My Favorite Peanut Butter Desserts

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Are you a fan of peanut butter? Do you crave something sweet to satisfy your sweet tooth? Then, buckle up and get ready for a mouthwatering ride with our sinfully delicious peanut butter desserts. From cookies and cakes to pies and unique creations, I’ve got it all covered. Trust me, these peanut butter treats will leave you wanting more.

four peanut butter desserts including cookies, pie, and cake.

You’re going to love this list! It’s a collection of my favorite peanut butter desserts! I LOVE peanut butter, and over the past several years I’ve made many cookies, cakes, pies, and other sweet treats with peanut butter.

Peanut butter desserts possess a magical allure that captivates both young and old alike. The heavenly combination of smooth, nutty richness and sweet decadence creates a flavor profile that is simply irresistible. Whether you’re savoring the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of a peanut butter cookie or diving into the luscious layers of a peanut butter chocolate cake, each bite is a symphony of tantalizing flavors that will transport you to a state of pure bliss.

In this post, I’ve pulled together the BEST peanut butter desserts. Each dessert has been carefully tested and refined to ensure it meets the highest standards of flavor, texture, and overall satisfaction. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, these recipes are accessible, enjoyable, and guaranteed to produce outstanding results.

I hope this compilation is a handy reference that inspires you to create your own peanut butter desserts.

Why You’ll Love These Recipes

  • Peanut butter is a classic flavor that just never gets old. It’s creamy, nutty, and satisfying all at once. Combined with the sweetness of desserts, it creates a heavenly balance of flavors that will leave you wanting more. 
  • Each of these recipes has something unique to offer. From the soft and chewy texture of cookies to the rich and decadent taste of cakes, there’s something for everyone. Whether you like your desserts simple and classic or a little more adventurous, Ive got it all covered.
  • Peanut butter is incredibly versatile when it comes to pairing with other flavors. Whether it’s chocolate, caramel, jelly, or even bacon (yes, bacon!), the possibilities are endless. These combinations create unique and delectable taste sensations that are worth exploring.
  • Whether you’re hosting a gathering, potluck, or simply treating yourself, peanut butter desserts are guaranteed to be a hit with friends and family. The familiar yet indulgent nature of these desserts makes them universally loved.

Cookies and Bars

Let’s start with cookies. If there’s anything that’s more comforting than a warm cookie fresh out of the oven, it’s a peanut butter cookie fresh out of the oven. The nutty and creamy flavor of peanut butter adds a delicious twist to the classic cookie that we all know and love. From the crispy and crunchy to the soft and chewy, there are countless variations of peanut butter cookies that you can try.

hand holding a peanut butter brownie pillow cookie broke in half.

Peanut Butter Brownie Pillow Cookies

If you’re a fan of brownies AND peanut butter cookies, this peanut butter dessert is for you! It’s a brownie baked inside a peanut butter cookie. With every bite, you get both flavors. That’s what I call heaven in a cookie.

hand holding the ultimate peanut butter cookie split in half.

Peanut Butter Lover’s Peanut Butter Cookies

This might be my favorite peanut butter cookie. It’s everything you love about a peanut butter cookie with an gooey and creamy peanut butter center. That’s why I called this the Peanut Butter Lover’s Peanut Butter Cookie!

close up of stuffed peanut butter cookies drizzle with chocolate.

Stuffed Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

How about another fabulous stuffed cookie? This one has a peanut butter chocolate cup in the center. I recommend this cookie to anyone who can’t get enough peanut butter and chocolate.

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies stacked six high a white plate.

Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

This fancy cookie is perfect for your next party or cookie exchange. Half of the cookie is dipped in chocolate and then covered with either crushed peanuts or chocolate sprinkles. It’s a finishing touch that will please your eyes and your tummy.

star and circle shaped Chocolate Striped Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies on a plate.

Chocolate Striped Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookie

Soft yet crisp and filled with peanut buttery goodness, these shortbread cookies are dipped and drizzled into chocolate to create an epic Chocolate Striped Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookie. I dare you to eat just one.

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies with M&Ms on a cooling rack.

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

This classic peanut butter cookie recipe features candy-coated chocolates. Made with pastel chocolates, these adorable cookies will dress up any spring celebration. Or bake them for other holidays and use chocolate candies in colors that fit the occasion.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies on a small plate.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

If you’re a fan of the PB&J flavor combination, you’re going to love these Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies! Unique and delicious, this is a peanut butter cookie everyone can appreciate.

stack of Peanut Butter Oatmeal Fudge Bars.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Fudge Bars

What do you get when you combine a soft but crunchy peanut butter oatmeal cookie with creamy chocolate fudge? These amazing Peanut Butter Oatmeal Fudge Bars! This quick and easy recipe is certain to become a new favorite sweet treat. 

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars on a white plate with some chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars

Classic flavors come together to create these Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars. They are soft and chewy with a crusty edge and drizzled peanut butter glaze. What’s not to love?

