Our Best Peanut Butter Desserts

Why should chocolate get all the glory? When it comes to making dessert, peanut butter is just as sweet and delicious — and these recipes prove it.

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Fluff Pie

The sweet and salty flavor combination of the classic childhood sandwich is turned into a light and fluffy no-bake pie.

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Giant Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookie Cake

Can't decide between cookies and cake? Oversized, double-chocolate cookies stacked between layers of peanut-butter frosting create an indulgent dessert that doesn't make you choose.

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Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie

Baking this cookie in a cast-iron skillet creates irresistibly crisp edges while the center remains moist and sandy. To make it even more special, try heating some of your favorite jam to drizzle over the top and serve with a glass of cold milk.

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Giant Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed with Reese's Pieces

This giant version of one of our favorite chocolate treats has a surprise inside — crunchy-creamy Reese's Pieces.

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Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Peanut butter stands in for butter and oil in this quick bread - and also makes for an indulgent glaze.

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Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut butter and chocolate are a perfect pairing — and these sweet and salty peanut butter balls covered in bittersweet chocolate are sure to satisfy your craving. Make sure the balls are chilled and firm before rolling them in the chocolate. It will ensure that they do not fall apart and helps the chocolate set faster. If the chocolate thickens while you are dipping the balls, just pop it back in the microwave for 20 seconds and stir until smooth.

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Hot Honey-Peanut Butter No-Churn Ice Cream

Sorry, jelly. Peanut butter has a new best friend and it's called hot honey — honey that's been infused with chiles. It's the hot and tingly something-special in this sweet-and-salty no-churn ice cream.

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Peanut Butter Fudge

This fudge is a total triple threat — thanks to peanut butter chips, crunchy peanut butter and chopped roasted salted peanuts. Using sweetened condensed milk, makes it quick and easy to achieve a thick, fudgy texture without cooking raw sugar; no candy thermometer required!

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Giant Chocolate-Peanut Butter Molten Bundt

Calling all pb lovers! When you cut into the center of this chocolate swirl cake, a warm peanut butter center oozes out.

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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pops

Peanut butter, chocolate, and cheesecake? Put it on a pop and it's all our favorite things in one, delicious bite!

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Peanut Butter Layer Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

This recipe is for the peanut butter-obsessed. The cake itself is substantial but also tender. Be sure you don't skip the last 2 minutes of beating incorporating air into the butter-sugar-egg mixture makes the batter light. Spread a few tablespoons of raspberry jam on each cake layer along with the peanut butter for an easy PB&J upgrade!

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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

A secret ingredient (saltines!) helps mimic the texture of the peanut butter filling in the store-bought version of this candy favorite.

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The Best Peanut Butter Cookies

We wanted a super peanut buttery treat but found that store-bought peanut butter made the cookies a bit gummy when we used more than 1 cup. So we ground roasted peanuts ourselves and added that to the batter for an additional boost of flavor. Honey and melted butter add richness and create a soft and chewy cookie with an irresistible crackled exterior. We topped the dough balls with raw sugar for extra crunch and a hit of sweetness that balances the salt of the peanuts.

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Peanut Butter-Banana Pudding Cups

These cute little puddings are perfect for a birthday party or as after-dinner treats. Change them up a little and customize to your liking (or your pantry's contents): Use crushed chocolate sandwich cookies instead of vanilla wafers, or add a little bit of strawberry jam for a peanut butter and jelly spin!

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The Best Peanut Butter Blossoms

If you're a peanut butter lover then these chewy cookies with a warm, gooey chocolate center will be sure to satisfy. This recipe makes about 4 dozen, so it's perfect for any big-batch baking.

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Peanut Butter Shell

Why should chocolate lovers have all the fun? Now peanut butter fans can have a nice crunchy shell on their ice cream, too. If you use coconut oil you get the bonus of a little tropical flavoring, though it takes just a tad longer to set up.

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Peanut Butter Brownie Swirl Cookies

Why settle for one cookie flavor when you can have three? Peanut butter, sugar cookie and fudgy brownie batter are swirled together and baked into one giant cookie, making for a slice-and-bake you'll want to serve at parties and keep in the freezer for a weeknight cookie fix.

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Graham Cracker Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

If you've ever had a snack of graham crackers smeared with peanut butter, then this cake is perfect for you. We added graham flour and a touch of cinnamon to the vanilla cake layers for the quintessential graham-cracker flavor. It's then stacked high with creamy peanut butter frosting for a fun and nostalgic treat.

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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

It takes only three basic ingredients and 20 minutes to make these cookies from start to finish. They're also gluten-free — no alt flours required! — but you would never guess it by their rich taste and texture.

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Yellow Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Fluffy cupcakes with rich peanut butter frosting get a little dose of crunch from finely chopped peanuts.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Pie

Fluffy, dreamy and filled with a heavenly peanut butter pudding, this chilled pie is sure to be a hit. Don't skimp on the chocolate chip and peanut topping — it provides a contrasting texture to all of the creaminess.

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Peanut Butter-Banana Semifreddo

Trade scoops of ice cream for slices of ice cream semifreddo, a semi-frozen cake swirled with peanut butter and whipped cream. A surprise crunch comes from the graham cracker crust bottom.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Bundt Cake

This cake will satisfy any PB&J lover's sweet tooth. For a garnish upgrade, sprinkle honey-roasted peanuts on the top or decorate with halved raspberries.

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Crunchy Peanut Butter Thins

These crunchy cookies are a satisfying alternative to regular peanut butter cookies. Chia seeds are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids — look for them in specialty health food stores if you don't see them in the regular grocery store.

