45+ Peanut & Peanut Butter Recipes

peanut butter in a container

So…. welcome to the longest post I’ve ever written. Naturally, it’s a a post about peanut butter. On several different occasions, I’ve honestly considered changing over the name of my website to Sally’s Peanut Butter Addiction. But I don’t want anyone to feel left out. I also love almond butter, pecan butter, pumpkin butter, cookie butter, sunflower seed butter… pretty much all butter.

Peanut Butter gets along with just about everyone. Chocolate , jelly, white chocolate, butterscotch, Nutellabananacoconutcaramel, pretzels, cookies & cream, sprinkles, marshmallow, & cinnamon. Just to name a few. As I sit here with my nightly blogging snack – a spoon and a jar of (you guessed it) peanut butter – I’m taking a walk down peanut butter memory lane in honor of National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day on March 1st. Let’s  get this started! 🙂

45+ Peanut & Peanut Butter Recipes

 1) Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut ButterThis homemade peanut butter has only 1 ingredient, no added oils, and takes less than 4 minutes. It’s my favorite peanut butter and I make it all of the time. Besides baking with it, I like to dip apples and baby carrots in it. And spoons. Always spoons.

homemade peanut butter in a food processor

2) 1 Giant Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter CookieThis easy 20-minute recipe makes 1 giant peanut butter cookie. Enough to indulge by yourself or share with a kiddo, friend, or sweetheart. It’s thick, soft, and loaded with peanut butter, Reese’s Pieces, & chocolate chips.

one giant peanut butter Reese's Pieces cookie with a bite taken out of it on a wood board

3) Chocolate Peanut Butter Saltine ToffeeToffee and chocolate and crackers and peanut butter? Trust me on this! It’s a homemade toffee recipe that’s so easy. Paired with salty crackers and the might chocolate & peanut butter duo. This stuff is always called “crack.” Addicting. Peanut Butter and toffee together is underrated. Try it!

stack of pieces of chocolate peanut butter Saltine toffee with red and green sprinkles

4) Salted Peanut Nutella Puppy ChowThere’s no peanut butter in my favorite puppy chow recipe, but there sure is a lot of salty peanuts. Paired with decadent Nutella and sweet confectioners’ sugar. I made 2 huge batches of this stuff in 7 days. Warning: you will NOT be able to stop munching on this!

salted peanut Nutella puppy chow in a bowl

5) Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal BarsA healthy recipe. This easy recipe combines mashed bananas, peanut butter, and oats together to make one nutritious snack or breakfast. I make them quite often with all different kinds of add-ins like chocolate chips, dried fruit, or nuts. The recipe takes 20 minutes start to finish. No butter or oil and can easily be made vegan.

peanut butter banana chocolate chip oatmeal bars

6) Peanut Butter M&M CookiesMy go-to peanut butter cookie recipe. Everyone loves them! The recipe is straightforward and simple and bakes up the thickest, softest peanut butter cookies ever. In fact, I have used this same cookie dough recipe in many of my peanut butter cookie recipes. Check out what all the fuss is about!

peanut butter M&M cookies

7) Bite-Sized Peanut Butter Pretzel M&M CookiesTry the cookies with salty pretzels!

3 images of peanut butter pretzel M&M cookies


8) Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel BitesWe call these little bites of heaven. For obvious reasons. You need these in your life!

chocolate covered peanut butter pretzel bites

9) Brownie Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Chip Cookie BarsI give all credit for these insane monster bars to Kevin. He came up with the idea to layer soft homemade chocolate chip cookies with peanut butter cups,  homemade fudge brownies, and dark chocolate chips.

Chocolate chip cookie brownie bars


10) Rolo Stuffed Peanut Butter CookiesI stuffed my go-to peanut butter cookie recipe with Rolos! Look at all of that gooey, oozing caramel. I can’t think of a better way to eat a rolo candy…

peanut butter cookies stuffed with a Rolo on a silpat baking mat

11) Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars. Seriously indulgent and creamy, these bars are like eating a peanut butter cup in cheesecake form. Quicker to bake and chill than a full cheesecake, these layered bars are the perfect choice when you need a crowd-pleasing dessert that’s also portable, easy to serve, and handheld.

chocolate peanut butter cheesecake bars

12) Chocolate Frosted Reese’s Puffs TreatsI didn’t eat too much Reese’s Puffs cereal when I was growing up, but somehow they became the base of an extraordinary no-bake marshmallow bar last summer. Topped with chocolate fudge and Reese’s Pieces, these bars are so easy it’s scary. PS: Reese’s Puffs may just be the best cereal on earth.

2 images of chocolate frosted Reese's Puffs treats

13) Ultimate Fudge Brownies with Peanut Butter ChipsHoly heck. If you’re looking for the BEST homemade brownie recipe, you’ve come to the right place. These brownies taste like pure fudge. Like thick dark chocolate frosting you can pick up with your hands. And I obviously stuffed them with peanut butter chips. Ditch those box mixes!

