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!
S’mores are a classic summertime treat everyone loves, but who says you can’t enjoy them all year long? This skillet s’mores recipe is made in your oven, so you can get your s’mores fix anytime you’re craving it. Even better, these s’mores are made even yummier with Smooth Operator peanut butter! Paired with graham crackers for dipping, this luscious treat is like a melted peanut butter cup with creamy marshmallow on top. In a word — it’s amazing! So easy, fast, and delicious.
Brownies are always a fun idea for weekend baking, especially when they’re made s’mores-style with Chocmeister milk chocolatey hazelnut spread! A thick graham cracker crust, traditional brownie batter, a thick layer of Chocmeister, and a topping of marshmallow fluff make these the most delectable brownies ever! So simple and mouthwateringly delicious, these are too good to pass up.
Fondue is one of my favorite desserts. There’s just something about sitting around a fondue pot with your family or close friends and enjoying a sweet treat together. You can customize the dippers to accommodate everyone’s favorite tastes. From strawberries and bananas to graham crackers, pretzels, marshmallows and even pound cake or rice crispy treats!
Chocolate fondue is a fun and playful dessert the whole family can enjoy, especially when it’s made with Smooth Operator peanut butter! Prepared in your slow-cooker for extra ease, this simple dessert is ready in just 30 minutes, with barely any effort required. Get creative by pairing your fondue with fruit, graham crackers, pretzels, and marshmallows, and more!
If you love chocolate then you are surely going to love these cupcakes. The Chocmeister Milk Chocolatey Hazelnut Spread is phenomenal in this recipe. There’s a hint in the cupcakes themselves, but the real star is the Chocmeister Buttercream. You’ll want to keep a tight grip on the beaters that whip up the frosting because everyone will be begging for it. Sometimes you want a decadent dessert that can be made at home. This is the dessert for you. You don’t have to worry about leftovers – they’ll be snatched up without a question.
A delicious swirl of Bestie Almond & Cashew butter makes these brownies both decadent and divine. The almond & cashew butter and chocolate marries together so well you’ll think they couldn’t possibly live apart. These brownies are thick, fudgy, and best served warm out of the oven with a scoop of ice cream topped with a warm Bestie Almond & Cashew butter drizzle. Great for birthday parties, work parties, family parties and more. Everyone will be begging you for the recipe, and will be pleasantly surprised at how simple this elegant treat is to prepare.
This is my variation of the ‘fluffernutter’ which is a sandwich made with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff usually served on white bread. I decided to make almond & cashew butter cookies and sandwich them with marshmallow cream in the center. Hello delicious! The cookies are so soft and the marshmallow cream is so smooth – it’s like the s’mores cousin.
If you’re looking for decadent, dessert-style pancakes for a special occasion brunch or even dessert, these are a must-try! I’m always tempted to order things like Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes or Ice Cream Sundae Pancakes when I see them on a menu, but these Chocolate Hazelnut Pancakes are easy enough to make at home, come together in under 30 minutes, and rival anything you’d get at a restaurant. When serving, you could also add a handful of chopped toasted hazelnuts on top to highlight the flavor of hazelnut.
Peanut butter + chocolate + donuts = delicious.
While I’m not technically a mathematician, I feel fairly certain that the above equation and the below recipe will tickle your taste buds. Starting with the basic format of a Boston Cream Donut, these sweet specimens are filled with a peanut butter cream filling instead of custard, resulting in a singularly delicious finished product.
The creamy peanut butter filling is the perfect texture and flavor complement to the airy yeast-raised donuts. The chocolate topping unites both of these elements and makes these donuts truly memorable.
Oh, and by the way, these donuts just so happen to be vegan. So if you avoid animal products, you can break into a happy dance right this instant; even if you’re not vegan, there’s no doubt that you will rejoice once you’ve sampled the rich, full-bodied flavor of these donut delights.
The name of this dessert comes from the fact that all ingredients are literally dumped into a dish and baked – no stirring required! Somewhere between a fruit cobbler and a cake, it’s delicious and surprisingly addictive. In addition to the classic components of crushed pineapple and cherry pie filling, this version also includes peanut butter and bananas, drawing inspiration from a banana split. Serve this cake warm topped with a generous dollop of whipped cream and a maraschino cherry, and for nutty crunch, you could add a sprinkling of chopped honey-roasted peanuts.
File under “weird, a little wacky, but absolutely wonderful”: today, we’re going to make egg rolls filled with peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough.
It’s possible that you’ve never even considered the possibility that egg rolls could be anything other than savory. But truthfully, the wrappers themselves are completely neutral in flavor: it’s the frequent fillings (cabbage, pork) that give them a reputation for a savory snack. But here, we’re going to challenge that reputation with some sweet fusion food: crispy, crunchy egg rolls filled with ooey, gooey peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough.
Featuring Peanut Butter and Co. Smooth Operator, the dough is full of flavor, and it’s set off by the rich, oil-fried shell which adds a pleasing crunch. One bite of these unique egg rolls and you’ll be in love!
Everyone knows that milk and cookies is a killer combo, but until recently, they were two separate entities: milk in its cup, cookie in hand. The idea for cookie cup shooters was popularized by Dominque Ansel, who developed the “chocolate chip cookie milk shot” following the crazy popularity of another of his creations, the Cronut.
This version takes the concept of a cookie cup to new levels of deliciousness and peanut butter delight. A peanut butter cookie “cup” is made using Peanut Butter & Co. Smooth Operator for a rich, nutty flavor. It’s perfectly complemented by an inner lining of creamy milk chocolate, which acts as a sort of seal so that milk can be poured into these delectable vessels. You start by drinking the milk, then you enjoy the leftover cup, which is slightly softened from the milk. It makes for a fun and absolutely addictive snack experience!
Whether you call them confetti, funfetti, or rainbow chip, one thing’s for certain: when cupcakes are studded with tiny flecks of rainbow sprinkles, they are instantly rendered a celebratory and happiness-inducing food. In this recipe, these party-perfect cupcakes get a peanut butter makeover! Cupcake batter is infused with the peanutty goodness of Smooth Operator peanut butter, stuffed with rainbow sprinkles, then baked to fluffy perfection. Once cooled, the rainbow-flecked cakes are iced with a rich, flavorful Smooth Operator peanut butter buttercream, then (of course) garnished with more rainbow sprinkles. These cupcakes are a peanut butter lover’s dream come true, and are guaranteed to make you smile.
It’s not the holidays without some gingerbread, so why not skip the cookies and make a cake! This gingerbread bundt cake relies on a classic gingerbread recipe that’s easy for any skill level, with a result that’s crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and bursting with gingerbread flavor! But to make it even better, there’s a mouth-watering Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter glaze to smother on top. The glaze requires just four ingredients and a mere 5 minutes to put together, making it the perfect finishing touch to this traditional treat.
Everyone loves a comforting cup of cocoa, so why not make it even more delicious by adding Smooth Operator peanut butter! This hot chocolate is thick, creamy, and ready in less than 10 minutes, making it an easy treat for the whole family to enjoy. If you love chocolate peanut butter cups, then this is just like drinking one from a straw. Top your cup with whipped cream, sprinkles, marshmallows, or more peanut butter – there’s no wrong way to enjoy it!
Yule Log cakes are a classic Christmas dessert that’s as beautiful to showcase as it is fun to eat. This variation marries traditional chocolate sponge cake with a White Chocolate Wonderful mousse filling to create a stunning holiday treat bursting with sweet, salty, peanut butter flavor. A great recipe for bakers who like a challenge, don’t forget to be creative with your decorating! Style your cake by mimicking a log in snow (powdered sugar) surrounded by fresh garland (rosemary) and berries (cranberry) for a festive and imaginative touch everyone will adore.
What’s even better than a skillet cookie? One that’s STUFFED with White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter! This delightful cookie is easy for novices and tenured bakers alike, so there’s no excuse not to make it. Giant chocolate chunks make this extra fun, and nothing beats the one-two ease of baking in a skillet – Less clean-up, and it looks outstanding! Top this with vanilla ice cream, drizzled peanut butter, and chocolate syrup, then dig in.
These cookies are a hazelnut spin on a classic peanut butter favorite; they’re a little more elegant with the flavor of hazelnut, and a little more grown-up with the addition of a crunchy layer of salted caramel brownie brittle crust.
If you’re looking for a fun and festive cookie to surprise the kiddos (and kids at heart) at your next holiday party, these Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies are it! They whip up in about an hour from start-to-finish, and are absolutely adorable. I like to make these cookies on the smaller side using 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie, Snack Factory® Pretzel Crisps® Original Gluten Free Minis for antlers, chocolate pearls or mini chocolate chips for eyes, and mini red M&Ms for noses. If you prefer bigger cookies, you can use 2 tablespoons of dough per cookie, regular-sized Pretzel Crisps® for antlers, regular chocolate chips for eyes, and red peanut M&Ms for noses (and slightly adjust the cooking time if they need another minute or so in the oven). Either way, these cookies are sure to be the cutest addition to your cookie platter!
This is the first and last peanut butter fudge recipe you’ll ever need. I know that’s a big claim, but make it for yourself and decide for yourself! It whips up in just 30 minutes without any crazy hard-to-find ingredients, and it literally melts in your mouth. Pretzels add crunch factor, and a ridiculously easy two-ingredient chocolate ganache goes on top to not only add flavor, but also to make it look deceptively fancy. Bring this to any party and it will no doubt be the star of the show – be ready for people to ask you for the recipe!
Truffles are always so much fun to bring to a party or serve for dessert. You’ll hear endless ooohs and aaahs, and it’ll be our little secret that these beauties can be whipped up in 30 minutes using just three ingredients! They’re rich and decadent, sort-of like a slightly more grown-up spin on chocolate peanut butter cups, and they’re a hit with kiddos and adults alike. You can also keep a stash of them in the fridge for anytime a chocolate craving strikes.
Dessert doesn’t have to be a splurge to be satisfyingly delicious, and these Bestie chocolate nut butter cups are proof! Insanely easy to make with no cooking required, these nut butter cups combine dark chocolate, Bestie almond cashew butter, honey, crushed almonds and cashews, and sea salt into a perfectly portioned treat you can take on the go! Simple, fuss-free, and perfect for healthy families who love smart sweets. Store them in the freezer or fridge for long-lasting enjoyment.
My mother is crazy about French toast, raspberries and chocolate. She tended her own raspberry bush and would often use the sweet berries in breakfasts and desserts. This easy brunch dish combines the best of both worlds – chocolatey, nutty Chocmeister, fresh berries, crusty bread and a sweet, eggy custard. To finish, I’ve added an optional raspberry-red wine sauce that can be made the night before. Best of all, it’s perfect for lazy weekends. Prep the recipe overnight and then bake in the morning. Sweet and decadent, Chocmeister […]
If you have never considered putting chocolate and banana together, I highly recommend it. There is something about that sweet banana flavor mixed with decadent chocolate that makes these cookies amazing. The best part is that they are not only delicious, but they are healthy and packed full of nutrients. So go ahead, make a batch, and try to eat just one!
