45 Peanut Butter Desserts That Will Have You Begging for Seconds
There are few condiments as universally beloved as peanut butter. It’s iconic in sandwiches, a killer pantry addition to savory sauces and morning smoothies and as a dip, it makes us actually want to eat our fruits and veggies. But it’s arguably most delectable in sweet treats. Here are 45 peanut butter desserts to try making at home, from cookies to pies to bars.
2. Fluffernutter Quesadilla
When your stomach cries “dessert, please!” but you only have ten minutes, turn to this ooey-gooey recipe. (And before you ask, yes, we always have Marshmallow Fluff in our pantry.)
3. 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
Not only do you likely have every ingredient you need in your kitchen right now, but these cookies also take just 20 minutes to make from start to finish.
4. Peanut Butter and Jelly Blondies
The nostalgia is strong with this one. Use a piping bag or a zip-top plastic bag with the corner snipped off to pipe the raspberry jam on for a swirly finishing touch.
5. The World’s Biggest Peanut Butter Cup
Sorry, we need a minute. Our brain just exploded. We’ve now found the ultimate use for our nine-inch tart pan.
10. Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies
Cookies > bread. Feel free to choose any fruit jam you’d like, but we’re partial to strawberry.
12. Ultimate PB&J S’mores
Your inner child might want to sit down for this nostalgic mashup. Instead of just plopping a piece of chocolate between two graham crackers and hoping the marshmallow is hot enough to melt it, the whole sandwich is enrobed in melted chocolate instead.
14. Mini Jelly and Peanut Butter Pop Tarts
They’re tiny, so go ahead and treat yourself to two. Or three. Or five…
17. Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Brownies
Your sweet tooth has its work cut out for it. Tell it to gear up for milk chocolate brownies topped with dollops of peanut butter and the most decadent fudge frosting of all time.
20. Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Isn’t she lovely? The salty-sweet homemade Oreo crust takes it way over the top.
25. Soft and Crinkly Brown Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies
These chocolate-covered beauties keep in an airtight container for four days…but we doubt they’ll last a single night.
34. No-Bake Butterscotch Peanut Butter Bites
If you have ten minutes, this healthy treat is within reach. The secret to its flavor? Not sugar, but a few spoons of butterscotch pudding mix.
39. Lightened-Up Chocolate Peanut Butter Upside-Down Banana Cake
BRB, filling our bathtub with peanut butter-caramel sauce.
43. Healthy Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats
Why are they better for you than the store-bought kind, you ask? They use natural creamy peanut butter, brown rice cereal and are sweetened with maple syrup.
45. 5-Minute Vegan Salted Peanut Butter Caramel
There truly is nothing peanut butter (and maple syrup) can’t do. Serve it on ice cream or with sliced apples.