25 Irresistible Peanut Butter Treats

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Peanut butter is heavenly on its own, but these recipes take the creamy stuff to the next level. If you're a nut for the spread, this complete list will leave absolutely nothing to be desired. Between sugary snacks and vegan health options, there's a recipe to satisfy any type of peanut butter craving.

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  • 01 of 25

    Peanut Butter Stuffed Skillet Cookie

    Peanut Butter Stuffed Skillet Cookie Recipe

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    The peanut butter cup meets the cookie cake in this skillet loaded with chocolate chips. Filled with a melty peanut butter center, this soft and crispy dessert is quite an indulgence. Baked in a cast-iron skillet in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes, get ready to share as it makes 12 servings. No glass of milk is needed here—just a healthy scoop of vanilla on top.

  • 02 of 25

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches

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    Get ready for pretzel sammies! Pretzels are stuffed with peanut butter filling in between them and then dipped in melted chocolate. Yum! The multitude of flavors and textures—crunchy, creamy, salty, sweet—the mouthfeel is incredible. Great for appetizers at parties or gatherings. These will disappear fast.

  • 03 of 25

    Peanut Butter Waffles or Pancakes

    Peanut Butter Waffles or Pancakes

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Rattray

    Get your early morning peanut butter fix with an easy variation on classic waffles or pancakes. Add a simple peanut butter mixture to your favorite batter.  Both creamy and chunky peanut butter work in this recipe—it all depends on your family's tastes. Feel free to experiment with fun shapes and unorthodox toppings!

  • 04 of 25

    Fluffy Peanut Butter Pancakes

    Peanut butter pancakes with maple-peanut butter syrup

    The Spruce Eats / Jennifer Perillo

    These fluffy peanut butter pancakes are a pancake-only recipe and only smooth PB will do. It starts with a buttermilk batter mixed with creamy peanut butter and served with peanut-butter-infused maple syrup for flavor overload. Ready in 30 minutes for your family to indulge in. Feel free to add whipped cream and some chocolate chips on top, too.

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  • 05 of 25

    Peanut Butter Hummus

    Peanut butter hummus

    The Spruce Eats / Cara Cormack

    For a healthy, high-protein snack, look no further than this peanut butter hummus. Chickpeas, peanut butter, garlic, and other ingredients are combined in a food processor, and this hummus is ready in 10 minutes. If your little ones don't like eating meat, this is a wonderful way to sneak in some extra protein. It works just as well for adults as an easy party dip to pair with fruit, vegetables, or crackers.

  • 06 of 25

    Peanut Butter Milkshake

    Peanut Butter Milkshake

     The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    Your favorite restaurant-style milkshake can easily be made anytime at home. In just four steps, you'll have a creamy snack that you can top with anything from whipped cream to cookie bits to more ice cream. This recipe also includes many options for variations and makes two servings so you can share!

  • 07 of 25

    Peanut Butter Ice Cream

    Peanut Butter Ice Cream

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    Making peanut butter ice cream at home is easier than you think. This recipe calls for your favorite style of peanut butter and just a handful of ingredients to let it shine. There are so many variations that you can do from adding bananas, chocolate chips, and more. If you want to go all in on the peanut butter, top with some special peanut butter dessert sauce.

  • 08 of 25

    Gourmet Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

    Gourmet Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Recipe

    The Spruce Eats / Eric Kleinberg

    Sure, you've had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before, but that classic childhood snack will never be the same again after this completely gourmet spin on PB&Js. Heating artisan bread in butter makes this sandwich is warm and sweet—you'll never look at PB&J the same way again. Choose which bread you want, although we like sourdough, rye, or whole grain.

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  • 09 of 25

    Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies

    Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies, glass of milk

    The Spruce Eats / Emily Baker

    Calling all fans of chunky peanut butter—you won't be able to resist these cookies. If you don't have crunchy, use creamy peanut butter or make your own. The signature ridge marks are best made by pressing a fork into the dough while it's still moist. Even better, this recipe can be made in about 20 minutes, so it's perfect as a last-minute fix if you're running late to a party but still want to bring a hostess gift.

  • 10 of 25

    Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

    Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

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    Whether you're a vegan or not, these chocolate peanut butter banana smoothies are pretty hard to beat as a healthy and sweet treat. If you've got a blender, these drinks are ready in just five minutes. Enjoy as a snack, breakfast, or post-workout treat. You can even make it ahead of time and keep in the fridge for a couple of days or even freeze it!

  • 11 of 25

    Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

    Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Rattray

    You don't need a candy thermometer or any testing to make this velvety peanut butter fudge. Just heat, mix and chill! Whether it's made to be given as a gift, set out as a party treat, or just a fun weekend project with the kids, this recipe will impress all of the peanut butter lovers in your life.

  • 12 of 25

    Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread

    Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Rattray

    This recipe requires both real peanuts and peanut butter powder to get that signature nutty flavor. Combined with chocolate chips and mashed ripe bananas, this banana bread is an instant classic. Serve warm or cold with some peanut butter spread across the top. Make a double batch and freeze one for later. 

