Share Your Summer Date Night Idea

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Table Idea Share Your Summer Date Night


Share Your Summer Date Night Idea

When you first start dating, it’s exciting and you constantly want to spend time with your potential significant other. Then if things work out and like turns into love you get married, start having kids and inevitably things change. Work needs to be done, laundry is piles up and the kids need your constant attention or so it seems. However, finding time to have a date night and even affording a night out on the town can be difficult.

But marital dating is just as important as balancing your checkbook

What about having a night in?

I have a friend who came to me about finding creative ways to have a date night at home. She has a child on the Autism Spectrum, which means date nights or even time to go to the bathroom presents a challenge. If you’re not familiar with parenting a special needs child, it can be at times overwhelming at best and impossible at its worst. Then trying to find respite care, because it takes a very special person who is knowledgeable in the arcane craft of caring for a child on the spectrum. As parents with children on the spectrum, we understand how hard it is to find suitable sitters you can trust with your child(ren). We have been fortunate enough to find an amazing sitter, she is truly heaven-sent. But, even we don’t take the time to have date nights as often as we should because sometimes we’re just too exhausted.

So to help my friend out with her date night idea, my husband and I came up with a date night idea for Nicole and her husband Jim. They were high school sweethearts and best friends. They have great chemistry and will do anything for each other and their child. Being parents to a child on the Spectrum, they do their best to work together to care for their son.  And so it was our pleasure to do something meaningful and much-needed for them both.

Here’s the idea my husband and I came up with for their date night! And it is a Dessert Date Night to remember.

Share Your Summer With Coke and REESES

First, I went to Walmart to pick up a few items: REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups (her favorite) and a few bottles of ice-cold Coke.

I dug around through my stash of table decor items and came up with some valentine plates. Now, I know it’s not Valentine’s Day (but you could use this idea for that too), but these plates have cute sayings on them which fit perfectly with the words on the REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups. Plus, you don’t have to wait until Valentin’s Day to show just how much you love the special person in your life.

REESES Peanut Butter Cup Sayings

When my husband and I work together, he’s in charge of the recipes and preparing them and I’m in charge of making the table look fancy!

The Kiss Me and Love Me heart plates work well in this colorful table setting. I was able to find bottles of Coke with both of their names on them at Walmart. Walmart has the widest and most organized selection of Coca-Cola personalized 20 oz. bottles I’ve ever seen. And this year, the Coke campaign is bigger than ever with 1,000 names printed on bottles! Go look for your personalized Coke Bottle!

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And since they are still very much high school sweethearts, getting the REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups with “My Fave” on them turned out to be the perfect sweet touch. {Tip: You can only find these REESE’S Cups with the personalized messages on them at Walmart}


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They both have a serious sweet tooth, so we created several different recipes involving REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups and Coke!

Here’s the first one:

REESES Peanut Butter Cups S'mores122

REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup S’more Sundae:

  • 2 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 2 Graham Crackers
  • 2 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • 2-3 Marshmallows
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup

You can’t go wrong with S’mores.  So building a REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup S’more Sundae is like a Nobel Prize winning endeavor.  For this easy recipe, I wanted to add a little something extra to the Graham crackers. So, I took out a non-stick skillet and set it over medium heat. I added a tablespoon of butter and let it completely melt. I then took my Graham crackers and broke them along the perforated lines. Then I toasted them, make sure not to let them get too charred. Burnt anything isn’t the flavor you want in a sundae. After they were toasted I flipped them over and toasted the other side as well, afterward I set them aside. Next, I placed on the tip of a wooden spike (the kind used for making kabobs) two marshmallows, and over the eye of the stove-top I browned the marshmallows until perfectly golden, then sat those aside as well. Finally, we get to the good part, take two REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups and slice them into small pieces and set them aside too.

REESES Peanut Butter Cups S'mores122

Putting it all together:

In a small sundae glass put two scoops of vanilla ice cream. Next add the toasted Graham crackers and marshmallows, then place the chunks of REESE’S Peanut Butter cups on top. Drizzle with Hersey’s Chocolate Syrup and there you have it. Now you’re ready to dig right in.




Caramelly Chocolatey Coke Float Recipe

2 Parfait Glasses

2 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream

1 Cup of Coke

Hersey’s Chocolate Syrup

Hersey’s Caramel Syrup

Whip Cream

Caramelly Chocolatery Coke Float

Putting it all together:

Pour 1 cup of Coke into a Parfait glass. Add 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream. Next, add whip cream then drizzle Hersey’s Chocolate and Caramel syrup all over the place. Can you say WINNING?

We’re not done yet, we still have one more recipe to go. Do you like peanut butter? Are  you a fan of REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups? And finally, do you like cookies? If you answered yes to all three questions then you just may have made a new friend, because like you I too enjoy all three of these delicious sweets. Now, here’s where we make the magic happen. We take all three ingredients and turn them into Chunky Peanut Butter & REESE’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies.