If you love chocolate and coffee, then you will absolutely love these mocha chocolate chip protein blondies. They are moist, dense, and have the perfect combination of chocolate and coffee. Also, they are packed full of fiber and protein thanks to the garbanzo beans and mocha protein powder.
My inspiration for these cute little pastry muffins came from my favorite coffee shop where they are always so hard to resist; that is, until I realized just how easy they are to make at home! Thanks to store-bought puff pastry, they require minimal effort and come together so quickly. Plus you can adjust them as you like to suit your own tastes! Next time I think I’m going to add a sprinkle of cinnamon to the filling as well.
Peanut butter and chocolate is that timeless flavor combination that everyone is crazy about, and here we use two kinds of chocolate – white and dark – to amp up the flavor even more. This cake is moist and tender-crumbed with a rich peanut butter aroma. Here’s a tip to ensure your cake is flavorful and tender every time: add 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice or 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar to the milk and let it sit for a couple minutes before using!
I’m generally more of a brownie than a blondie fan. Until I had this recipe. Then my entire view on blondies changed. These are hands down one of my favorite desserts I’ve made. That’s saying something, as I’ve made my fair share of desserts. Bestie makes these nutty bars mouth-watering delicious. With the addition of chopped nuts you’ll definitely not want to be left alone with the pan of these fresh out of the oven (if you’re anything like me). Bake up a batch of these for your next party and if you’re really feeling generous serve them with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream for a next level out of this world treat!
Thanks a latte! That’s the response you’ll get when you unveil these pretty-as-a-picture cupcakes to your family and friends. But they’re not just good looking: made with Peanut Butter and Co.’s seasonal Pumpkin Spice peanut butter, these spicy-sweet cupcakes are topped with a decadent cream cheese frosting which adds a pleasing tang to the earthy cake flavor. Topped with an optional drizzle of caramel and outfitted with mini straws so that they look like a coffee shop beverage, these cupcakes reach stratospheric levels of both adorableness and deliciousness.
These double chocolate peanut butter cups are so much better than store bought and they are super easy to make! The best part about them is that they are much lower in sugar than a typical peanut butter cup. And, thanks to the Mighty Nut powdered peanut butter filling, they are also a lot lower in fat! Once you try one, it will be hard not to eat them all.
I am crazy about brownies. They’re chewy, chocolate and oh-so-full-of-love. Loaded with Chocmeister, two types of chocolate and toasted almonds, these Milk Chocolate Hazelnut and Almond Brownies are sweet, decadent and satisfying.
This pie starts with a chocolate cookie crust and then followed by two decadent chocolate layers and finalized with a light and creamy whipped cream cheese topping. Put it all together and you’ve got a killer dessert that will make your heart skip a beat! The prep and freezer time is worth every minute, hang in there and call over reinforcements. You’ll need friends to help take this off your hands (otherwise, prepare to eat it all yourself). It’s that good!
Anyone who knows me well pretty much knows that I am in love with peanut butter. Cookies are delicious too so I figured I would make the ultimate peanut butter sandwich cookie. It has peanut butter cookies filled with peanut butter cream and topped with even more peanut butter cream.
This chocolate peanut butter banana is the perfect smoothie to whip up as the weather starts to get hot. It is creamy, cold, healthy and delicious. What is better to keep your health and taste buds in check? The combination of decadent chocolate, creamy peanut butter, and sweet banana makes this smoothie truly amazing!
What’s red, white, blue…and completely delicious? This creative and eye-catching peanut butter and jelly poke cake, dressed up in its patriotic best. This recipe starts with a buttery, rich Smooth Operator peanut butter sheet cake, which is “poked” all over with a skewer post-baking and then smothered with a “jelly” inspired strawberry-and-gelatin soaking liquid. The liquid sinks in the spots where the cake was pierced, giving it irregular but lovely red stripes. Finished with a bright blue peanut butter buttercream, this cake is a beauty to behold, and the perfect picnic cake for your Fourth of July festivities.
What’s better than cookies? Cookies stuffed with stuff, of course! These cookies are a modern masterpiece: tender, crumbly shortbread, addictive in its own right, which reveal a sweet secret when bitten into: they’re filled with Chocmeister Milk Chocolatey Hazelnut Spread! By cleverly sealing the spread within pockets of dough, these cookies bake up looking like a regular cookie, but ooze delicious chocolatey hazelnut, which adds a whole new dimension of delicious to your cookie experience. This recipe was originally inspired by a cookie I sampled at a Manhattan […]
There’s nothing like a delicious layer cake to pep up a party, especially when that cake is made with Chocmeister milk chocolate hazelnut spread! This simple recipe bakes up a rich, fudgy cake that vaguely resembles the texture of a brownie, it’s totally decadent. I used Chocmeister both in the batter and as part of the filling, so the milk chocolate hazelnut flavor is wonderfully unmistakable. Feel free to decorate this however you choose – vanilla or chocolate icing would work great! – but be sure to chill this prior to serving. Not only will the cake will cut easier, but the taste will be that much more refreshing on a hot summer day.
Chia seeds are no longer just for growing chia pets! These protein rich seeds of wonder start small but absorb up to eight times their size when immersed in liquid. Chia pudding is a fast and easy way to fill up with little prep time. Adding a sweet, salty vanilla peanut butter flavor turns this dish into a very decadent snack for any time of day — all while maintaining many essential vitamins and nutrients in their raw state.
This is a traditional chocolate sheet cake, but with a delicious peanut butter twist. Mighty Nut Chocolate powdered peanut butter in both the cake and frosting takes the cake from good to great. It’s any chocolate and peanut butter lover’s dream!
Sheet cakes make the perfect dessert to feed a crowd. If you have a smaller gathering, feel free to wrap any leftovers in plastic wrap and store in the freezer for up to 1 month.
These peanut butter brown sugar slice-and-bake cookies are the perfect treat to have on hand for whenever you have a sweet craving. The cookie dough will last for at least a month in the freezer, so all you have to do is slice it up and bake as many as you need.
There is no better snack than a rich chocolaty brownie with a glass of cold milk…except maybe a chocolaty peanut buttery brownie. These brownies were inspired by Alice Medrich’s celebrated recipe for Best Cocoa Brownies. They’re fudgy and moist, and pretty much everything a brownie should be. In my humble opinion, the only way to improve on that lovely recipe was to add peanut butter, which adds a nutty complexity.
Chocmeister Milk Chocolatey Hazelnut Spread. Cheesecake. Both of these things are excellent on their own, but when combined…oh, sweet delicious glory. Rich, creamy cheesecake filling is given a warm, chocolate-hazelnut scented hug in this recipe for Mini Chocmeister Cheesecake Bites, which are served atop a graham cracker-chocolate-hazelnut base. Originally inspired by a recipe created by my friend A Farmgirl’s Dabbles, I’ve adapted the recipe to include the rich chocolate-hazelnut spread not only in the filling, but in the base, and (why not) as a topping for these decadent bites. Served with a dollop of whipped cream and some chocolate on top, these are a truly addictive treat.
These bars were inspired by my mother, Mary, who is crazy about anything with raspberry and chocolate. Growing up in Kearney, Nebraska she had her own raspberry bush and my fondest memories of spring were plucking berries right off the bush. Nothing goes better with raspberries and peanut butter than chocolate, so here I’ve used both Peanut Butter & Co.’s Dark Chocolate Dreams and White Chocolate Wonderful. A little sinful and decadent, these no bake bars are to-die-for.
There’s something incredibly comforting about these easy-to-make, no-bake peanut butter bars. I remember eating these as a child after school with a big glass of milk to wash them down.
Poke cakes are one of those fantastic desserts that are deceptively easy – The filled pokes make it look fancy, but the process is totally simple! For this variation, I made a from-scratch chocolate cake, then filled it with the absolutely sinful White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter to create one seriously show-stopping treat.
This is a really fun recipe to bake – who doesn’t love playing with their food? – and it’s easily customizable, too. Swap out the chocolate frosting for vanilla, top with crushed peanuts, drizzle with fudge, whatever! It’s playful and delicious, which is actually how all desserts should be.
Irish soda bread is a classic St. Patrick’s Day treat, but the flavor can sometimes be a bit lackluster. So to amp up this old-fashioned recipe into something completely delectable, I knew exactly what it needed – Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter! By incorporating peanut butter chunks into a traditional soda bread dough, the result is a deliciously sweet loaf that has the authentic crumbly texture and malty taste of Irish soda bread, but with luscious swirls of dark chocolate peanut butter. So break out your Irish jig, and get baking! This bread is definitely worth dancing over.
Scouting something sweet to eat that has plenty of nostalgia? Look no further than this homemade Girl Scout cookies recipe for Do-Si-Dos®.
The cellophane-wrapped version has nothing on these delightful sandwich cookies. They start with easy drop cookies featuring Smooth Operator peanut butter and a generous helping of oats, which come together quickly and boast a delicious, salty-sweet, nutty flavor. While the cookies are good enough to eat as-is, they get even better (and become downright addictive) when sandwiched together with a rich, lightly salted Smooth Operator buttercream.
Ready to win your merit badge for deliciousness? It’s time to whip up a batch of homemade Tagalongs® cookies. Inspired by the beloved Girl Scout cookie (also known in some parts as Peanut Butter Patties®), these cookies start with a tender shortbread base, which is then piled high with a sweet Smooth Operator filling and then completely enrobed in chocolate.
Once finished, the cookies might look like jumbo chocolate truffles from the outside, but one bite reveals the magical mélange of cookie and peanut butter contained within. Go ahead, serve them to all of your friends: you’re bound to bring on some sweet nostalgia and satisfy some serious sweet tooth cravings!
An easy no-bake recipe with layers for graham crackers and a creamy peanut butter and pumpkin mixture. Topped with an easy white chocolate ganache, this tasty dessert is perfect to make for any occasion.
These cookies are soft, rich chocolate shortbread cookie filled with a delicious peanut butter frosting making these cookies a peanut butter lovers dream. These cookies take double stuffed to a whole new level and they’re perfect with a glass of cold milk, or a hot cup of coffee.
These sandwich cookies are for true peanut butter lovers with peanutty goodness packed into every layer. Two peanut butter cookies are spread with a dark chocolate peanut butter icing, then sprinkled with chopped salted peanuts before being squished together into sandwich cookie perfection. The combination is irresistible: crispy, creamy, crunchy, and sweet with a hint of savory from the chopped peanuts. You need to trust me on this, they’re even better than they sound.
Simple and delicious chocolate rum balls made with dark chocolate peanut butter make a festive treat for any occasion! Prep time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 40-45 minutes Total time: 1 hour and 10 minutes Yield: 24 balls Ingredients 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter 1/4 cup rum 1/3 cup turbinado or sanding sugar Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8×8-inch baking dish […]
I love apple desserts but this Peanut Butter Apple Galette is my new favorite. This simple dessert is filled with delicious apples and peanut butter and has a buttery, crispy crust. This is the perfect dessert for a holiday party – it will impress your guests but doesn’t involve a ton of work to make!
