The thick and almost caramel-like taste of peanut butter is so addicting that we can sometimes forget that peanut butter cannot easily be mixed with anything as it can overpower a lot of other tastes and make some food a bit more creamy than we would like, however where peanut butter does shine is in desserts.
From cheesecake to cookies all the way to sandwiches, peanut butter can be used to add an incredible amount of creamy and buttery flavor to so many of our favorite desserts that it is always a good idea to seek out more recipes, so with that being said we have put together 24 of the tastiest peanut butter desserts that you can whip together today in no time at all.
1. Peanut Butter Blossom
These cute and delicate miniature cookies mix together some smooth peanut butter with butter, vanilla extract and sugar to create a soft but still slightly crunchy cookie that is perfect as a light appetizer in the fall months.
The buttery exterior of these cookies makes them extremely delightful to bite into, not to mention they can be frozen for 2 to 3 days if you want to prepare them in advance.
2. Nutter Butter Cheesecake
Cheesecakes are already delightfully chewy all on their own, however when filled with some smooth and creamy butter and a few Nutter Butter cookies, it gives the cake a bit more of a crunch with an incredibly creamy core that once you take a bite off, you need to finish.
The kosher salt is also an excellent addition to add a slight kick to the flavor of the cheesecake to make it that much more enjoyable.
3. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars
The only issue with these delightful and crunchy peanut butter bars is once you start making them, it’s hard to know when to stop since they not only taste incredible, but also have an alluring scent that smells full of chocolatey goodness.
Part of the beauty of these peanut butter bars is not only the creamy sensation in the middle, but also that they simply require 7 ingredients and can be whipped up in just a few minutes.
As long as you have a bowl, a little flour, some peanut butter and a few eggs to bring the entire mixture together, you can get to making these crunchy peanut butter bars in little to no time, perfect when you are expecting guests or want an easy dessert to pass around the table.
4. Peanut Butter Cups
These cute peanut butter cups are the perfect combination of sweet and salty and are an excellent choice for those chocolate lovers who want to mix the gooey texture of peanut butter with the familiar smooth taste of chocolate.
These cups use chocolate ripple biscuits as a crunchy exterior which is filled in with the peanut butter and finished off on the top with some creamy caramel and a few pieces of chopped up dark chocolate to make this one of the very best chocolatey desserts you can find that is only made all the more tasteful with the inclusion of dreamy peanut butter.
5. Peanut Butter And Jelly Cupcakes
This recipe gives all other cupcake recipes run for their money when it comes to both taste and texture.
With a core filled with sticky raspberry jam these cupcakes may be small, but it certainly does not mean they are not packed full of flavors, in fact with the peanut butter and frosting layered across the top these cupcakes are bursting with a delicious taste that are great as a cute but tasty dessert after a big and hefty meal.
6. Peanut Butter And Caramel Ice Cream Pie
This recipe uses a sweet caramel to take this pie to a whole new level, however this is not the only ingredient that makes this delicious dessert so unique.
The chocolate and vanilla ice cream frosting along with some smooth peanut butter in the core makes this ice cream pie an incredibly tasty treat that is a great filling dessert that is guaranteed to impress the kids.
7. Peanut Butter Brownies
It’s hard to make a list about the very best peanut butter desserts and not include a fan favorite, peanut butter brownies.
With some creamy golden syrup and a chewy chocolate core which is made all the more smooth and delicate thanks to the peanut butter, if you’re a fan of brownies and want to add just a little something to liven up the flavor, these peanut butter brownies are definitely worth making.
8. Peanut Butter Truffles
If you have an electric mixer handy along with some peanut butter, melted butter, vanilla and some salt, you have everything you need to start forming these chewy and thick peanut butter truffles which are a great light appetizer when you don’t want to go all out preparing a huge dessert for everyone involved.
These truffles are best served when very chilled, so it can be worthwhile to leave them out for just a few minutes so that they can settle.
9. Mini Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
Yes, this recipe is just as good as it sounds. With soft and crumbly cookies being on each side of the peanut butter and a core composed of a delightful mixture of vanilla and peanut butter, if you don’t mind taking some time to whisk together some baking soda and flour to make the cookie sandwiches then this recipe is well worth trying out.
10. Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle
If you want a dessert that can feed and satisfy a crowd that still has that familiar buttery taste of peanut butter mixed in, this trifle uses a fudge brownie mix to make a soft and chewy texture which is topped off with some whipped topping and stacked full of peanut butter chips to bring out that buttery sensation even more.
Buckeyes are so small and can be made in such big bulks at a time that they are perfect when you want a plentiful dessert that is sure to fill everyone up in the evening without tasting too thick or sickly.
With just 5 ingredients and 30 minutes of preparation time, buckeyes are a creamy buttery dessert that you won’t want to miss.
12. Fudge Peanut Butter Cake
There’s nothing better than sitting around the table with friends or family and enjoying a fudge cake together. The warm and chewy taste makes them a tasty appetizer that is already a delightful after-meal treat on their own, but is made all the more enticing with the inclusion of peanut butter.
13. Fluffy Peanut Butter Pancakes
Some will say that pancakes are only suitable as a breakfast option, however we beg to differ.
The creamy layer of peanut butter on top of the pancakes as well as the mixed in chocolate chip pieces and honey roasted peanuts makes this just as delicious and appetizing as a dessert which is sure to please anyone who has the pleasure of trying it for the first time.