2 images of brownies with peanut butter chips

14). Peanut Butter & Jelly GranolaDefinitely an underrated granola recipe on my website. I make this stuff quite often with all different flavors of jam. I love peanut butter and jelly together. And would you believe me if I told you I may love PB&J together more than PB & chocolate? It’s the truth. Each crunchy, clustery, wholesome bite is packed with America’s favorite sandwich flavors.

peanut butter and jelly granola on a paper plate

15) Peanut Butter Trail Mix BarsI LOVE trail mix. And you want to know what I love even more? A wholesome, healthy, EASY no-bake granola bar loaded with peanut butter and crunchy, chewy, chocolate-y trail mix. I like to keep a stash of these bars at the office to get me through the work day! And these can easily be made vegan.

healthy peanut butter granola bars

16) Cookies & Cream Peanut Butter BarkIf you haven’t tried Oreos and peanut butter together… please run, don’t walk… to the nearest kitchen. You have to make this no-bake bark/dessert. It’s messy and fabulous and addicting. Cookies & cream crust, creamy peanut butter filling, chocolate shell and crumbled Oreos on top. Wow.

pieces of Oreo peanut butter bark

17) Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate FrostingThe most peanutbutteriest cupcake you will ever taste in your life. Moist, soft, fluffy – I’ve never had a peanut butter cupcake or cake like this before. It’s unreal. And the dark chocolate frosting? Oh my heavens. Readers have told me they want to eat the frosting with a spoon! And so do I…

peanut butter cupcakes topped with dark chocolate frosting and a mini peanut butter cup on a teal plate

18) Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter BlondiesMy first post! Naturally, it included peanut butter. Imagine a truly fudgy brownie. Now replace the chocolate flavor with peanut butter. Yep, these blondies are SO dense and rich, just like brownies.

peanut butter blondies stacked on a white plate

19) Skinny Frozen Peanut Butter PieI made this pie for Kevin’s birthday and felt like I ate the entire thing myself. Made with lighter ingredients, we (or I) didn’t feel so guilty digging in! It’s creamy and bursting with peanut butter. Plus, it’s made in the freezer! No baking here.

slice of skinny peanut butter pie with chocolate sauce on a cream plate

skinny frozen peanut butter pie in a glass pie dish

20) Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie CupsAdorable mini brownie cupcakes with pure peanut butter as the frosting and stuffed with peanut butter chips and chocolate chips. It is impossible to eat just one (or three…)

brownie cups topped with peanut butter and chocolate chips and peanut butter chips

21) S’Mores Puppy ChowMade with peanut butter, marshmallows, graham cereal, & chocolate chips. All I’m going to say is that this needs to come with a warning label. Highly addicting stuff!

s'mores puppy chow in a green bowl

22) S’More Peanut Butter CookiesUsing my favorite thick & soft peanut butter cookie recipe, I topped the cookies with giant melty marshmallows and melted chocolate. And sprinkles! Obviously sprinkles. Portable s’mores!

stack of peanut butter cookies topped with marshmallows, melted chocolate, and sprinkles

23) Nutella Swirl Peanut Butter Banana BreadThis is the most decadent bread I’ve ever made in my entire life. Each bite is thick, dense, and incredibly moist. The bread is flavored with bananas and peanut butter. Then I add peanut butter cups and a thick (very thick!) Nutella swirl on top. I mean, just look at it!!

slices of peanut butter Nutella banana bread on a cream plate

24) Chocolate Covered Pretzel Peanut Butter BrowniesI’m ridiculous and so are these brownies. I can never stop at just one layer. I obviously had to top my homemade fudge brownies with thick peanut butter frosting and chocolate covered pretzels. Salty, sweet, crunchy, creamy, and fudgy all in one bite.

chocolate pretzel peanut butter brownies on a cream plate

25) Homemade Chewy Fudge Granola BarsDitch the store-bought granola bars and make a homemade batch with easy ingredients. I use coconut oil, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and oats to make a stand-out bar. They are the chewiest! No bake and vegan, too.

stack of chewy fudge granola bars

26) Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondie HeartsThese purely vegan peanut butter blondies are topped with crunchy peanuts and chocolate chips. AND a chocolate drizzle. I made them for Valentine’s Day one year, but there’s always a time for a heart shaped blondie, right?!

heart shaped whole wheat peanut butter blondies on a red plate

27) Healthy Peanut Butter Chunk Oatmeal BarsThese are for serious peanut butter lovers. Each bite tastes like pure peanut butter. They are healthy, have relatively low sugar, vegan, and whole wheat. I make these ALL of the time. My favorite oatmeal bar in the world.

