28 Peanut Butter Desserts You’ll LOVE

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March 5, 2021
Recipe Roundups
March 5, 2021

28 Peanut Butter Desserts You’ll LOVE

Calling all peanut butter lovers! You’ll go nuts for our favorite peanut butter desserts from around the blog. From decadent peanut butter chocolate treats to pb + j inspired sweets and everything in between. You’ll find all the sweet peanut butter recipes of your dreams here!

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28 Peanut Butter Desserts You’ll LOVE

Calling all peanut butter lovers! You’ll go nuts for our favorite peanut butter desserts from around the blog. From decadent peanut butter chocolate treats to pb + j inspired sweets and everything in between. You’ll find all the sweet peanut butter recipes of your dreams here!

Easy and healthy no bake chocolate peanut butter squares made with just 4 ingredients! Tastes just a like a Reeses peanut butter cup without all the sugar!

The best peanut butter recipes for every peanut butter lover

If there’s one thing we always have in our pantry it’s peanut butter. Because…well duh. Peanut butter is and has ALWAYS been one of my absolute favorite foods. It’s versatile, affordable, packed with protein, and also delicious. Wins all around. Better yet, it is easily one of the best baking ingredients. There are so many scrumptious salty-sweet treats that you can make with peanut butter. From chewy peanut butter cookies, to Reese’s macarons, to peanut butter banana bread….the options are endless when it comes to baking with peanut butter.

So we put together an exhaustive list of every single peanut butter recipe on the blog! Let’s get baking!

What kind of peanut butter should you bake with?

This is a question we get asked a lot, and unfortunately the answer is not as straightforward as I would like. It really depends on the recipe. If I had to narrow it down these would be the top 3 types of peanut butter we use for peanut butter desert recipes:

  1. Creamy Peanut Butter: Most often, I prefer traditional creamy peanut butter for baking. Jiff, Skippy, Peter Pan–you know the no-stir, cheaper stuff. It’s a little more processed which tends to give it a thick, creamy consistency that holds up well in the oven.
  2. Natural Peanut Butter: As long as you stir natural peanut butter very well before measuring it out, you can generally swap out traditional creamy peanut butter for natural in most recipes (unless specifically stated that you should not!). Natural peanut butter tends to separate, leaving oil on top and a  drier peanut butter paste below. It’s important to stir your peanut butter really before using it or you’ll end up adding oil to your batter instead of peanut buttery goodness.
  3. Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter: When it comes to eating straight peanut butter, this one is my fav–Trader Joe’s preferably hehe. Natural crunchy peanut butter works well for most of the “healthier” recipes on the site. If you prefer a little more texture and crunch in your peanut butter baked goods, you can always swap out a creamy pb for a crunchy one. It’s totally a preference!

peanut butter spread over saltine toffee

Perfectly nutty peanut butter dessert recipes

If you can’t tell, peanut butter is one of my most favorite flavors to bake with. So we gathered every peanut butter dessert that falls into alllllll your favorite sweet peanut butte flavor combos. And obviously those straight peanut butter desserts too 🙂

  • Uninterrupted peanut butter flavor
  • Peanut butter and chocolate
  • Peanut butter and jelly

So without further adieu, I present every single peanut butter dessert recipe you might need. We’ll start with the first category: pure peanut butter.

Peanut butter desserts for diehard peanut butter fans

If you are the type of person who likes to eat peanut butter straight from the spoon these peanut butter recipes are for you. If you love peanut butter in its purest form you’ll adore these super nutty, simple peanut butter recipes. The peanut butter flavor is the solo star!

1. Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Looking for the perfect chewy peanut butter cookie recipe? Look no further. These chewy peanut butter cookies have a tender and soft center with a chewy, crisp exterior and, obviously, they’re packed full of nutty flavor.

soft peanut butter cookies with a bite taken out

2. Halfway to Heaven Peanut Butter Cookies

These heavenly peanut butter sandwich cookies are the salty-sweet sandwich cookie of your dreams! Made with chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies and a creamy peanut butter filling, you’ll love these little cookies!

