Peanut Butter & Co. Recipe Blog

Chocolate pudding cakes are a fun, fast dessert that’s easy for bakers of all skill levels. But when you add in Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter, this classic cake gets taken to a whole new level of deliciousness! Made with simple ingredients and baked in less than an hour, this is the perfect treat to celebrate any occasion. The chocolate cake bakes up light and fluffy, the peanut butter adds a lusciously savory, nutty flavor, and the rich chocolate fudge sauce that settles beneath the cake is good enough to drink from a straw. All in all, desserts don’t get much tastier (or richer) than this!

Classic peanut butter cookies are a favorite treat everyone loves, but adding browned butter makes them more spectacular than ever! Browning the butter adds a small extra step, but it’s an easy one to master. Not to mention, brown butter adds tremendous flavor and aroma to every bite, enhancing the peanut butters natural taste into something purely decadent. This is a fun spin on traditional peanut butter cookies, so shake up your baking routine and give them a shot!

It’s no secret in the Peanut Butter & Co offices that sometimes breakfast is just a spoonful or three of White Chocolate Wonderful, but on days when we have more time, and especially when it’s National Cereal Day, we like to snag a bowl of cereal from our friends at Back to the Roots. To celebrate National Cereal Day, we’re joining forces to give away a year’s supply of peanut butter and cereal, so no matter how your day gets started, it’s with something good on your spoon. You can enter with the Gleam form at the bottom of this page, and make yourself some delicious toast in the mean time.

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Translated, that means “let the good times roll”, and that’s exactly what will happen when you present this beautiful peanut butter filled King Cake.

To the uninitiated, King Cake is a New Orleans tradition which proliferates early in the year, particularly between the Epiphany and Mardi Gras, that necessary bit of excess and naughty goodness before the solemn days of Lent. The cake itself is made with an enriched, slightly sweet brioche-style dough, simultaneously feathery in texture and buttery-rich in flavor. It’s typically topped with a simple confectioners’ sugar icing, and if filled, it’s often with a cream cheese or praline mixture. But this version is perfect for peanut butter lovers, because it’s filled with an entire jars’ worth of Smooth Operator peanut butter (go ahead, have an OMG moment). It’s a cake that is as good for breakfast as it is for dessert, so go ahead and eat it all day long!

Don’t forget the festive garnishes: this cake is decorated with traditional purple, green and gold carnival colors which represent justice, faith and power (respectively), and has a secret hidden inside: a “feve”, or a trinket (often an uncooked bean, or a tiny baby figurine) hidden inside of the cake. Whoever finds the trinket is officially crowned king of the party, but with great power comes great responsibility: they’re also responsible for supplying the cake next time!

If you haven’t had a mug cake before I almost hesitate to share this with you. Only because once you see how easy these are to make at any given moment – you may just want to make them… at ALL the given moments. Mug cakes are SO easy and require so few ingredients you are just about guaranteed to have everything you need in your cupboard at all times. I’ve given you two options to make but possibilities are endless. Both equally delicious and both super simple. Peanut Butter & Co. nut butters are excellent in these tiny desserts. Great for kids and adults alike!

Blackout cookies have a texture that’s between a brownie and a cake, making them a unique and sumptuous treat. But when you stuff them with Crunch Time peanut butter, these moist, fudgy cookies become more decadent than ever! The key is to freeze small mounds of Crunch Time, then stuff them inside rolled balls of cookie dough. It’s a bit time consuming, but the end results are worth every minute. Fluffy, rich, and oozing with gooey peanut butter, these cookies are a guaranteed show-stopper.

Did you know you can make cookie bars in a slow cooker? I was so excited to learn how versatile my slow cooker is with making desserts. In fact, I threw everything together before church and when I came home my kitchen smelled wonderfully of the most delicious peanut butter sweet treat. This method is especially great if you’re wanting to keep your oven free for other parts of your meal but want to have a warm dessert ready right after dinner. Want to make the cookie bars even better? Top them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. YUM!

Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Cookie Bars