My favorite Thanksgiving dessert has always been my grandma’s pecan pie, and it’s a running family joke that I’m always first in line for a slice. But having this special treat once a year just isn’t enough, so I decided to make my own version of pecan pie with a little something extra – Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter! This wonderfully sinful addition creates the most velvety, insanely rich filling, and the flavor combination of pecans + peanuts only adds to the tasty appeal. And best of all? This recipe couldn’t be simpler! A premade crust, 10 ingredients, a few stirs, and barely a hour in the oven is all it takes before you’ll be diving in fork first.
When my friends from Peanut Butter & Co. reached out with this fun idea for a Thanksgiving pie, I couldn’t resist. To be honest, I hadn’t heard of a stack pie before – but I thought this show-stopper was perfect for the holidays (and their delicious peanut butter). So, I bent my usual rules and picked up a few pre-made crusts (knowing how Thanksgiving baking can be daunting enough, especially when this pie is truly three pies in one) and never looked back. With a common base of a chess pie whipped up in the blender that is divided among three bowls of warmed peanut butter, this pie remains simple to put together. It serves a crowd and is worth the effort: a true centerpiece dessert that is an ode to peanut butter and my friends.
Rules are made to be broken, which is why I love this peanut butter-infused banana cream pie! Luscious and creamy as ever, this recipe shakes up the classic pie by adding a layer of The Bee’s Knees peanut butter beneath a traditional cream filling, creating a silky, sumptuous combo that’s bound to get heads turning! And with a buttery vanilla wafer crust, fat chunks of banana, and a mountain of whipped cream, this classic meets modern pie will be your new holiday favorite.
If pumpkin pie is always the star of the show on your holiday dessert table, you won’t want to miss this fun twist on that classic. A nutty maple peanut butter crust and maple peanut butter whipped cream on top take pumpkin pie to the next level, and maple syrup in the filling ties the flavors together beautifully. And here’s a tip if you don’t have all the spices for the filling on hand: feel free to substitute 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice mix instead!
This vegan pie is a bit of a surprise, but in a strange way it just makes sense. Anyone who loves apple slices paired with peanut butter will go crazy for it. The filling turns into a sort of peanut butter/apple custard consistency, which is not only delicious, but a nice contrast in texture to the flaky crust. This is a great recipe to try for a fun switch up on a classic apple pie.
Add a peanut butter twist on a southern classic pie! Everyone gathers around the Thanksgiving table for sweet potato pie. Surprise your guests with this extra creamy version, using your favorite flavor of peanut butter!
If you’ve always wanted to add peanut butter to your Thanksgiving blueberry pie, this is the pie of your dreams! The peanut butter adds a creamy texture that nicely complements the natural tart blueberry flavor. It’s like a grown up peanut butter and jelly! This pie can easily be made gluten free by using gluten free all purpose flour.
Peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven. And now, they’re the pairing that makes an absolutely perfect peanut butter chocolate cream pie.
While at first glance, this might look like a traditional chocolate cream pie, it has a sweet secret: the chocolate is bookended by peanut butter both above and below. Hidden under the layer of rich, homemade chocolate pudding filling, there’s a thick layer of White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter ganache. But that’s not all: on top of the filling, the whipped cream is fortified with a healthy serving of White Chocolate Wonderful, too. The contrast of peanut butter and chocolate layers not only makes for a lovely-looking pie to slice into, but for a truly memorable dessert experience.
This pie is like the love child of a classic chocolate cream pie and a peanut butter cup, and once you try it this way, you may never go back!
Yes, this is a pumpkin pie. But it’s not like any you’ve ever tasted.
This pie starts with a thick graham cracker crust–thicker than on a typical pie, which gives it a unique texture and crunch. But it’s what’s on top that makes the pie really special: a unique mixture of sweetened condensed milk, pumpkin puree, and Peanut Butter and Co. Pumpkin Spice peanut butter. The creamy, sweet milk and mellow pumpkin are beautifully matched by the rich, roasted taste of the perfectly fall-flavored pumpkin peanut butter, and the mixture bakes up into a custard-like mixture which is firm enough to cut, but soft enough to taste ethereal in the mouth.
But the pleasure doesn’t stop there: the pie is finished off with a rich layer of chocolate ganache, which offers a flavor contrast which complements rather than competes with the creamy filling.
This is a fine pie indeed, and a delicious alternative to the classic pumpkin pie.
In many ways, this recipe faithfully follows the form of a classic coconut cream pie. But there’s one key ingredient that sets it apart and makes it an innovative new thing: creamy, delicious peanut butter.
As it turns out, peanut butter and coconut both have quite a bit in common. For one thing, both peanuts and coconuts are commonly referred to as “nuts”, but neither of them are actually nuts. Peanuts are legumes, and coconuts are classified as “drupes”–a type of fruit.
In cooking and baking, peanut butter and coconut can both be assertive flavors; perhaps for that reason, they’re not frequently seen together in recipes. But as this pie proves, they really belong together.
The assertiveness of both peanut butter and coconut mean that both of the flavors can stand up to one another as equals. Both flavors are prominent in this pie, and both taste great together. The rich flavor of toasty peanut butter gets a creamy lift from the coconut, giving the pie a depth of flavor not often seen in a typical coconut cream pie.
Peanut butter and coconut: this is definitely the flavor combination that has been missing from your life (and dessert). But don’t take my word for it: proof is in the pudding, or in this case, the pie!
Note: you can use either thread (the little string-like shreds) style coconut or flakes. If you do use flakes, lightly crush or chop them; if you don’t, individual flakes can make it hard to slice the pie cleanly.
If you are unable to find unsweetened coconut or prefer to use the more readily available sweetened kind, reduce the brown sugar to 1/2 cup in the filling.
These classic candy-crowned cookies are as fun to eat as they are to bake. With just a handful of simple ingredients and a little bit of time, you’re on your way to having deliciously chewy and chocolaty treats!
This amazing dessert is packed with the delicious flavor of white chocolate from both white chocolate chips and White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter. Even those without a sweet tooth will gobble up this fantastic creation!
Challah is a great bread to make for first time yeast bread bakers, and the addition of Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter makes this version even tastier! Braiding the dough may seem daunting, but it’s actually super fun and easy. Also, leftover slices of challah are perfect for making French toast!
Impress your guests with this beautiful and decadent crepe cake from our Dark Chocolate Dreams cookbook! Two dozen delectable crepes are piled high with a mouthwatering whipped Dark Chocolate Dreams filling spread between each one. This dessert is perfect for parties!
Do you ever find yourself craving a bite of something salty, sweet, and just a little bit sinful? Well this right here is your answer! These fluffernutter sandwiches are the perfect mouthful for your sweet and savory cravings, with a delicious peanut butter and marshmallow filling, decadent dark chocolate coating, and crumbled bacon topping that’s impossible to resist! Seriously, I dare you to eat just one.
I’ve been playing around with gluten free baked goods a lot lately, and while it’s a little different from baking with regular wheat flour, it’s just as fun!
I created this recipe from the gluten free muffin base recipe I’ve been perfecting. To create a mocha flavor, I added a little bit of espresso powder, cocoa powder, and Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter. Together, those three ingredients add so much flavor to this basic muffin recipe.
These Gluten Free Peanut Butter Mocha Muffins are so soft, light, and indulgent! They also take less than 30 minutes to prepare, start to finish.
I have a delightful secret to tell you about quick breads: they’re pretty much cake. But since they are served in loaf form, these cakey “breads” are considered societally acceptable to eat for breakfast. In my opinion, this fact is directly related to the high level of popularity of quick breads.
This particular sweet loaf is made with pumpkin puree, which makes the bread incredibly tender and moist. The pumpkin is then spiced up with Pumpkin Spice peanut butter for an extra rich flavor and texture.
If you ask me, pumpkin and peanut butter are a perfect combination: earthy and rich, all at once. The spices swirled in the peanut butter work beautifully in this memorable quick bread, which is hearty enough to fill you up for breakfast, but is still cakey enough to feel like a real treat.
Pumpkin spice, that epic favorite fall flavor combination, gets a fun new twist with the addition of peanut butter in these pretty streusel-topped muffins. Here pumpkin spice-flavored peanut butter not only adds delicious nutty flavor, but it also incorporates all the spices you’ll need for this recipe, which definitely helps keep it easy! These muffins make the perfect fall breakfast or snack.
When nights start to cool down and fall feels like it’s in the air, many of us look forward to our first pumpkin spice latte of the season. I love this seasonal rite of passage so much I’m lucky if I can make it through August without having my first one! This homemade decadent Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spice Latte is every bit as delicious as anything you’d order from your favorite coffee shop, and the nutty flavor of peanut butter really takes it over the top.
Who says a vegan cookie can’t be delicious? With Pumpkin Spice peanut butter, the answer has never been simpler. Just seven ingredients are all you need for this tasty cookie that’s equal parts crisp and chewy, with a sweet pumpkin taste and nutty peanut butter flavor that’s bound to be your new favorite combo. And the best part of all? These stackable cookies are so crazy good, no one will ever guess they’re vegan.
Nothing says fall quite like pumpkin, which is why I love the new Pumpkin Spice peanut butter from Peanut Butter & Co. It’s got wonderful pumpkin flavor, a mellow hint of spice, and that unmistakable peanut buttery taste. And while all I really need to eat this is simply a spoon, baking it into cookies feels much more civilized. These soft-batch variety are wonderfully pillowy and sweet, with a moist and fluffy texture that makes them perfect on their own or when dunked into a tall glass of milk. And if you drizzle a little extra pumpkin spice peanut butter on top? I won’t blame ya!
When fall rolls around, my culinary viewpoint is roughly this: pumpkin spice everything. From lattes to muffins to pie, I am all about making it a pumpkin spice world.
This recipe combines two classics, pumpkin pie and cheesecake, and then takes both of them to a stratospheric new level of deliciousness by incorporating Pumpkin Spice peanut butter into the mix. The peanut butter acts like a flavor bridge between the earthy pumpkin and the rich, luxuriant cream cheese, forming a united front of fantastic fall flavor. This cheesecake provides a taste experience which will strike you as familiar and nostalgic, even while being a novel new flavor combination.
While a cheesecake this flavorful and rich really doesn’t require any accompaniment, if you decide a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream sounds appropriate, I’m certainly not going to intervene.
This muffin recipe is a great way to use up overripe bananas. Made with three whole mashed bananas and lots of peanut butter, these muffins are a delicious way to get in a quick breakfast on busy mornings. And since this recipe uses an entire jar of Crunch Time crunch peanut butter, there’s no missing that delightful peanut buttery taste or that enjoyable nutty texture.
Get double the peanut buttery flavor with these delicious peanut butter sandwich cookies. The smooth ganache filling is made with Dark Chocolate Dreams and Smooth Operator goes right into the cookie dough to ensure that every bite is a chocolaty, nutty delight!
