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If you love the classic flavor combination of peanut butter and chocolate, give this delicious peanut butter fluff a try. You can have this easy to make dessert dip ready in 10 minutes and it only needs 6 simple ingredients.
Peanut butter fluff is a combination of Reese's Peanut butter cups, cream cheese, peanut butter, vanilla instant pudding, milk and whipped topping. The resulting dessert dip is rich, thick and creamy. It is full of the classic chocolate peanut butter flavor we all know and love.
Dessert fluffs (or dips) are popular because they are easy to make, inexpensive and delicious. There are so many flavors possible as well, such as Oreo Fluff, Hot chocolate fluff and Banana Pudding Fluff.
One of the fun things about this Reese's peanut butter fluff is that you can serve it with a wide variety of things from sweet (like graham crackers) to salty (like pretzels) to fresh (like Strawberries. It is a versatile and easy to make dessert dip.
With how easy and yummy this fluff is it is perfect for serving at many different occasions. It make a large amount, so it's especially great for big celebrations, potlucks and holiday parties. But you can certainly also make it for everyday snacking.
🧁Why To Try This Recipe
Fast to make - this is super easy and fast to get together. You can have it ready for snacking in about 10 minutes.
Lots of dipping options - the dipping options are limitless. Serve this with sweet dippers, salty dippers or even fresh fruit.
Only a few ingredients - you only need 6 really simple ingredients for this dip. Most, if not all, you probably already have in your kitchen.
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Hand or Stand Mixer
- Measuring Cups
- Spatula or spoon
- Cream cheese
- Whipped Topping
- Peanut Butter - creamy
- Vanilla Pudding
- Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
See recipe card for quantities.
📖Substitutions & Variations
These flavor variations and ingredient substitutions are great if you are missing an ingredient or want to change up the flavor a little bit.
- Use different flavored pudding - instead of vanilla pudding use a different flavor, chocolate is a nice substitute.
- Add chocolate - add in chocolate chips to add a little extra dash of chocolate. Or, you can drizzle some chocolate across the top of the dip to add the flavor and a little pizazz.
- Use marshmallow fluff - substitute 7 oz of marshmallow fluff for the milk and instant pudding to still get a similar texture.
- Ramp up the peanut butter - add in peanut butter chips to really double down on the sweet and salty peanut flavor in this dip.
If you like peanut butter flavored desserts, you might want to try out these peanut butter rice krispie treats.
Follow along with these easy step-by-step instructions and photos to easily make this peanut butter fluff.
Step one: Add softened cream cheese to the mixing bowl.
Step two: Scoop the peanut butter into the mixing bowl with the cream cheese. Beat these together on medium high for around 2 minutes until well combined.
Step three: Add in the pudding mix.
Step four: Add in the milk to the mixing bowl as well.
Step five: Mix the pudding and milk into the peanut butter cream cheese with the mixer until well combined and a smooth consistency.
Step six: Scoop the thawed whipped topping into the mixture. Carefully and thoroughly fold it in until completely combined.
Step seven: Place Reese's cups into a plastic bag and break them into pieces with a rolling pin or wooden spoon. Then, add them to the bowl and fold them into the fluff.
Hint: freeze the peanut butter cups while you make the rest of the fluff. This way when you chop them up and mix them in they will stay in solid pieces instead of getting crumbly and melty.
⭐Recipe Tips for Success
- Thaw whipped topping - most whipped toppings are frozen. Thaw on the counter for 60 minutes or few a few hours in the fridge before using it. This makes it much easier to fold into the dip.
- Chill before serving - you can eat it right away. However, if you chill it for a few hours first it helps it to set and meld all the flavors together.
- Fold in the topping and candy - instead of mixing in the whipped topping and peanut butter cups with a mixer, fold them in by hand. This will make sure you keep a nice texture for the fluff.
- Use room temperature cream cheese - the cream cheese can be difficult to beat together with the peanut butter if it is cold and stiff. So, let it sit out for a few minutes before using it to let it soften.
This dip should be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It can be kept for up to 5 days.
You can freeze this dip for up to a month, but be aware that at defrosting it may loose some of its creamy texture.
You can use homemade whipped cream, but it tends to be a little thinner than store-bought whipped topping.
Yes, you can make peanut butter fluff ahead of time. It has the most flavor after chilling for a few hours. However, you want to serve it within 24 hours of making it.
Using natural or chunky peanut butter is not recommended because they won't give the same cohesive and smooth texture as creamy peanut butter.
🍴What to Serve with this Dip
There are so many different options for what to serve with this fluff to scoop it up. Here are just a few to try out:
- Graham Crackers (any flavor)
- Vanilla Wafers
- Apple Slices
- Animal Crackers
- Pringles (or other potato chips)
- Peanut Butter Cookies
- Nutter Butters
Peanut Butter Fluff
- Hand or Stand Mixer
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring Cup
- Wooden spoon or spatula
- 3.4 oz box Vanilla Instant Pudding
- 8 oz Cream Cheese
- 8 oz Whipped topping thawed
- 1.5 Cups Milk
- 10 oz bag Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cups
- 1 Cup Peanut butter creamy
- Place 8 oz of cream cheese and 1 cup of Peanut butter into mixing bowl.
- Beat cream cheese and peanut butter together on medium-high speed for 2 minutes or until well combined.
- Add in 3.4 oz box of vanilla instant pudding and 1.5 cups of milk. Mix on medium speed until well combined.
- Add in 8 oz of thawed whipped topping to the mixing bowl. Carefully fold it into the mixture.
- Put 10.5 oz of Mini Reese's peanut butter cups into a ziplock bag and crush them up with a rolling pin or a wooden spoon.
- Sprinkle the crumbled peanut butter cups into the mixing bowl and fold them in well.
- Thaw/Room temperature - thaw the whipped topping and let the cream cheese sit at room temperature before using. This will allow them to be softer and easier to mix in to the dip.
- Chill peanut butter cups - let them chill while making the rest of the dip so that they don't crumble or melt while chopping them up and folding them in.
- Use different pudding - you can use a different flavored pudding if desired. Chocolate is a good substitute.
- Add mix-ins - you can mix in ½ cup of chocolate chips or peanut butter chips if you want to ramp up the flavor.
- You can store this fluff in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 5 days.