17 Dreamy Peanut Butter Desserts We Can't Stop Making

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie
Photo: Blaine Moats

It's the delicious base of our favorite childhood sandwich, but peanut butter is the perfect ingredient for so much more. Here you can discover peanut butter desserts that will quickly become a go-to when you need a sweet treat fix. Whether you're craving a classic peanut butter cookie or something a little different (think peanut butter cheesecake, fudge, and peanut butter desserts with chocolate), there's a recipe you're sure to love.

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Salted Peanut Butter and Chocolate Blondies

Salted Peanut Butter and Chocolate Blondies
Andy Lyons

We already know peanut butter and chocolate make a mighty pairing, but you're about to be blown away by these peanut butter bars. You'll get a rich nutty flavor in the blondie cookie that includes both peanut butter and roasted peanuts. Broken chocolate squares melt right into the blondies. Don't skip the sprinkle of sea salt—it really brings out the flavors.

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Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
Jason Donnelly

You can't go wrong with classic peanut butter cookies. This tried-and-true recipe is a BH&G reader favorite with more than 300 five-star ratings, so you know it's good. For the best results, follow the cookie dough chill time to prevent them from spreading too much while baking.

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Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie
Blaine Moats

This peanut butter pie is a no-bake recipe, meaning you can give the oven a break and have a delicious 6-ingredient dessert prepped in just 15 minutes. The hardest part is giving the peanut butter dessert time to chill in the fridge before serving. Top with peanut butter cups for a sweet finish.

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Decadent Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Decadent Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Andy Lyons

Get your camera ready! This picture-perfect peanut butter cheesecake is going to go fast. With distinct layers of chocolate sandwiching a fluffy peanut butter-cream cheese filling, this decadent cheesecake looks like a giant peanut butter cup.

Buy It: Wilton Springform Pan ($13, Bed Bath & Beyond)

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Peanut Butter and Toffee Bars

Peanut Butter and Toffee Bars
Blaine Moats

This dreamy peanut butter dessert starts with an oat-based, peanut butter-infused crust. Followed by a rich dark chocolate-peanut butter layer and coated in toffee pieces, it will be a struggle to stop at just one of these dessert bars.

Buy It: Wilton Baking Pan ($8, Walmart)

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Easy Peanut Butter Bars

stack of peanut Butter Bars topped with peanuts and candy pieces
Mike Jensen

Have a bag of self-rising flour you need to finish? Keep these peanut butter bars in mind. The easy peanut butter dessert recipe only requires a handful of pantry staples and 30 minutes to complete. If you don't have any self-rising flour, we've got you covered with this easy DIY substitute.

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Giant Triple Threat Peanut Butter Cookies

Giant Triple Threat Peanut Butter Cookies
Andy Lyons

Peanut butter lovers will definitely fall for these giant cookies. The triple threat involves peanut butter, peanut butter baking pieces, and peanuts. Make a batch or two and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months to cure those peanut butter cookie cravings.

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Ganache-Glazed Peanut Butter Tart

Ganache-Glazed Peanut Butter Tart
Blaine Moats

For a showstopper at your next gathering, serve this fancy peanut butter dessert. A chocolate cookie crust is topped with a rich and creamy peanut butter filling. To take things to the next level, we cover it all with a thick homemade chocolate ganache.

Buy It: Cuisinart Tart Pan ($17, Crate & Barrel)

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Candy Buckeyes

Candy Buckeyes
Yunhee Kim

This popular holiday peanut butter recipe is the perfect intro to candy-making at home. A fudgy peanut butter mixture is dipped in a semisweet chocolate coating for a no-bake treat you'll make every Christmas for sure, but we think it's great any time of the year.

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Fudgy Caramel and Peanut-Butter Brownie Pie

Fudgy Caramel and Peanut Butter Brownie Pie
Jason Donnelly

Brownies meet peanut butter pie in this incredible food mash-up. Caramel baking bits provide a sweet chewiness while roasted peanuts add an irresistible nutty crunch to every bite. Prevent overbrowning by covering the edges loosely with foil.

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Peanut Butter-Banana Trifles

Peanut Butter-Banana Trifles in glass jars
Andy Lyons

Peanut butter and banana is another classic combo, so we turned it into this creamy trifle. Made with low-fat yogurt and sweetened with honey, it's also a healthy peanut butter dessert. Whip up the yogurt mixture up to 24 hours ahead so you'll have an easy dessert to prepare.

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Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms
Scott Little

Another classic holiday cookie, we can never get enough of this peanut butter dessert. Ours starts with the classic cookie recipe followed by pressing a chocolate star right into the freshly-baked cookie dough.

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Two-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge

Two-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge
Emily Hemmingsen and Jake Sternquist

For a quick and easy peanut butter dessert recipe, look no further than this indulgent fudge recipe. Only a jar of peanut butter and a can of frosting are required to whip up a pan. Bonus: I's also all made in the microwave, so no stove top is required.

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Easy Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies
Carson Downing

This gluten-free peanut butter cookie only requires three ingredients: peanut butter, sugar, and egg. Not only is it an easy gluten-free treat for anyone in the family with wheat allergies, but it'll also be a go-to for whenever you really just want a freshly-baked cookie.

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Marbleous Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake with Salted Caramel Glaze

Marbleous Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake with Salted Caramel Glaze
Andy Lyons

This delicious peanut butter dessert is a great way to use that pretty bundt pan you just bought. The peanut butter cake is marbled with chocolate and hit with a pinch of cinnamon for an unexpected warm-spiced flavor. A salted caramel glaze makes every bite rich and satisfying.

Buy It: Nordic Ware Bundt Pan ($10, Target)

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Honey-Roasted Peanut Butter Bars with Chocolate Ganache

Honey-Roasted Peanut Butter Bars with Chocolate Ganache
Andy Lyons

Your guests will never believe this rich peanut butter dessert started with a box of cake mix, which becomes the cake-like base. A buttery peanut butter mixture goes on top before layered with chocolate ganache. It's the perfect make-and-take peanut butter treat for your next potluck.

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Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Cupcakes

PB&J gets a new look with this peanut butter cupcake recipe. The light, fluffy peanut butter cupcakes hiding a surprise inside—peanut butter cups! Topped with your favorite jam, it's a favorite for kids and adults.

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