Halfway to Heaven Peanut Butter Cookies: this recipe is nearly all in halves, which makes it super easy to remember. And they're beyond heavenly!

3. Peanut Butter Frosting

This creamy peanut butter frosting is fluffy, light and the perfect salty-sweet topping for all your cakes and confections! Made with just 5 ingredients, you’ll love this homemade peanut butter icing.

peanut butter frosting on a chocolate cupcake

4. Peanut Butter Oat Energy Bites

Looking for a breakfast on the go, pre-workout snack, or road trip treats? Make these easy peanut butter oat energy balls drizzled with chocolate!

grabbing for a peanut butter oat energy ball

Peanut Butter Chocolate Desserts

Ahh Peanut butter and chocolate. Dare I say it is the most perfect combination of foods? I do dare. I want to scream it from the rooftops. I LOVE YOU PEANUT BUTTER AND CHOCOLATE. I think we can all agree that this food marriage is simple the golden standard. Creamy, nutty, salty-sweet peanut butter perfectly complements rich, decadent chocolate. I mean, if you can’t tell by the MANY peanut butter chocolate desserts on the site, it’s kind of my fav.

5. Reese’s Cookies

You’ll love these decadent Reese’s peanut butter cup cookies AKA the BEST chocolate chip cookies with a whole Reese’s peanut butter cup in the middle. Uh-huh. Don’t walk…RUN to these peanut butter cup cookies.
reeses chocolate chip cookies stuffed with a whole peanut butter cup

6. Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Sauce

All your favorite flavors all wrapped up into one handheld cupcake? Yes, PLEASE. These fudgy chocolate cupcakes are topped with a dreamy peanut butter buttercream and finished off with a salted caramel drizzle. How you say… drool?
chocolate peanut butter cupcakes with salted caramel drizzle

7. Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Squares

These no bake healthy peanut butter chocolate bars are made with just 4 ingredients! Vegan, gluten-free, and made with maple syrup, flax seed meal, & dark chocolate!
No bake healthy peanut butter chocolate bars made with just 4 ingredients! Vegan, gluten-free, and made with maple syrup, flax seed meal, & dark chocolate!

8. Peanut Butter Oreo Rice Krispie Treats

These Peanut Butter Oreo Rice Krispie Treats are best Rice Krispie treats variation you’ll ever have. LOADED with Oreos and peanut butter ribbons!

peanut butter oreo rice krispie treats cut into squares

9. Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies

If you’re looking for a decadent, peanut butter chocolate cookie then look no further. These peanut butter brownie cookie sandwiches are made with two super fudgy brownie cookies sandwiched together with dreamy peanut butter buttercream.

peanut butter chocolate brownie sandwich cookies

10. Chocolate Peanut Butter Macarons

Take your favorite flavors of a Reese’s peanut butter cup and transform them into a grown up dessert! These Reese’s Macarons are made with a decadent, salty sweet peanut butter filling and chewy chocolate shell.

easy reese's macarons aka chocolate peanut butter macarons with a sweet peanut butter filling

11. Peanut Butter S’mores Bars

Are you part of the peanut butter s’mores fan club? If so, you will LOVE these gooey peanut butter s’mores bars. These ridiculously tasty cookie bars are made with a fudgy peanut butter cookie base, and loaded with mini marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers. Yum!

peanut butter s'mores bars

12. Peanut Butter Saltine Toffee Bark

This Peanut Butter Saltine Toffee bark is so so easy to make, and so addicting. It has four decadent layers: crunchy saltines, buttery toffee, creamy peanut butter and dark chocolate.

Stack of peanut butter saltine toffee bark. A crowd-pleasing sweet, salty, crunchy, and smooth Peanut Butter Toffee bark made entirely with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry! Hello, sweet thing!

13. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread

If there’s anything better than peanut butter + chocolate, it’s peanut butter chocolate AND banana. It’s a decadent yet easy banana bread recipe that tastes like cake!

