Do you fancy yourself a chocolate lover? If so, Hershey, PA is the place to be. And if you’re like me, and have a special kind of love for unique chocolate peanut butter treats, you’ll find hidden gems all over the town of Hershey. I’m on a quest to find them all, and I’ll update here as I do, but for now – I give you our favorite chocolate peanut butter treats, right from the heart of Hershey, PA! These are guaranteed to bring peanut butter and chocolate lovers, young and old, back for many return visits.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Popcorn
First, we’ll start with a treat that packs a little crunch. Popcorn counts as a whole grain, right? No matter – one bite of this chocolate peanut butter-laden concoction, complete with mini Reese’s cups and Reese’s Pieces, and you’ll be singing “…the sweetest place on Earth.”
And you’ll mean it.
Where to get it: Hershey’s Chocolate World
The Peanut Butter Mocha
Oh, the Peanut Butter Mocha. If you find yourself waking up at the Hershey Lodge, start the day at the Cocoa Beanery with a Peanut Butter Mocha. Of course, you’ll find other candy bar-inspired coffee drinks (like s’mores and Peppermint Patty) along with baked goods and phenomenal breakfast sandwiches, fruit cups and more.
The best part? The new waterpark, Waterworks, opens at 6am so you can enjoy your chocolate peanut butter treasure poolside. (Get a large. Trust me.)
Where to get it: The Cocoa Beanery at the Hershey Lodge
The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Funnel Cake
Central PA is known for funnel cake. You won’t find a festival or fair anywhere that doesn’t have both classic and creative varieties on this squiggly favorite. I’ve had strawberry, cinnamon, pumpkin, and now…the funnel cake to end all funnel cakes. The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup version. A hefty chocolate-flavored funnel cake, drizzled to the hilt with peanut butter and chocolate, then dusted with powdered sugar. The finishing, yet most important, touch? Loads of crushed Reeses.
Where to get it: the funnel cake booth inside Hersheypark
The Take 5 Brownie
This one took us a little more digging to find, but OH was it worth it. It’s the Take 5 Brownie, and you’ll find it at the Pantry Cafe, located at the Hershey Story Museum. We almost missed it, but then decided to stop in and look for something to drink. That’s when we spied the bakery case.
Not bringing home one of everything was a little bit traumatic, so I won’t go into details. But the selection is fierce. This brownie was spoke to me above all others, and I’m so glad it did. A mile-high fudgey brownie, topped with thick peanut butter frosting chock full of real, whole peanuts, with a chocolate ganache on top. The garnish is a mini Take 5 bar, and it’s all nestled on top of a slightly salty pretzel crust. OMPBG.
Where to get it: The Pantry Cafe at The Hershey Story Museum
The Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Martini
Finally, the grown-up version of the Reese’s Peanut butter cup. It’s the ultimate chocolate peanut butter treat for barflies with a sweet tooth (or moms who just spent a whole day wrangling sugared-up little ones at Hersheypark.) With a cocoa-sugared rim and peanut butter vodka, this is one martini that packs a punch without being overly sugary sweet.
A must-have every time I’m in Hershey and can swing a few minutes of adult time.
Where to get it: The Hershey Grill
Have you ever been to Hershey, PA? What are your favorite chocolate peanut butter treats?