27 Irresistible Peanut Butter Recipes

Calling All PB Lovers

The Spruce 

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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    Peanut Butter Stuffed Skillet Cookie

    The Spruce

    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 the indulgence. No glass of milk needed here—just a healthy scoop of vanilla on top.

  • 02 of 27

    No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

    The Spruce

    This five-ingredient dessert is as easy as it gets. Layering creamy peanut butter and chocolate chips with crunchy graham crackers makes for a sweet and salty treat that requires absolutely no baking. Whether you make these for your family or for a crowd, they're sure to impress.

  • 03 of 27

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches

    The Spruce

    Great news: Your new favorite sandwich doubles as winning party snack. Stuffed with a peanut butter filling and dipped in melted chocolate, these pretzel sammies are crunchy, creamy, nutty, and salty-sweet. Not sold yet? They’re also bake-free and easy to make ahead of time.

  • 04 of 27

    Peanut Butter Waffles or Pancakes

    Diana Rattray

    Get your early morning peanut butter fix with an easy variation on classic waffles or pancakes. 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!

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  • 05 of 27

    Peanut Butter Hummus

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    For a healthy, high protein snack, look no further than this peanut butter hummus. 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 27

    Peanut Butter Milkshake

     Leah Maroney

    Your favorite restaurant-style milkshake can easily 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.

  • 07 of 27

    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. If you want to go all in on the peanut butter, top with some special peanut butter dessert sauce.

  • 08 of 27

    Peanut Butter Blondies

    Diana Rattray

    With butter, brown sugar, and peanut butter, these blondies are truly irresistible. Use both milk chocolate and peanut butter morsels for an impeccable, gooey taste. The recipe also includes plenty of tips and variations if you're looking to elevate your blondies from plain to party-ready.

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  • 09 of 27

    Gourmet Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

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    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. Heating artisan bread in butter makes this sandwich is warm and sweet—you'll never look at PB&J the same way again.

  • 10 of 27

    Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies

    Diana Rattray

    Calling all fans of chunky peanut butter—you won't be able to resist these cookies. 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.

  • 11 of 27

    Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

    The Spruce

    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.

  • 12 of 27

    Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

    Diana Rattray

    You don't need a candy thermometer or any testing to make this velvety peanut butter fudge. 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.

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  • 13 of 27

    Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread

    Diana Rattray

    This recipes 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.

  • 14 of 27

    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. This PB graham cracker crust is especially great for pudding pies or cheesecakes with chocolate or banana flavoring.

  • 15 of 27

    Peanut Butter and Jelly Pops

    Elizabeth LaBau

    If you haven't tried your hand at cake pops yet, let this recipe be your introduction. Cake pops are one of the cutest desserts and much easier to make than you might think. This version has a surprise tucked inside: a delicious peanut butter and jelly filling that will make your mouth water just thinking of it.

  • 16 of 27

    Peanut Butter Dessert Sauce

    The Spruce 

    This recipe is the ideal homemade dessert sauce for anything that pairs well with peanut butter. Between cheesecake, brownies, and ice cream, there are endless ways to make the most of this sauce.

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  • 17 of 27

    No Bake Peanut Butter Pie With Cream Cheese Filling

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    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.

  • 18 of 27

    Peanut Butter Turtle Bars

    Linda Larsen

    Tasty turtle bars make a wonderful party snac, and these peanut butter-infused squares are no different. For chocolate and peanut butter lovers alike, this is a dessert that's not to be missed.

  • 19 of 27

    Easy Vegan Peanut Butter Frosting

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    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.

  • 20 of 27

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Bonbons

    Linda Larsen

    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. Make a ton for casual snacking or get a batch together for a local cookie swap.

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  • 21 of 27

    Peanut Butter Silk Pie

    Diana Rattray

    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.

  • 22 of 27

    Marbled Chocolate and 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.

  • 23 of 27

    Peanut Butter Bundt Cake

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    If you're tired of making the same old chocolate or vanilla cakes for every birthday, try this peanut butter bundt. Tender and moist, the cake has delicious peanut butter flavoring and a chocolate icing that will make for a delicious eat-off-a-spoon snack after the party's over.

  • 24 of 27

    Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies

    Leah Maroney


    The crispy, crunchy texture of these peanut butter cornflake cookies will satisfy all of your sweet tooth hankerings. Add sprinkles and drizzle some chocolate on top for extra flavor and design.

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  • 25 of 27

    Candy Corn Peanut Butter Bars

    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. The recipe is also a great way to use up extra Halloween treats.

  • 26 of 27

    Microwave Oatmeal Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

    Claire Cohen

    These tasty little cookie balls are easy to make in just 10 minutes and yields between 24 and 30 treats for serving to a crowd. Mix and microwave the ingredients, then roll into little mounds and let sit and stiffen. They're also an excellent afterschool snack.

  • 27 of 27

    Peanut Butter Guava and Simple Squares Organic Protein Wrap

    Grilled Cheese Social

    Keeping your resolutions has never been easier with this oh so healthy and perfectly delicious protein wrap made with peanut butter, guava jam, bananas, and chopped up snack bars. Add in any extras of your choosing, like chia or flax seeds, nuts, or fruit.