Putting it all together:

REESES Share Your Summer Date Night Idea

Chunky Peanut Butter Cups & Reese’s Cookies Recipe

1 cup super chunky peanut butter

1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar

6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 large egg, room temperature

2 tablespoons molasses

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup of REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups & Chocolate Chips

1/3 cup old-fashioned oats

1 teaspoon baking soda

3 1.8- to 2-ounce REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

REESES Peanut Butter Cup Ingredients

Putting it all together:

Preheat oven to 325°F. Butter a medium cup size cupcake pan. Using a stand  mixer, beat first 6 ingredients in large bowl until well blended. Stir flour, oats and baking soda in small bowl to blend; mix into peanut butter mixture. Gently mix in REESE’S Peanut Butter cup cubes.

Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls into prepared cupcake pan,  Flatten cookies slightly with moistened fingertips. Freeze cookies for 15 minutes.

Bake cookies for 20 – 22 minutes. Let cookies cool until beginning to firm, about 5 minutes. Turn cookies out on a wire rack, tapping bottom of cupcake pan to loosen cookies, then cool completely.


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I LOVE chocolate and finishing it off with a Coke, hit the spot. This date night idea is perfect to enjoy right now on your back patio. When you share your summer with someone that you love, it doesn’t matter where you have your date night. Just enjoy each other.

If you want to duplicate these super easy dessert ideas, you can  pick up the REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups with the personalized messages and the personal Coke bottles at Walmart. I found them at my local Walmart located right in the front of the store (right before you get to the first register), side by side in cardboard bins.

COKE and REESES Walmart

You can find more Share A Coke and REESES Peanut Butter Cups inspirations ideas here, as well as the ones listed above to create your own Share Your Summer Date Night Idea !

And once you do, come back and share it with me!

Now, how and who will you share your summer with? Leave me a comment below and let me know!

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  1. July 17, 2015

    YUMMM! I love reese’s anything! I’m definitely going to have to make this some time. Thanks for sharing.

  2. July 17, 2015

    This would be such a delicious date night. I love these Reese’s desserts! They would really hit the spot.

  3. July 17, 2015

    Oh Yum! Thanks for sharing these great recipe ideas! I enjoy both Coca-Cola and REESE’S so this is perfect! I would love to find a Goofy REESE’S cup and pair it with my husband’s name… he would get such a kick out of that! (client)

  4. July 17, 2015

    What an awesome date night idea! We had our first kid-free weekend in 5 years last weekend and just sat there and stared at each other lost without the little one for a couple of hours. It was so strange. I think Reese’s would have made it easier. Or at least gave us something to talk about 🙂

  5. July 17, 2015

    This is such a perfect date night idea and those sundaes look amazing – so do the floats. I would love to share any of these ideas with the hubs for a date night!

  6. CourtneyLynne
    July 17, 2015

    Omg you just like combined every single one of hubby’s favorite desserts into one! I so need to make this for him!

  7. July 17, 2015

    Thank you for this wonderful idea. I truly love the idea of doing something special at home. Date night is as important as balancing the checkbook, but getting dressed up and going out to a fancy dinner or event just isn’t always appealing.

  8. sharon phillips
    July 18, 2015

    That would be perfect for my hubby. He simply loves Reese’s. I buy him one of those 6 packs at dollar general and he eats them all in one sitting. This would be perfect and another way of letting him know just how special he is. Thanks,

  9. July 18, 2015

    What a wonderful idea for a date night. Our favorite date night is walking by the bay and going to our favorite coffee shop after.

  10. I would definitely enjoy one of those!!! Yum! My husband and I usually go to the movies for our date nights…we are big movie buffs!

  11. July 18, 2015

    Wow, all of this looks awesome. Can we have date night at your place? This looks so amazing. Talk about perfection!

  12. July 18, 2015

    These are great ideas for a date night at home with your honey. Those recipes–especially the coke float i know I would love to have–date night or not!

  13. July 18, 2015

    I remember when my husband and I were dating that he’d regularly buy REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups for our movie nights. Therefore, I’m sure he’d love something like this!

  14. July 19, 2015

    What great ideas – we don’t have Reese’s in the UK but I have heard how great the brand is. Kazx

    • July 19, 2015

      They are sooo good! Chocolate and Peanut Butter! YUM!

  15. July 19, 2015

    I still haven’t found a coke with my name on it! LOL We’ve been so busy with the new place that we haven’t really had any date nights. Better get one done before the summer is over.

    • July 19, 2015

      If you have a very unique name, yeah… it’s challenging! lol My name is Tatanisha and I haven’t found one either 😉 And yes, once you’re settled have a date night!

  16. July 19, 2015

    What great summer night ideas! I love Reese’s and who could go past a milkshake! I think it is always important to go on a date night, especially in summer when it is fun to be outdoors!

  17. Rebecca Swenor
    July 20, 2015

    These are some awesome ideas for a summer date night. I love the Reese’s Peanut Butter cups and I haven’t seen the personalized ones yet. I will have to look for these at Walmart. The Caramelly Chocolately Coke Float sounds so good. Thanks for sharing.

  18. July 23, 2015

    What a cute idea, they are so lucky to have freinds like you guys. I’m always in charge of setting the table too and I love what you did here.

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