with company!

  29. #
    kitchenmorph — February 20, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    delicious way to use up peanut butter. thanks for sharing!

  30. #
    Mother Rimmy — February 20, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    What fun, and such a pretty presentation. I love the automatic portion control too!

  31. #
    Rosemary — February 20, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Indeed, they are fun! And all my favorite flavors. The only thing missing is nuts. Is that too much!

  32. #
    Sydney Jones — February 21, 2011 at 12:21 am

    I love mini desserts, these look delicious 🙂

  33. #
    Susi — February 21, 2011 at 2:04 am

    What a delicious idea! Love how they can be made for a big crowd :o)

  34. #
    Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It — February 21, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    What an awesome dessert! I’ve got to make this!

  35. #
    Mary at n00bcakes — February 21, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Looks decadent and delicious…I love the chocolate and peanut butter combination. Thanks for sharing!

  36. #
    Cakewhiz — February 22, 2011 at 12:10 am

    I love mini-desserts too though i think i would not stop myself from having more than one of these. heheh.

  37. #
    kitchenarian — February 22, 2011 at 4:48 am

    I think I would need a bigger cup! Looks fun and delicious.

  38. #
    Kristen — February 22, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    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!!

  39. #
    The Mom Chef — February 22, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    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.

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    Kim Winson — February 25, 2011 at 3:13 am

    Oh. My. Goodness. This is bliss in a shot glass. I’ve bookmarked this for future use at a dinner party. They look divine!

    Kim @ Incandescent Blue Flame

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    Virginia Allain — May 21, 2011 at 12:36 am

    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.

  42. #
    Tabitha Lynn — December 3, 2011 at 7:58 am

    These look absolutely amazing.

    New follower.


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