Peanut butter is the ultimate ingredient to have in your kitchen (unless you have an allergy; in which case, never mind.) It’s so versatile and pairs well with a multitude of cuisines, flavors, and types of food. You could go a whole day using peanut butter in every dish and not even get bored! That can’t be said about many other foods. If you could only live off five ingredients for the rest of your life, choosing peanut butter would be a wise choice. To get you started, here are 12 vegan dessert recipes that feature peanuts and peanut butter. They are super tasty!
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1. Peanut Butter Caramel Apple Blondies
Perfectly fluffy, and moist blondies studded with soft chunks of apple, rich notes of peanut butter, and drizzled in creamy coconut-based caramel. These Peanut Butter Caramel Apple Blondies by Taavi Moore are comforting, warm, and oh so delicious.
2. Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake
3. No-Bake Peanut Butter Fudge
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Major peanut butter lover? This No-Bake Peanut Butter Fudge by Gin Butters has everything you could want in a fudge. It’s smooth, velvety, and requires no cooking! Made with chickpeas, peanut butter, maple syrup, a dash of salt, a wink of vanilla, and just enough coconut oil to hold it all together, this dessert is actually healthy so, indulge away!
4. Whole Wheat Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
Who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate together? This Whole Wheat Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake by Lena Pfetzer takes the tasty combo to the next level by layering peanut butter-infused cakes with chocolatey frosting so deliciously indulgent you won’t want to let a drop of it go to waste. Bake this dessert for the chocolate peanut butter lover in your life!
5. Healthier Peanut Butter and Jelly Baked Doughnuts
You can get away with having doughnuts for breakfast. You heard it right. Whole food ingredients make these doughnuts healthy enough for any meal of the day. Make this recipe, you deserve that kind of love. These Healthier Peanut Butter and Jelly Baked Doughnuts by Ciarra Siller are fantastic!
6. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Bars
These No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Bars by Medha Swaminathan are naturally sweetened with maple syrup and vanilla extract. Packed with peanut butter and coconut flavor, they are satisfying and healthy while killing a chocolate craving in a flash!
7. Raw Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake
In this recipe, the classic American peanut butter and jelly sandwich gets a raw cheesecake makeover! The crust is mix of peanuts and Medjool dates, the filling is creamy and peanut buttery, and it’s topped with puréed strawberry “jelly.” This no-bake Raw Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake by Florian Nouh has all the goodness of everyone’s favorite sandwich, in cake form.
8. Two Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Eating healthy treats couldn’t be easier. These vegan Two Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups by Emily von Euw are so good and only ask for two ingredients: dark chocolate and peanut butter. How much easier could it get? Just pour melted chocolate in a mold, freeze, top with peanut butter and more melted chocolate, freeze, and enjoy! It’s that simple. Who needs to buy expensive vegan peanut butter cups at the super market when you can make your own? These vegan chocolate peanut butter cups will be your new favorite treat! Sometimes all it takes is a little chocolate and peanut butter to make things seem a-okay.
9. Peanut Butter Cookie Skillets
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Looking for a dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth? These Peanut Butter Cookie Skillets by Wholesome LLC are perfect! Plus, they’re made with peanut butter and are perfect to top with vegan chocolate chips and vegan whipped cream!
10. Banana and Peanut Pudding
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The layer of vegan coconut whipped cream is completely optional but adds the special touch to this pudding by combining it perfectly with the banana mixture and peanut butter. Finally, top it off with roasted peanuts or chocolate chips to have the perfect dessert. However, if you want a simple pudding that you can eat for breakfast or snack you can give up the coconut whipped cream and stick to the creamy pudding. Either way, it will always be a winning recipe. You are going to love this Banana and Peanut Pudding by Sara Oliveira – it has the most amazing combination of flavors and such a nice texture!
11. Peanut Butter Cookie Cake
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Sometimes, it’s simply fun to create baked goods that aren’t super healthy but are made from scratch and whole ingredients. This is one such recipe. This Peanut Butter Cookie Cake by Amanda Froelich is both delicious and makes a wonderfully sweet treat, but is made with whole ingredients that your body will thank you for!
12. Soft Peanut Butter Cookies
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Soft Peanut Butter Cookies by Fabio Gallo are the ultimate cozy Sunday afternoon treat. These cookies are so yummy and easy to make. Topping these soft vegan peanut butter cookies with chopped roasted peanuts will give them additional crunch and flavor.
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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
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- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
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- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
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