A loaf of Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread

14. Peanut Butter Nutella Blondies

Talk about a classic blondie with a twist! These Peanut Butter Nutella Blondies are buttery and chewy, with huge swirls of Nutella and peanut butter rippled throughout. And the best part? They take minutes to make.
nutella peanut butter blondies cut into squares

15. Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Pour yourself a big ol’ glass of milk and hunker down with one of these super fudgy chocolate cookies loaded with peanut butter chips!

Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies are a comforting, crowd-pleasing winter cookie. Perfect dipped in a nice glass of cold milk!

16. Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

This chocolate stout cake is ridiculously moist with a dreamy peanut butter frosting that will make all your salty sweet dreams come true.

17. Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I love eating peanut butter and chocolate for breakfast. Who wouldn’t? And these peanut butter banana chocolate chip muffins are one of my favorite ways to start the day. They’re sweet, nutty, chocoalty, and SO easy to make.

1 bowl, 6 ingredients, healthy peanut butter banana muffins are grain free, gluten free, packed full of protein and simply delicious

18. Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

A luscious peanut butter cheesecake atop a chocolate crust, covered in chocolate peanut butter ganache and topped with chopped up peanut butter cups. Need I say more?

A Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake with chocolate cookie crust, peanut butter cheesecake filling, and topped with a chocolate ganache and peanut butter cups!

19. Snicker’s Brownies

A four layered Snickers Brownies recipe made with peanut butter nougat, caramel, peanuts, and rich dark chocolate. Surprisingly easy to make, and even easier to eat! Talk about a crowd-pleaser.

stack of snickers brownies with gooey caramel

20. Caramel Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

These no bake peanut butter pretzel bars topped with caramel and chocolate are calling your name. You’ll love these salty-sweet bars because they’re super easy, no bake, and delicious.

peanut butter pretzel caramel bars

21. Monster Cookies

Peanut buttery, sweet and full of chocolate, they’re one of the more nostalgia inducing foods of my childhood. My mom would make huge versions and call them “monster” monster cookies. We’d scarf them down with a glass of milk after school as our fuel for ballet class. And damn they were good.

Bite shot of healthyish mosnter cookies studded with m and ms and dark chocolate chips

22. Buckeye Brownies

These decadent Buckeye Brownies are thick, fudgy brownies topped with a salty-sweet peanut butter topping and chocolate ganache. They’re seriously amazing!

fudgy brownies topped with a thick layer of peanut butter and chocolate ganache

23. Vegan Peanut Butter Mudslide Ice Cream

Rich, creamy vegan ice cream swirled with peanut butter and fudge ripples. I mean…that’s my kind of peanut butter dessert.

A creamy, dreamy vegan peanut butter ice cream made with coconut cream and swirled with chocolate ganache and graham crackers!

24. Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Who says you can’t drink your peanut butter desserts. Not me, that’s who. This rich peanut butter hot chocolate is so easy to make and the perfect treat for a cozy night in.

25. Fluffernutter Cookies

I think we can all agree a peanut butter and fluff SLAPS. And it is not exception in these chewy peanut butter cookies loaded with swirls of peanut butter and fluff. I meannnnnnnn…

Picture of fluffernutter cookies

26. Peanut Butter and Jelly Poptarts

Poptarts were the ultimate breakfast treat in my house growing up. One of my favorite things to bake are homemade poptarts. They’re nostalgic, easy, and damn they’re good. These pb + j poptarts are the perfect sweet treat.

27. Peanut Butter and Jelly Donuts

I love a good homemade donut. I love a homemade peanut butter donut filled with jelly and topped with a creamy peanut butter icing more. The perfect peanut butter dessert to start your day off on a sweet note!

28. Peanut Butter and Jelly Yogurt Parfaits

Okay so this isn’t exactly a peanut butter and jelly dessert (not nearly enough sugar), but these peanut butter and jelly parfaits are seriously SO good. It’s like eating a pb+j for breakfast, but…better? You’ll just have to try it for yourself!

Honestly, there are probably more peanut butter dessert recipes around the site, but I’m getting too hungry to continue. Happy peanut butter eating, my loves!

XXX

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