Update, November 17, 2021: Sorry, peanut butter posse: the Reese’s Thanksgiving Pie sold out in a matter of hours. “Looks like Reese’s fans were really thankful for the new Reese’s pie this year as it is now sold out,” the brand wrote in a Facebook post published about 12 hours after the pies went live. Chicago news station WGN reached out to Hershey with questions about another batch, but the brand confirmed that “no more can be produced for Thanksgiving due to time constraints.”
Of course, there’s still hope if you were banking on a Reese’s Thanksgiving. Just eat 7,680 calories’ worth of peanut butter cups, and we’ll call it even.
Original post, November 15, 2021: What makes a pie a pie? If we want to get specific, a pie features some sort of relatively shallow crust, as well as a filling. A pie is also typically circular, although there are certainly exceptions. If you think about it that way, a Reese’s peanut butter cup is... essentially a tiny pie, no? With that in mind, picture a nine-inch Reese’s peanut butter cup. Now, that’s a pie—and it’s hitting the market this year in the form of Reese’s “Thanksgiving Pie.”
Per a press release sent to The Takeout, Reese’s Thanksgiving Pie is “the largest Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup to date, featuring a 9-inch diameter and 3.4 pounds of solid peanut butter and chocolate.” That begs the question: approximately how many peanut butter cups are present in a single slice of the pie? And do you eat this thing with a fork, or is it a handheld object like its miniature founding father?
No matter how you slice it, one thing is certain: these things are gonna sell out quick. They just dropped on the Reese’s website this morning, but only 3,000 pies are available for purchase while supplies last. They’re also $44.99 plus tax, which seems a bit steep for a giant peanut butter cup—although I guess you can’t put a price on chocolatey euphoria.
Regardless, if you miss your shot at the Reese’s Thanksgiving pie, we’ve got lots of tasty pie recipes in our archives. Try this cookie dough pudding pie if you want an easy no-bake option, or this crunchy peanut pie if you want the peanut flavor without the overly sweet chocolate shell.
Worst-case scenario, you throw a bunch of Reese’s peanut butter cups into the blender, switch it on, and pour the results directly down your throat. Now, that’s something to be thankful for.