Peanut Butter Treats


It’s a great day for making peanut butter treats! Did you know that these tasty snacks can be made in your very own home? I’ll tell you how it’s done. If you love peanut butter like I do, you’ve got to try this easy recipe. Peanut butter treats are easy to make and taste great. The best part is kids seem to love them. If you’re looking for a treat your kids will love, this is it.

Peanut & Peanut Butter Recipes

peanut butter in a container

Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter. This 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.

1 Giant Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookie. This 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.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Saltine Toffee. Toffee 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!

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars. 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

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies. My 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 cookies. Check out what all the fuss is about!

Rolo Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies. I 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…

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.

Ultimate Fudge Brownies with Peanut Butter Chips. Holy 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!

Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars. I 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

Nutella Swirl Peanut Butter Banana Bread. This 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!!

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Peanut Butter Brownies. I’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

Healthy Peanut Butter Chunk Oatmeal Bars. These 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.

Best Peanut Butter Desserts

Looking for the perfect peanut butter desserts? You’ve come to the right place!

If you’re like me and love peanut butter in any shape or form, get ready. This list will make your mouth water!

Homemade Peanut Butter Bars

From easy five-minute recipes to decadent layered sweets, I’ve rounded up 21 peanut butter desserts that are impossible to resist!

So find your favorite playlist and let’s get baking!

1. Peanut Butter Cookies

When it comes to peanut butter cookies, one is never enough!

These were a Christmas staple for my family, but these chewy, gooey treats are simply so delicious, I make them on random weekends any time of the year!

Here’s a tip when making your peanut butter cookies at home.

If you enjoy these cookies with a bit of crunch, instead of using crunchy peanut butter, stick with the creamy kind and add in your own little treats instead.

Chocolate and chopped nuts are my go-to!

Homemade Peanut Butter Pie

2. Peanut Butter Pie

Want a decadent peanut butter treat that’s sure to get a five-star rating?

A peanut butter pie made with the perfect crust, just the right amount of whipped cream, and topped with some crumbled peanut butter cups and chocolate syrup is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! 

The secret to this delectable dessert is adding cream cheese to your peanut butter!

It might not sound like a good idea, but trust me, it’s so delicious, this pie might be your new Thanksgiving staple.

Stacks of Peanut Butter Fudge

3. Peanut Butter Fudge

The kids will especially love this one. Classic fudge is great, but peanut butter fudge takes it to a whole new level… and you’ll only need three ingredients!

With some unsalted butter, powdered sugar, and peanut butter, you’ll have rich and creamy peanut butter fudge in just five minutes.

For a recipe this easy, you might not expect this fudge to be anything special.

Well, spoiler alert: It tastes AMAZING. Perfectly dense and even better with some crunch peanuts on top, you’ll be making this again and again!

Peanut Butter Bars

4. Lunch Lady Peanut Butter Bars

What’s better than a peanut butter bar? A peanut butter bar topped with chocolate!

Lunch lady peanut butter bars are just too good to resist. If you grew up in the 90s, you’ll probably remember these sweet treats from the school cafeteria.

These creamy bars of peanut goodness are not only extremely delicious and addictive, they’re also easy to make at home. No baking required! 

The secret for the best lunch lady peanut butter bars? It’s all about the peanut butter to chocolate ratio.

I like mine to be half-and-half for a perfect blend of sweet flavors. One bite, and I’m in heaven!

5. Peanut Butter Lasagna

You might wonder… What’s peanut butter lasagna, and is it even any good?!

Don’t worry, there’s tomato sauce in this dessert!

This is a different lasagna made with a peanut butter filling and chocolate pudding, plus some toppings like whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and peanut butter chips!

You really can’t go wrong with the chocolate and peanut combo. You can even make a crust with some crushed Oreos. Mouth-watering!

6. Peanut Butter Brownies

One of my all-time favorite chocolate snacks is brownies! I love them perfectly moist and chewy and topped with some bittersweet ganache.

But when I’m craving just a little bit more than just chocolate? I add in some peanut butter filling!

Not too much, just enough to get a little bit of peanut flavor in every bite to cut through the chocolate.

You can even top everything off with vanilla ice cream and turn it into a peanut butter brownie a la mode. It’s the perfect dessert!

7. Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Have some leftover peanut butter cookies? Give them a little spin and turn them into peanut butter cookie sandwiches! 

Mix some peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar, cream, and milk, and voila!

You’ll have a filling for your cookie sandwich.

You don’t even have to wait for leftovers. Make a fresh batch of peanut butter cookies as crunchy or as chewy as you like. They’ll taste even better with some filling.

8. Butterfinger Cookies

Butterfingers were one of my favorite candy bars growing up. I still won’t pass up a chance to enjoy my cookies with some crumbled Butterfingers.

They’re wonderfully soft and buttery with that signature chewy and crunchy Butterfinger texture.

If you’ve never made these before, be warned! These cookies are very addictive, and you can’t have just one!

9. Buckeyes

Here’s a classic peanut butter dessert you can try making at home. Buckeyes are tiny balls of creamy peanut butter coated in dark chocolate.

