Sure, November has Thanksgiving, but that’s not the only food-related celebration to look forward to. It’s also Peanut Butter Lovers Month – we get thirty days to celebrate one of our favorite foods in the whole world! Americans will eat more than 65 million pounds of peanut butter in just this one month alone! Peanut butter is one food we have loved from childhood and will love all throughout adulthood.
Peanut butter isn’t just a nostalgic indulgence; it’s also very healthy – so long as we choose the right peanut butter without added sugars or oils. Peanut butter is rich in protein, so it keeps us full and fueled. Peanut butter is also high in potassium, magnesium, folate, vitamin E, antioxidants, and fiber. It has been found to be beneficial to heart health, colon cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, gallstones, and diabetes. Of course, peanut butter is also filled with healthy fats as nuts are one of the five cleanest sources of plant-based fats.
But before you go and make another peanut butter and jelly sandwich, think about how versatile this spread is. We can use it in so many recipes, both sweet and savory. Peanut butter can be used in main dishes as well as in desserts. Need ideas? Check out last year’s collection of 30 Peanut Butter Recipes You’ll Go Nuts For. Then, take a look at these 15 Sweet and Savory Recipes With Peanut Butter and these 10 Decadent Dessert Recipes for Peanut Butter Lovers. Then, get ready because here are 30 peanut butter-y recipes – one for each day of National Peanut Butter Lovers Month.
1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Doughnuts With Salted Peanut Butter Glaze
Salty. Sweet. Chocolatey. Are you hungry yet? These Chocolate Peanut Butter Doughnuts With Salted Peanut Butter Glaze are an explosion of rich, harmonious flavors. The chocolate chips are optional, but they add texture. Topped with a salty peanut butter glaze, these yummy doughnuts are more like a dessert than anything. Enjoy them with a cup of your favorite coffee.
2. Mini Raw Peanut Butter Cup Tarts
What better way to end your day than with some delicious 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.
3. Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Candy Bars
These easy homemade 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.
4. Spicy Peanut Curry With Lentils and Millet
This rich Spicy Peanut Curry With Lentils and Millet is made with a blend of spices and peanut butter for a rich, flavorful sauce. On top of an already stacked roster of ingredients, it includes savory tomatoes, hearty sweet potatoes, and kale. It’s served with lentils and millet on the side, so it’s sure to keep you feeling full and satisfied.
5. Raw Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge
This recipe for Raw Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge is not only delicious and decadent but it’s also good for you and super simple! It only takes five minutes to prepare and you only need five ingredients! Now you have no reason to not rush into the kitchen and make this!
6. Raw Coconut Cheesecakes With Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting
These crispy, chilly, berry Raw Coconut Cheesecakes With Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting are bursting with creamy chocolate peanut butter deliciousness. Not only is there crunchy frozen goodness, they’re also topped with a swirl of chocolate peanut butter frosting. It takes seven ingredients to whip up these delightful little desserts, making them a breeze to prepare when you need to bring a dessert to an event or if you want to plan our your desserts for the week.
7. Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jelly Poke Cake
This Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jelly Poke Cake brings all the flavors of the classic sandwich into a delicious and gluten-free cake. The cake is moist and is filled with a filling of strawberry jelly combined with vegan cream cheese. Then, it’s topped with creamy peanut butter cream cheese frosting. This cake is so easy and perfect for any occasion that you’ll find yourself making it again and again.
8. Purple Cauliflower Peanut Coconut Curry
Looking for a delicious dinner that comes together easily? This Purple Cauliflower Peanut Coconut Curry is flavorful, satisfying, and unique. First, roast the chickpeas and cauliflower in the oven and then saute them along with vegetables, coconut milk, and peanut butter. The result is a salty-sweet curry that is as nutrient-dense as it is delicious.
9. Raw Peanut Butter Bars
Who doesn’t need more peanut butter in their life? These Raw Peanut Butter Bars are dense, decadent, and delicious. They’re half snack, half dessert, satisfying a major sweet tooth while also providing protein from PB and nutrients from bananas. Pack one away for when you need a mid-afternoon snack or enjoy them straight out of the freezer for a refreshing post-dinner treat.
10. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Lara Bars
These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars are the perfect pre-running snack or when you’re pressed for time and need a quick breakfast. They’re packed with dates that’ll give you lasting energy. They’re super-easy to make and require only four ingredients — all you need is a food processor.
11. Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Bars
Healthy and delicious cereal isn’t just a good breakfast on its own, it also makes for a great base for these sweet Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Bars! In this recipe, chocolaty cereal is bound together with coconut oil, peanut butter, maple syrup, and dark chocolate chips, for a sticky-sweet bar that not only satisfies cravings, but a rumbling stomach. Pair these with a cup of coffee for an afternoon pick-me-up or a glass of almond milk for a post-dinner treat.
12. Salted Caramel Peanut Chocolate Bars
If you like making your own candy at home, you will love this Salted Caramel Peanut Chocolate Bar recipe! The filling is a delicious combination of salted date caramel and roasted peanuts. Salty and sweet, sticky and crunchy, each bite is a variety of delicious texture and flavor.
13. Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Bark
This Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Bark is the perfect holiday treat. Chocolate and peanut butter is a match made in heaven. How do you make this tried and true favorite even better? Easy! Use raw vegan chocolate, all natural peanut butter, and sea salt! Simple, clean, and delicious.
14. Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream Popsicles
Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to give up fun things like popsicles. It’s all about choosing the right ingredients. These Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream Popsicles, for instance, are made from peanut butter, banana, coconut milk, raw chocolate, and almonds. Talk about clean and delicious!
15. Thai Tofu Pizza With Peanut Sauce
Fusion foods take amazing flavors and forms from two different cuisines and throw them together into one amazing meal. This Thai Tofu Pizza is slathered with a flavorful peanut sauce, an abundance of vegetables and baked tofu.If using a pre-made crust, it takes just 20 minutes to throw together, making it the perfect weeknight dinner.
16. Raw Peanut Butter and Banana Cream Pie
Got ripe bananas? Step outside the box of banana bread and try these Raw Peanut Butter and Banana Cream Pies. This recipe can make several mini pies or one big pie. Each pie is topping with a creamy filling made from peanut butter, ripe bananas, and coconut oil so it just melts in your mouth. If you have chocolate chips on hand, top each pie with a drizzle (or coating) of chocolate for creamy, buttery, chocolatey goodness.
17. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Coulant
This Peanut Butter and Chocolate Coulant is dark chocolate heaven! Fudgy but firm, filled with warm peanut butter, and cute to boot, this is the perfect dessert to whip up for a get-together. Serve with plenty of peanut butter drizzle and a dollop of coconut whipped cream if you’re trying to get really decadent.
18. Cacao Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
Cacao, peanut butter, and oats come together to create these chewy Cacao Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars of breakfast perfection. They are gluten-free, wholesome, rich, and perfect for busy mornings. Oh, and they all come together in just one bowl! Perfect.
19. Spicy Peanut Udon Noodle Bowl
This Spicy Peanut Noodle Bowl has summer vibes all the way. Spicy udon noodles, creamy peanut sauce-covered zucchini noodles, marinated figs, a topping of fresh vegetables, and of course — avocado. This dish is nutty, citrusy, and will fill you up without making you feel weighed down. Enjoy!
20. Peanut Butter and Jelly Breakfast Bars
Peanut butter and jelly. Was there ever a more perfect combo? These Peanut Butter and Jelly Breakfast Bars have a soft, slightly crumbly peanut butter exterior and a filling of homemade jelly. The inside can be whatever flavor you want, like the traditional grape, strawberry, or even apple. These are perfect for breakfast on-the-go, but they might not make it through the week.
21. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Bars
Enjoy a sweet treat without turning the oven on with these No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Bars. They’re made with vegan chocolate chips, smooth peanut butter, and shredded coconut. Talk about a delicious combo – everyone will love these!
22. Snickers Shortbread Bars
These vegan Snickers Shortbread Bars are a real caramel, peanut butter, and chocolate dream come true. It starts with a caramel shortbread cookie base, which is then topped with peanuts, smoothed down with peanut butter, and doused in melty chocolate. The hardest part about making these bars is waiting for them to set in the fridge! Other than that – they are a total breeze and absolutely delicious.
23. Soybean Noodles in Peanut Butter Spinach Sauce
This dish of Soybean Noodles in Peanut Butter Spinach Sauce is perfect for those nights where you want a delicious and filling meal but want to spend less than ten minutes in the kitchen. The soybean noodles cook within minutes and then you simply have to toss them in the savory peanut butter spinach sauce. For a tangy finish, squeeze some lime juice right on before serving.
24. Peanut Butter Jam Balls
These Peanut Butter and Jam Balls are seriously amazing. You know what’s even better about them? No blender needed. And that means not much mess and cleaning up to do. These are literally mix-and-make peanut butter jam balls. If you have jam ready, these are even faster to make. If you require a gluten-free recipe, you can replace oats with quinoa flakes or something similar.
25. Raw Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake
If you love peanut butter cups, you will swoon over this Raw Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake. It starts off with a crunchy base of dates and almonds, then cashews and cacao powder come together to make a dense but velvety filling, and finally, it is topped with peanut butter cups and PB drizzle. Decadent is an understatement.
26. White Chocolate Sandwich Cookie Peanut Butter Cups
These 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.
27. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars
These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars are crunchy, salty, sweet, chewy, and delicious. While cookie dough can be made vegan with a number of different ingredients – chickpea flour, white beans, oats – this recipe goes with the classic flour method. Add coconut oil, almond milk, vanilla extract, peanut butter, and chocolate chips, and you’ve got one tasty treat!
28. Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cupcakes
If you have a major ice cream dependency and a love of baking, it’s a good thing that we can make these desserts using healthier ingredients. If you’re worried that the absence of white flour, refined sugar, and dairy will mean the absence of decadence, just take a look at these Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cupcakes. Yes. You’re welcome. Mic dropped.
29. Peanut Butter Banana Layer Cake
A must-try for any peanut butter and banana lover, this show-stopping Peanut Butter Banana Layer Cake is perfect for any occasion. It’s made from four layers of gluten-free peanut butter cake layered with sweet, creamy peanut butter frosting, and a layer of peanut butter and banana in the middle. We all know how good peanut butter and banana are together, but they’ve never looked so good.
30. 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 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.
Not that we need another excuse to eat peanut butter, but with these 30 delicious recipes for sweet and savory dishes made with our favorite spread, how could we not indulge?
Lead image source: 5-Ingredient No-Bake Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies