For over 120 years, people have had a love affair with peanut butter and on March 1st, we get to celebrate that love because it is National Peanut Butter Lovers Day! How much do we all love peanut butter? It’s a food most of us enjoyed throughout childhood and continue to love in adulthood.
Not only is peanut butter delicious, but it’s healthy for us – as long as we eat pure peanut butter without added oils or sugars. Of course, peanut butter is also filled with healthy fats as nuts are one of the 5 Cleanest Sources of Plant-Based Fats. To make sure you eat the healthiest peanut butter, try making your own Homemade Peanut Butter. It’s fast, easy and so good!
At One Green Planet, we celebrate peanut butter all the time with amazing recipes that are mouthwatering and delicious. Check out these 15 Sweet and Savory Recipes Using Peanut Butter, 30 Peanut Butter Recipes You’ll Go Nuts For, and Go Beyond the Sandwich with These 10 Treats Using PB&J. For this holiday, here are 10 more recipes for decadent desserts that feature the peanut butter we all love.
1. Snickers Tart
If you liked Snickers bars, you’ll love this Snickers Tart. It’s just like eating one of those candy bars, except it’s made with whole ingredients. The yummy nougat is pure nuts. Forget refined sugar, because the ooey-gooey caramel layer is made with dates and peanuts and the chocolate is sweetened with maple syrup. If you’re craving candy, skip the store and make these amazing bars yourself.
2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Pops
Chocolate and peanut butter are a classic combo that come together to make one bite-sized treat on a stick. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Pops are rich, chocolatey, and coated in dark chocolate. They’re then topped with crunchy peanuts for taste and texture. Cake pops are the perfect snack because they’re easy to eat and just the right size for everyone, big and small, old and young.
3. Raw Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake
There are more ways to enjoy peanut butter and jelly than just making a sandwich. For instance, this Raw Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake! A creamy and peanut buttery filling sits atop a crust made with nuts and dates. Then it’s all topped with a “jelly” made of puréed strawberries. Best of all, there’s no baking involved so you can enjoy this cheesecake without all the work.
4. Pretzel Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
This Pretzel Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie has a smooth, creamy peanut butter filling that rests atop a crunchy pretzel crust. This pie is a dream dessert for any peanut butter lover. The filling is light and airy from being blended silken tofu — the perfect contrast to the crumbly, chocolatey, and slightly sweet crust. For presentation, taste, and texture, top this pie with additional pretzels and a handful of chocolate chips.
5. Chocolate Not-Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
You are just five ingredients away from biting into one of these Chocolate Not-Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. These taste just like those familiar peanut butter cups except they are made with just pure ingredients, like maple syrup and dark chocolate. Make a lot, because these little treats are addictive!
6. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Hemp Protein Bars
When you need to grab a snack on-the-go, reach for one of these No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Hemp Protein Bars. These bars are packed with lots of good healthy fats, nutrients, energy, and a good dose of protein. Unlike many store-bought bars, they are sweetened naturally so you can feel good about eating these after your workout!
7. Peanut Butter and Jelly Chia Pudding
Peanut butter and jelly are a classic duo but healthy chia becomes a third buddy in this Peanut Butter and Jelly Chia Pudding. Chia seeds are blended with creamy peanut butter, with dates added for sweetness. Top it with jelly you’re your favorite berries. Perfect for kids, this is like combining their favorite sandwich and pudding cups into one irresistible treat.
8. Raw Peanut Butter and Carob Fudge
This Raw Peanut Butter and Carob Fudge has not one, but two layers of deliciousness. First, there’s a perfectly crumbly peanut butter layer and if that’s not enough, there’s also a rich carob layer. It’s also easy to make – all you do is melt, stir, and pop it in the refrigerator to set! It’s both perfectly simple and perfectly delicious.
9. Chocolate Brownie and Peanut Butter Parfait
This Chocolate Brownie and Peanut Butter Parfait is like a chocolatey peanut buttery dream come true. There’s a simple raw vegan peanut butter mousse that’s so creamy, it’s luxurious. There’s also a raw vegan chocolate brownie and it all gets topped with coconut whipped cream. Nothing to bake and so easy to make. This parfait is absolutely delicious.
10. Triple-Layer Peanut Butter Cup Pretzel Krispies Bars
These Triple-Layer Peanut Butter Cup Pretzel Krispies Bars are a triple threat! Crunchy pretzels and crisp rice cereal, creamy peanut butter cup filling, and a rich chocolate glaze combine to make treats that are like decadent little bites of heaven! They look complicated, but they are so easy to make. Everyone will love these so much, you may want to triple the batch!
Peanut butter just makes everything better. With delicious, decadent recipes like these, it’s no wonder there are so many peanut butter lovers out there.
Lead image source: Snickers Tart