Are you a lover of peanut butter? If so, then today is your day! That’s right — March 1 is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, a day that celebrates, not just peanut butter, but the people who love it. Why do we need a day for that? Well, for over 120 years, the United States has had a lover affair with peanut butter. According to the National Peanut Board, the West coast prefers chunky peanut butter while those on the East Coast are more likely to opt for creamy — we’re not sure what the weigh-in is for the Midwest.
Not only is peanut butter perfect for making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, butter cups, or just grabbing a spoonful out of the jar, it is also a good source of healthy fats, as long as you choose a peanut butter with no added oil or sugar. It is also so easy to make your own peanut butter, if you have a high-speed blender. Just check out this recipe for Homemade Peanut Butter.
To see what we did last year for National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, check out 10 Decadent Dessert Recipes for Peanut Butter Lovers. Then, get ready because this year we have, not ten, but 15 peanut buttery dessert recipes for you to try.
Peanut butter is one of those things that is good with just about anything. You can dip fruit in it, put it on veggies, use it in cookies, eat it plain … the list goes on and on. In this No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Cream Pie, peanut butter is combined with coconut cream to create a velvety mixture that is then topped with a generous pour of chocolate and eventually frozen into pie form. Easy, pretty, and each bite tastes like a peanut butter cup – this pie is a winner!
Golden milk, turmeric juice, and turmeric lattes are popping up in juice cafes, coffee shops, and grocery stores. However, if you want something more on the refreshing side, this Peanut Butter Caramel Ribbon Turmeric Milkshake is chock full of all sorts of good-for-you ingredients from turmeric to apricots, avocado, dates, cinnamon, and coconut milk. Not to mention the delicious peanut butter caramel ribbon drizzled in. Yum!
Also known as the Fat Elvis, these Peanut Butter Banana Whoopie Pies are going to make your hips gyrate like the King himself! Delicate little banana cakes filled with creamy peanut butter buttercream, fresh banana slices, and drenched with chocolate ganache! These cakes freeze perfectly, so if you can’t finish the batch in a reasonable amount of time, you can freeze them — you never know who might pop over for dessert!
These Chocolate Coated Peanut Butter and Jam Doughnuts are absolutely delicious – rich, filling, and indulgent but made from relatively good ingredients, including oats, tiger nut flour, dates, nut butter, and maple syrup. The best thing about these? They can be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, ready to devour at any time. …But they’ll probably disappear before that.
Dessert should be showstopping and what better way to impress than with this delicious Peanut Butter Cheesecake? It has a simple graham cracker crust and a creamy, peanut buttery filling made from tofu and vegan cream cheese. It’s baked to give the top somewhat of a browned crust, then it’s drizzled with chocolate and garnished with chopped peanuts. This dessert is perfect for serving a crowd.
These Pop Tart Croissants are a wonderful amalgamation of several decadent desserts. Soft, doughy, stuffed with creamy peanut butter, and topped with chocolate frosting and crunchy granola, they’re kind of like doughnuts got together with croissants and a pop tart. So, you can totally get away with eating one for breakfast or brunch just as well as you can have them for dessert.
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These White Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars are the perfect way to round out a rigorous workout, and their healthy so you don’t have to feel guilty when you indulge. They are rich, hearty-healthy, and flat out delicious.
Buckeyes are a classic Ohioan dessert named for its resemblance to the nut of the state tree: the Ohio buckeye. It consists of peanut butter fudge dipped in chocolate, leaving some peanut butter visible. This version swaps out the traditional cream used to make fudge with coconut oil. It takes just two steps to make these chocolatey, peanut buttery delights, so they’re easy to whip up for a party or for a quick snack at home.
Cast iron skillets are great to use for a variety of dishes, but not all of them are savory. A skillet is more than ideal for a cookie as it cooks faster, softer, and is less mess altogether! If you love cookies, marshmallows, or simply the fluffernutter concept all around, then you need to make this Giant Fluffernutter Skillet Cookie. In this recipe, vegan marshmallows are baked into a big, soft peanut butter cookie, which is topped with vegan ice cream and even more peanut butter.
This Double Crunch Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Fudge is everything. Crunchy peanut butter, coconut oil, chocolate chips, and crushed peanuts come together to make a dessert experience that you’ll want to make again and again. It’s soft, crunchy, and chocolatey with an addictive melt-in-your-mouth texture.
Need a quick fix for dessert? Only requiring five ingredients and ten minutes to prepare, these sweet and chewy No-Bake Peanut Butter Corn Flake Cookies 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.
What better way to end your day than with some delicious Mini Raw Peanut Butter Cup Tarts? These scrumptious tarts start with a peanut butter base, followed by a nut butter filling topped off with a homemade raw chocolate, crushed peanuts, cacao nibs, and oats! Peanut butter and chocolate on their own is a yummy pairing, but with oats and nuts for texture and added protein, it makes an easy, delicious dessert.
What’s the one thing in this world that’s better than rice crispy treats? Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats, of course. The award-winning combination of chocolate and peanut butter puts these little bites of heaven over the top. Plus, with only six ingredients required, they are super easy to make.
These Five-Ingredient Butterfingers are sweet, salty, and just a little bit crunchy. Slightly less crunchy than the original, but definitely crunchier than just chocolate and peanut butter. All you need is peanut butter, dates, chocolate, corn flakes, and coconut oil. With only five ingredients and one kitchen appliance needed, these candy bars are a snap to make (and even easier to eat!).
These easy Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Candy Bars are rich and decadently delicious. Naturally sweet peanut butter caramel and roasted peanuts sandwiched between thick layers of chocolate — yum! All you do is stir up the chocolate, spread it on a pan, layer the peanut butter caramel on top, then cover with chocolate and peanuts. You can pop it in the freezer for an hour until it’s set, or 15 minutes if you want gooey, sticky melt-in-your-mouth goodness.
We don’t think it’s possible to grow tired of peanut butter. If you need more recipes, just check out our vegan peanut butter recipes page!
Lead image source: No-Bake Peanut Butter Corn Flake Cookies