Take-out Tuesday, Peanut Butter Pie in a Jar

My son declared that this might be the best dessert I ever made…

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I don’t know about that but it was extremely easy


Fun to make, easy to store, and a breeze to serve


These are perfect for a backyard BBQ or a pot luck supper


You could make them in disposable cups for picnics


I used bakery cookies, but any cookie will work


The fillings are a breeze to make, cream, candy chips and a minute or two in the microwave


The layers don’t have to be perfect, it’s all going to be mixed around anyway once your spoon starts spooning  😋

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Yes, it’s rich, and yes, it’s sinful, BUT, it’s deceptively small…

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okay, sorta small

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and the Reese’s peanut butter cups are mini…

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You could top these with ice cream instead…

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Lots of yummy possibilities!

Peanut Butter Pie in a Jar


  • 12 8 oz jars or glasses


  • 6 large peanut butter or peanut butter chocolate chip cookies
  • 2 cups butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 24 mini Reese’s peanut butter cups for garnish halved or chopped
  • whipped cream for garnish


  • Crumble cookies and put in the bottom of jars. I used about 1/2 cookie per jar. .
  • Put 1 cup of butterscotch chips in a 2 cup measuring cup. Add 1/2 cup heavy cream. Microwave for 1 minute on high.* Stir. Return to microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Mixture should be smooth and melted enough to pour
  • Pour butterscotch over cookie crumbs in 6 jars.
  • Repeat the process with remaining butterscotch chips, 1/2 cup cream and remaining jars. You do not have to clean measuring cup before using again.


Do not cook chocolate or butterscotch chips too long or they will become grainy. Adjust time according to your own oven or melt chips in a double boiler.

Oh, BONUS! You can toss these in the freezer for a later date!  Just defrost, then top with whipped cream or ice cream right before serving


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18 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Peanut Butter Pie in a Jar”
  1. Jodi says:

    Yum and Fun!

  2. Emily says:

    I have to say this has to be the best idea for a delicious treat. I want to make this ASAP! I can see the smiles already! I love the way they look, like you spent all day making this yummy dessert.
    Thanks Jenna………..

  3. This does look delicious! I am making a dessert for my son’s birthday (that is actually today, but I won’t see him until Friday). The dessert calls for the same Reese’s Minis, but I can’t find them. Where did you get yours?

  4. You had me hooked at Reese’s peanut butter cups! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  5. lulu says:

    If you only knew what a peanut butter freak I am, you’d know how I would like this!!!

  6. Lynn says:

    Sounds like a yummy treat:@)

  7. Mary says:

    Jenna, You had me at ‘dessert in a jar’ and the you added peanut butter and chocolate, what’s not to love?!

  8. Wow Jenna…this is one of my favorite combinations ~ peanut butter and chocolate ~ Happiness in a jar!!!

  9. Kitty says:

    Oh my Jenna, these little desserts in a jar sound so delish! Wasn’t that a sweet comment from your son? I must make these soon as I love individual serving sizes.

  10. Julie says:

    Wow Jenna, this looks such an amazing dessert in the mason jar. Thanks for joining and sharing your recipes and projects with us at Cooking & Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy your day and the week.
    Julie xo

  11. Miz Helen says:

    Oh my goodness Jenna, this will be wonderful, can’t wait to try this jar pie. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. Oh, goodness! This looks and sounds amazing. Sorry for being so late in letting you know that you are one of the features at the Make it Pretty party at The Dedicated House. We are in the final push for getting Little Dedicated ready for school. Anyhoo, here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-147.html Have a great evening! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  13. JESS44903 says:

    Oh wow…what a neat recipe!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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