Perfecting a fudge recipe is tricky. There’s quite a bit of trial-and-error involved. But once you have a good recipe that you know how to make well, you’re practically set for life.
This chocolate peanut butter fudge uses only three simple (and healthy!) ingredients and is so indulgent. Peanut butter and chocolate are a flavor combination made in heaven, and this fudge is so melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
Whether you’re looking for a dessert to serve at a holiday party or just want to devour something indulgent, this 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge is sure to please!
No one likes to turn on the oven on a hot summer day, so why not make this no bake cheesecake instead? This dessert is just as creamy and delectable as the traditional version. Plus, it’s loaded with everyone’s favorite flavor combination: peanut butter and chocolate! Prep time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 0 minutes Total time: 15 minutes + 4 hours chill time Yield: 10-12 servings Ingredients 1/2 (9-ounce) sleeve chocolate wafers (about 25 cookies) 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided 1/4 […]
July is National Ice Cream Month! Celebrate by making this super easy and super tasty treat! Our recipe uses only four ingredients and there’s no cooking required. This double-peanut buttery ice cream is perfect for cooling off on hot summer days!
Looking for a quick and easy snack? Scoop some peanut butter ice cream into a glass and pour root beer over it for a thirst-quenching summery treat!
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a classic favorite with most kids and even several adults I know. There’s just something about the combo of slightly salty, nutty peanut butter paired with sweet fruity jam that is sandwich perfection. So I thought why not take those same great flavors and bake them right into a loaf of bread? When snack time rolls around, instead of a pb&j sammy, slice a piece of this beautiful bread and enjoy it as-is, or take it to the next level by toasting it and topping it with whatever you fancy. (Butter or more peanut butter and jelly, perhaps?)
And heads up, this bread also makes killer French toast, which is perfect for a special occasion breakfast or brunch!
These delicious blondies are the perfect dessert for any party! Nutty, buttery, and chocolatey, they’re sure to please even the pickiest of palates. Best of all, the whole recipe uses only one bowl and one pan, and takes just 35 minutes to make!
Riddle me this: why should burgers and hot dogs have all the summer grilling fun?
Well, the answer is that they shouldn’t, and to prove my case, I’d like to present a little something called Grilled Peanut Butter Pound Cake.
I promise you, it’s as amazing as it sounds, and it’s really not hard to make. Start by making a crave-worthy pound cake infused with the sweet honey scent of The Bee’s Knees; next, resist temptation to eat the entire thing for the moment and put buttered slices on a sheet of foil on the grill, or on a buttered grill pan (yes, this can be done all year long!). In just a few minutes, your pound cake slices will be nice and toasty, and delicious for eating straight, or topping with fresh berries, or, if you’re feeling particularly naughty, some ice cream, too.
Note: Just be sure to prepare this before grilling meats on an outdoor grill, because you don’t want to impart a burger flavor to your dessert!
These treats are an awesome dessert version of everyone’s favorite sandwich! With a double dose of peanut butter and a yummy jelly center, these cupcakes are perfect for summer gatherings. They’re super easy to make, and are ready to eat in less than an hour!
You’re only five minutes away from a delicious homemade buttercream frosting! This versatile topping is great on desserts of all types including your favorite cupcake recipe. It’s so tasty you’ll have to resist just eating it with a spoon!
This has got to be my favorite way to eat a s’more! This recipe tastes exactly like everyone’s favorite summer treat made into a no bake dessert. The addition of the Smooth Operator peanut butter is brilliant because everyone loves the taste of chocolate and peanut butter together. Make this your new go-to summer dessert!
This beautiful layer cake made up of peanut butter cakes layered together with peanut butter frosting, sliced bananas and caramel is a dessert Elvis Presley certainly would have approved of. And after one decadent bite I’m completely sold on the peanut butter and banana combination. The sweet and salty caramel certainly doesn’t hurt either.
The cake is easy to assemble, thanks to its unpolished presentation. Leaving the sides unfrosted allows you to see all of the fun layers, and lets the caramel drip down the sides. The caramel will keep on dripping, however, so it’s best served immediately or stored in the fridge.
There’s no beating the classics! Our recipe for Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies uses only six ingredients and takes less than half an hour to make. These delicious treats are perfect for packing in lunches or serving at parties. They can also be frozen, so you can enjoy them whenever you want!
This scrumptious banana bread gets a boost of sweetness and a hint of nutty flavor with the addition of our honey peanut butter. A generous sprinkle of coarsely chopped peanuts on top provides the moist bread an irresistible contrast of texture you’ll want to gobble up. This is one recipe you’ll want to save your overripe bananas for!
These easy no-bake cookies are both healthy and delicious, with loads of good-for-you ingredients like rolled oats, dried fruits, peanuts and coconut. (Oh okay, and some chocolate chips, too… but isn’t dark chocolate supposed to be good for you?)
The recipe is also really easy to customize based on your preferences. Use your favorite Peanut Butter and Co. flavor, and pair it up with your favorite combination of dried fruits – think Cinnamon Raisin Swirl with golden raisins and dried currants, or Dark Chocolate Dreams with dried cherries and cranberries.
This is a twist on the classic mud cake — topped with marshmallows, butter toffee peanuts, and drizzled with Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter. This cake is moist, dense, rich, not too sweet; and it goes nicely with the soft, warm, gooey sweetness of the marshmallows. The melted dark chocolate peanut butter and the crunch of the butter toffee peanuts take this cake to a whole new level of deliciousness.
The awesome combination of chocolate and peanut butter comes together in this recipe for delectable brownies dolloped and swirled with creamy peanut butter. The batter for these easy-to-make treats only takes 20 minutes to make!
Champagne and chocolate are the theme of this clever Mother’s Day dessert. But there’s no real bubbly in this dessert–these champagne “coupes” are actually molded from a mouthwatering mixture of peanut butter and white chocolate!
This gluten-free version of the classic is just as yummy and uses only five ingredients. Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, with the signature crisscross fork marks, this cookie hits all the marks for a perfect old fashioned peanut butter cookie.
Even though they’re almost like a cross between chocolate chip cookies and brownies, blondies are unique in their own right. They should be rich – dense instead of light and cakey – and as far as mix-ins go, the sky’s the limit. Here I went with a peanut butter base for the batter, mixed in chocolate chunks and butter toffee peanuts, and topped it with pretzels and more peanuts. The resulting blondies are rich and gooey, sweet and salty, and completely irresistible.
Jazz up your fruit with this delicious and easy to make chocolate peanut butter dip. This dip makes for a perfect afternoon snack with everyone’s favorite flavors of peanut butter and chocolate. It’s also a great dip for a party because you can make it ahead of time and when you’re ready to serve it just slice up some apples, strawberries, or oranges for a delicious, healthy snack.
These easy-to-make candy eggs will make any egg hunt or Easter basket extra special! Our white chocolate peanut butter filling pairs deliciously with the dark chocolate shell, and the rainbow sprinkles inside add a nice touch of texture and color.
This Easter, surprise your loved ones with fluffy, bouncy, peanut butter swirled marshmallows in their baskets. Store-bought marshmallows can’t hold a candle to these homemade treats. They’re softer, less sweet, yet packed with more melt-in-your-mouth flavor than the ones from a bag. Don’t be intimidated by the use of a candy thermometer or gelatin. It’s just a matter of heating and beating the ingredients. If you can read a temperature and turn on a stand mixer then you can make marshmallows!
Monkey bread is as delicious as it is fun to eat! This peanut buttery treat is perfect for holiday brunches, and kids will love pulling it apart to reveal the tasty peanuts inside. Mighty Maple peanut butter gives this bread a sweet nutty flavor the whole family will enjoy!
These yummy bars are made with ingredients that everyone loves! Combining graham crackers, peanut butter, coconut, and chocolate chips, our Magic Bars will be a hit with your friends, family, and anyone else who gets a taste!
Everyone’s favorite childhood snack gets a crunchy peanut butter twist! This one-pot recipe uses only four ingredients, so kids will love to help make (and eat!) these tasty treats.
This is the most heavenly chocolate cupcake recipe around. It is the most requested chocolate cake recipe at Confetti Cakes, and the perfect treat for any chocaholic. The secret is using the best quality cocoa you can find. Of course, the delicious peanut butter buttercream frosting adds another level of deliciousness to the cupcake!
This is a delicious white cake with a slightly crunchy top and is the perfect texture for creating sculpted cakes such as the OH cake. Oh is the delightful and lovable alien character from DreamWorks Animation movie HOME.
The recipe only calls only for egg whites, which makes it nice and light. The cake is frosted with chocolate ganache flavored with Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter. A light cake with decadent frosting make a delicious combination!
Super simple peanut butter and jam turnovers require just 5 ingredients and come together in minutes! They are a fun reinvention of a classic combination, and are all dressed up in a presentation that’s perfect for entertaining. Your friends and family will love how simple yet delicious they are. And be sure to bake up a double batch, as they’re sure to disappear fast!
I used Smooth Operator peanut butter, but if you’d like a little crunch in your turnovers, feel free to try Crunch Time.
This recipe has an entire chocolate cake and a full jar of Dark Chocolate Dreams as ingredients. What more needs to be said?
This dessert is a science experiment in delicious action: a chilled ice cream center perched atop a cookie or cake base is completely sealed in by a meringue mixture, which is toasted briefly in a very hot oven. Because the meringue fully coats and insulates the cold mixture, it can be served with a toasty, warm exterior which gives way to a still-chilled interior. To make matters more delectable, this version has a swirl of The Bee’s Knees swirled into the ice cream interior, as well as the cookie base. Peanut butter lovers will all scream for this ice cream dessert!
Whether it’s a backyard barbecue or a formal dinner party, a bowl of fresh berries can be the perfect finish to most any meal. This luxurious chocolate peanut butter sauce adds an over-the-top touch to an otherwise simple dessert, and the rich, sweet chocolate peanut butter perfectly accentuates the natural tartness of the fresh berries.
This rich, dense cake is best served warm a few minutes after it comes out of the oven. The center will still be soft and a little molten! I love to serve this cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream – the contrast in flavors and temperatures make this dessert a memorable one.
Whether you call it Puppy Chow or Muddy Buddies, this dish would be just as sweet by any name. This decadent mix gets a double dose of chocolate with the combination of chocolate chips and Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter.
As delicious as it is simple to make, this yogurt dip is the perfect accompaniment for all kinds of fresh fruit! This wholesome combo is great to have after school, at work, or as a light dessert or snack after dinner!
The quintessential holiday beverage gets a heaping helping of peanut butter! The eggs and peanut butter give this eggnog a creamy texture, and the use of nutmeg further evokes the spirit of the season. This drink can be made ahead and keeps well, so it’s ideal for any winter festivities you have planned!
The quintessential holiday beverage gets a heaping helping of peanut butter! The eggs and peanut butter give this eggnog a creamy texture, and the use of nutmeg further evokes the spirit of the season. This drink can be made ahead and keeps well, so it’s ideal for any winter festivities you have planned!
