22 Peanut Butter Recipes That Guarantee Gooey Goodness


Dogs love peanut butter.

Kids love peanut butter.

But too many adults probably think this delicious treat should be reserved for the younger members of their family or the ones that have four legs.

It’s not so!

Consider the following peanut butter-based recipes and assure yourself of some gooey goodness tonight:

  1. Oatmeal Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe
    • Oatmeal Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie Photo
    • I am all about my breakfast smoothies lately. Actually, I love them for lunch too. But this smoothie is, by far, one of my favorites. Peanut butter and banana is such a great flavor combo, as witnessed by my peanut butter banana bread. I just love the nutty sweetness. And adding in the honey is like making my favorite sandwich in liquid form. …
  2. No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Cups Recipe
    • No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Cups Photo
    • When it comes to snacks, especially for my kids lunches, I tend to focus on the healthy stuff. Snack food that I can send to school with them knowing that it will fill them up, and keep them going – so they don’t come home completely starving at the end of the day. Those things that will also …
  3. Peanut Butter Coconut Blondies Recipe
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    • I hear you… when you think about flavors that pair well with peanut butter, coconut isn’t the first one to come to mind. Or it didn’t come to your mind at all. It wasn’t even in the top 100. Yes, yes, chocolate, bananas, marshmallow. All the usual suspects. I almost forgot to include jelly. Although, does anyone really …
  4. Peanut Butter Cinnamon Toast Crunch Fudge Recipe
    • Peanut Butter Cinnamon Toast Crunch Fudge Photo
    • I’ll admit it – this recipe is oddball, and maybe doesn’t even sound that good or interesting. You’ll just have to muster up one of those ‘blind trust’ moments. This dessert didn’t start out with peanut butter. Well, let me back up. I stumbled upon a recipe for peanut butter marshmallow squares. So technically they did start with …
  5. Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars Recipe
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    • These oatmeal peanut butter bars. Oh my, yum. Seriously, so good. Plus – they’re secretly quite healthy. Which means you can eat lots, right? No? Yeah, okay, there’s still peanut butter, and quite a bit of it, in them. And I suppose you shouldn’t really consume truckloads of that stuff. It’s healthier than a lot of things though, …
  6. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pancakes Recipe
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    • Is there anything better than peanut butter chocolate chip pancakes doused in melted peanut butter? Not really. Even if you’re not as obsessed with peanut butter as I am, you can still appreciate a good peanut butter pancake! Especially one that has chocolate too. Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips provide just the perfect amount of silky, melty chocolate. …
  7. Peanut Butter & Jelly Fudge Recipe
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    • There’s a huge debate in my family. Or should I call it the great divide. And it all centers on how to properly make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Here are the main points: Thin peanut butter, thin jelly Thin peanut butter, thick jelly Thick peanut butter, thick jelly Of course, then there is my husband …
  8. Fluffernutter Cupcakes Recipe
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    • Heeeey… we’ve been down this road before: fluffernutter! Let’s face it, there’s a world of peanut butter dessert opportunity out there, and I’m determined to scour my brain and the internet for all of our options. I won’t stop til I have single-handedly collected the world’s largest repository of peanut butter recipes. But even though there is much creative …
  9. Peanut Butter & Jelly Swirl Cheesecake Bars Recipe
    • Peanut Butter & Jelly Swirl Cheesecake Bars Photo
    • Creamy and rich peanut butter cheesecake is swirled with strawberry jam, over a brown sugar and oat crust. Your childhood favorite sandwich combo is transformed into a decadent dessert! There are not many things that peanut butter doesn’t go with, and let’s face it, even if it does clash with certain flavors, I’d probably still eat it anyway. …
  10. Maple Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
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    • I don’t often make peanut butter cookies at home. Don’t get me wrong, I love them to the ends of the earth. But my incredibly British husband didn’t grow up with peanut butter, and finds the taste off-putting. I know. I don’t know how I married him either, but it turns out he’s a pretty nice guy and …
  11. Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Pie Recipe
