Calling all peanut butter lovers! Get all the most iconic peanut butter recipes, all in once place! There are 28 incredible, easy peanut butter desserts in this complete round-up, plus a BONUS homemade peanut butter recipes that’s beyond easy to make.

It’s your guide to infusing peanut butter into all the most delicious treats you can imagine.

From decadent peanut butter fudge, to cookies, cakes and even peanut butter frosting, you’ll find a peanut butter recipe to please everyone!

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Do you go nuts for peanut butter? 

Some of my favorite recipes include peanut butter and I thought it was time to compile them! These are tried and true recipes for every craving and occasion.

Baking with peanut butter is easy. Several of these peanut butter desserts are even no bake! Many of these recipes require only a few staple ingredients so you can whip up a favorite peanut butter snack or dessert in no time.

You’ll find the easiest homemade peanut butter recipe at the bottom of this post, or you can head directly to how to make peanut butter. You don’t have to use homemade peanut butter for any of these delicious recipes, but it’s sure a tasty addition!

This post is easy to navigate. Simply browse the list of recipes for inspiration, and click through to the post for a printable recipe card. Use the drop down Table of Contents menu to head to different categories.

If you’re a fan of all things sweet and salty, you’ll love these amazing peanut butter recipes. I hope you enjoy this peanut butter inspiration as much as I enjoy sharing!

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Peanut Butter Recipes

Before we jump into the recipes, here’s a few peanut butter tips and a quick question and answer session so you can bake with confidence!


  • Use creamy, crunchy, or roasted peanut butter.
  • Most no-bake recipes work well with even homemade peanut butter or natural, depending on your preference.
  • Most baked peanut butter desserts yield the best results with a traditional store bought peanut butter because it’s thicker and holds up better to oven temperatures.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does peanut butter go bad?

Peanut butter has a decently long shelf life. Most peanut butters will last up to three months after opening. However, natural peanut butters often lack preservatives to keep them fresh for longer, so they might only last for a month after opening.

Is it ok to keep peanut butter in the fridge?

Yes, you can store peanut butter in the refrigerator. It will last up to six months when stored there after opening, vs just three months in the pantry.

Can you freeze peanut butter?

Yes, you can store peanut butter in the freezer for up to six months.

Is peanut butter good for you?

Peanut butter is loaded with nutrients, but it’s also full of calories and fat. There are health fats in peanut butter, but aim to consume in moderation. Making your own peanut butter at home can help you avoid the added oils, sugar and fats in most commercial brands of peanut butter.

25 peanut butter desserts recipes.

No Bake Peanut Butter Desserts

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

This easy Peanut Butter Bars recipe uses just 5 ingredients – peanut butter, chocolate chips, butter, chips and powdered sugar.

Peanut Butter Truffles

These peanut butter truffles are the perfect sweet treat to serve on game day. Of course, they’re also super cute and easy to make, they are perfect to serve to a crowd.

Peanut Butter Pie in a Jar

Personal peanut butter pies that are gluten free and can be made ahead! With an oatmeal and brown sugar crust these pies are not only delicious but look pretty and elegant.

Buckeye Recipe

This Buckeye Recipe, or chocolate peanut butter balls as they are sometimes called, is turned into adorable little hedgehogs that will charm your guests no matter the event.

A group of peanut butter chocolate hedgehogs on a plate.

Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

These sweet and salty snacks are made with a homemade trail mix and chocolate, and you can make a batch in just 5 minutes!

No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake

A combination of peanut butter pie and cheesecake, this No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake is made with a store bought crust!

No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

My No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies are stuffed with Reeses Pieces that will bring a surprised smile to everyone’s face.

Preacher Cookies

Next, don’t skip these delicious preacher cookies come together in less than 10 minutes with ingredients you probably always have on hand.

A stack of chocolate no bake cookies, also known as preacher cookies, on a white surface.

Peanut Butter Bark

Peanut Butter Bark is the perfect recipe to make with the kids! With a peanut butter base and chocolate swirl, everyone can have a chance to sprinkle on pretzels, marshmallows, and your favorite candy pieces!

Easy No Bake Leftover Halloween Candy Recipe

Of course, this is the perfect way to use up all that trick or treat candy. A little sweet, a little salty and a lot of crunch from all those candy bars (hello, snickers!).

Healthy Peanut Butter Recipes

Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

Packed with nutrition for a guilt free dip, this Peanut Butter Fruit Dip is not only healthy but delicious! Subsequently, I love serving it as an after school snack for the girls with apples!

A white platter, with peanut butter fruit dip in the center, surrounded by fruit and pretzels.