These shortbread cookies are perfect for the holidays! Packed with mini chocolate chips and buttery flavor, this peanut butter shortbread has an indulgent salty-sweet taste you’ll love! All of the ingredients are mixed in one bowl, so it’s a great recipe for making with kids. This hearty treat is sure to please your holiday guests and also makes a yummy gift.
These gluten-free cookies are incredibly easy to make and use only one pot, so they’re great to make with kids! The tart dried cherries provide a nice contrast to the chocolate-y flavor of the cookies. Since there’s no baking involved, these tasty treats are ready to enjoy in no time!
Peanut butter adds an American twist to this classic French pastry. Instead of the more traditional ground almonds, peanut butter is added to the batter which give these madeleines a subtle yet distinctive nutty taste. Madeleines are at the intersection of cakes and cookies, so they’re sure to make fans of both happy!
If you need a little Christmas, right this very minute, then this peanut butter snowball recipe is just the ticket to get you on a one way trip to holiday tastiness.
These cookies share the classic shape and crumbly texture of snowballs (also called Russian teacakes, Mexican wedding cakes, Armenian sugar cookies, bullets, and, oddly, moldy mice), but they have a taste that is full of peanut buttery goodness. Using crunchy peanut butter ensures good structure and offers enough bulk that they hold their shape; the lack of eggs and leavener keeps the cookies delicate, and distinctly different in character from the type of peanut butter cookies which are cross-hatched with the tines of a fork.
These cookies are a classic kissed with peanut butter to create a true holiday delight. Truth be told, though, I doubt anyone would turn these away at any time of the year!
When I think of holiday cookies, cut-outs always pop into my head first. My mom has been making regular cut-outs for as many Christmases as I can remember and they’ve always been a favorite. Maybe it’s the cut shapes or the pretty decorations; I don’t know, but there’s just something about this kind of cookie that is so festive.
Here I took cut-outs to the next level with a peanut butter makeover! These cookies are crispy outside, chewy inside, and bursting with peanut butter flavor. After eating them you might never want a regular cut-out cookie again (which is really saying a lot!). If you’ve never made cut-outs before, don’t worry because the dough is pretty easy to handle; I think once you see how painless they are to make, these might just become your go-to cookie.
Topped with a simple glaze and colorful sugar or sprinkles, these cookies are perfect for getting into a holiday mood!
I have a great chocolate cookie recipe that I just can’t stop messing with. My latest, and maybe greatest, variation is this peanut butter stuffed version. The outside cookie is rich and chewy, and the soft peanut butter center is a fun and delicious surprise. Make sure you have a tall glass of milk handy, and a few helpers to make sure you don’t accidentally eat them all yourself.
This week we have a tasty variation on a childhood favorite. Our French toast is generously filled with sliced bananas and Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter! This twist on the classic French toast recipe isn’t just great for breakfast, it’s perfect for dessert too! This recipe only takes 20 minutes to prepare, so why not make this fuss-free dish for a weekend breakfast or brunch and have more time to enjoy with family or friends?
Pecan pies are a delicious fall treat, and are perfect for a Thanksgiving day dessert. We’ve put a peanut buttery spin on the classic recipe, and also added the caramelized sweetness of maple syrup. This easy recipe only uses one bowl, and only takes five minutes of prep time! Prep time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hour and 5 minutes Yield: 1 pie Ingredients 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1/2 cup maple syrup 3 large eggs 1 cup granulated white sugar 1/2 cup Mighty […]
Who knew that pumpkin and peanut butter went so well together? This cheesecake made with a peanut butter graham cracker crust and pumpkin-peanut butter filling was such a tasty surprise. It would be a wonderful addition to your holiday table, and a fun alternative to traditional pumpkin pie.
One thing that I often forget when making cheesecakes is how long they take to bake and set up in the fridge. So it’s best to make this cheesecake the day before you plan to serve it. When you’re ready to dig in, top slices with whipped cream and salted peanuts, to give your guests a little hint at what’s inside.
I try not to be prone to hyperbole, so please accept it as a matter of fact when I state that this Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Pie is the best pie ever.
I mean it: it’s the stuff of “last meal” dreams–or at the very least, some very loving and lasting Thanksgiving memories.
This pie has all of the components of crave-ability: a peanut butter cookie crust, a luxuriant peanut butter-infused salted caramel filling, a subtle yet perfect cloud of brown sugar whipped cream, and–why not–a few more crumbled cookies sprinkled on top as a tasty garnish. It has salty, it has sweet. It has rich, it has creamy. It has peanut butter. This is a pie that keeps you coming back for more, and you’ll love every last bite.
This is an indulgent pie, but I’m a big believer that we all deserve a treat every now and again. After all, if you are what you eat, why not be incredible and sweet?
Everyone knows that chocolate, bananas, and peanut butter are a delicious mix. It’s really no surprise that when tucked inside a fresh-off-the-pan crepe that an absolutely mouthwatering dish is the result. Top with warm Dark Chocolate Dreams drizzle on top for extra oomph.
This week we show you how to make Peanut Butter Crepes like the French! These treats are great for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. Crepes are quick and easy to make, and can be filled with all kinds of tasty fillings from sweet fruits to decadent chocolate!
This twist on the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich is as good with crepes as it is with bread. It’s an unbeatable dish for breakfast or an after-school snack. You can use Smooth Operator and Rip Roarin’ Raspberry Preserves for a more traditional taste, or choose your own favorite flavors!
This week we show you how to make Peanut Butter Crepes like the French! These treats are great for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. Crepes are quick and easy to make, and can be filled with all kinds of tasty fillings from sweet fruits to decadent chocolate!
It’s Halloween time again and anyone with a sweet tooth is gearing up for basketfuls and armloads of sweet treats. This week, we have a nougat candy bar recipe that’s topped with a decadent chocolate drizzle. These homemade candy bars are sure to please Halloween night revelers! They’re also great for including in little goodie bags for friends and coworkers.
Why should dinner get all the enchilada fun? These dessert enchiladas are stuffed with bananas and a cream cheese-peanut butter spread before being smothered in a rich peanut butter sauce. Top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for a fun and different dessert the whole family will love.
Peanut butter and chocolate is a winning combination in any recipe, especially when it comes to frosted cupcakes. This week we make delectable chocolate cupcakes and top them with Smooth Operator peanut butter frosting. This recipe yields exactly a dozen cupcakes, so it’s perfect for gatherings. These quick and easy cupcakes make a delicious pick me up or dessert any time of the year! Prep time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20-25 minutes Total time: 40 minutes Yield: 12 cupcakes Ingredients 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 […]
For an exceptionally special breakfast around the holidays, I love bread pudding. The combination of Mighty Maple peanut butter and maple syrup turns this bread pudding into something warm and comforting that I haven’t found with other bread puddings. With skim milk, this was already incredibly rich and filling, but if you prefer, you can use whole milk or half and half. It also halves wonderfully if you only need 2 servings!
You can also use Smooth Operator peanut butter in this recipe but Mighty Maple is highly recommended!
We’ve been snacking on apples and peanut butter since childhood but have you ever combined the two in a pie? Cinnamon Raisin Swirl pairs deliciously with tart apples for a PB spin on a classic pie.
This recipe is a fine example of fusion. Three separate elements came together to inspire this recipe: first, a peanut butter waffle recipe; second, a flavor inspiration from a cookie known as stroopwafel, which is a caramel filled crispy waffle cookie popular in the Netherlands; and third, a grill pan waffle-making technique I picked up from Always Order Dessert, who in turn was inspired by Jamie Oliver. Yep, that’s right: you don’t even need a waffle iron to make this recipe!
The result is a recipe which is a new thing entirely: light, crispy on the edges and soft on the inside peanut butter scented waffles, toasted to make them more cookie-like, wonderfully paired with creamy, decadent dulce de leche. There’s no waffling here: this is a highly delicious snack.
Learn how to make homemade peanut butter cups with just 3 ingredients – chocolate, PB, and sea salt! We’re using White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter but you can use your favorite flavor and they’ll come out just as delicious.
I’m a little obsessed with banana bread. So much so, in fact, that I often buy too many bananas so that I’ll be “forced” to use up the leftovers when they get too ripe to eat.
For this version, I’ve upped the ante by adding chunky Crunch Time peanut butter to the batter and swirling in a ribbon of sweet Gorgeous Grape jelly to give it an old-school PB&J twist – you get all the deliciousness of your childhood favorite, only with none of the mess. What’s not to love?
Taken straight from the menu of the New York City-based Peanut Butter & Co. Sandwich Shop, this cool and creamy treat has a chocolate-covered chocolate cookie crust and a rich peanut butter cream filling.
Peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, and chopped peanuts top this nutty, salty, and sweet pie. What more could a chocolate peanut butter lover possibly want?
This recipe takes a regular muffin recipe and adds honey peanut butter to the batter. Once out of the oven, the warm muffins get a generous spread of sweet raspberry jam plus a sprinkling of chopped roasted salted peanuts – what a treat!
Great for breakfast, lunchboxes, or as an after-school snack!
We’ve found peanut butter heaven and it lies smack in the middle of these cakey whoopie pies.
Since whoopie pies are basically the definition of dessert perfection it only makes sense that adding a dose of peanut butter to the buttercream filling would be a wise decision. Seriously, peanut butter and chocolate – you can’t go wrong here.
Everything you love about peanut butter and jelly tossed in a yummy panzanella salad. Perfect for a picnic in the park!
Madeleines are a classic French pastry. They have the texture and flavor of a cake, but are baked in a little shell-shaped pan and are often referred to as cookies. Traditionally flavored with vanilla bean and a hint of lemon, I thought it would be fun to add an American flair with a little bit of peanut butter.
That little bit went a long way and these peanut butter madeleines are perfect for peanut butter lovers, while still possessing the delicate texture that fans of traditional madeleines appreciate.
These soft and sinful pull-apart muffins technically aren’t muffins at all. They’re made from sweet yeasted dough which is rolled into strips and layered to create irresistible peelable layers once they’re baked. I’ve made other versions in the past, but this one is for true peanut butter lovers and it’s my favorite recipe yet. Old Fashioned Smooth Peanut Butter has been worked into every element of the recipe: kneaded into the dough, spread between the layers, and drizzled on top in a cream cheese peanut butter glaze. Paired with a mug of hot coffee, it’s peanut butter heaven.
Cool off this summer with peanut butter ice pops. Caroline’s four easy recipes can be made in 5 minutes or less. This one blends together strawberries, yogurt, honey, and Smooth Operator peanut butter!
Cool off this summer with peanut butter ice pops. Caroline’s four easy recipes can be made in 5 minutes or less. This one blends together mango, yogurt, and Smooth Operator peanut butter!
Cool off this summer with peanut butter ice pops. Caroline’s four easy recipes can be made in 5 minutes or less. This one blends together chocolate peanut butter with milk!
Cool off this summer with peanut butter ice pops. Caroline’s four easy recipes can be made in 5 minutes or less. This one blends together banana, almond milk, and Smooth Operator peanut butter!
