Best Air Fryer Reese’s

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Reese’s peanut butter cups in the air fryer? Yes, please! This simple and delicious recipe for air fryer Reese’s features a full-sized peanut butter cup wrapped in a yummy dough and air fried to perfection. 

Two air fryer Reese's with one stacked on top that has a bite taken out of it.

They get so gooey in the center and pillowy soft on the outside. Good luck eating just one of these tasty fried peanut butter cups. Also, make sure you try our recipe for air fried Oreos. They are not to be missed! Make sure to sign up for my newsletter so you never miss a new recipe!

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Dessert in the Air Fryer

I love my air fryer for all kinds of things. Meat ready in just minutes. It makes frozen food taste amazing. And dessert? Oh, air fried dessert. How I love you! 

I am already a huge chocolate peanut fan and Reese’s have been my favorite since childhood. But this air fried dessert takes it to the next level. Plus, it only requires three ingredients. You read that right, three ingredients!

Other treats I have made in my air fryer are Air Fryer Cinnamon RollsAir Fryer Apple Chips with Peanut Butter Dip, and Air Fryer Donuts (Glazed and Chocolate).

Air fryer Reeses Ingredients

Can I substitute other candy bars? 

Yes, you can use any fun-sized chocolate candy bar in this recipe. It would be a great way to use up leftover Halloween candy (or make this peanut butter cup cookie bar recipe)! Some delicious ones would be Snickers, Three Musketeers, or Mounds. 

Close up of the inside of an air fried reese's.

How long do air fried Reese’s stay fresh?

3-5 days. Make sure to store them in an air-tight container at room temperature. 


  1. Space them out in the air fryer. It’s better to work in batches than squish them together so they cook evenly.
  2. Don’t make them ahead of time. Air fryer Reese’s are really best right when they come out. They will stay fresh for a day or two but they aren’t going to have quite the same texture as they cool and sit.
  3. If you do have leftovers, store them in an air-tight container at room-temperature. 
  4. You can use other fun-sized candy bars in this recipe. 
  5. There is no need to preheat your air fryer or flip the Reese’s in this recipe. 
  6. Use a small mesh strainer to sprinkle the powdered sugar on top. It spreads it perfectly even on top. (This is the one I recommend: OXO Good Grips 3-Inch Mini Strainer)

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Four fired Reeses on a white plate next to a wrapped REESE'S Peanut Butter Cup.

What kind of air fryer was used? 

I tested this recipe in the COSORI Air Fryer, Max XL 5.8 Quart


A stack of three fried Reeses with the words "air fried reese's".

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Air Fryer Reese's Recipe

Aileen Clark
Reese's peanut butter cups in the air fryer? Yes, please! This simple and delicious recipe for air fryer Reese's features a full-sized peanut butter cup wrapped in a yummy dough and air fried to perfection. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Course Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 408 kcal


  • 1 8-ounce package crescent roll dough
  • 8 Full-Sized Reese's Peanut Butter cups
  • Powdered sugar for garnish


  • Open package of crescent roll dough and seperate all of the crescent rolls.
  • Place one peanut butter cup in the center of each crescent roll and wrap it until it's compeltey covered. Pinch the edges to seal.
    Peanut butter cups in the center of crescent roll dough.
  • Arrange wrapped Reese's in your air fryer basket or tray in a single layer, with a little bit of space in between each one. You may need to work in batches.
  • Air fry at 360° for 8 minutes.
  • Remove air fried Reese's and dust with powdered sugar.
  • Enjoy immediately.


Leftovers can be stored in an air-tight container at room temperature, up to 3 days.


Serving: 1fried Reese'sCalories: 408kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 6gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 282mgFiber: 2gSugar: 36g
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