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Reese’s Peanut Butter Pudding Shots

Reese’s Peanut Butter Pudding Shots are just what they sound like: chocolatey pudding shots with a peanut butter twist that makes them beyond yummy! If you love Reese’s, there’s no doubt you’re going to be delighted you whipped up a batch of these easy pudding shots.

five reeses pudding shots next to a bottle of Skrewball peanut butter whiskey on a wooden tray

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Shots

If you came here for an easy pudding shots recipe, you have come to the right place. These peanut butter pudding shots are just about as easy as making instant pudding. You just stir together milk, peanut butter whiskey, and chocolate pudding mix. Stir in some Cool Whip for a creamy and delicious treat.

This pudding shots recipe is perfect when you need a fun treat for a party. Some of my favorite places to take pudding shots are block parties, Halloween pastries, 4th of July parties, or birthday parties, but these are great for a night in with friends or as a holiday treat.

There are lots of great additions or variations to this recipe that make it easy to customize to your liking. We’ll look at some of those ways below. First, here’s how to make Reese’s Peanut Butter Pudding Shots.

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ingredients to make reeses pudding shots

What You’ll Need

Here’s what you’ll need to make your easy pudding shots:

  • 1/2 Cup Whole Milk – 2% of 1% will also work, but whole milk provides a richer, creamier flavor.
  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter Whiskey – my favorite peanut butter whiskey is Skrewball because it has a rich, smooth flavor. But if you have another peanut butter whiskey on hand, you can use it in this recipe.
  • 8oz Whipped Topping (Thawed) – you can use cool whip or another store-brand variety. Spray whipped cream won’t work well.
  • 3.9oz Box Chocolate Pudding – use instant pudding in this recipe.
  • Reese’s Pieces – you’ll just need a few for each pudding shot.
  • Condiment Cups – you can buy these at a party store, or sometimes at a dollar store or grocery. You can also look for plastic shot glasses; they’re basically the same thing.
preparing chocolate peanut butter pudding shots in a bowl

How to Make Reese’s Peanut Butter Pudding Shots

This is a really easy pudding shot recipe. Follow the directions carefully and you’ll have the yummiest pudding shots ready in a snap. Here’s how:

  • Get out the whipped topping from the freezer. Make sure your whipped topping is out of the freezer and thawed before you begin.
  • Prepare the pudding shots. To make your pudding shots, first, pour the peanut butter whiskey and milk into a bowl, then add the instant pudding mix. Whisk together until the mixture is thick and fully combined.
  • Transfer the mixture into condiment cups. Use a spatula to stir in the whipped topping, then transfer the mixture into your condiment cups.
  • Garnish. Garnish with Reese’s Pieces and serve!

Tips for Making Peanut Butter Pudding Shots

These are pretty easy pudding shots to make, but there are a few tips that can make your shots more successful.

  • Don’t over mix your Cool Whip into your pudding mixture. If you overmix, it will get watery and lose its fluffiness, so just stir it carefully until it’s fully combined.
  • You can use a spoon to fill your condiment cups. You can also place your mixture in a piping bag and squirt it into the cups if you want.
  • If you try to add additional alcohol, your pudding shots will get too runny and they won’t set. If you want to add more alcohol, reduce the volume of milk you add, just keep in mind, they’ll be a lot stronger and you’ll taste the alcohol a lot more.
peanut butter pudding shots garnished with reese's on a wooden tray

Recipe Variations

You can tailor this recipe to fit your individual taste, or make a few different varieties. Here’s how:

Instant Pudding – You can swap out the chocolate pudding for other varieties that will taste great in this recipe. To use more than one, you’ll need to double the recipe, or carefully measure out half of the boxes and mix in separate bowls. Try any of these for some different flavors:

  • Vanilla
  • Cheesecake
  • Butterscotch
  • Banana Cream (Extra yummy with the peanut butter flavor!)
  • Oreo (Jell-O brand makes this flavor)
  • White Chocolate
  • Chocolate and Vanilla mixed together

Reese’s Pieces – Put these on the top whole or crush them up in a food processor. You can also use a Ziploc bag and a rolling pin.

Garnish – Any kind of candy garnish will work here. Gummy worms will make mudpie pudding shots. Crushed Skor are yummy too! If you want to stick to the Reese’s theme, a mini peanut butter cup on top is a delicious treat. An extra squirt or dollop of whipped cream looks beautiful on top, too.

How to Store/Can This Be Made In Advance

You’ll most likely want to make this in advance of a party or gathering, and they’ll keep well in the fridge for about 1 day before separating. Go ahead and make these as directed except for the garnish. Place lids on your cups and store in a refrigerator. When you’re ready to serve, remove your lids and add the garnish.

Leftovers can be kept in the fridge for up to 1 day.

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FAQs

Why are my pudding shots runny?

If your pudding shots came out runny, it’s likely that you used too much alcohol or that your alcohol is above 80 proof. In this case, you need to reduce the amount of liquid you use in your shots or add in a bit more Cool Whip to help them set up.

What’s the best peanut butter whiskey?

We really like Skrewball peanut butter whiskey because it has an exceptionally smooth flavor. It still tastes like whiskey, but has a really nice peanut butter essence that’s present, but not overwhelming.

Can I make pudding shots with chocolate liqueur?

Yes, you can make these pudding shots with chocolate liqueur. Either replace the peanut butter whiskey with the chocolate liqueur or use a mixture of both that totals ½ cup. You’ll get a very chocolatey pudding shot that will be sweet and decadent.

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five chocolate peanut butter pudding shots

Reese’s Pudding Shots

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Pudding Shots are just what they sound like: chocolatey pudding shots with a peanut butter twist that makes them beyond yummy! If you love Reese’s, there’s no doubt you’re going to be delighted you whipped up a batch of these easy pudding shots.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Pudding shots 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 Cup Whole Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter Whiskey
  • 8oz Whipped Topping (Thawed)
  • 3.9oz Box Chocolate Pudding
  • Reese’s Pieces 
  • Condiment Cups

Instructions

  1. Combine the peanut butter whiskey, milk & pudding mix in a mixing bowl.
  2. Slowly stir in the whipped topping.
  3. Transfer mixture to condiment cups.
  4. Garnish with Reese’s Pieces.
  5. Cheers 
  • Author: Easy Party Cocktails
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Additional Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 hours
  • Category: Pudding Shots
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 316
  • Sugar: 14
  • Sodium: 383
  • Fat: 24
  • Saturated Fat: 9
  • Unsaturated Fat: 13
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 19
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 5
  • Cholesterol: 6

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