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    • This No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie Recipe is currently the most popular recipe on my blog. It went absolutely viral this year. One day I started noticing droves of people popping onto my site exclusively to view that recipe, and they’ve never stopped coming for it. People still go absolutely bonkers for this recipe, months after whatever it …
  12. Peanut Butter Cracker Toffee Recipe
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    • This crazy delicious saltine cracker toffee recipe I made last year appears often in our house, only this time I thought I would change things up and give this toffee a peanut butter makeover! Every week I try to plan out our menu. I find that writing it down and shopping for those ingredients makes dinnertime less stressful. I …
  13. Peanut Butter Chocolate Sandwich Cookies Recipe
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    • When I applied to be a fanatic, I was thinking I should just do appetizers, because that’s what I love. After I made this apricot, fontina and chocolate grilled cheese sandwich for the blog, it occurred to me that I love sandwiches just as much. I mean, what’s not to love about a sandwich? They are usually quick, simple and …
  14. Banana Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe
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    • Banana brownies with peanut butter chips, peanut butter buttercream, and crumbled, fried bacon! When you bake with peanut butter as much as I do, it can get a little difficult to be creative. There’s a million things that go really great with peanut butter, and I’ve hardly exhausted the possibilities, BUT, it does get hard to think …
  15. Flourless Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe
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    • Brownies are probably my favourite treat. And cookies. And, well…. let’s just say I like chocolate. As often as possible. But when I can have a dark chocolate brownie that is rich and decadent and amazing, and it isn’t filled with sugar? Even better. Now I won’t go so far as to call these healthy. They do have a …
  16. Peanut Butter Toffee Bars Recipe
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    • A friend of my mom’s gave her a recipe for homemade Skors bars. I’ve never even had a Skors bar, but my mom made the recipe around Christmastime, and we all loved this treat. My very first thought after trying this candy was: I have to add peanut butter to it! It was incredibly easy, and it …
  17. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Pizza Recipe
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    • This chocolate peanut butter cookie pizza is amazing! The crust is ultra-thick. It’s the thickest, softest, and most peanut buttery cookie crust you can find. It probably qualifies as a bit more than a cookie pizza crust, and maybe these are more like cookie bars, but whatever – I’m going with ‘super thick cookie pizza’. …
  18. White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe
    • White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Photo
    • This recipe is one of several pride and joy recipes for me! I love all the recipes that I share, but I do end up having personal favorites, and ones that I love a teeeeeny bit more than others. I wouldn’t share anything that wasn’t stupendous in the first place. It has to be a …
  19. Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles Recipe
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    • I am a sweet-salty kind of girl. I love salt on basically everything, sweet or savory, but I definitely like it on a lot of sweet stuff. The weirdest food that I salt might be cranberry sauce. I don’t know how that started, but it did. Thanksgiving is even more sodium-laden for me than the average American. …
  20. Peanut Butter and Jelly Pop Tarts Recipe
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    • Breakfast just got a lot easier with these homemade peanut butter and jelly pop tarts! When I was a kid I used to eat pop tarts ALL OF THE TIME. Seriously, it was like my favorite breakfast. It was quick and easy. All I had to do was just pop them into the toaster, and I …
  21. Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe
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    • I’m a sucker for sweet breads. If I’m being completely honest, I’m a sucker for all sweets. I’ll admit I have one heck of a sweet tooth. I like sugar, I’ll admit it freely and readily. My Mom made amazing banana bread when I was young. I have so many memories of her making her banana bread for …
  22. Fluffernutter Brownies Recipe
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    • Did you know that there are people in the world who have never heard of a fluffernutter? It’s true. How is it possible that anyone had a childhood void of the magical combination of soft white sandwich bread slathered with creamy peanut butter and marshmallow fluff? It’s a crime, I can tell you that much. I wouldn’t be the …

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