Peanut Butter Cup Blended Mocha

I love coffee.

I’ve finally reached a point that, according to my Dad, means I drink “real coffee”, and not just those crazy frozen coffee-ccinos.


On any normal morning, you can find me with a cup (okay 2-3 cups) of coffee with just a touch of milk or cream. Nothing more, nothing less. Never sugar and no flavored creamers. Blech.

I want a few caramel-colored swirls in my cup, and that’s it.

If you can give me that, I’m happy.


But if I ever want or need an afternoon pick me up, I want those to be fun. Or “not real coffee”.

Things like Thin Mint Mochas. Snickers Smoothies with some coffee added to it.

Or this mini peanut butter cup blended mocha.

And do you see those coffee bean shaped ice cubes?  The people at Starbucks sent me a sweet little package with some of their Via samples, a special iced coffee blend (will be trying soon!) and this awesome ice cube tray.


Also, I think the marketers that work for grocery chains know my weaknesses.

Take these mini peanut butter cups, for example. They put these cute little bags of super tiny treats right at the counter where I have to stand in line, waiting to check out.

My choices – at least at our local store – are to check out the new candy options, read the latest tabloid magazine (Brangelina breaking up? No, getting married? Adopting George Clooney?), or witness some things that could be on People of Walmart.


Obviously, I try to keep my focus between the tabloids or the candy.

And this last week, the candy won.

Mini peanut butter cups. Cute.

Mini peanut butter cups blended with milk, coffee-bean shaped coffee ice cubes, cocoa powder, and vanilla? Cuter.


If you want to pass this off as your morning cup of coffee, I won’t say anything. But it’s especially delicious on a hot summer afternoon.


Peanut Butter Cup Blended Mocha

Makes: 1 serving


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp half and half
  • 4 coffee ice cubes (or 1/4 cup cold coffee)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 mini peanut butter cups, saving 1 for topping


  1. Add milk, half and half, coffee cubes, vanilla, cocoa powder, and 3 of the mini peanut butter cups to a blender.
  2. Turn on and blend until the ice cubes and pb cups are broken up and blended and the milk is frothy.
  3. Pour into glass and top with the remaining peanut butter cup, crumbling on top of the coffee.


This post is in honor of Mikey and Jennifer Perillo for Peanut Butter Pie Friday. I didn’t have the time or ingredients to make an actual pie, but my thoughts are going out to Jennifer and her family today.

If you haven’t already, take a moment to tell people that you love them. Hug and kiss those who matter to you. Listen. Write a note. Send an email. Make a phone call. Bake a pie and give it to someone who matters to you.

Don’t ever think that you can love too much.


  1. Woah. I dont even drink/like coffee drinks that much….but this looks amazing!! My sisters would so be all over this :)

  2. I am all over this recipe. I am loving that ice cube tray!!

  3. I’m so glad we are going to live closer now. Can we please cook together all the time?! And have annual Christmas candy making day? And regular shopping trips? I’m so looking forward to all those things!

  4. i’m not a big fan of iced coffee…what what if i melted a reeses in my hot coffee?! i’ll get back to you on that :)

  5. Wow! This looks amazing! Peanut butter is my favorite. I am definitely going to have to make this! :)

  6. This looks absolutely amazing!!

  7. confession–i can only handle coffee with lots of sugar :) meaning this looks right up my alley!

  8. Thanks, I just spent a 1/2 hour at

    OMG My head hurts from laughing so hard!

  9. Wow. That looks delicious, and easy, too. I love the idea of adding just a touch of half and half to give it a richness.

  10. Omigosh this looks delicious!! I drink “real” coffee every day now too but this looks like the perfect treat for a summer afternoon! And I love those ice cube trays! How fun!

  11. Adopting George Clooney… hahaha!! I wouldn’t put it past them! :)

    We had to try the mini Reeses too. They’re prefect for mixing into ice cream, but your coffee sounds fabulous!

  12. Now this is a TREAT! delicious!! Im just starting to drink a little coffee again- I missed it!

  13. I LOVE those adorable ice cube molds. And this drink looks amazing! I could go for this right now!

  14. That PB cub garnish is too cute!

  15. YUM looks sooo good! :)

    Where did you get that cute coffee bean ice cube tray??

  16. This sounds perfect and right up my alley. I love all of this outpouring of support for Jennie in her time of need. It’s amazing!

  17. I am definitely going to have to try this!

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  19. Make mine a double.

    • You got it! I’ll trade you a mocha (made with almond milk and vegan pb cups, of course) for some dough balls any day!

  20. This would be awesome after one of our long afternoon hikes!

  21. ooooo how i love that you garnished it with a chunk of Reese’s on the side of the glass :) haha i would be much too gracious if some one served me one of these- DELICIOUS recipe girl!

    xoxo <3

  22. When those finally hit my supermarket, there’s no way I’ll be able to resist either. And i certainly see this smoothie in my near future!

  23. We are sistas – I make banana coffee shakes. no sharing

  24. This sounds so good!

  25. My go-to is a Blended Banana Mocha – but this is what I’ll make next time I need an afternoon snack/pick-me-up. So fun to try different fun coffee drinks (though I’m with you – in the morning I just want plain coffee with cream!)

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