Forget 50 shades of grey. Four shades of peanut butter are far more tantalizing. Especially when they make up the layers on a delicious peanut butter ombré cake. Not only is it delicious, but you’re not going to get embarrassed if your boss or your grandma see you carrying this baby around.
To the uninitiated: ombré refers to a shaded or graduated tone of color. It’s a trend that has taken fashion by storm as clothing prints and even a hair dye method. But bakers have caught on to the trend bigtime, bringing ombré to the world of cakes and pastry.
This cake is a tasty nod to the trend, using peanut butter in various amounts and flavors to create an ombré effect. Surprisingly easy to make, this cake is rich in peanut butter flavor, and big on the “wow” factor when sliced into.
This parfait is layered with two puddings made from scratch, chocolate and peanut butter, the most delectable flavor duo ever bestowed upon desserts.
Top with some crème fraiche and chopped peanuts for an impressive dessert that’s easy to make! The parfaits’ elegant presentation makes them a great dessert choice for parties or special dinners.
This recipe gets two doses of peanut butter: one in the biscuit and another in the whipped cream!
Piled high with layers of peanut buttery shortbread, sweet strawberries soaked in sugar and lemon, fresh whipped cream, and roasted peanuts this is one simply irresistible dessert.
As I was brainstorming recipes for Fathers Day I knew two foods that had to be involved, peanut butter and chocolate. The combo never, ever, disappoints.
Plus, my dad loves this combination, so it just seemed fitting for Fathers Day.
Since the weather is finally turning warmer, the thought of turning on the oven is just no fun. Thus, a frozen chocolate peanut butter pie seemed like just the right answer for a delicious Fathers Day dessert this year. It’s super easy to make and everyone will go wild for it.
So here is how you make it.
Everyone knows that chocolate and peanut butter are the very best of friends, which is what makes Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter so irresistibly delicious.
Here, I’ve used it as the base for a super-rich, super-chocolatey, super-smooth ice cream. It’s a great summertime treat all on its own, and it’s doubly good when sandwiched between two thin layers of gooey-soft brownie.
Banoffee Pie is a favourite traditional dessert in the UK. Already quite an evilly delicious dessert as it is, here is an updated version of it with a whole new twist – chocolate peanut butter! One bite and you’ll never look back.
These simple stir-together cookies are made in a flash and are great for any occasion. Since Thursday, May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie day we thought we’d add our own little peanut butter touch to celebrate the holiday.
In this recipe we pay homage to the chocolate chip cookie by adding creamy peanut butter deliciousness to the dough to make an American favorite even tastier!
Make the cookies and celebrate the holiday this Thursday!
In this recipe the classic Italian dessert gets a nutty spin. Creamy peanut butter is whipped into the mascarpone and instead of using lady fingers slices of pound cake are soaked in the espresso and rum.
Garnished with chopped peanuts and shaved chocolate, this stunning dessert will surely please Mom this Mother’s Day!
Peanut butter and coconut are two beloved flavors, so why has no one thought to put them together into a layer cake? I searched the internet and came up practically empty. There was only one thing left to do at that point, create the recipe myself!
Starting with a traditional vanilla cake, I swapped out creamy peanut butter for the butter and added some coconut milk to tie the two flavors together. I frosted the cake generously with a cream cheese coconut icing and finished it with a sprinkling of shredded coconut.
I served the cake to a group of friends and they raved about it. “I’ve never heard of a peanut butter coconut cake before” and “what a great combination!” were some of the comments I got. Yep, it’s definitely a winner.
National Blueberry Pie Day is April 28th and we’re celebrating it with a blueberry pie twist via these Peanut Butter Blueberry Pie Bars!
Using peanut butter dough for both the crust and the streusel, the result is almost like a peanut butter cookie with a blueberry pie filling. So yummy!
These sliceable bars are easy to transport and perfect for outdoor picnics when bringing a pie might be too difficult.
This Easter, I urge you to peanut butter and jelly–but not in the expected sandwich way. I’m talking about making homemade peanut butter jelly beans.
It isn’t easy to improve a candy icon. But in the case of the jelly bean, I must humbly submit that I’ve done a pretty good job at raising the bar, with a little help from the peanut butter and honey powerhouse that is The Bee’s Knees.
The recipe evolved from the simple theory that peanut butter makes everything better. Seriously–try thinking of something it doesn’t improve. Don’t worry, I’ll wait.
Turns out, jelly beans are no exception. Of course, homemade jelly beans are already superior to their sweet yet bland commercial counterparts, with a fresher flavor and more tender texture. Adding sweet, rich, creamy peanut butter kissed with honey into the mix makes them a thoroughly craveable treat, and takes jelly beans from filler candy in your basket to an Easter bunny approved treat, delicious in their own right.
This meringue-based dessert with a delicate crisp crust and soft center is topped with peanut butter whipped cream, strawberries, and drizzled with peanut butter syrup. So elegant looking, the Pavlova is a “wow them” dessert for celebratory meals or holidays.
The Bee’s Knees honey peanut butter is used in this recipe, giving it a spring-like feel perfect for Easter!
Growing up, no-bake chocolate cookies were a staple in my house. I loved them because they were fast, easy, and required little precision. It was the first recipe I learned to master.
These little cookies are a take on our family recipe, with the variation of shaping them into nests and filling them with egg-shaped candy for Easter. I also added some crunchy chow mein noodles, which do a great job resembling twigs. It may sound like an odd addition but they have virtually no flavor of their own, and the little crunch they give the cookies is an extra bonus.
Peanut butter fudge is super simple – and a must for any peanut butter lover – but adding jelly makes it a bit more fun and a perfect way to celebrate National PB&J Day!
Made with just peanut butter, jelly, confectioners’ sugar, butter, and white chocolate, this rich, yummy fudge is a pantry-ready dessert that can be whipped up last minute!
Gluten free baking doesn’t have to be hard! These oatmeal cookies are a breeze to make and don’t require any extra special gluten free ingredients you wouldn’t normally have on hand.
In this recipe the White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter lends a sweetness to the cookie and a sprinkle of sea salt on top before cooking balances out the flavor. With a crunchy outside and a soft inside these hearty cookies are the perfect treat for an afternoon snack or dessert.
Stop! Hamantaschen time. This is a popular treat at Purim, a Jewish holiday commemorated on March 16 this year, but it tastes so good it should be made all year round! Inspired by the look of a tricorner hat, these chapeau-shaped cookies are folded over the top to reveal the filling enclosed within. Although fillings such as apricot, poppyseed, or prune are most traditional, they work beautifully with peanut butter (I favor the gentle honey-kissed flavor of The Bee’s Knees) and, if you like, with jelly too. While they might resemble a danish, one bite will tell you they’re really all cookie: falling somewhere between crumbly on the edges and delectably chewy where the filling meets the dough. This is an adaptation of a recipe for traditional Hamantaschen I found on the website, Cupcake Project.
Learn how to make peanut brittle from this easy-to-follow recipe! This brittle’s been infused with Dark Chocolate Dreams which adds chocolate and peanut butter flavor to the crispy candy. You’ll never go back to plain old brittle after trying this salty, sweet, crunchy totally satisfying version.
There is nothing easier than a bark. It’s just melted chocolate and mix-ins recombined and then broken up to make a very simple and delicious festive snack. This peanut butter bark adds crushed pretzels and chopped peanuts to swirls of melted white chocolate, milk chocolate, and peanut butter.
There is nothing easier than a bark. It’s just melted chocolate and mix-ins recombined and then broken up to make a very simple and delicious festive snack. This peanut butter bark adds dried apricots and chopped peanuts to swirls of melted white chocolate mixed with peanut butter.
There is nothing easier than a bark. It’s just melted chocolate and mix-ins recombined and then broken up to make a very simple and delicious festive snack. This peanut butter bark adds dried cherries and chopped peanuts to swirls of melted white chocolate, dark chocolate, and peanut butter.
A bite of these sticky buns is a mouthful of ooey, gooey, peanut buttery yumminess.
A buttery cinnamon-sugar topping with chopped peanuts rests on these glorious buns, which are filled with melted Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter. These sticky buns are worth waking up for especially on these cold winter mornings!
From our new cookbook 31 Days of Dark Chocolate Dreams comes the perfect Valentine’s Day recipe, chocolate peanut butter truffles!
Learn how to prepare the simple centers then coat the chocolate shell in anything you want. From peanuts and cocoa powder to red and white sprinkles, the tasty possibilities are endless.
Creme brulee is one of those desserts that is so perfect in its original form, it’s hard to mess with it. But once you do, you realize there are endless possibilities. This peanut butter variation is one example. Just when you thought creme brulee could not get any better, it does. Plus, this is a no-bake recipe, meaning you don’t need to fuss with water baths or turning on your oven.
Wouldn’t this be an amazing dessert to serve your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? (And you get extra servings, too!)
White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter is the star in this recipe with heavy dollops added to both the ganache filling and the crepe batter. Assembled with alternating layers of crepes and ganache and decorated with just a handful of raspberries and a light dusting of powdered sugar, this crepe cake is the ultimate dream dessert for a peanut butter lover! Prep time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total time: 40 minutes Yield: Yield: 1 cake (about 8-10 servings) Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups milk […]
Homemade caramel popcorn couldn’t be any easier! This popcorn is covered in a caramel sauce made in just minutes on the stove top by stirring together honey, sugar, and peanut butter.
Mixed with some roasted salted peanuts you have a salty, sweet peanut buttery snack perfect for watching the big game!
Peanut butter is one of those versatile ingredients that plays well with both savory and sweet food, making it the perfect anchor for a Chinese New Year’s Dessert. Asian desserts are almost never super sweet and often times have a savory element to them; think red bean paste buns or egg custard tarts. For this Chinese New Year, consider this updated American classic, a White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter Sesame Rice Krispie Treat.
What’s great about these classic treats are they take a familiar American standard, that are a breeze to make, and that everyone loves, and gives it a slightly savory exotic twist on it. The crispy rice cereal all of a sudden becomes an Asian inspired treat with the savory sesame oil that is added to it. White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter ties the treat together cutting the sweetness of the marshmallows, elevating them to a dessert that is equally delicious at home, at a bake sale, or as part of Chinese New Year’s dinner party buffet.
If you use a gluten free crispy cereal, this treat is naturally gluten free. Just check your box of cereal to make sure it is labeled gluten free. Some rice crispy cereal contain malt flavoring which is not gluten free.
Five-spice is made with a rotating cast of characters depending where you are but in this recipe Caroline Wright grinds together star anise, cinnamon, fennel, black peppercorns, and cloves.
The spice blend is added to a simple peanut butter cookie recipe made with maple peanut butter. Before baking, the dough is rolled into a sugar-spice mixture using a portion of the five-spice.
With the spiced flavor and the maple peanut butter echoing the sort of molasses flavor spice cookies are known for, you can think of this as a peanut butter cookie that went through a gingersnap-type makeover.
