21 Peanut Butter Desserts We're Nuts About
Is there anything peanut butter can't do? We're thoroughly convinced you can add it to anything and it will make it better. But dessert is where it really shines. That's why we've rounded up our best peanut butter desserts for all you peanut-butter addicts. Forget sneaking off with a spoon and a jar of peanut butter...treat yourself to these delectable desserts instead. From cookies to pies to brownies and more, these are our best peanut butter desserts.
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
A peanut-butter lover's favorite candy is, of course, peanut butter cups. When pressed into a peanut buttery cookie, you have what peanut-butter dreams are made of. "Fail-proof," says reviewer Steph. "I followed the directions and everything turned out perfectly."
Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
These classic cookies are best made with crunchy peanut butter for added texture, but creamy works just as well. "I've been making this recipe for over 4 years now, and people consistently ask me to bring these to gatherings," says reviewer Crystalyn J.
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies
There's something about peanut butter and oatmeal that just...works. "The oatmeal gave them a beautiful, rugged texture, not to mention an awesome taste," says reviewer ilovetocook.
Peanut Butter Bars I
This recipe is essentially peanut butter cups in bar form. Sign us up. "Kids said that these are better than Reese's," says reviewer Jennifer Plourde.
Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you can't decide on a favorite type of cookie, why not combine all three classic flavors into one oatmeal, peanut butter, chocolate chip cookie. "We could not stop eating these cookies," says reviewer MISSILE198.
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
Would you believe me if I told you all you need to make this recipe is peanut butter, sugar, and one egg? "I brought these cookies to the rehabilitation center that I volunteer at, and no one would believe me when I told them there was no flour added," says reviewer Christina Wadnizak. These cookies are a great choice when serving guests with dietary restrictions.
No Bake Cookies III
Peanut butter, cocoa powder, and oats come together to create a no-bake cookie that's ready in no time. "We opened a store 4 weeks ago and everyone has been asking for homemade cookies," says reviewer BeachGal. "These are the easiest, quickest, hottest selling cookies I have ever made."
No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
This mousse-like peanut butter pie is the perfect chilled summer dessert. "Reminds me of a frozen peanut butter cup," says reviewer Melanie Greer.
No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars
"What a great dessert! Took me only 15 minutes, start to finish," says reviewer KRANEY. Make these bars ahead of time, freeze them, and thaw before serving for easy prep.
Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
"With so little ingredients it is amazing how good these cookies are," says reviewer MELSY. Chocolate and peanut butter were meant to go together, and it doesn't hurt that the chocolate kiss makes for a beautiful presentation.
Chewy Peanut Butter Brownies
Buckeye Balls II
Balls of peanut butter and confectioners' sugar are covered in chocolate to create a classic treat. "Very simple for me to make with little hands and the boys couldn't keep their hands off of them. They tell me this is their new favorite recipe. Better than Reese's," says reviewer Sarah Jo.
Hot Fudge Ice Cream Bar Dessert
"This is an incredibly easy rich and satisfying ice cream dessert made with ice cream sandwiches and fudge sauce," says recipe creator JONAR. "This keeps in the freezer very well and can be eaten straight from the freezer."
Magic Peanut Butter Middles
What's better than a chocolate cookie? A chocolate cookie with a surprise peanut butter filling. "I chilled the peanut butter mixture and the cookie dough before rolling them into balls," says reviewer Ms. Chef Esh.
Peanut butter cookie dough is molded into mini cups using a mini muffin tin and filled with a rich fudge filling. "These were so easy to make and so so yummy," says reviewer Crystal S. "I used a crunchy peanut butter for a more pronounced peanut taste."
Monster Cookies VI
"This is the best version of monster cookies I have tried," says reviewer Angie D. These cookies combine all worlds: oatmeal, chocolate chip, peanut butter, and M & M's.
Michelle's Peanut Butter Marbled Brownies
These marbled brownies are knock-your-socks-off rich. Reviewer JENMI suggests letting them cool before eating: "I think that letting them cool for a while lets them become a bit fudgier and sweeter…"
Peanut Butter Pie
"This was a wonderful pie. Light and airy, sweet with the light salty flavor from the peanut butter," says reviewer Melissa Goff. "The next time I make this I will make sure to refrigerate overnight. Two to three hours just doesn't hold up very well."
Peanut Butter Cupcakes
"These cupcakes were simple to make, and came out so moist and flavorful," says reviewer Kristina. "I ended up with 30 of the best cupcakes I've ever had." These are sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Peanut Butter Cake II
This cake would be a hit at any celebration. "I really like peanut butter so this was excellent," says reviewer Lisa--Morgantown,WV. "The icing tastes like whipped peanut butter fudge."
Peanut Butter Pie I
A chocolate crumb crust takes this peanut butter pie to the next level. "I needed a quick dessert for an impromptu dinner and decided to try this recipe," says reviewer Jill McLaughlin. "It was absolutely delicious and a big hit."