How Do You Eat Your Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup?

by HEAB on November 23, 2010

Remember when I made Averie’s peanut butter cups?


Well, the other day Susan reminded me of the yummy filling which contains peanut butter + nutritional yeast. I’m not sure what it is about that combo, but it really does taste like the filling of a Reese’s Cup. Have you tried it? If not, I dare you to eat it for breakfast tomorrow atop your favorite hot cereal…just like I did this morning.


Oat bran topped with 2 TBSP crunchy PB mixed with 1 TBSP nutritional yeast. PB cup oats…minus the chocolate coating.

You can thank me tomorrow. 😉


J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) November 27, 2010 at 6:24 pm

I’ll get to the oatmeal topping later, First: those cups!!!

I bought a package of almond butter cups a few weeks ago and thought of you, Heather! 🙂

HEAB November 27, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Almond Butter cups? Never seen those for sale. Mmm, must find some…or make some. So happy to hear you thought of me – makes me smile. 🙂

Hayley November 26, 2010 at 9:57 am

I have yet to figure out why nooch is so popular (I can’t really taste it when I’ve used it in various meals) but perhaps that’s because I’ve been eating it wrong. 😉 PB + nooch = Reese’s filling?! I’m SO THERE.

Emily Elizabeth @ Kisses for Breakfast November 25, 2010 at 4:12 pm

YUM! Thanks for the tip – I can’t wait to try it! I’m seeing a melted Baker’s chocolate square just waiting to be swirled in. 😉

HEAB November 25, 2010 at 5:05 pm

As always, I love the way you think. I’m thinking Reese’s brancake! 😉

maggie November 24, 2010 at 10:21 pm

Loveeee that idea! That recipe was one of my favorite but I never thought of putting it on my oats. Your the best!!


A Teenage Gourmet November 24, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Really, Heather? . . . Okay . . . I’ll trust you! 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving!

Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama November 24, 2010 at 6:54 pm

My husband is the biggest Reese’s PB cup fan ever–I wonder if he would like Averie’s much healthier version?! I’m excited to give it a try.
I would have never thought to put PB and nooch together. Interesting.

Emily November 24, 2010 at 6:42 pm

I love the idea of a, dare-I-say, healthier version of the reese’s pb cup!! Happy 1st Thanksgiving to Summer, hope you guys have a wonderful day!

christyn @ All Ways Nutritious November 24, 2010 at 5:04 pm

mmmm i have heard of this recipe before but haven’t tried it, but now i really want to. just add some chocolate on top…what an amazing breakfast!

Stefanie November 24, 2010 at 4:43 pm

I tried this with chocolate PB today. I made a PB sandwich with it and it was good. Thank you. 🙂

Liz @ Blog is the New Black November 24, 2010 at 4:08 pm

The thought of nutritional yeast kind of weirds me out but I see people using it and now I think I want to try it- esp if I can make almost-Reeses with them!

Heather J November 24, 2010 at 3:35 pm

I stirred 1/2 tbsp of nutritional yeast in a flourless crepe this morning (not including baking soda and with added salt), then topped it with 1 tbsp PB. It was… not something I’d make again!

HEAB November 24, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Heather J,
Sorry it didn’t turn out so good. Maybe make the flourless crepe and then fill it with PB + nooch? Maybe not? 😉

Jen November 24, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Well, I just found my first way of trying Nooch I do believe 🙂

Just add cocoa!

Megan (Braise The Roof) November 24, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Those peanut butter cups look insanely good! I wouldn’t have thought of combining PB and nutritional yeast, but it sounds intriguing! I wonder what it is that actually makes the Reese’s filling taste like it does…

HEAB November 24, 2010 at 1:32 pm

I just googled the ingredients…no nooch in Reese’s cups. 🙂

Brandae November 24, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Hi Heather,
Do you follow Dr. Axe at all? I saw on his newsletter today that quinoa stimulates breast milk production. Even though I’ve nursed four (still am nursing my youngest), I never knew that so wanted to pass along the info. Of course, I didn’t even know what quinoa was until the last year or so. 🙂
Yummy eats here – I had some oats today with Justin’s maple vanilla almond butter, some chocolate coconut butter, and flaxseed on top – delicious! I always appreciate the inspiration you share with us.
Happy FIRST Thanksgiving to you, CD, and Summer!

