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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.

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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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

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

 

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

Peanut Butter Breakfast Scones

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

Peanut Butter Breakfast Scones

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

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

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.

Peanut Butter Fudge

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

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

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.

Maple Nutty Candy

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

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

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Brownies

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

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Brownies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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