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Reese’s Peanut Butter Fluff

If you love Fluffernutter sandwiches, you are going to love this Peanut Butter Fluff Salad. I could eat it by the spoonful…and I do. This delicious treat takes peanut butter to the next level.

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Where are all my peanut butter lovers? Imagine Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups meets peanut butter mousse. Yes, please!

Make this recipe for family gatherings, BBQs or game day, your next special occasion, or just an ordinary Tuesday.

Peanut Butter Fluff Recipe

Peanut butter fluff is insanely delicious, it’s always a crowd pleaser and kids and adults alike will love it. It is great to bring to a potluck and would be perfect for family gatherings.

Serve with dippers such as apples or graham crackers or you could even make peanut butter fluff sandwiches.

With simple ingredients and a snap to put together, I promise this easy and delicious dip or dessert will be a hit every time!

If you love this recipe, you will love this strawberry shortcake fluff, or orange fluff version.

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Ingredients Needed

Cream cheese – Use block cream cheese, not whipped. Substitute a low fat or fat free version. 

Powdered sugar – Also known as confectioners’ sugar or icing sugar.

Frozen whipped topping – Cool Whip is typically used in this recipe, however you can whip your own cream. 

Instant chocolate pudding – This makes for a deep chocolatey dip, but you could substitute vanilla pudding if you prefer a more peanut butter forward taste.

Peanut butter – You will need smooth creamy peanut butter for this recipe. Do not use natural peanut butter as it separates.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – You could also substitute chocolate chips or a combination of chocolate chips and peanut butter chips.

Miniature marshmallows – If you don’t have mini marshmallows, you can cut regular marshmallows into quarters.

How to make Reese’s Peanut Butter Fluff

FIRST: Using an electric hand mixer combine room temperature cream cheese and powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl and mix until fully blended.

You will need to mix the cream cheese and powdered sugar for about 60 seconds until fully blended. It will be thick and frosting-like.

SECOND: Add in whipped cream topping and chocolate pudding mix and blend together until smooth. Spoon in peanut butter and blend one more time using the hand mixer. Mix until smooth and thick.

THIRD: Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the mini marshmallows and chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups and mix until all ingredients are evenly suspended inside the mixture. 

FOURTH: Allow to chill for at least 30 minutes and garnish with additional mini marshmallows and Reese cup pieces.

For the full recipe and detailed baking instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post.

close up of peanut butter fluff topped with miniature marshmallows

Can I make it ahead of time?

Yes! The peanut butter fluff salad needs to chill for at least 30 minutes but you could make up to a day ahead of time. If making ahead make sure you stir it again before serving.

It is best served the day that it is made.

What to serve with peanut butter fluff?

I love this dip served with fresh fruit such as strawberries and apple slices. Serve with chocolate graham crackers and peanut butter cookies as dippers.

Plain graham crackers are super tasty! Shortbread, pretzels, peanut butter cookies, and animal crackers would be great too.

spoon scooping peanut butter fluff out of a small bowl

How do I soften cream cheese?

Soften your cream cheese by letting it sit on the countertop for 30 minutes to 1 hour until it comes to room temperature.

If you are like me and forget to take the cream cheese out of the fridge you can try this hack: Place your sealed cream cheese in a bowl of warm water for about 15 minutes, turning over every 5 minutes or so.

Can I make peanut butter fluff with marshmallow cream?

I have seen recipes for peanut butter fluff made with marshmallow cream. If you wanted just a creamy dip without any add-ins, you could substitute 8 ounces of marshmallow cream for the mini marshmallows.

Leave in the peanut butter cups or just use them for garnish.

To stabilize your cream use this pro tip: Add 1 teaspoon of cornstarch or ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar to 1 Tablespoon of powdered sugar. Add this to 1 cup of heavy whipping cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla and whip until stiff peaks form.

two bowls of fluff salad topped with peanut butter cups and mini marshmallows

Tips for No Leftovers

  • Bring cream cheese to room temperature before mixing.
  • Do not use marshmallow fluff it’s not the same thing. You need the texture of the mini marshmallows.
  • Do not use natural peanut butter. It tends to separate.
  • Chill before serving as the flavors will blend and taste best after it has chilled for 1-2 hours.
  • If you have any leftovers – which I doubt you will – store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
  • Save some Reese’s peanut butter cups and mini marshmallows to garnish the top of the fluff dip.
  • Be sure to use miniature Reese Cups and not full size! Cutting the full size Reese’s cups tend to break apart the cups too much when mixing.
  • You can freeze the peanut butter cups before chopping as this will prevent them from melting when stirring into this delicious dip.
  • I think this recipe would also make a great filling for a no-bake peanut butter cheesecake with a graham cracker crust. Let me know if you try it!

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Satisfy that sweet tooth and that peanut butter craving all at the same time and make this peanut butter fluff today! You cannot go wrong with this thick fluff salad that has a deep chocolate – peanut butter taste!

bowl of peanut butter fluff salad on a wood board

Peanut Butter Fluff Salad

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This Reese's Peanut Butter Fluff Salad is a delicious and easy to make side dish or dessert for your next gathering!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 8 ounces frozen whipped topping (thawed in the refrigerator)
  • 3.9 ounce package of instant chocolate pudding
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter cups (chopped)
  • 10 ounces miniature marshmallows

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the block of cream cheese and powdered sugar. Using an electric hand mixer, mix until fully incorporated.
  2. Add in whipped topping and chocolate pudding powder. Mix until smooth.
  3. Add peanut butter and blend using the hand mixer.
  4. Mix until thick and smooth.
  5. Fold in the marshmallows and peanut butter cups.
  6. With a flexible spatula, mix until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  7. Chill for 30 minutes before serving. 
  8. Garnish with additional mini marshmallows and Reese cup pieces. 

Notes

  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator for 3-4 days after preparing. 
  • You will need to mix the cream cheese and powdered sugar for about 60 seconds until fully blended. It will be thick and frosting-like. 
  • This will be a thick fluff salad with a deeper chocolate/peanut butter taste! 
  • The fluff mixture will cover the marshmallows and Reese Cups completely. 
  • Be sure to use mini Reese Cups and not full size! Cutting the full size Reese cups down tend to break apart the cups too much when mixing.
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    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 734Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 453mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 3gSugar: 63gProtein: 13g

    This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and we can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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