Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cheese Ball

I cannot believe that is is already Christmas Eve.  This month and year have gone by so fast.  I am luckily done with my shopping, but still have a lot of wrapping to do.  We at least started some of the wrapping already, which is new for us.  Usually we are up till at least midnight finishing the wrapping.  This year with a baby though, I do not want to stay up that late.
 
I am so excited for Christmas this year as my 3 year old is so excited.  I can’t wait to see the look on his face when he sees all his presents from Santa.  He will also get to unwrap presents at my parent’s house tonight and my in-law’s house tomorrow.
 
When we go to our family’s houses for the holidays we always like to bring an appetizer.  If you have ever read this blog before you know I am a huge fan of dessert appetizers.  I mean how can you go wrong with a sweet appetizer?  I also love sweet cheese balls.  I decided to make a delicious cheese ball that combined my favorite cookie dough and candy.  I combined peanut butter cookie dough, which is eggless and edible, with Reese’s peanut butter cups and Reese’s Pieces.
This Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cheese Ball tastes fantastic and is a great appetizer for any party.  This would be great for holiday parties, for New Year’s, or for any celebration.  If you are a big fan of Reese’s or peanut butter cookies, you will love this cheese ball.  The cheese ball itself tastes just like peanut butter cookie dough with added peanut butter cups and then the whole cheese ball has Reese’s Pieces on the outside.  My husband brought this to school and it was devoured.  This is great served with vanilla wafers, pretzels, graham crackers, or fruit.  This is a must try!

 

 

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cheese Ball

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Reese's Pieces

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the brown sugar and butter together until combined. Then add in the cream cheese and peanut butter and beat until combined. The beat in the powdered sugar and vanilla until combined.  
  2. Stir in the chopped peanut butter cups.  
  3. Place the mixture on a large piece of plastic wrap. Bring up all the corners of the plastic wrap and wrap into a ball. Freeze the ball for about 1 1/2 hours or until it is firm enough to keep its shape.
  4. Place the Reese's Pieces on a flat plate and roll the unwrapped cheese ball in the Reese's Pieces. Make sure to press the Reese's Pieces into the cheese ball until it is fully covered.
  5. Place the ball on a serving dish, cover with plastic wrap and freeze the cheese ball for another 2 hours or overnight. If frozen overnight, thaw for 20-30 minutes before serving. Serve with Vanilla Wafers, pretzels, graham crackers, fruit, or other cookies.
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  1. Love this recipe but hoping I’m making it right. Read the recipe several times but didn’t see any mention of what to do with the mini morals so I hope they were to be mixed with all other ingredients because that’s what I did.

  2. I just made this and it was a little gooey when i wrapped it in a plastic wrap to put it in the fridge did i do something wrong?

    • It depends on how big you want them. I used the mini peanut butter cups and just cut them in half. If you are using regular size peanut butter cups, you could quarter them.

  3. I seen this recipe on Facebook & had to look more into it…I LOVE REESE PIECES & when I say LOVE, I literally mean it – I eat them at least everyday for a snack at work. Don’t get me wrong I like all sorts of Reese’s, I just prefer the Reese’s Pieces!! But when I seen this just my the look of it my mouth started watering, my heart started racing, & my stomach started growling!! Haha…I’m definietly making this in the next day or two – & I already know it’s gonna be so delightful. Thanks for putting something like this on here!!!!

  4. How do you recommend each person getting their own serving? Dip the wafers into it or did you use some sort of spoon, knife, etc? Thanks!

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  24. I made this for a Halloween Office Potluck yesterday and it was a hit!! Everyone loved it. I followed the recipe exactly and it was perfect. Sweet and decadent but not overwhelmingly sweet. I served it with Nilla Wafers and Chocolate Graham Cracker Sticks. Even people who arent normally sweet eaters were going back for 2nds and 3rds. I got many compliments on how pretty it looked and how it really fit the Halloween/Fall theme. I will be making this again!

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