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Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Our favorite part of these creamy, sweet-and-salty bars is the crust: Melted chocolate and just a little bit of butter make it crunchy without baking. Plus, you can skip the full fat sour cream in the cheesecake layer. Buttermilk adds just the right tang.

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Chocolate Peanut-Butter No Bake Cookies

Chocolate, peanut butter and oatmeal are mixed together to create a rich, gooey dough that forms into cookies once cooled — no oven needed.

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Mile-High Peanut Butter Brownie Pie

A sweet dessert made with a healthy dose of peanut butter is great, but it's made even better when you throw a brownie crust and fluffy whipped topping into the mix.

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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Truffles

Eggless peanut butter cookie dough coated in milk chocolate is our new take on the winning duo of peanut butter and chocolate. Try using virgin or extra-virgin coconut oil in the coating-peanut butter, chocolate and coconut is a winning trio!

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Ice Cream Sandwiches with Slice and Bake Peanut Butter Sandies

Use slice-and-bake peanut butter sandies to make gourmet ice cream sandwiches paired with your favorite ice cream flavor. Try coffee ice cream for a unique combination.

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Miniature Peanut Butter and Jelly Pies

After just one bite of these mini pies, your taste buds may be fooled into thinking you're eating a PB & J sandwich. Peanut butter pudding fills the graham cracker crust and is topped with fresh whipped cream, a dollop of jelly and chopped roasted peanuts.

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Peanut Butter Caramel Swirled Brownies

Bobby calls this "a stealth peanut butter brownie" because although you can't see the PB, it's marbled in with the caramel swirl.

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Peanut Butter Truffles

No need to turn on the stove or oven. Peanut butter, sugar and butter is whipped into luscious truffle dough, then rolled in a variety of toppings and chilled to form these bite-size desserts.

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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Claire Robinson needs only five ingredients to make her sweet, chewy and flourless peanut butter cookies. Add personality to each treat by sprinkling sea salt, mini chocolate chips or shredded coconut on top.

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No-Bake Chocolate-Pretzel-Peanut Butter Squares

Trisha's chocolatey no-bake dessert squares are easy to transport and perfect on the go. The sweet and salty combination will please kids and adults alike.

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Icebox Cake with Slice and Bake Peanut Butter Sandies

Peanut butter sandies are layered with whipped cream and frozen for a simple dessert that can be prepared ahead of time. Drizzle with peanut butter glaze to add the finishing touch before serving.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Ina knows these two flavors are simply meant to be baked together. The creaminess of peanut butter cookies is sweetened by the fruity raspberry jam and topped with salty peanuts for mouthwatering dessert bars.

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Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip-Bacon Cookies

Put a spin on traditional chocolate chip cookies with creamy peanut butter, honey-roasted peanuts and crispy bacon. 

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Sunny's Crunchy Peanut Butter S'more Bites

Peanut butter, chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallow come together into bite-size treats perfect for your cookie tin.

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Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter cookies glisten after being rolled in sugar and baked until fluffy.

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Peanut Butter Pie

A few store-bought ingredients make this peanut butter pie a breeze to prepare in just 10 minutes. Chocolate cookie crust balances the sweet and salty peanut butter whipped cream, while the hardened chocolate topping adds to the presentation and texture.

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Elvis-Inspired Peanut Butter Brunch Parfait

Pay tribute to The King with a rocking dessert that pairs Elvis' favorite combination of peanut butter, banana and bacon with waffle cookies and whipped cream in parfait-form. Serve the individual treats in clear glasses so the layers are visible.

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Butterscotch Peanut Butter Bars

Trisha's bars are the perfect salty and sweet combination. She tops the baked bars with an easy glaze made from just three ingredients: peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk.

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Peanut Butter Pie

The key to making this peanut butter pie is to gently fold the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture until it's just mixed so you don't lose any of the airiness. Top with chocolate shavings and freeze for a winning dessert.

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"Miss" Mickey's Peanut Butter Balls

Trisha's no-bake peanut butter balls take only 20 minutes to prepare. Although they can be stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks, there's a good chance they will be long gone before then.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

For an easy treat, Ree bakes peanut butter cookie dough in mini muffin cups, then presses chocolate-peanut butter cups into the center of the cookies while the dough is still warm.

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Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter S'mores

Few can resist the appeal of toasted marshmallows atop smooth chocolate and sweet, crunchy graham cracker. Ree ups the ante on this easy dessert by adding peanut butter to the classic combo and dipping the s'mores in white and milk chocolate. 

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Crumb Cake

This is the perfect cake for PB&J fans. Use your favorite jelly, jam or fruit preserves. If you can't find honey-roasted peanuts, roasted and salted ones are a good substitution.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Ree says the whole kitchen smells like peanut butter when she makes her pie — all the more evidence that this is a dessert for serious PB lovers. The pie is so rich, guests need only a small sliver.

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Frozen Peanut Butter Bites

If it's a hot and humid day outside, dust your hands with confectioners' sugar before rolling the peanut butter dough into balls. Dip and drizzle with melted chocolate for a decadent, easy to prepare dessert.

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Slice and Bake Peanut Butter Sandies

Say goodbye to store-bought cookie dough because these peanut butter sandies can stay chilled in the freezer and be sliced whenever a craving for fresh-baked cookies arises.

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Giant Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookie

Just like your favorite Nutter Butter cookie — only bigger and better! Invite all of the peanut butter fanatics in your life over to share.

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