Unless you’re allergic to peanuts, you likely love peanut butter! It’s a pantry staple. We fall in love with it as kids from the moment we enjoy our first peanut butter and jelly sandwich or peanut butter chocolate cup. Peanut butter is incredibly versatile. It can be used to make savory and sweet recipes. It’s creamy and thick texture as well as filling, high-protein nutritional value make it the perfect ingredient to use in simple, easy recipes.
For National Peanut Butter Day, we put together 15 easy peanut butter dessert recipes from our Food Monster App, most of which have ten or less ingredients. Enjoy!
1. Copycat “Reese’s” Peanut Butter Cups
Dark chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven, especially when you put them together in these super easy to make candies! Tori Cooper‘s Copycat “Reese’s” Peanut Butter Cups are a must-try!
2. Maple Peanut Butter Blondies
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Only seven ingredients, one bowl, and half an hour’s time, Medha Swaminathan‘s Maple Peanut Butter Blondies are no-stress, but totally delicious. They’re extremely moist and fudgey and packed with maple and peanut butter — perfect for the holidays!
3. No-Bake Peanut Butter Flapjacks
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Hayley Canning‘s No-Bake Peanut Butter Flapjacks can be thrown together in minutes with only five simple ingredients needed. Simply mix all the ingredients together, transfer the mixture to a pan, place in the fridge to firm up and they are ready. They contain a mix of protein, carbs and healthy fats, to keep you full and satisfied!
4. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
The best part about these cookies is that the recipe couldn’t be simpler. Just 8 everyday ingredients, one bowl, and 20 minutes is all you need to whip up a batch of Larice Feuerstein‘s easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. We hope you love them as much as we do!
5. Cacao and Peanut Butter Protein Balls
These Cacao and Peanut Butter Protein Balls by Tiana Haines are a delicious snack to take to lunch or if you’re just after a sweet treat! If you love peanut butter and chocolate then these are for you! Not only are they delicious, they are also good for you. There are so many snack options on the market today that claim to be healthy by putting words like sugar free, gluten free, vegan etc… however don’t be fooled as a lot of the time they can be a unhealthy choice. It’s always best to make your own so you control what goes in them! Plus they taste better too!
6. Peanut Bitter Fig Bars
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These rich fudge-like Peanut Bitter Fig Bars by Amanda Nicole Smith will melt in your mouth and remind you just how well peanut butter and jelly get along. The fig in the crust is reminiscent of the sweetness of grape jelly, and those crispy fig seeds create an interesting and unique texture.
7. Protein Peanut Butter Cups
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Peanut butter cups are oh-so irresistible because the combination of peanut butter and chocolate will always prevail. With Melanie Sorrentino‘s Protein Peanut Butter Cups recipe, you can enjoy your favorite childhood candy but better! This version is vegan, grain-free, and refined sugar-free!
8. 3-Ingredient, Easy Peanut Butter Oat Bars
Oats are like magic – they are not only a healthy superfood but they can be used a million different ways! Michele Elizabeth‘s Peanut Butter Oat Bars bars are beyond easy – you could probably make them in your sleep (don’t). It’s mostly melting, stirring, and waiting by the fridge. Oh yeah, it’s actually that simple. Skip the prepackaged bars from the store and make these yourself. They’re delicious, easy, rich, and healthy. No excuses!
9. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Doughnuts
These No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Doughnuts by Amanda Smith are packed with all kinds of goodies. Made from dates, almonds, buckwheat, coconut, and cacao, they’ll fulfill your craving for something sweet while leaving you feeling nourished and energetic. Plus, they’re topped with a creamy peanut butter frosting. Yum!
10. White Chocolate Sandwich Cookie Peanut Butter Cups
Sheri Silver‘s White Chocolate Sandwich Cookie Peanut Butter Cups are the ultimate peanut butter cup experience. A crunchy chocolate creme sandwich cookie topped with a sweet peanut butter mixture is hidden within a white chocolate shell. If that wasn’t enough to tempt you, it’s topped with crumbled cookies. When you bite into one, you get the smoothness of the white chocolate, the fluffiness of the peanut butter, and then the crunch of the sandwich cookie that has its own creamy filling. This is the kind of dessert people dream of.
11. 5-Ingredient No-Bake Peanut Butter Corn Flake Cookies
Need a quick fix for dessert? Only requiring five ingredients and ten minutes to prepare, these sweet and chewy 5-Ingredient No-Bake Peanut Butter Corn Flake Cookies by Faith VanderMolen are a sure winner for any occasion! The crunch factor will have you snacking on these, one after the other and when topped with the optional chocolate sauce, it’s pure perfection.
12. Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies
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Lauren Wright‘s Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies will melt in your mouth, that’s how good they are! Make these, and you’ll get a a peanut butter filled, slightly salty and chewy cookie. A total winner if you ask me.
13. Peanut Butter Snack Balls
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Clémence Moulaert‘s vegan Peanut Butter Snack Balls are a great way to satisfy a growling stomach anytime of the day. Plus, it’s super easy to put together within a few minutes. You just got to wait at least half an hour for them to firm. But, they will beat a vending machine snack any day.
14. Raw Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookie Dough Bites
Taylor Kiser‘s Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookie Dough Bites are to die for. The simple cookie dough is augmented with mini chocolate chips and finished off with a creamy peanut butter center. You won’t be able to stop eating these delightful little bites.
15. Healthy Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
You won’t believe that this creamy, rich Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate doesn’t contain any milk or sugar. Instead, this healthy drink is made with cashews, peanut butter, dates and cocoa powder, blended with hot water. The result? A frothy, perfectly sweetened cup of hot cocoa that won’t break your health goals. Plus, it takes only 5 minutes, 5 ingredients and one blender!
We hope you enjoy these delicious peanut buttery desserts! For more delicious recipes, download our Food Monster App where we have over 15,000 vegan and allergy-friendly recipes!
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