HEAB November 24, 2010 at 1:31 pm

No, I don’t follow Dr. Axe, but I knew about the quinoa. I’d read it somewhere a while back, and I actually have some warming in the rice cooker right now. CD bought a big bag at Costco last weekend, and we’re quickly going through it. Love quinoa. 🙂

Your oats sound right up my ally. Definitely a delicious combo, and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Natalia - a side of simple November 24, 2010 at 10:30 am

Would it be wrong to add the chocolate coating? Hint: the answer is no. 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving Eve, Heather!

HEAB November 24, 2010 at 11:45 am

NEVER wrong to add chocolate. 😉

Caitlin (EatFeats) November 24, 2010 at 10:21 am

I bet this would be so good with some ice cream!

HEAB November 24, 2010 at 11:44 am

I concur. 🙂

Meghan Telpner November 24, 2010 at 10:06 am

PB cups are the best!!

Alex @ Spoonful of Sugar Free November 24, 2010 at 8:52 am

Whoa! I have never heard of this combo before! It sounds so weird and out-there that I just might have to try it 😉

Kristinefitness November 24, 2010 at 7:28 am

What brand of nutritional yeast do you use? I am hoping to try it soon 🙂

HEAB November 24, 2010 at 7:46 am

I always buy my nutritional yeast from the bulk bins at Whole Foods, and so I’m not sure what brand it is. Sorry I can’t be of more help.

Casey Thomas November 24, 2010 at 3:56 am

Hi Heather,

Hope you and Summer are well and happy 🙂
Wanted to mention that a great way to get the breast milk coming is to consume a mass of greens every day – raw and cooked. Aim for at least 2 pounds of greens, with some juiced everyday (try greens and lemon and stevia or an apple for sweetness) and then fresh salads and cooked greens.
It works but you do need a LOT.
My clients get breast milk abundance in weeks when they really work this strategy.
Sending you love and health!

Nicole @bodybybeer November 23, 2010 at 11:08 pm

I eat my PB cups by nibbling all the chocolate off then turn the PB into a little ball and then let it melt in my mouth… My hubby gives me weird looks.

Katy (The Singing Runner) November 23, 2010 at 10:53 pm

Mmmmmm I will try this soon! 🙂

rebecca lustig November 23, 2010 at 10:49 pm

breakfast of champions!!!!!!!

have a happy and healthy thanksgiving!!

Tangy @ A Taste of Tangy November 23, 2010 at 10:48 pm

I need to make those, stat. I’ve been craving PB cups like crazy and I’ve been settling for mouthfulls of pb+chocolate chips. Not my proudest moments, lol.

HEAB November 23, 2010 at 11:02 pm

We’ve all been there. 😉

Georgie Fear RD November 23, 2010 at 9:48 pm

I’ve never tried nutritional yeast either…maybe I’ll pick some up!

Melissa @ I Never Imagined November 23, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Wow! I would never have thought to add those two ingredients together. Bring it on!!

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 23, 2010 at 8:52 pm

I am trusting you on this one Heather – nooch in peanut butter tomorrow!!!

Meagan November 23, 2010 at 8:18 pm

I know nutritional yeast has so many health benefits with its consumption, but I am kind of scared of it because I don’t know what brands are a reputable source. Heather, do you have any insight on this issue?

HEAB November 23, 2010 at 11:03 pm

I’m afraid I can’t be of much help. I’ve never really researched any brands of nooch and always just purchase it from the bulk bins at Whole Foods.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) November 23, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Hi Heather, thanks for the mention 🙂

I love the combo of nooch + PB. I feel it gives the cups that little bit extra bit of “authenticity” just like the filling in a real Reese cup.