14. Peanut Butter Milkshake
If you’ve had a large main meal and don’t really have much more space to fit in another round of desserts, try making this easy to prepare peanut butter milkshake that can be whipped together in minutes and requires only 4 ingredients, including peanut butter, that makes this one of the creamiest milkshakes out there.
15. Peanut Butter Bacon Burger
Yes, you are reading that right, by mixing some peanut butter into the side of the potato buns and even using it as a sauce if you would like, you can make a signature bacon burger that retains its meat flavor, but is complemented so nicely by the sweet and creamy peanut butter that it is an excellent serving a few hours after a main meal as a dessert to look forward to.
16. Crispy Peanut Butter Snack Cake
If you want a cake with a bit more crunch and that you won’t need a massive amount of extra ingredients to prepare, this snack cake uses a peanut butter base which is topped off with some honey to give it that perfect balance between being salty and sweet.
Ready in just a few minutes and being able to serve as many as 16 people, if you are looking for a peanut butter cake filled with a crunchy sensation that you and all your guests are sure to love, this crispy peanut butter snack cake is an incredible choice.
17. Apple And Nut Butter Puff Pastry Tarts
If you’re looking for a dessert that incorporates a puffy pastry coating and is as soft as it is delicious to take a bite into, you really can’t go far wrong with these puff pastry tarts.
Not to mention, this recipe infuses a few tablespoons of apple butter that just tastes so elegant when combined with the creamy sensation given off by peanut butter, this is certainly a soft and puffy treat you won’t want to miss out on.
18. Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
Sometimes, whether you’re in a rush for recipes and can’t think what to make, or if you just want an easy peanut butter dessert which you know everyone can enjoy regardless of their taste preferences, there’s no shame in going back to the classic.
Simply whisk together some peanut butter and regular butter before adding in some granulated sugar, brown sugar and baking powder to prepare some of the easiest desserts out there that are still bursting with that smooth caramel-like flavor of peanut butter that we all know and love so dearly.
19. Marbleous Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
You can stick with what’s easy and what you know, however when it comes to preparing a dessert there is also no shame in going all out and making a big exciting treat that you can be sure will make all guests who see it filled with jealousy at your cooking skills.
With its soft and succulent chocolate slices and gooey and delightful peanut butter at its core with a salted caramel glaze resting on top, it’s hard to find much about this bigger peanut butter dessert which anyone could even dare to dislike, it really is a crowd pleaser.
20. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cheesecake
If you want the peanut butter flavor to really jump out at anyone who tries it and want to have a go at preparing the ultimate peanut butter sensation that is sure to blow away anyone who already loves the taste, you need to try this recipe.
Not to mention that this delicious chocolatey combination is all packed into a soft and succulent cheesecake, making every bite incredibly appetizing and easy to digest.
To finish this dessert off, it is always worth considering layering some thick whipped cream on top to make it even more moist and soft for when you and your guests tuck into this incredible dish.
21. Toasted Bacon Fluffernutters
To a good amount of people, this recipe can seem wrong on so many levels, however for those who can look past the mixture of ingredients and are willing to take that first bite, you will quickly find that this crunchy yet creamy dessert is actually a hidden gem in terms of taste.
With a core full of peanut butter, marshmallow and bacon and a crispy breading to bunch it all together, this recipe combines a range of distinctive ingredients to make for a crunchy sandwich treat which is given that hint of creaminess and sweetness to make for a unique dessert that is definitely worth making, even if you are just intrigued as to how all these ingredients can work together so well, trust us it is certainly worth it.
22. Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake
Maybe after a big meal, you and the family have something planned for after such as watching a movie together or playing a fun board game to encourage some friendly competition.
If so, you won’t want a huge peanut butter dessert that is just going to makes people even more full and satisfied than they already are, instead this miniature chocolate peanut butter cake fits neatly into a mug and when mixed with some hot fudge, makes for one of the very best miniature peanut butter desserts you can make, especially in those colder months when you want a cozy dessert that can keep you nice and warm.
23. Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Sundae
If you just can’t get enough of that peanut butter goodness, this recipe makes use of it twice, both in the brownies as part of the ice cream, and as a thick layer of goodness over the top to really round out the amazing flavor of this sundae treat.
If the colorful and vibrant look of this dessert isn’t already enough to draw you in, you at least need to try the incredibly rich taste enhanced massively by the vanilla ice cream which melds so well with the creamy chocolate infused peanut butter.
24. Peanut Butter Crepes
If you have 30 minutes to spare and want to make one of the most delicious and filling peanut butter desserts possible, you really must try out these crepes which are made of a soft and delicate batter which is then layered over with some peanut butter to make these already delightful desserts even creamier and sure to be enjoyed by both kids and adults alike, and if you are feeling like adding a bit more furitiness to the mix consider adding a handful of strawberries.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does Peanut Butter Stay Good For?
The good news is that you won’t need to throw your peanut butter away soon after you buy it, a fresh jar of peanut butter that has been opened will last up to 3 months in the pantry, after that it can be stored for an extra 4 months in the refrigerator.
It is always recommended to use up the peanut butter in at least the first 2 months of opening a jar if you want the freshest tastes possible however, so always keep this in mind.
If you just can’t get enough of the creamy and thick sensation that peanut butter provides, try out some of these recipes next time you need to prepare a dessert after a big meal or for special occasion and find the one that you know will impress all your family and friends.
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