A few of these little guys will definitely fix your peanut butter craving!

Not only are buckeyes super yummy (not to mention super CUTE), but they’re also easy to make!

You can even get the kids to lend a hand to keep them busy on a weekend afternoon.

10. Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies

If you like peanut butter sandwich cookies, you’ll love this one. Think of chocolate peanut butter Ritz cookies as your very own Oreo… but peanut butter flavored!

This is a great little treat to make when you have guests over. Take some peanut butter and sandwich in between two Ritz crackers.

Dip them in chocolate and chill. Once the chocolate has set, sprinkle just a pinch of sea salt.

You can even try it with white chocolate. Yum!

11. No-Bake Peanut Butter Fluff Pie

A delicious dessert for peanut butter lovers is this no-bake peanut butter fluff pie.

It’s so pretty, you’d never guess how easy it is to make with just seven ingredients!

Imagine this: a crust made of rice crispies and pretzels, a peanut buttery cream cheese filling with a marshmallow fluff center, with an extra drizzle of peanut butter or chocolate syrup.

This dessert is pure peanut butter heaven. So sinful, but so worth it!

No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

12. Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

One thing I love about making peanut butter desserts at home is that many of them don’t require baking.

That’s definitely good news because you don’t have to wait long to enjoy a sweet peanut butter treat!

Chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies are another easy dessert I make again and again.

These crunchy treats made with quick oats are a perfect afternoon snack when you need an energy boost.

Pop a few (or a lot) of these in a plastic bag for a delicious snack on the go!

13. Peanut Butter Cookies with a Creamy Peanut Butter Center

Peanut butter on peanut butter? Oh yes! This one is another spin on the classic peanut butter cookie.

You’ll need more ingredients and more time to make these, but take one bite, and you’ll know it’s worth it!

The cookie itself will be similar in texture to regular chocolate chip cookies, but the inside is a peanut butter and confectioners’ sugar filling.

Just imagine biting into that crumbly but moist cookie and having warm and gooey peanut butter ooze out. So yummy!

14. Peanut Butter Truffles

These little balls of pure peanut butter bliss may be tiny, but they’ll be the star of your dessert table.

I’ve had guests ask me where I ordered these peanut butter truffles balls, not knowing I made them in my own kitchen in just 30 minutes!

If you’ve never had these delectable bite-sized treats before, you’ve been missing out!

Rich and creamy peanut butter filling (with vanilla extract!) is coated in a mix of dark chocolate and milk chocolate. Too good to resist!

15. Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Of course, there has to be something with jelly on this list! Aside from chocolate, it’s the ultimate peanut butter sidekick.

For dessert, my favorite way to enjoy this combo is with peanut butter and jelly bars! Never tried these before?

Think revel bars, but instead of chocolate, you’ve got a PB&J filling. Sounds good, right?!

These bars will be filled with creamy peanut butter and sweet jelly. If you don’t want your bars too sweet, try using jam instead of jelly.

I love to make my own sugar-free jams at home using blueberries or apricots.

Peanut Butter Recipes

Peanut butter recipes are my favorite kind to make. I think peanut butter was my first love and I’m celebrating that love by using peanut butter in recipes any chance I get.

Today, I’m rounding up some of my absolute favorite peanut butter recipes that are must-makes any time of year.

This extensive list is bound to give you at least one new peanut butter recipe to try! There are tons of no bake treats, some gooey baked desserts, and even some drinks to sip on!

1. Peanut Butter Muffins

Peanut Butter Muffins are loaded with sweet peanut butter flavor and are so fluffy and moist! So simple to make in 25 minutes or less!

2. Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

These peanut butter cheesecake bars are the most delicious dessert! They’re crunchy, infused with peanut butter, and super easy because they’re no bake!!

3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Donuts

Chocolate peanut butter donuts are seriously delicious and easy to make! If you love chocolate and peanut butter, this recipe is for you!

4. Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

Adorable Peanut Butter Spider Cookies are perfect for Halloween! They’re naturally gluten free and make for a spooky family-friendly treat!

5. Peanut Butter Fat Bombs

THREE INGREDIENT Peanut Butter Fat Bombs are so delicious! They’re low carb, vegan, gluten free, and take care of those sweet tooth cravings!!

6. Peanut Butter Chickpea Blondies

Chickpea Blondies are loaded with sweet peanut butter and chocolate flavor! They’re perfectly fluffy but still gooey in the middle.

7. Peanut Butter Quinoa Crisps

If you like crunch bars or rise krispie treats, you’ll love these vegan & gluten free Peanut Butter Quinoa Crisps! They are so easy to make and fun to eat!

8. The Best Peanut Butter Cookies

Only FIVE ingredients for these dense and delicious gluten free peanut butter cookies! They’re flourless, refined sugar free and so easy to make!

9. Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart

I am OBSESSED with this Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart recipe that’s no bake, low carb, and gluten free! You can easily make it dairy free too! Enjoy!!

10. Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie

Delicious and refreshing smoothie that will remind you of your favorite childhood flavors! Love this easy low carb and gluten free breakfast smoothie!

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