I will pretty much eat nooch any way. PB any way. And of course, chocolate any way 🙂

I do to popcorn what you did to oatmeal: I dump on PB + Nooch. So good!

So glad you were able to get a walk in with Summer yesterday, too. Per your comment to me, yes, in the beginning, especially when they are so small like Summer is and like Skylar was, slings can be tricky and don’t really feel too comfy for mom. It takes awhile to get the hang of it..and I’ll be honest, Skylar wanted me to hold her in my arms over a sling, any old day 🙂 But keep takes tons of practice and many times, many diff types of slings/carriers to get the right fit for mama and baby 🙂


Lisa November 23, 2010 at 8:08 pm

How cool! I have oats every morning (ok, and afternoon too) and I have some nutritional yeast sitting around. It’s great with salt on popcorn, BTW. Thanks!

HEAB November 23, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Yes, I love nooch on popcorn. I always make Averie’s version with coconut oil, nooch, and chocolate protein powder. Amazing!

Healthy Chocoholic November 23, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Oh my word!! I have to buy some nutritional yeast! Where do you find it, anyway? Do regular supermarkets carry it or can you only buy it at places like Whole Foods or The Fresh Market?

HEAB November 23, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Healthy Chocoholic,
I buy my nutritional yeast from the bulk bins at Whole Foods. Some supermarkets might carry it if they have a good health food/organic section, but you should be able to find it in just about any health food store, and I hope you find some soon! 🙂

Dorry November 23, 2010 at 7:46 pm

I’ve been craving PB & chocolate all day. It’s time to satisfy the craving!

Nicole November 23, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Damn. I don’t know why I never thought to do this. I’ll let you know how it goes when I do it tomorrow morning 😉

Gina November 23, 2010 at 6:58 pm

I’m in love with reese’s. I’ve tried Alicia Silverstone’s PB cup recipe but not Averie’s. Those look great too!

I’ve never tried nutritional yeast because I’m never sure what to do with it! I need to jump on it.

HEAB November 23, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Yes, time to jump!

Moni'sMeals November 23, 2010 at 6:52 pm

t-h-a-n-k YOU! I needed the reminder to try this again, 🙂

Krystina (Basil & Wine) November 23, 2010 at 6:41 pm

I think it’s the salty graininess nooch adds that reminds me of reese’s.

HEAB November 23, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Yes, you’re right. I was going to write that it tasted kind of gritty, but that doesn’t sound very good. Salty graininess is a much better description. 🙂

Meg November 23, 2010 at 6:39 pm

I’ll eat my Reese’s anyway that HEAB recommends 😉

kristin November 23, 2010 at 6:36 pm

Whole Foods carries them. They are in the chocolate/ candy bar aisle. I actually just enjoyed one while I was thanksgiving shopping 🙂

Lauren at KeepItSweet November 23, 2010 at 6:35 pm

i’ve been wanting to try nutritional yeast for a while, this seems like a worthy reason:-)

Katie November 23, 2010 at 6:35 pm

I just made some treats with pb and banana that I will be blogging about tomorrow, but they are a wee bit creamy. I bet nooch would help with that. I love that there is always next time.

kristin November 23, 2010 at 6:27 pm

have you tried Justin’s peanut butter cups yet? Sooo good!!!

HEAB November 23, 2010 at 6:32 pm

NO – Justin is making PB cups?!? How did I not know about this? Must find ASAP!

Susan November 23, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Averie is basically a genius, that’s all I have to say.

I ate my last pb cup yesterday. Need to make more asap.

fatgirlwearingthin November 23, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Whoever you are, I sincerely thank you for the smile I will most certainly have during many future breakfasts…!!
I saw your blog title from another site and hopped over here as fast as my virtual legs would carry me – Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are the best treats on the planet (and the fact that I capitalized every word makes my point extra clear!). I have never heard of this nutritional yeast before but I’m headed off to the health food store tomorrow to ask for it. Thanks again!!

