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Giant Peanut Butter Cup with Toasted Coconut and Pecans

This Giant Peanut Butter Cup will delight an entire crowd with its fun presentation and super delicious filling of peanut butter, coconut, and pecans. It’s not your average peanut butter cup. It’s MEGA AMAZING!!

Giant Peanut Butter Cup on a white square plate with a wedge slice cut out.
 

Even though this mega-sized giant Peanut Butter Cup may look difficult and a little bit intimidating to recreate, let me assure you this no-bake dessert is super simple to put together with a few simple kitchen tools and ingredients.

Stick with me and I’ll show you exactly what I mean!

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The ingredients:

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Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

How this recipe came about:

I’d had the ingredients for this dessert in my kitchen pantry for quite some time, but I hadn’t actually planned on making a giant peanut butter cup.

What I was planning on making (until time got the better of me) are these cute little peanut butter Easter eggs which I’d made and shared several years ago. 

However, I never quite got there and because I still wanted to use the ingredients, and I LOVED the flavor of those peanut butter Easter eggs SO much, I decided to turn the eggs into a giant peanut butter cup instead.

After all, a giant peanut butter cup can be made and shared the entire year. Unlike candy eggs which, much like the Cadbury bunny, only appear at Easter.

Giant Peanut Butter Cup Slice on a plate with a fork

How to toast pecans and coconut in a skillet:

  • Heat a dry skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the pecans and coconut, stirring frequently, until they’re lightly toasted and fragrant.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE; This happens quickly so do not get distracted or they will burn quickly.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat once toasted and allow the nuts and coconut to cool completely.
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Tips for melting chocolate:

  • I use my microwave at 50% power to melt the chocolate.
  • Take it out of the microwave several times to stir it until it was smooth and creamy.
  • You can also use a double boiler on the stovetop to temper the chocolate but make sure the boiling water in the bottom pot does not come in contact with the bottom of the top pot.
  • Chocolate is ALWAYS BEST melted at a LOW TEMPERATURE and STIRRED FREQUENTLY.
  • IMPORTANT: While tempering, be sure to keep the chocolate free from any water or liquid. Even a small amount will seize the chocolate prohibiting it from becoming smooth and glossy.

How to melt chocolate in a double boiler:

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Below is the printable recipe card along with nutritional information for today’s Giant Peanut Butter Cup with Toasted Coconut and Pecans

Yield: 14 slices

Giant Peanut Butter Cup with Coconut and Pecans

Mega Peanut Butter Cup Recipe

A giant Peanut Butter Cup will delight an entire crowd with its fun presentation and super delicious filling of peanut butter, coconut, and pecans. It's not your average peanut butter cup. It's mega amazing!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 bags (4 cups) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter, chunky or smooth
  • 1/4 cup butter , softened
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 cup flaked coconut, toasted
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips, optional for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl or a double boiler, slowly melt the chocolate and shortening until smooth and creamy.
  2. Spray a 9" tart pan with a removable bottom with baking spray.
  3. Pour 3/4 of the melted chocolate in the tart pan and use a spatula to work the chocolate smoothly up the sides of the pan and over the bottom. Making sure there is equal thickness all around.
  4. Carefully place the chocolate filled tart pan on a baking sheet (lift the pan from the sides, not the bottom) and place the pan in the freezer while preparing the filling.
  5. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to blend the softened butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar and heavy cream. Switch to a wooden spoon or spatula and stir in the toasted nuts and coconut.
  6. Remove the tart pan from the freezer and spoon the filling evenly into the chocolate shell.
  7. Pour the remaining melted chocolate evenly over the top of the peanut butter filling and smooth to the edges. Return the tart to the freezer to firm.
  8. If desired, melt the peanut butter chips and drizzle over the top of the tart before serving.
  9. Slice and serve at room temperature.

Notes

Tools and equipment:

9" tart pan with removable bottom, spatulas, wooden spoon, baking spray, microwave-safe bowl or double boiler, hand mixer, baking sheet

Nutrition Information

Yield

14

Serving Size

1 slice

Amount Per Serving Calories 305Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 9gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 14mgSodium 108mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 2gSugar 21gProtein 5g

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Elizabeth

Tuesday 14th of April 2020

I made this for a family dinner and it got rave reviews across the board! It was easy and irresistible!!

Renée

Thursday 16th of April 2020

Awesome. Thanks for letting me know Elizabeth!

Jessica

Tuesday 14th of April 2020

I was craving chocolate and what better way to eat it than with peanut butter! Everyone in the family loved this recipe. Thank you!

Renée

Thursday 16th of April 2020

You are most welcome, Jessica. :)

Liz

Friday 22nd of March 2019

This is my dream dessert! I adore peanut butter chocolate desserts, but adding coconut was genius!

Renée

Friday 22nd of March 2019

Thanks so much, Liz. I love coconut so add it whenever I can. Glad you like it too!

Meage Brosius

Friday 22nd of March 2019

Is there anything better than chocolate and peanut butter?! This is such a delicious recipe and so fun for Easter!

Renée

Friday 22nd of March 2019

Thank you, Meage! Chocolate and peanut butter just screams EASTER!! I agree!!

Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons

Wednesday 19th of April 2017

This is my heaven. Right here. In a tart pan. Delish.

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