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Naturally gluten free, these Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies will surprise you with how mouthwatering they are! They are not only delicious but also nutritious and light with a lot less calories than you’d expect! 

No Bake Granola Bars

Finally, we round out the healthy options with another no bake recipe, Peanut Butter Granola Bars. The perfect after school snack, I feel good about serving these granola bars knowing they are packed with nutrition, and my girls love them.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Snickers Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies disappear off the pan before they’ve even had time to cool! Snickers Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies are a chewy cookie with a gooey chocolate inside that is irresistible.

Peanut Butter Cookie Cake

We have to include a classic, thick chewy Peanut Butter Cookie Cake recipe for all the peanut butter and sugar cookie lovers out there. Sprinkle some sea salt on top for that sweet and savory flavor, and serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

A heart-shaped peanut butter cookie in a white dish.

Best Peanut Butter Cookies

Of course we can’t skip the world’s best Peanut Butter Cookies! These thick and chewy cookies are full of sweet and salty flavor and have a delicious crunch to them.

Chocolate Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

The only thing better than a peanut butter cookie, is a Chocolate Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookie. This recipe only gets better with each cookie rolled in brown sugar and sea salt before baking.

Chewy Peanut Butter Chip Chocolate Cookies

These cookies live up to their name – Thick Chewy Peanut Butter Chip Chocolate Cookies. In fact, these chocolate cookies are full of peanut butter chips, and I share my secret twist to make bakery worthy cookies!

Peanut Butter Cakes, Brownies and Bars

Peanut Butter Brownies

Made from scratch, feel good Peanut Butter Brownies are the ultimate comfort dessert. With crisp edges and a slightly under baked center, these easy peanut butter brownies will really improve your day.

A stack of peanut butter desserts stacked on top of each other.

Peanut Butter Cake

It’s the best blend of sweet and salty… an easy peanut butter cake recipe with a creamy peanut butter frosting on top for a taste of true decadence! 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Made from scratch Peanut Butter Brownies will have you wondering why you ever used a box mix in the first place.

Marshmallow and Peanut Butter Cobbler

A perfect pairing of marshmallows and peanut butter, this Marshmallow and Peanut Butter Cookie Cobbler is made with staple ingredients.

Peanut Butter Smores Pie

This Peanut Butter S’mores Pie recipe is reminiscent of s’mores around the fire, with a peanut butter cookie and graham cracker crust, chocolate chips and marshmallows.

Peanut Butter Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

Next, we have a new twist on gooey butter cake- Peanut Butter Gooey Butter Cake. A St. Louis original recipe, gooey butter cake leaves nothing to be desired – except for another piece!

two slices peanut butter ooey gooey butter cake with powdered sugar on top

Unexpected Peanut Butter Recipes

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Bombs

If you love a cozy, creamy mug of steaming hot chocolate, you’re going to love these Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Bombs. Enjoy the eternally delicious combination of creamy peanut butter and chocolate as the bomb melts in your mug!

Peanut Butter Syrup

A Classic Pancake Recipe that is so simple to make you can have a hot breakfast, even on a school morning. My Peanut Butter Syrup recipe is a nutritious topping to start the day off right!

Peanut Butter Fudge

This easy, creamy Peanut Butter Fudge recipe is extremely popular during the holiday season and it’s no wonder why – it’s ridiculously good.

With just six staple ingredients and 10 minutes hands on time, this easy fudge recipe makes the perfect holiday treat!

peanut butter fudge on white plate with blue napkin

Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Last, but certainly not least. Don’t skip this Peanut Butter Ice Cream that takes only a few minutes to prepare and a few hours to freeze before serving. It is a cold, sweet, creamy dessert that will both surprise and delight!

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Amazing Peanut Butter Recipes: Easy Homemade Peanut Butter

There are 28 incredible, easy peanut butter desserts in this complete round-up of peanut butter recipes, plus a BONUS homemade peanut butter recipe that’s beyond easy to make.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 24
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  • 3 cups peanuts (salted and roasted)


  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey


  • Add peanuts to food processor and process for three minutes.
  • Taste test. Add additional salt and/or honey if desired.
  • For crunchy peanut butter, stop here. For creamy, process for an additional two minutes.
  • Move peanut butter into your favorite jar or container.

Julie’s Tips

  • Store homemade peanut butter in a cool dark place (like your pantry) for up to a month.
  • Homemade peanut butter can also be safely refrigerated for up to three months.
  • With most of these recipes, you can use creamy, crunchy, or roasted peanut butter.
  • A lot of my recipes work well with even homemade peanut butter or natural, depending on your preference.
  • Most importantly, choose something the whole family will love. That way you don’t have to eat it all yourself!
Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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