Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup and Pumpkin Milkshakes |

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Pumpkin Milkshake

In an effort to sell you on this milkshake, I was tempted to write something like “this milkshake would be a great way to use up leftover Halloween candy”. But then I reconsidered that statement. Because who really has leftover Halloween candy. Not me. I just eat it right up. I don’t need any tricky ways to try to consume it all. It somehow manages to disappear just fine all on it’s own.

So instead, I want you to make this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Pumpkin Milkshake for one reason and one reason only: it’s delicious.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup and Pumpkin Milkshakes |

I’m sure you know that peanut butter, chocolate and ice cream are already excellent friends. The pumpkin purée in here just kicks things up an extra notch. It makes you think “hey, what else is in this milkshake?”, and then forces you to take another sip to try and figure it out. It’s highly addicting. You’ve been warned.

In addition to slurping down a couple of these milkshakes (recipe testing = tough job!), I also indulged my sweet tooth this past weekend at the famous Chocolate Bar at The Langham in Boston. Abby and Sara came up to visit me, and we decided that an entire restaurant dedicated to chocolate was just the kind of place that three food-obsessed bloggers should dine at. It was a good decision. The photos of our table spread should be evidence enough.

Chocolate Bar at The Langham, Boston |

Definitely check it out if you’re ever in the area. And in the meantime, DEFINITELY make yourself a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Pumpkin Milkshake. No leftovers required. In fact, you should probably go out and purchase extra peanut butter cups (hello day after Halloween candy sales!) just so that you are sure to have enough.



Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Pumpkin Milkshake

Yield: Makes 1 large milkshake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Pumpkin Milkshake


  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used 2%)
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin purée
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • 5 peanut butter cups (the full sized ones, not the mini ones), divided


  1. Add the ice cream, milk, pumpkin purée, peanut butter, chocolate syrup and 4 of the peanut butter cups to your blender. Blend on high until smooth. Pour into a glass. Chop the remaining peanut butter cup for garnish, if desired. Enjoy immediately.

34 comments on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Pumpkin Milkshake”

  1. 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! 🙂

  2. 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 🙂

  3. 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

  4. 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!

  5. Oh that chocolate bar looks wonderful! Of course you will know the next time I come to Boston! This milkshake just looks amazing!!

  6. This milkshake is unreal! I can’t resist and peanut butter cup flavored treat 🙂

  7. 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!

  8. Chocolate, peanut butter and pumpkin? I’m sold. That looks fantastic. As does that restaurant! 🙂

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. Ahhhh sigh…..

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. 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 😉

  16. That chocolate bar was so insane! What a fun weekend. I can’t wait to share my pics on the blog 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *