This post was originally published here October 29, 2015. I’ve changed the recipe slightly. And I’ve updated the text and photographs to reflect those changes.
I’ve never been a big fan of Halloween. Scary movies? Nope. Skimpy costumes? I’ll pass. All the candy I can eat? Ok. That last one gets an enthusiastic “yes, please!” from me. And as far as I’m concerned, it’s the only reason to tolerate the day.
My favorite Halloween candy has always been peanut butter cups. Nothing else even comes in as a close second. So when I decided to create a milkshake that would be perfect for a stay-at-home Halloween treat, I knew right away it needed to include a few peanut butter cups.
And let me tell you, when those peanut butter cups get whirled into oblivion with chocolate ice cream, milk, creamy peanut butter and a couple tablespoons of pumpkin purée, it’s pure Halloween bliss. This milkshake has all the treats. And none of the tricks. Which is exactly how I expect all my milkshakes to be.
These Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cup Milkshakes can be your excuse to grab an extra bag of peanut butter cups at the store this week. Or you can raid your kids Halloween candy stash. I won’t tell! You’ll need three full-sized peanut butter cups for the milkshakes themselves. And then I like to chop up a fourth one to use for topping. Because you always need to have a topping!
I hope you get your fill of candy this weekend. If you try my Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cup Milkshakes, send me a message and let me know!
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cup Milkshakes
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate ice cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3-4 tablespoons pumpkin purée
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 4 peanut butter cups, divided
- Chocolate syrup, for garnish
- Add the ice cream, milk, pumpkin purée, peanut butter and three of the peanut butter cups to your blender. Blend on high until fully combined and smooth.
- Pour the milkshake into a glass. Chop up the remaining peanut butter cup and use it to top the milkshake. Drizzle with chocolate syrup, if desired. Enjoy immediately.
I am so jealous of that meal! I might have to plan a trip up to Boston. And thank you for bringing up that point about the Halloween candy. I have always thought the same thing. The milkshake sounds fantastic and I’m sure the flavors pair perfectly together!
Ha ha. Glad I’m not the only one who mysteriously doesn’t seem to have any “leftover” Halloween candy! 🙂
Take me back ASAP! All those desserts were just on point, for real. I wasn’t planning on buying candy this year, buuut now I might have to just to make this shake 🙂
Oh you gotta buy at least one bag. For tradition sake, of course. 🙂
Lol, I love your whole outlook on extra (or not) halloween candy! As a girl with a chocolate allergy, I can’t relate, but I CAN understand! I’m sure if I could eat chocolate I would be out of candy to hand out on Halloween because I would have eaten it all! 🙂 I LOOOVE these milkshakes.. I was thinking (because I am a dork) your excuse to make these should be because “this milkshake brings all the boys to the yard.” (<– I did say I am a dork). These are SO fun, Liz! And they look beyond delicious and VERY dangerous! I could slurp on this for days! Pinned! Cheers, girlfriend! <3
Love your dorkiness, Cheyanne. I’ll be patiently waiting for the boys to show up. Ha ha ha. Just kidding. But actually, not really kidding. XO
If someone made me this milkshake I think my degree of delight and intoxication would be so high I might think I was actually in love with them. Holy crrrrrrap yum!
Ok, well then you might mistakenly fall right in love with me! I’d happily make you one of these! 🙂
Oh that chocolate bar looks wonderful! Of course you will know the next time I come to Boston! This milkshake just looks amazing!!
Yes, let’s do it!!!
This milkshake is unreal! I can’t resist and peanut butter cup flavored treat 🙂
Me neither! They are my favorite Halloween candy!
Looks delish Liz! I’m always up for a yummy milkshake! I’ll have to try out the Chocolate Bar whenever I get to Boston!
Yes, you must check it out!
Chocolate, peanut butter and pumpkin? I’m sold. That looks fantastic. As does that restaurant! 🙂
Thanks, Stacey! I know you’ll love ’em!
Liz, we ALWAYS have leftover candy. . because A) I buy too much and B) my kids go trick or treating and always bring home a TON of candy. . 😛 I’m meeting Abby for the first time next week in Milwaukee!! dude, I love this milkshake!!! I will most definitely have leftover candy so this milkshake is happening!
Ha ha. OK, well I guess in that situation you might have leftover candy. Perfect for making these milkshakes. And yeah for meeting Abby next week. Exciting!
I’ve already eaten half of the giant bag of reese’s pb pumpkins that I bought for tomorrow, so those probably won’t be making an appearance! This shake sounds SO good! Like I wish I had this for breakfast right now. Chocolate and pb make the best combo!
Definitely my favorite combo ever! Thanks, Gayle! And Happy Halloween!
OMGeeee… I’ve never tried this combo of flavors Liz, but a winner…. YESSSS!!! I’ve gotta get some candy… did I tell you we don’t get any trick-or-treaters out where we live? So I stopped buying candy years ago… but this… THIS. Well, I may need to pick up a bag. I mean, it’s not that I don’t love peanut butter cups, it’s just that I’ll eat. them. all!! So I must limit what I keep in the house! Delicious recipe Liz!
Oh and I’d die at that chocolate bar of chocolate overdose. There’s one in Portland, Cacao and OMGeeeeee. I get it! So fun meeting up with blogging friends!
Oh I’ve been to that one in Portland. It’s awesome! And yeah for blogging friends! Meeting Abby and Sara made my heart happy. 🙂
Oh I can imagine the trick or treating is slim out there. Apparently I’m going to get 100s here at my house. Eeek. I’m not prepared for them all!
Yup, pretty much.
totally need to get to that chocolate bar – what a cool concept! sounds like you guys had a fab time. and between my dad stealing all my candy when i was little, or me shoveling it in before that could happen, i never had leftover halloween candy either. 🙂 xo!
Your Dad stole your candy!!! WHAT! That’s terrible. You definitely need one of these milkshakes then!
I’m not familiar with leftover halloween candy either! This milkshake pretty much looks like the best milkshake I have ever seen! I bet it tastes amazing! And, a restaurant that only serves chocolate? Yes please! I need to come visit!
Yes! Come visit and we’ll eat ALL THE CHOCOLATE!
Look at ALL THAT CHOCOLATE!! I need to check out that spot the next time I visit Boston!! And OMG, that milkshake! I swear, this would have cured my cold a few weeks ago 😉
Come visit and let’s go together! 🙂
That chocolate bar was so insane! What a fun weekend. I can’t wait to share my pics on the blog 🙂
And I can’t wait to see them!
SO scrumptious, Liz! I’m so glad you reposted these scrumptious shakes because I need to make it STAT!
Whirl one up this weekend!
Wow! I can’t even imagine! And they’re so pretty!
They are truly decadent!