Cakes and Cupcakes

While peanut butter cookies and bars are delicious treats on their own, peanut butter cakes take things to a whole new level. Whether you prefer a classic peanut butter cake with creamy frosting or a more inventive, layered creation with added nuts or chocolate, there is a peanut butter cake out there for everyone. 

Peanut Butter Sheet Cake in a baking dish with spatula and a piece served on a plate with a fork.

Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

Take a look at this classic Texas sheet cake with a twist. It’s peanut butter instead of the usual chocolate. But for people like me who “need” chocolate with our peanut butter, each piece is topped with a large chocolate-covered peanut butter egg.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake with Peanut Butter Glaze on a cake stand with plates and forks.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Baked in a fluted cake pan and then drizzled with peanut butter icing, this cake will make your mouth water. It’s a dazzling dessert perched on a cake stand, and when sliced, the swirl design and fabulous flavor will continue to mesmerize.

peanut butter cupcakes with peanut butter frosting.

Krunch Kote Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Rich peanut butter cakes, topped with smooth peanut butter frosting, and rolled in Krunch Kote peanut brittle crunch sprinkles make a GRAND dessert recipe. These cupcakes aren’t just Krunch Kote peanut butter cupcakes, they’re the ultimate peanut butter cupcakes!

Perfect Pies

Peanut butter pies offer a creamy and rich twist to classic pies. From the classic peanut butter ice cream pie topped with whipped cream to the indulgent bite-sized chocolate peanut butter pie, these desserts are a peanut butter lover’s dream come true.

close up of Mini Peanut Butter Pies  on a plate.

Bite-Size Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Crust

I fell head over heels for these cute mini peanut butter pies. The crust is easy to make in a food processor and iced coffee is the secret flavor ingredient. After the dough is rolled out, you press out the individual crusts with a flower-shaped cookie cutter. (I made these during my Year of Pie on IBC. You can find more pie recipes here.)

slice of peanut butter ice cream pie on a small white plate with a fork on gingham napkin.

The Ultimate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

Get ready to indulge in your new favorite warm-weather dessert. This Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie is made of velvety peanut butter ice cream which rests on a crunchy Oreo cookie crust and is covered with homemade whipped cream. All of this is drizzled with fudge sauce and topped off with chopped peanuts. 

Unique Desserts

If you’re a peanut butter enthusiast, you’ll be thrilled to know that there are many other unique desserts you can enjoy besides the classics. For those who love cheesecake, consider trying peanut butter and jelly cheesecake for a decadent twist on the classic dessert. Or, whip up a batch of peanut butter waffle ice cream sandwiches, which offer a whole new experience that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

two Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treats stacked on a plate.

Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treats

A childhood staple gets a fun upgrade in this recipe. Chocolate peanut butter hearts are sandwiched between two layers of marshmallow treats, and then melted chocolate is spread on top. “Kids from one to ninety-two” will beg you for these.

white chocolate covered peanut butter truffles on a white cake stand.

Peanut Butter Truffles

Elevate your dessert repertoire with these stunning Peanut Butter Truffles. Explore this easy-to-follow recipe that combines the richness of peanut butter with the sweetness of white chocolate. Whether you’re serving the truffles as a gourmet treat or gifting them to someone special, this recipe is certain to be a winner.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake Bar on a small plate with peanuts.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake Bars

This peanut butter dessert brings together another classic flavor pairing: PB&J. Served cheesecake style, these bars are ideal for party buffets, afternoon teas, and family meals. You will be looking for any excuse to serve them.

Homemade Peanut Butter Waffle and Jelly Ice Cream stacked on a plate with fresh strawberries.

Peanut Butter Waffle and Jelly Ice Cream Sandwiches

Do you waffle? I used a mini-waffle maker to create these scrumptious peanut butter waffles. Then I mixed strawberry jam in vanilla ice cream and layered that between two of the waffles. Once you make these waffle ice cream sandwiches, you’ll be dreaming up many more flavor combinations.

Peanut Butter Pretzel Puppy Chow in a wooden cup.

Peanut Butter Pretzel Puppy Chow

Take classic puppy chow to the next level by substituting cereal with peanut butter filled pretzels. This Peanut Butter Pretzel Puppy Chow is a decadent, chocolaty, peanut buttery treat that’s delicious for both snacking and sharing.

More Dessert Recipe Collections

These sinfully delicious peanut butter desserts are not for the faint of heart, but they are definitely worth the indulgence. From cookies and bars to cakes and pies, there’s a peanut butter treat for every occasion.

I hope you enjoyed this delicious collection of my favorite peanut butter dessert recipes. Do you have a favorite? Let me know in the comments below.

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  1. Oh, yum! I think I will start with the brownie pillow ones and the oat ones. Do you put a tablespoon of peanut butter in your chocolate ice cream? I do. Yum, yum!

  2. you’re working with one of my favorite ingredients, thank you, so much fun new inspiration like peanut butter and jelly ice cream sandwiches and the mini peanut butter pies, thank you for all of these