peanut butter chunk oatmeal bars on a white plate

28) Fudge Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter FrostingCan I eat this frosting with a spoon, please? Seriously. Try putting this peanut butter frosting on top of my homemade peanut butter cupcakes. Whoa.

brownie cupcakes with peanut butter frosting and chocolate sprinkles

29) Death by Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip CookiesOne word: decadent.

chocolate peanut butter chip cookies on a silpat baking mat

30) Soft-Baked Monster CookiesThe thickest, softest, peanutbutteriest monster cookie you will ever taste. These have been wildly popular since I posted them in January!

stack of monster cookies

31) Skinny Peanut Butter Swirl BrowniesOne of the most popular recipes on my website. These brownies are a skinny version of your favorite. No butter, no oil, full of chocolate and peanut butter. Look at how many people have made and loved them!

2 images of peanut butter swirl brownies

32) Peanut Butter Cup GranolaThe taste of peanut butter cups hopped into the granola bowl. Peanut butter, honey roasted peanuts, and chocolate chips are mixed with oats and not much else to make a decadent tasting wholesome breakfast or snack. I love this stuff!

peanut butter granola with raisins and peanuts in a bowl

33) Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl CupcakesWith no oil or butter, my lightened-up chocolate cupcakes taste like you’re cheating!

chocolate peanut butter cupcakes topped with peanut butter chips

34) Peanut Butter Snickers CookiesSoft and chewy cookie dough envelopes chunky peanut butter snickers bars. Caramel, peanuts, nougat, peanut butter, and chocolate. These easy homemade cookies are too good to be true!

cookies stuffed with peanut butter Snickers bars

35) Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars with White Chocolate StreuselPeanut butter cookie layer with raspberry jam, white chocolate chips, and streusel. There’s always a need for streusel, right?!

peanut butter and jelly white chocolate bars in a glass baking dish

36) Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Oatmeal ScotchiesThey are unbelievably soft, chewy, and are filled with so many goodies: oats, whole wheat flour, coconut, peanut butter, honey roasted peanuts, and butterscotch chips. 

overhead image of honey peanut butter oatmeal scotchies on a blue plate

37) Caramel Snickers 7 Layer BarsPeanuts and peanut butter chips make up 2 of the 7 layers in these Snickers bars. You also have caramel, chocolate, graham crackers, and actual Snickers pieces. These will disappear quicker than you can imagine. 

stack of caramel Snickers 7 layer bars

38) Soft-Baked Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl CookiesImagine the softest chocolate cookie you’ve ever eaten. Now, imagine the softest peanut butter cookie you’ve ever eaten. Swirl them together and you get HEAVEN. These are a must try.

peanut butter chocolate swirl cookies

39) Reese’s Peanut Butter White Chocolate BarkWhite chocolate and peanut butter is seriously underrated. You must try this insanity! Layers of white chocolate sandwiching a creamy peanut butter filling and a sprinkle of Reese’s Pieces on top.

40) Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bites5 quick minutes. 5 easy ingredients that you’ve actually heard of. Peanut butter, chocolate, oats, healthy, DONE.

peanut butter chocolate energy bites with a bite taken from one showing the inside

41) Chocolate Truffle Energy BitesPeanuts are blended with sunflower seeds, dates, cocoa powder and not much else to create one stellar fudgy brownie truffle. That’s healthy, vegan, gluten free, and has no added sugars.

chocolate truffle energy bites on a white plate

42) Double Decker Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie TreatsPeanut butter rice krispie treats + chocolate rice krispie treats + peanut butter cups + chocolate chips.  Perhaps the best kind of rice krispie treat there is?! I think so.

Peanut butter chocolate Rice Krispie treats

43) Oatmeal Raisin Cookie GranolaHands down, my favorite homemade granola recipe ever. It tastes like peanut buttery oatmeal raisin cookies. I, of course, finish it off with some chocolate chips to make it even more exciting. It’s one of my most popular granola recipes too!

oatmeal raisin cookie granola in a blue and white bowl

44) Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies.

peanut butter swirl brownies cut into squares

45) Peanut Butter Cup Crunch BrowniesWhoa. Hold the phone. You NEED to make these if you haven’t yet. They are insane: thick homemade fudge brownies layered with salty peanuts, peanut butter cups, rice krispies, melted chocolate and peanut butter.

peanut butter cup crunch brownies on a cream plate

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  1. These recipes ALL look amazing! I love peanut butter too-clearly I have some baking to do this weekend now 🙂

  2. This is an amazing round up of incredible deliciousness. Wow 🙂

  3. First item now on my shopping list is peanut butter, I think I am in heaven. I just don’t want any strange looks in the shop when all I buy is a basket full of the stuff!!! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful ideas, I can’t wait to get started on them 🙂

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