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  • 13 of 25

    Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse

    Peanut Butter and Chocolate Mousse

    The Spruce Eats / Elaine Lemm

    Perfect for those who love that famous chocolate-peanut butter candy, this dessert brings the two flavors together in a rich and creamy mousse. Dark chocolate is melted and mixed with peanut butter; the beaten egg whites are added to create a light and airy mousse. When ready to serve top with homemade whipped cream and flakey sea salt or your favorite toppings.

  • 14 of 25

    Peanut Butter Graham Cracker Crust

    Peanut Butter Graham Cracker Crust

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    Looking to take your next pie to a new level? Add some peanut butter to a traditional graham cracker crust to create a base like none other. Quick and easy, this crust takes 10 minutes to prep and chills out in the fridge for two hours before filling. This PB graham cracker crust is especially great for pudding pies or cheesecakes with chocolate or banana flavoring.

  • 15 of 25

    Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies

    Peanut Butter cornflake cookies

    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    These no-bake, easy-as-can be peanut butter cornflake cookies are a real treat. They only take a few ingredients and a few minutes, making them a good family baking project. Add chocolate chips or drizzle with melted chocolate if you like. Have a glass of cold milk handy to drink with this treat.

  • 16 of 25

    Peanut Butter Dessert Sauce

    Peanut Butter Dessert Sauce

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    This recipe is the ideal homemade dessert sauce for anything that pairs well with peanut butter. Combine, heat, and stir, just make sure not to overcook, or the sauce will get too thick. Between cheesecake, brownies, and ice cream, there are endless ways to make the most of this sauce.

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  • 17 of 25

    No Bake Peanut Butter Pie With Cream Cheese Filling

    No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie With Cream Cheese Filling

    The Spruce Eats / Madhumita Sathishkumar

    When it's so hot in the summer you don't even want to think about the oven or just a weeknight when you want something easy and sweet, this no-bake peanut butter pie is the answer. Ready in just 15 minutes using a store-bought graham cracker crust, it's a pie you'll be sure to make again and again. Get creative and put your own finishing touch on this pie. Top it with chocolate curls, chopped peanuts, or drizzle it with chocolate sauce.

  • 18 of 25

    Easy Vegan Peanut Butter Frosting

    Easy Vegan Peanut Butter Frosting

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

    Whether you're trying to cut out dairy and eggs or just looking for a lighter way to top your pastries, this vegan peanut butter frosting is so good you'd never guess it's also good for you. Perfect on vegan cakes and cupcakes or vegan banana bread. Use soy milk or coconut milk for best results when making this frosting.

  • 19 of 25

    Peanut Butter Blossoms

    Peanut Butter Blossoms on a cooling rack

    The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck

    Chocolate and peanut butter are a perfect combo in these fun cookies. Kids will love making the dough, forming the cookies, and sticking a chocolate kiss on top. To help keep the puffy shape, make sure to chill the dough 30 minutes before forming and baking. Make these peanut butter blossoms for your next potluck or bake sale. They're also a popular addition to holiday cookies.

  • 20 of 25

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Bonbons

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Bonbons

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    Like a healthier version of a peanut butter cup (thanks to chopped dates), these chocolate bonbons are so delectable you won't be able to have just one. The peanut butter balls should be thoroughly chilled before dipping in the melted chocolate. Make a ton for casual snacking, or get a batch together for a local cookie swap.

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  • 21 of 25

    Peanut Butter Silk Pie

    Peanut butter pie recipe

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    What makes this peanut butter pie so silky? It's all in the filling, which combines cream cheese, peanut butter, milk, whipped topping, and plenty of fluffy powdered sugar. With the topping placed on a tasty graham cracker crust—not to mention a layer of fudge—this pie is sure to steal the show. You can use a prebought or make your own crust. Plan accordingly, as this needs to be chilled in the refrigerator for at least three hours before serving. 

  • 22 of 25

    Marbled Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge

    Marbled peanut butter fudge

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    If you've mastered the original peanut butter fudge, give this marbled version a try. The flavor of chocolate and fluffy texture of marshmallow give this fudge a place among the greats. Simply combine ingredients, boil, stir, blend, then spread into a 13 x 9-inch pan and place in the refrigerator until set. 

  • 23 of 25

    Candy Corn Peanut Butter Bars

    Candy Corn Peanut Butter Bars

    The Spruce Eats / Elizabeth LaBau

    Always wanted to try making your own candy at home? Here's your opportunity. Peanut butter, candy corn, and chocolate give these tasty bars their wonderful crackly texture. Serve at room temperature for a chewy treat or refrigerate for a crispy and crunchy one. The recipe is also a great way to use up extra Halloween treats.

  • 24 of 25

    Microwave Oatmeal Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

    Microwave Oatmeal Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

    The Spruce Eats / Claire Cohen

    These tasty little cookie balls are easy to make in just 10 minutes and yield between 24 and 30 treats for serving a crowd. Made with peanut butter, cocoa, milk, sugar, oatmeal, and vanilla, these are a cinch to make. Mix and microwave the ingredients, then roll into little mounds and let sit and stiffen. They're also an excellent afterschool snack.

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  • 25 of 25

    Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

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    Combine peanut butter and chocolate chips, and you've got these delicious peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. You can change out the chips for chocolate chunks, and one of the hardest decisions is to decide whether to use creamy or crunchy peanut butter. With this recipe, the kids will be waiting for these cookies to come out of the oven.