Reese's in a Cup

Sounds good, right? I’ll get to that in a minute  :)

Our weather has turned out better than I expected today! It’s not raining, but it is muggy which is putting a damper on my cookie-baking plans. I want to make my mom’s famous cookies, but they will not set up unless the weather is just right, so I’m hoping some of the mugginess heads outta here in a couple hours.

I had to go pick up a few last things from the store after church – I’m glad I don’t normally get all my groceries on Sunday afternoon. The store was packed today – I like to go when there isn’t anyone else in the store except for the workers. I don’t have to fight with people in the aisles, wait to get around people, or wait in long lines to checkout.

After maneuvering my way out of Kroger, I headed home and put together a quick lunch.


Nick and I split the last of the “bbq” I made with the pork loin, and I cooked up some fresh corn from the market and some green beans.


This corn was so good – perfectly sweet and tender. When you have corn this fresh and ripe, there’s no need for anything other than a little salt + pepper. Perfect!

And then….we napped  :)  I like Sunday afternoon naps. It’s one of my favorite things about the weekend – we take an hour or so to just rest after whatever else we’ve done over the weekend and gives us a break from whatever we’re doing on Sunday, too.

Of course, napping makes me hungry, too. I don’t know what it is! It’s like sleeping burns off my lunch and then I need a snack.

Enter Reese’s In A Cup.


I made one my best smoothies yet!

  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla pudding powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp PB2
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 5 ice cubes

I’m not a big fan of PB2 mixed up as actual peanut butter to use on bread, etc, but I LOVE it in smoothies and sauces and other recipes.


Blend it up and top with a little Hershey’s syrup – this tastes like a reese cup with a little hint of banana. I think the vanilla pudding powder was the perfect addition. Since the pudding powder is sweet and the cocoa powder is not, this was just sweet enough.

I’ve still got a bunch of stuff to do, so I guess I better get of my butt and get moving  :)

See you for a fun dinner! I’m excited – and cross your fingers for good cookie weather!


  1. Yes. Sunday afternoon nap. Just about to go for mine now.

    Btw, we tried the frozen bananas. They were delish. Just the thing you need when you need a sweet, cold snack! Thanks!

  2. You are so resourceful with your leftovers! Love that.

  3. That smoothie sounds amazing!! I wonder how it would taste if you used the chocolate PB2 instead of the cocoa powder/regular PB2 – I should break out my blender ;)

  4. brilliant! i’ve always been a fan of reece’s anything.

  5. Yummy sounding smoothie! I haven’t tried out my PB2 in smoothies yet–I actually really like it on bread!

  6. Your smoothies always contain the BEST ingredients. So decadent!

  7. that smoothie sounds deeeeeeelish

  8. I’ve actually never had salt and pepper on corn–it sounds delicious! I love when corn is super fresh like that. Your reeses in a cup smoothie sounds fabulous! Yum!

  9. oh my goodness I am so trying that Reese’s in a Cup!! amazing :)

  10. This smoothie looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it myself :) I am a HUGE fan of PB2-especially in baked goods!

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