HEAB November 23, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Glad you found me and thanks so much for reading. I buy my nutritional yeast at Whole Foods – from the bulk bins. Hope you find some tomorrow. It has a nutty/cheesy taste, and there are so many ways to use it. Love that stuff!

lindsay November 23, 2010 at 6:21 pm

I’ve done it with tahini before, but not peanut butter. I will let you know how that goes. I’m sure I’ll like it though!

Nicole (Picky Nicky) November 23, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Ohh I’ll have to try that! I’ve never been a reese’s lover but that sounds like a good combo 🙂

Mary @ Bites and Bliss November 23, 2010 at 6:05 pm

This really makes me want to hop in the kitchen and make some PB cups!! I eat them by pushing out the middle, trying not to break the edges. I have no idea why I started eating them like this, but it’s a challenge. 😛

Christin@purplebirdblog November 23, 2010 at 6:28 pm

I used to do that too!!! 😀

HEAB November 23, 2010 at 6:29 pm

Mary, I do that as well – too funny.

Annie@stronghealthyfit November 23, 2010 at 5:50 pm

I will try that tomorrow! I heart nutritional yeast, big time.

Jamie November 23, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Mmmm… with a drizzle of dark chocolate syrup. -OR- just replace with a giant spoonful of MaraNatha’s Dark Chocolate Almond butter… maybe some banana slices too…oh my… not sure I can wait til breakfast!

HEAB November 23, 2010 at 6:29 pm

Nothing wrong with PB Cup Oats for dinner. 😉

Shelby November 23, 2010 at 5:42 pm

I know what I’ll be having for dessert! (:

Julie Hurley November 23, 2010 at 5:41 pm

YUM! I love nutritional yeast! I use it on my popcorn with a bit of sea salt and coconut oil. I’ve also used it on steamed veggies. Never thought to try it as a dessert!

HEAB November 23, 2010 at 6:28 pm

I love nooch on my popcorn – especially with coconut oil and chocolate protein powder. YUM!

Ana November 23, 2010 at 5:38 pm

I need to try nut butter with nooch, it sounds interesting. I will try pb and AB as well, have you tried it with almond butter yet Heather?
The pic of the pb cup looks delish!!

HEAB November 23, 2010 at 6:28 pm

I haven’t – been on a PB kick, but perhaps I’ll try it with AB tomorrow morning. 🙂

Victoria (District Chocoholic) November 23, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Looks like soon you may need to start an offshoot HENY (Heather Eats Nutritional Yeast) blog.

HEAB November 23, 2010 at 6:27 pm

Ha – HENY…that flows but now quite as well as HEAB. 😉

cookiepie November 23, 2010 at 5:35 pm

YUM — oat bran and PB, two of my faves! Must try this one.

Matt November 23, 2010 at 5:32 pm

I LOVE oatmeal with pb, but I have never added nooch. Totally trying that!

Christin@purplebirdblog November 23, 2010 at 5:19 pm

That’s my favorite way to top a sweet potato! 😀

HEAB November 23, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Ooh – good call. Gotta try that!

Maren November 23, 2010 at 5:18 pm

I’ve been putting PB on my pumpkin protein pancakes! I think I’m going to be adding some nutritional yeast tomorrow! I’ll let you know how it tastes!!

Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel November 23, 2010 at 5:12 pm

my tummy literally did flips just because of the first picture lol. why do u tease me so much Heather mmmmmm <3
i recently dropped a reeses pb cup into hot oatmeal in the morning- umm TALK ABOUT WOW FACTOR haha. xoxo

HEAB November 23, 2010 at 6:26 pm

I’ve done that before – definitely WOW worthy…you should try adding whipped cream. 😉

Little Bookworm November 23, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Sounds interesting. I’ve made almond butter cups before – without nutritional yeast though!

hippierunner November 23, 2010 at 5:01 pm


Sylvia @ LifeIsGoodWithFood November 23, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Omigosh, I can’t WAIT to try that! Nomnomnom! 🙂

Andrea of Care to Eat November 23, 2010 at 4:56 pm

I love those PB cups. I swear though, MACA instead of nooch makes it taste even more like the real thing.

HEAB November 23, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Well damn…I’m all out of maca. Must get more!

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