Every Christmas season is the same for me: go overboard indulging in holiday food, then start the New Year with a resolution to eat healthier. I know I’m not alone in this as New Year’s Day diets are practically a national tradition. My favorite breakfast or snack to turn to when I know I should have something healthy, but am craving something rich and creamy is this cinnamon raisin peanut butter rice pudding. It comes together in a matter of minutes and it’s a great way to use up leftover rice. The perfect way to indulge, guilt free!
If Elvis were alive and well in the United States right now, what would he be eating?
Probably the doughnut-croissant hybrid which has taken the nation by storm, known by two memorable syllables: Cronut.
The beautiful marriage of flaky dough and crispy frying has captured the hearts and appetites of many. If you are what you eat, this is a treat so rich it’s practically royalty. This makes it perfect, of course, for a treat dedicated to the King’s birthday. This adaptation inspired by the famous treat comes together in minutes, thanks to the use of store-bought crescent pastry dough, but is unique in its rich peanut butter filling, subtle and nuanced thanks to honey-infused The Bee’s Knees peanut butter. If some is good, more is better, so it’s also got a decadent The Bee’s Knees glaze on top, too. Finishing things off is chopped bananas as garnish,which add a wonderful sweetness that plays well with the honey and peanut butter and pays homage to some of Elvis’s favorite flavors. With all of this amazing flavor going on, I’d like to dub this treat…
Crobananapeanuts (or, Elvis peanut butter doughnut croissants)
When it comes to making merry during the holiday season, eggnog brings the party like no other beverage.
And this year, peanut butter is coming to the party. White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter, that is, which takes eggnog from celebratory to sinfully (but oh so delightfully) indulgent.
Traditional eggnog is characterized by its use of raw egg yolks, but this version is worry-free in that the yolks (the part prone to bacteria) are lightly cooked. Heating the milk and cream along with the peanut butter allows for the peanut butter to melt into the mixture and impart its flavor, and reaching a temperature of 160 (DEGREES) F once the eggs are added will ensure that there is no worry of unwanted bacteria. It may not be as dangerous, but it’s still mighty delicious.
As for the alcohol which is commonly added to eggnog, it’s up to you if you add or abstain.
Even “virgin,” this beverage is like drinking melted ice cream, in a very good way; if you choose to add bourbon or another alcohol, you’ve got a downright tipsy pleasure.
Like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich rolled in sugar these PB&J thumbprint cookies are a sweet treat with a touch of nostalgia.
Instead of using regular smooth peanut butter Caroline Wright uses The Bee’s Knees peanut butter which gives this regular lunchbox cookie a delightful hint-of- honey flavor.
Add these to your holiday cookie trays and they’ll be gobbled up immediately!
These sparkly sugar-dusted cookies pair three classic cookies in one delicious bite – they’re part chewy gingersnap, part soft peanut butter, and part chocolate crinkle.
The vegetable shortening is an unusual choice in this case, but it’s necessary to create the crisp edges and soft centers that make these cookies so incredibly addictive. Try to bake them a day or two in advance – they’ll get softer and chewier the longer they stand, and as good as they are right out of the oven, they’re even better after they’ve had a day to mellow.
My very favorite holiday is without a doubt Christmas. I love it so much that it’s hard for me to wait till after Thanksgiving to start breaking out the Christmas music and Santa cookie cutters. I try, but I almost never make it! Especially living up here in the mountains where by Halloween it usually looks like Christmas Town!
One of my all-time favorite Christmas characters is Frosty the Snowman, everyone’s favorite loveable snowman! I really wanted to combine my love for Frosty and my love for all things peanut butter. Therefore, I used a family secret peanut butter coconut truffle ball as the base for these adorable Frosty’s. They are crazy easy to make and so delicious. I mean, peanut butter and coconut are a match made in peanut butter heaven, but there is also white chocolate involved! Bonus, people will not be able to get over how incredibly cute they are!
I love peanut butter and chocolate – they are 2 of my favorite worlds – so why not combine them to make Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies? Yum yum! These are some of my favorite cookies, especially during the holiday season. My husband’s mother has been sending us a gift box every single year full of cookies for the past 10 years. We anxiously await these cookies because inside we know they always include Peanut Butter Blossoms. As soon as the package comes we rip it open, sit at the table and enter Peanut Butter Blossom Cookie bliss. These truly are magical!
These homemade donuts are cut from a yeast dough, fried, piped with a raspberry jam, then dipped in a crunchy glaze made with peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar, butter, and cinnamon. What better way to combine PB&J?!
Make these yummy treats for Hanukkah!
The inspiration for this recipe came from my love of pumpkin, monkey bread and holiday entertaining. Every year for Christmas breakfast my mom makes her famous monkey bread. Guys, it is so good and also pretty special since we only have it on Christmas morning. Yes, only once a year!
Enter this monkey bread. It is completely different, but in an amazing way! The monkey bread dough is pumpkin spice. Meaning it is stuffed with pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Then the dough balls are generously drizzled with creamy peanut butter. Oh my gosh, I know! So awesome! Oh, and there are some caramelized bananas hidden on top too, but if you have any banana haters they can easily be left out.
Peanut butter probably isn’t the first food many people think of at Thanksgiving-time. To be completely honest, it probably isn’t the second or third or fourth, either. But as this recipe for Savory Peanut Butter Bread Pudding proves, peanut butter not only deserves a place at the table but should be treated as an esteemed holiday guest. Imagine the delicious, carbohydratey bliss that is stuffing, and combine that savory flavor with the custard-like texture of bread pudding. Add peanut butter to the mix, and you’ve got yourself a new classic of a side dish with a deep, rich flavor that tastes great with turkey, but can also hold its own as a delicious vegetarian entree.
Liven up a classic pumpkin cheesecake with a Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter swirl!
This recipe is made with a chocolate crumb base, smooth, velvety pumpkin cheesecake, and dollops of chocolate peanut butter batter swirled throughout the cake before baking. The peanut butter keeps the cake creamy and its peanutty chocolate flavor complements the earthy notes of the pumpkin.
This may be the only dessert you’ll need for Thanksgiving!
Just like traditional baklava, this dessert is made with layers of phyllo dough and butter, then baked and drizzled with sweet syrup made from honey, sugar, and water. The twist comes from the filling where instead of using chopped nuts and sugar, the phyllo dough is layered with warm crunchy peanut butter mixed with a touch of cinnamon.
The crunchy peanut butter not only adds texture but also tempers the sweetness that baklava is known for!
This cake pays homage to the peanut butter-chocolate combo we all adore.
In her recipe, Alejandra Ramos uses full fat Greek yogurt for a soft, moist cake and adds a cup of coffee to to the batter which heightens the chocolate flavor of the cocoa. Topped with a crunchy peanut butter frosting and chopped nuts, one taste of this cake is a bite full of yummy.
Celebrate Peanut Butter Lover’s Month with Triple Peanut Butter Cupcakes!
The cupcake batter is blended with peanut butter and peanut butter chips, and topped with a sweet, creamy peanut butter frosting after baking. A garnish of peanuts and sea salt adds some extra nutty crunch.
This cupcake is the perfect peanut butter trifecta!
Caroline Wright teaches Alejandra Ramos how to make peanut butter caramel with sugar, water, cream, and Smooth Operator peanut butter to use as coating for apples. The peanut butter adds a smoother, silkier texture as well as a delicious, nutty flavor to the caramel. The apples are rolled into chopped peanuts after dipping but you may also use or add other confections like chocolate chips, crushed candies, or coconut flakes to roll them in.
Forget trick or treat… these plump homemade doughnuts are all treat, with their combination of fluffy pumpkin-spice yeasted dough, sweet peanut butter pudding filling, and a bright orange pumpkin glaze. To transform them into jack-o-lanterns for your Halloween party, all you need is a couple of tubes of black gel icing and a steady hand.
Chia seeds are a nutritional powerhouse – they’re full of protein, are high in antioxidants and in omega-3 oils, among many other healthful benefits. Chia seeds soak up whatever liquid they’re added to and become soft and pudding-like, similar to tapioca. This creamy, nutty pudding is quick and easy and tastes out of this world!
Tarte Tatin was created in France during the 1800s at Hotel Tatin by accident when one of the Tatin sisters was trying to make a traditional apple pie for their guests. Distracted from a busy day, the apples were left cooking in the butter and sugar for far too long. Smelling the burning mixture, the sister tried to rescue the dish by putting the pastry base on top of the pan of apples and then finishing it off by putting the entire pan in the oven. This week in the kitchen, Alejandra Ramos and Caroline Wright play the Tatin sisters and recreate the dish with a peanut butter spin. A layer of peanut butter is spread on the pastry dough before it is flipped onto the pan to cover the caramelized mixture of tart Granny Smith apples, butter and sugar. Alejandra uses Mighty Maple peanut butter to complement the tarte’s autumnal cinnamon and apple flavors!
This elegant dessert is a great dish for entertaining. The shortbread crust is like a big, giant cookie topped with a chocolate ganache made with chocolate, cream, and Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter and a layer of pomegranate arils. It’s the perfect dessert — a looker, and tastes amazing too!
The secret to these fantastic muffins is the peanut butter and cinnamon incorporated into both the streusel topping and the muffin portion. The awesome streusel topping contains ooey, gooey Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter mixed with the flour, butter, and extra cinnamon. It gets even more exciting beneath the streusel surface – one finds buried Cinnamon Raisin Swirl treasure baked right into the moist, cinnamon-y cake.
There are a lot of chocolate brownie recipes with peanut butter but this blondie version of the brownie rarely gets the peanut butter hookup. These blondies get its rich caramel taste from the brown sugar, and the White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter and white chocolate in the batter complement the orange zest and marmalade wonderfully. The combination of nutty, chocolatey, and orangey flavors is just plain awesomeness!
I am what I am, but there’s no yam in these cupcakes. They’re made with delicious sweet potato! When added to a rich pound cake batter, sweet potato and spices make for a comforting cake, especially during cold-weather days. The cupcakes get even better, however, once you take a bite and realize that they have a sweet flavor surprise: a spoonful of Mighty Maple peanut butter inside of the cake, and a kiss of peanut butter in the frosting. Make this for your Labor Day festivities to mark both summer’s end (sigh) and the start of beautiful autumn days!
In warm months, there is nothing better than a cooling treat. If ice cream is your go-to to cool off, I think you will love these popsicles. They’re healthier than ice cream and they couldn’t be easier to whip up. With two kinds of peanut butter (White Chocolate Wonderful and Dark Chocolate Dreams), they are full of peanut-y flavor, and chocolate chips are the perfect addition!
After making my first ever bread pudding two years ago, I’ve become addicted to them. They are great for dessert and even better for breakfast. This bread pudding is perfect for summer when fresh cherries and berries are in season, but you can swap out the cherries in this for any fruit that you love and make it all year long.
One of the sandwiches I order the most at Peanut Butter and Co.’s Sandwich Shop in NY City uses The Bee’s Knees peanut butter and so in homage to my favorite peanut butter, I came up with a sweet treat that combined all of my favorite things- peanut butter, popcorn, marshmallows, and honey roasted peanuts.
