This post is sponsored by Southern Peanut Growers, all opinions are my own.
Easy Reese’s Ice Box Cake: This peanut butter and chocolate ice box cake is loaded with fun flavors, and is a decadent no bake dessert perfect for summer parties, and gatherings with friends.
You guys! I am peanut butter obsessed over here. And I am not just talking straight out of the jar, I am talking whipped, flavored, powdered, in candy form, as a sauce, and every which way. Basically if it has peanut butter I am in. And if it is low work, low mess, no bake, peanut butter goodness then I am really, really in.
Earlier this year I made an ice box cake for the first time in my life. Yes, I know, I was missing out. And since that first attempt at it I realized there was a whole world of flavor possibilities in ice box cake form. And thus it was only natural to take my love of all forms of peanut butter, and combine it with my love of ice box cakes!
I knew that the layers of graham crackers with peanut butter flavored pudding, and chunks of peanut butter cups was going to be decadently rich, and just irresistibly good.
So the layering began. Peanut butter is so fun because it goes so well with so many flavors. Some of my favorite combos are banana and chocolate. I skipped the banana for this recipe, and instead did a layer of fudgey chocolate pudding mixture, tons of chopped up peanut butter cups, and graham crackers, followed by a layer of peanut butter goodness, and topped with hot fudge sauce, and more peanut butter cups.
To say this was a rich dessert would be an understatement.
Start with a layer of graham crackers, and top them with peanut butter cups.
Then add a layer of your chocolate pudding mixture. Oh so creamy and good.
This is followed up with another layer of graham crackers, and more peanut butter cups, only this time they are chopped up to add some variety.
Then top that with your peanut butter pudding layer. I couldn’t find peanut butter pudding, so I took a vanilla pudding, and just mixed in some peanut butter protein powder. That way I could pretend this dessert was a little bit healthy! Win!
Then you need that final layer of graham crackers, and it goes into the fridge to let the pudding mixture layers set up.
And then it is topped with a decadent, sinfully silky hot fudge sauce.
And last, but not least, more peanut butter cups. We say go big or go home. Right?
Now tell me you don’t want to just dig into this bad boy? The good news is that because it is so rich, even though it is made in a 9 x 9 pan, it is enough to serve a group because you aren’t going to want a huge serving.
Obviously my peanut butter obsession is justified. but if you guys want to further explore peanut butter, the Souther Peanut Growers are here to help. They have a list of 50 ways to think outside the peanut butter jar such as cooling down with a powdered PB smoothie, topping grilled fruits with a homemade peanut sauce or grabbing a portable peanut butter package or bar on the way out the door.
Check it out here: http://peanutbutterlovers.com/pb-lovers/beyond-the-jar
And if you want to join in on the fun, you can share how you take peanut butter beyond the jar by posting a photo on Twitter or Instagram, and use the hashtag #BeyondTheJar to enter the contest. Winning entries will be randomly selected and will receive high-value prizes, including gift cards. So let’s hop on it, and start sharing how we love to eat peanut butter. Bonus points (imaginary ones) if you post your version of this Easy Reese’s Ice Box Cake!
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