Creamy Peanut Butter Dip

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I can never decide what to bring to a potluck. Should I make something sweet or savory? Should I go to CostCo and pick up something pre-made? My go-to potluck is usually my Creamy Jalapeno Dip with tortilla chips. It’s quick and easy and always a hit for my spicy loving friends.

I’ve been on a Pinterest Dessert Dip kick and couldn’t resist making something sweet. We had a couple bags of Reese’s peanut butter cups and several peanut butter pumpkins leftover from the holidays that needed to get used. I’m not a huge peanut butter fan but anything with cream cheese, a stick of butter, and sugar can’t taste bad. This dessert dip doesn’t disappoint and completely satisfies your sweet tooth (or teeth in my case).

It was a huge success at the potluck BBQ we attended today. I’m proud to say that my picky husband requested I reserve him a small container and went back several times to eat a graham cracker full of the the dip while at the BBQ.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • ½ to ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 to 1 ½ cup(s) powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups peanut butter cups, chopped – reserve ½ cup to top the dip
  • ½ to ¾ cup Reese’s peanut butter chips
  • Shortbread cookies and/or graham crackers (or a spoon if you don’t want the extra calories from the cookies!)

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DIRECTIONS

  1. Cream together the cream cheese and butter with a mixer until smooth.
  2. Add ½ cup peanut butter and mix until combined. Taste the mixture to make sure it is peanut-buttery enough. We preferred the full ¾ cup of peanut butter for our dip.
  3. Add powder sugar and vanilla and mixture until smooth.
  4. Stir in the chopped peanut butter cups and Reese’s peanut butter chips.
  5. Top the dip with reserved chopped peanut butter cups.
  6. Eat immediately or you can refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
  7. Serve with shortbread cookies and/or graham crackers, or any favorite cookie. I think pirouette cookies would be tasty too!

Inspired by Shugary Sweets’ Reeses Peanut Butter Cook Dough Dip

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