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20 Peanut Butter Dessert Recipes

Love peanut butter? Try it in our recipes for cookies, cheesecake, scones, brownies, truffles, bar cookies, fudge, pie and candy.
  • Triple Peanut Butter Streusel Bars

    Triple Peanut Butter Streusel Bars

    Dry-roasted peanuts, peanut butter-flavored pieces and peanut butter bring triple flavor to this make-ahead bar cookie.

    Triple Peanut Butter Streusel Bars

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  • Peanut Butter Apple Cookies

    Peanut Butter Apple Cookies

    Looking for a healthier cookie? Shredded apple, whole wheat flour, canola oil and wheat germ reduce saturated fat and add whole grains and flavor to peanut butter cookies.

    Peanut Butter Apple Cookies

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  • Peanut Butter Buckeye Brownie Cheesecake

    Dawn Moore of Warren, Pennsylvania, grew up sampling buckeye candy from neighboring Ohio. It was the muse for this outrageously rich and creamy dessert she created.

    Peanut Butter Buckeye Brownie Cheesecake

     

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  • Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars

    Peanut butter and chocolate meet for a sweet treat in this recipe from a Cedarburg, Wisconsin, reader who likes to make these bar cookies for potluck gatherings.

    Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars

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  • Peanut Butter Breakfast Scones

    Peanut Butter Breakfast Scones

    These energy-boosting scones pack a healthy amount of fiber and protein.

    Peanut Butter Breakfast Scones

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  • Peanut Butter Pie

    Creamy peanut butter filling with a swirl of meringue on top makes this dessert irresistible at Tonka Hills Restaurant in Linn Creek, Missouri.

    Peanut Butter Pie

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  • Peanut Butter Chip and Jelly Bars

    Peanut Butter Chip and Jelly Bars

    The flavor of these bars from Connie Siegel of Wisconsin will take you right back to your school lunchroom! If you don’t like grape jelly, strawberry would work well, too.

    Peanut Butter Chip and Jelly Bars

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  • Peanut Butter Fudge

    Peanut butter fans will love this creamy, nutty fudge, made with peanut butter pieces, marshmallow creme and finely chopped peanuts. Add extra peanuts on top if you want some more crunch.

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  • Peanut Butter Munchies

    Peanut Butter Munchies

    A Hanover, Kansas, reader sent the recipe for these chocolate cookies with peanut butter centers to a Midwest Living® cookie contest. A judge described them as "regally rich chocolate with a peanut butter kick."

    Peanut Butter Munchies

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  • Creamy Peanut Butter Truffles

    Minnesota's Saint Paul Hotel features these truffles at its annual Chocolate Lovers' Tea. We simplified the recipe by substituting candy coating for the chocolate used at the hotel.

    Creamy Peanut Butter Truffles

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  • Maple Nutty Candy

    These bar cookies combine four winning flavors: peanut butter, maple, butterscotch and chocolate. The easy recipe, from a Wabash, Indiana, reader, makes about 6 pounds of candy. We suggest freezing the bars and thawing them out as needed.

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  • Awesome Chocolate-Peanut Blowout Cookies

    Awesome Chocolate-Peanut Blowout Cookies

    What makes these cookies so awesome? "Special ingredients," says the Marion, Ohio, reader who contributed the recipe, which includes chocolate and peanut butter. "I like them because they're decadent yet so easy to make."

    Awesome Chocolate-Peanut Blowout Cookies

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  • Salted Caramel, Chocolate and Peanut Cracker-Stack Bars

    Salted Caramel, Chocolate and Peanut Cracker-Stack Bars

    These fantastic potluck bars come from Patrice Hurd of Bemidji, Minnesota. She won the grand prize in our 2012 Best of the Midwest® Recipe Contest. Patrice says they're a twist on her grandmother’s cracker bars. They cut beautifully and brim with salty-sweet-nutty-chocolately flavor.

    Salted Caramel, Chocolate and Peanut Cracker-Stack Bars

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  • Chocolate-Peanut Butter Brownies

    Chocolate-Peanut Butter Brownies

    Creamy peanut butter frosting tops brownies baked on a graham cracker crust.

    Chocolate-Peanut Butter Brownies

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  • Peanut Butter Oatmeal Biggies

    Our chewy, saucer-size cookie is delicious by itself, but for a warm-weather treat, it makes generous ice cream sandwiches when filled with tiny scoops of vanilla and chocolate ice cream.

    Peanut Butter Oatmeal Biggies

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  • Peanut Butter-Fudge Pie

    This make-ahead dessert is an ice cream/peanut butter/fudge delight created by a Waukesha, Wisconsin, reader, who likes to take it to potlucks. You can double the recipe to fill a 13x9pan and cut into squares to feed a crowd.

    Peanut Butter-Fudge Pie

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  • Hallelujah Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars

    A cocoa-graham crust forms the base for these candylike bars, from the Eagle Ridge Inn and Resort near Galena, Illinois.

    Hallelujah Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars

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  • Peanut Butter Cupcakes

    A chocolate-covered peanut butter cup tucks inside each of these treats. The tops will sink a bit as the cupcakes cool--creating a perfect spot for a dollop of jam.

    Peanut Butter Cupcakes

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  • Salted Peanut Squares

    Salted Peanut Squares

    Stir together just 6 ingredients for this easy-to-make treat. Peanuts top a rich layer of butter, marshmallows, peanut butter-flavored pieces, sweetened condensed milk, and peanut butter.

    Salted Peanut Squares

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  • Peanut Butter Temptations

    Peanut Butter Temptations

    To shape these treats, bake peanut butter cookie dough in a small muffin pan, and then sink in miniature peanut butter cups. No muffin pan? Just roll the dough into a ball and bake on greased cookie sheets.

    Peanut Butter Temptations

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  • Peanut Butter and Banana Drops

    These cookies go together in a snap with refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough, dried banana chips and semisweet chocolate pieces.

    Peanut Butter and Banana Drops

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