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This Reese’s Basketball Dip is perfect if you need a sweet treat for a basketball party! A sweet peanut buttery dip made with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups AND Reese’s Pieces, this Reese’s Basketball Dip will wow your friends and family!

Reese's Basketball Dip on a white plate and wooden cutting board with candy and pretzels around it

I’m not a huge basketball person, but it was always my favorite sport to play in high school gym.

Why? I have no idea. It involved running, balls, and sweating, three things I’m deathly afraid of and would prefer to avoid at all costs. But every rainy day I looked forward to the basketball time. Maybe because I was good at playing HORSE?

We all know I’m not a huge fan of watching sports – but I am a huge fan of throwing a party. Give me a theme and I’ll run with it! When I got the opportunity through my work with Collective Bias to throw a party for the college basketball tournaments that are on right now, I was excited. I mean, it’s a reason to get all cutesy with food!

Basketball themed table setting with snacks, Reese's basketball dip, Coke Zero and a basketball on a cake stand

I shopped for my party staples at Walgreens. They have everything you need for a Grab and Go party. Stop on your way home from work and you’ll have everything you need! You can check out my shopping experience in my Google+ album. Jordan helped with the shopping, something she took very seriously!

Three clear plastic cocktail cups of coke zero with red and white straws on party table

Soda is a must at a party, if you ask me. I’ve loved Coke Zero since it first came out. It doesn’t taste like diet soda, which is a huge deal for me. Fake taste = YUCK. Coke Zero has none of that fake taste, so I stocked up on some for our basketball party!

Collage of three photos showing party appetizers and Reese's basketball dip

Since Jordan was with me on my shopping trip, we came home with Doritos and Cheddar Chex Mix. We could both eat our weight in those! Walgreens also has an ample frozen food section – pizzas and even frozen appetizers like mozarella sticks.

Jordan didn’t know what a mozzarella stick was. Poor girl is sheltered. I remember mozarella sticks fondly from my college days living at eating at TGIFridays. Remember those, anyone?

Reese's pieces in a glass soda cup with Reese's cups in a pile in front of it

And well, Reese’s Candy. The star of my party, if you ask me. Peanut butter + Chocolate = the BEST COMBO EVER! As soon as I knew Reese’s was part of this campaign, I knew exactly what I was going to make. Reese’s Basketball Dip.

Close up shot of Reese's basketball dip with pretzels for dipping

A few years ago I made a Peanut Butter Football Dip that is still my most viewed recipe. I’ve been wanting to do another shaped dip forever and this was the perfect opportunity!

This Reese’s Basketball Dip is made with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

No, seriously! I ground up the cups and mixed them with cream cheese, a little peanut butter, and powdered sugar for binding. It came together quick and is like eating a huge peanut butter cup. To. Die. For.

And then, because that’s not good enough, I used the orange and brown Reese’s Pieces to make the dip look like a basketball. Cuteness Factor: 500%

Seriously, a Reese’s Basketball Dip. You want this in your life, trust me.

Photo collage of people at the basketball party having a good time and eating

The kids loved the snacks. The men loved the sports. It’s kind of how a usual party goes, right? I say food, they all come running!

Reese's basketball dip with one bite missing and lots of pretzels for dipping

But we all loved the Reese’s Basketball Dip. How could you not?

Overhead shot of Reese's basketball dip with candy and pretzels around it and text on bottom of the photo

Reese’s Basketball Dip

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If you need a sweet treat for a basketball party, this dip is the one for you! A sweet peanut buttery dip made with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups AND Reese's Pieces, this Reese's Basketball Dip will wow your friends and family!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 2 cups dip
Serving Size 2 cups dip


  • 10 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups unwrapped
  • 4 ounces low-fat or fat-free cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • Up to 1 tablespoon milk
  • About 6 ounces Reese’s Pieces orange and brown only
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  • Finely chop Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in a food processor. Add to a medium bowl along with the cream cheese and peanut butter. Mix with a hand mixer until completely combined. Beat in the powdered sugar.
  • Add milk, a little bit at a time, until you reach your desired consistency. (To make the basketball, the dip needs to be medium thick. If you use low-fat or regular cream cheese, you will need less milk.)
  • Scoop your dip onto a serving plate. Spray your hands with cooking spray to avoid sticking, and form the dip into a round basketball shape.
  • Separate the orange and brown Reese’s Pieces from your package. Cover the dip in the orange, and use the brown for the stripes on the ball. Store in refrigerator, bring to room temperature before serving.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 2cups dip | Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 130mg | Sugar: 22g
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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If you need any last minute things for your basketball gatherings this week, stop by Walgreens. They have everything you need to Grab and Go!

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  1. I want to try this! I love reeses…and basketball! This is one of the most beautiful sweets I’ve ever seen!

  2. Yesss! And with the NBA® playoffs in full swing, this dip will be the ultamate centerpiece! Growing up in chicago, I know which (professional) team I love. Hope they make it #7, this year. And this recipe, will be a sure fire “Slam-Dunk”! 😉