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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  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.

53 Responses to “Peanut Butter Cup Blended Mocha”

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    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes — August 12, 2011 at 11:41 am

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

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    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey — August 12, 2011 at 11:57 am

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

    • admin replied: — August 12th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

      Thanks Chelsey – me too! They came out so cute :)

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    Blog is the New Black — August 12, 2011 at 11:59 am

    WAAAAAANT! ;)

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    Maleasa — August 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    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!

    • admin replied: — August 12th, 2011 at 12:38 pm

      yes, yes, and yes :) I need a shopping trip soon!

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    Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean — August 12, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    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 :)

    • admin replied: — August 12th, 2011 at 12:38 pm

      Now that sounds like a good idea – let me know how it works!

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    Hope — August 12, 2011 at 12:23 pm

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

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — August 12, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    This looks absolutely amazing!!

    • admin replied: — August 12th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

      Thanks Megan! :) I wish I had another one right now.

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    natalie (the sweets life) — August 12, 2011 at 2:40 pm

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

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    Tammy — August 12, 2011 at 2:54 pm

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

    OMG My head hurts from laughing so hard!

    • admin replied: — August 12th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

      ha, it’s addicting, isn’t it? so ridiculous.

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    TracyP — August 12, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    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.

    • admin replied: — August 12th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

      yeah, the 1/2 and 1/2 made it! it kept the froth bubbly and rich.

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    Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola — August 12, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    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!

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    VeggieGirl — August 12, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Oh my heavens YUM.

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    Sarah R — August 12, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    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!

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    Erica — August 12, 2011 at 6:43 pm

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

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — August 12, 2011 at 7:01 pm

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

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    janetha @ meals & moves — August 12, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    That PB cub garnish is too cute!

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    Tina — August 12, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    YUM looks sooo good! :)

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

    • admin replied: — August 12th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

      from the lovely people at Starbucks that we met at BHFood!

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    Cassie (Bake Your Day — August 13, 2011 at 12:12 am

    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!

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — August 13, 2011 at 12:21 am

    I am definitely going to have to try this!

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    Mama Pea — August 13, 2011 at 3:56 am

    Make mine a double.

    • admin replied: — August 13th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

      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!

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    marla {family fresh cooking} — August 13, 2011 at 12:12 pm

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

    • admin replied: — August 13th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

      Definitely! I think I might have another one today :)

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    Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel — August 13, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    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

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    Jen @ keepitsimplefoods — August 13, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    ooooh la la! I want one!

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    Joanne — August 14, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    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!

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    Jennifer (Savor) — August 17, 2011 at 2:20 am

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

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    Winnie — August 20, 2011 at 1:37 am

    This sounds so good!

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    Amelia @ Eating Made Easy — May 20, 2012 at 3:16 am

    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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