Deep Fried Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups is so easy to make at home. Enjoy this rich and creamy State Fair treat any day of the week.

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Deep Fried Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Do you love ooey gooey deep fried treats? Our family does and we really love chocolate and peanut butter. We love Reese’s Desserts and this is no different.

Can you fry Reese’s?

Just like any of our other favorite fried treats, Reese’s can also be fried. We tried making Deep Fried Oreos and they were a hit. Then we attempted deep frying Reese’s Cups.

The results? They were so decadent and delicious.

The trick is to freeze the Reese’s Cups prior to frying. The inside is gooey and the coating is crispy and perfect.

Ingredients for deep fried reese's peanut butter cups.

Ingredients: 

  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, full size and frozen 
  • Pancake Mix 
  • Egg 
  • Milk 
  • Vegetable Oil, plus more for Frying 
  • Powdered Sugar 
Deep fried reese's peanut butter cups stacked.

How to make deep fried Reese’s:

  • Allow the oil to heat. Heat 3 inches of oil in a large pot or Dutch oven. 
  • Combine the pancake batter. Then gently mix together the pancake mix, egg, milk and 2 teaspoons of the vegetable oil in a large bowl.  
Process photos of making batter and frying.
  • Dip the Reese’s Cups. Then dip each of the peanut butter cups into the batter and place them in the oil. 
  • Cool until golden brown. Cook for 3-4 minutes, turning them halfway through the cook time to brown both sides. 
  • Place on a plate. Then move them to a plate lined with paper towels. 
  • Top with confectionary sugar. Sift the powdered sugar on top and they are ready to serve and enjoy! 
Deep fried reese's peanut butter cups on a platter.

How to serve:

Serve warm topped with powdered sugar. They are so rich and delicious.

You can also serve with chocolate syrup drizzled on top.

How to store:

These are best served right away. However, leftovers can be stored inside an airtight container.

Deep fried reese's peanut butter cups on a platter.

Just make sure to allow them to cool first. They will keep up to 1 to 2 days at room temperature.

Close up photo of deep fried reese's peanut butter cups cut in half.

Tips For Making Deep-Fried Peanut Butter Cups

  • We recommend freezing the Reese’s Peanut for at least 1 hour before frying them to prevent the chocolate from melting and oozing out into the frying oil.  
  • Do not remove the peanut butter cups from the freezer until ready to fry.
  • Deep Fried Reese’s Cups should be flipped during the cooking process.
Close up photo of deep fried reese's peanut butter cups.

Deep Fried Reese’s

4.94 from 29 votes
Deep Fried Reese's Peanut Butter Cups is so easy to make at home. Enjoy this rich and creamy State Fair treat any day of the week.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 20
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 129

Ingredients

  • 20 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups full size and frozen
  • 1.5 cups Pancake Mix
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 tsp Vegetable Oil plus more for Frying
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
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Instructions

  • Heat 3 inches of oil in a large pot or dutch oven.
  • Then gently mix together the pancake mix, egg, milk and 2 teaspoons of the vegetable oil in a large bowl.
  • Then dip each of the peanut butter cups into the batter and place them in the oil.  Cook for 3-4 minutes, turning them halfway through the cook time to brown both sides.
  • Then move them to a plate lined with paper towels.  Sift the powdered sugar on top and they are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

We recommend freezing the Reese’s Peanut for at least 1 hour before frying them to prevent the chocolate from melting and oozing out into the frying oil. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 129kcal, Carbohydrates 14g, Protein 3g, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 18mg, Sodium 118mg, Potassium 99mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 10g, Vitamin A 66IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 50mg, Iron 1mg

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