These peanut butter popcorn bars are chewy, sticky, and chock full of peanuts. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did, but beware- they won’t last long in your kitchen.
This decadent dessert is the love child of two southern favorites: a PB & Banana Sandwich and Banana Pudding. As if by magic, the rich homemade peanut butter pudding binds slices of pound cake and bananas together like a country-style tiramisu.
After a day in the fridge, all the elements meld together, with the cake absorbing moisture and flavor from the pudding, while the bananas become tender and ripe. Scooped into a bowl, it may look a mess, but with crunchy bits of peanut brittle on top it’s a heavenly dessert.
This peanut butter banana pudding is perfect for parties and cookouts because you can make it in one bowl and scoop it out at the table. Best of all, since it needs to be made a day in advance, it frees you up to enjoy dinner and dessert with your guests.
The first recipe I ever made with my new bundt cake pan was this peanut butter cake. It is so moist, soft, and bursting with peanut butter flavor. It reminds me of a giant peanut butter cookie, but in cake form. Each slice is quite dense and studded with chocolate chips. I love it finished off with a sweet chocolate glaze. Peanut butter and chocolate fans will go crazy for this!
My typical morning routine involves oatmeal and Smooth Operator peanut butter, however some days I need an extra kick of caffeine and chocolate — lots of chocolate.
Enter the Dark Chocolate Dreams Mocha Muffins! Combining chocolate, peanut butter, and coffee, I’ve created the perfect morning treat that will have you rushing to the kitchen. These are perfect for weekend visitors as you can make the entire batch in advance and then drizzle them with peanut butter the morning of.
This is the treat for those days when you just need a little extra kick of caffeine (or chocolate for that matter).
Want to really show off with your next dessert offering? Well then, you’ll definitely want to make this cake. It looks like a pretty normal cake on the serving plate, but once cut into, the amazing interior is exposed. Composed of 10 thin stacked cakes, each sandwiched with a layer of White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter frosting, this is “frosting with the cake,” a delightful treat that begs for a glass of milk. It’s a peanut butter-ized version of a famous cake from Maryland (actually, if you want to get technical, it’s the Official State Dessert!) called Smith Island Cake, which is given out as the prize during community events. But no need to sing and dance when you’ve got this recipe–everyone’s a winner!
Everyone I know loves a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich (including me!), and it’s always fun to reinvent this classic. Scones, which are like biscuits but are a bit more flaky and delicate, are a traditional part of afternoon tea; they are often served with jam and clotted cream. Here the clotted cream has been replaced with Brie cheese and the rich, peanutty scones serve as the “bread” portion of this elegant version of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
I bet you’ve never had a bread pudding with coconut, banana, peanut butter and a touch of cinnamon in each bite. Have you? This succulent pudding is dairy-free and gluten-free using creamy almond milk and gluten-free bread but you can use cow’s, rice or soy milk if you prefer. This dish is perfect right out of the oven – just scoop a warm serving right into your bowl. You can savor the dish all week long by keeping it covered in your fridge. I enjoy serving this bread pudding warm with a drizzle of PB & Co. Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter on top.
Everyone knows that peanut butter and carrots are always a great pairing… so why not update the classic carrot layer cake by adding sweet Mighty Maple peanut butter to the traditional cream cheese frosting?
The end result is both delicious and impressive – three towering layers of moist, spicy carrot cake with plump golden raisins, all enclosed in swirls of tangy, maply frosting. The only downside is that you’ll be tempted to eat it all on your own, which is probably not a very good idea!
While layer cakes might seem a little intimidating, they’re actually much easier than you’d think. This one in particular is a great one for beginners – the sturdy layers of cake stack beautifully, and I’ve added a decorative garnish of chopped honey roasted peanuts that do wonders for disguising even the most imperfect of frosting jobs.
Easter Candy has come a long way. When I was young, it seemed as if it was a matter of chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, and your choice of creme eggs or mini eggs in terms of treats. Then…along came the peanut butter egg. A delectable nugget of sweetened peanut butter coated in rich chocolate, it rocked my Easter basket and my world. Here’s a homemade version of a store-bought treat, made yet awesomer by incorporating peanut butter in the filling and the topping. A word of advice? If you’re creating these confections for a crowd, please make a double batch. They’re seriously that simple, that addictive, and that good.
If there are only two flavors I could enjoy for the rest of my life, it would be salted caramel and peanut butter. I have a go-to peanut butter cupcake and a go-to salted caramel frosting. I’ve never combined the two before, but I knew they would be an unbeatable pair!
I’ve been making these peanut butter cupcakes for years. They are unbelievably soft and moist, which is in part because of the brown sugar and 2 eggs in the batter. They are loaded with peanut butter flavor too. The frosting is legendary. It’s thick and tastes identical to salty caramel corn, but in creamy dreamy frosting form.
I adorned the finished cupcakes with green sprinkles, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
When it comes to cooking at home, I’m all about making food with a good taste to effort ratio. By that measure, this peanut butter cake probably has the best ratio out of anything that’s ever come out of my kitchen.
For roughly one minute of work, you’ll be rewarded with a rich tender cake, covered in a gooey peanut butter sauce that tastes like it could have come from the kitchen of a 3 Michelin star restaurant.
It’s a flourless cake, which means it’s gluten-free. Aside from making it Celiac friendly, this makes it easier to make because you don’t need to worry about over-mixing the batter. It’s also very flexible because you can adjust the texture of the cake by the amount of time you cook it. On the low end, you’ll end up with a tender molten cake covered in a rich sauce. Cook it a little longer, and you’ll have a moist fluffy cake that can be frosted.
You’ll probably need to experiment with the timing for your microwave the first time. I recommend setting the microwave for 1 minute for the first cake, then stopping it when it looks done. Once you have the timing down the rest of the mugs should be a piece of cake!
For some variation, try using flavored peanut butter like Mighty Maple, Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, or Dark Chocolate Dreams, but be sure to halve the amount of sugar since the peanut butter is sweetened.
I’m not saying that you should totally ignore chocolate on Valentine’s Day. But…why not also include a cake that is more fun to make with a partner: the Peanut Butter and Jelly Roll! If you’ve ever made a Jelly Roll cake at home, you know that it can be hard to handle the rolling of the cake while baking solo–so why not employ your Valentine with this most delicious task? You’ll be rewarded with a delicately spongy cake which gives way to a rich, deliciously smooth white chocolate peanut butter filling, beautifully paired with sweet strawberry jelly. Bonus points if you roll it into the shape of a heart! This is an adaptation of a classic Jelly Roll recipe I discovered in Taste of Home.
There’s nothing quite as elegant as a profiterole stuffed with light and airy pastry cream. Add smooth, white chocolate peanut butter into that equation and it reaches for divine. They’re not as hard as they look either!
The first time I had heard of “buckeyes” my coworker, originally from Ohio, offered me one during that mid-afternoon lull. I was drearily working away at my computer when she asked if I wanted an Ohio treat. I was immediately taken with cute little confectionary, named after the buckeye nuts that drop from Ohio buckeye tree. Like a peanut butter cup on steroids (more peanut butter to chocolate ratio!) I immediately knew that I wanted to take them up a notch by making them with The Heat is On and Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter. Sure they don’t look like the traditional buckeye, but theses sassy treats are a delight both to the eye and to the mouth.
These buckeyes aren’t the traditional buckeye candies, as they use a combination of The Heat is On and Dark Chocolate Dream peanut butter. The addition of cream cheese helps mellow out the sweetness of the candy (a trick I learned from the guys over at the Baked bakery in Brooklyn) and bind the peanut butters together. I used a little coconut oil to give the dark chocolate a nice snap as well as subtle hint of vanilla for the chocolate coating, but feel free to use butter in its place if you don’t have any coconut oil.
Millionaire’s shortbread pretty much rules. I mean, it’s shortbread, already buttery bliss all by itself, rendered awesomer by topping it with caramel and chocolate for what amounts to a triple-threat of delicious. It makes for a treat so rich you can kind of see where it gets its name.
But of course, with inflation being what it is, why stop at a million when you can have a billion? And so I present Peanut Butter Billionaire’s Shortbread, wherein two types of peanut butter is added to it and its awesome quotient is upped exponentially.
First off: how do you say the name of these cookies? I say it “alf-a-hore-ay” and nobody’s ever looked at me funny, so go ahead and use my method. The alfajor (alfajores, plural) is a delectable type of crumbly cookie, commonly sandwiched with indulgent dulce de leche, which is very popular in South America. But like most things, it gets even better with a little peanut butter! This version includes peanut butter both in the cookie dough and mixed with the dulce de leche filling, making for a delectably addictive caramel peanut buttery treat.
Recipe notes: you are welcome to make your own dulce de leche (in fact, I applaud you if you do), but I found that the store-bought kind works just fine. Also, traditionally these cookies are dusted with confectioners’ sugar before serving, but I didn’t like what it did to the cookies’ texture, so I went without.
These are a variation on our favorite breakfast treat pain au chocolat, a French-inspired treat served in the boulangeries of France. In French Canada they are referred to as chocolatines and are a special treat not to be missed. This variation of mine is filled with a cream cheese and peanut butter blend that bakes up beautifully for a special way to start your day. The combination of a buttery flaky dough, peanut butter and dark chocolate, baked together and giving off a deliciously seductive aroma is completely irresistible. You can roll them in the traditional pain au chocolat shape or create a pin wheel shape as I have done here.
Growing up, my mom’s no bake cookies were one of my favorite treats. This version is based on her basic cocoa no bake cookie, but they’re bumped up a bit with some peanut butter flavor and pretzel “spider legs,” making them a perfect Halloween treat.
These cute little balls are packed with a hearty dose of protein from the eggs, chickpeas, peanuts and the peanut butter; not to mention the addition of fabulous fiber from the oats and cranberries. I use dry chickpeas to create maximum flavor, but you can certainly use canned chickpeas if you are in a time crunch. I serve this tasty bite-sized snack to kids after school with jam as well as to my adult clients and friends with plain Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of cinnamon for a trendy appetizer with colorful toothpicks.
After taking my first bite of this creamy dessert, words simply failed me. As a writer I searched my vocabulary and I couldn’t find words to adequately describe the taste and flavor of this light dessert. Luscious? Well yes. But more than that. Tantalizing? You bet. Melt-in-your-mouth? It does.
No matter how you choose to describe it I encourage you to try it for yourself. A layer of creamy peanut butter flavored mousse made with White Chocolate peanut butter is a special treat to be shared with loved ones. Top it with a drizzle of peanut butter flavored caramel sauce and it takes it up another notch. One bite and you will be at a loss for words yourself. Instead, you’ll just sigh with satisfaction…and there’s nothing wrong with that.
I have a total confession to make. I didn’t eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich until I was 25 years old. It was never on my radar, growing up Asian in the Midwest. True, in grade school, all my friends seem to pack them in their lunches but to me that seemed a bit gross, the idea of a sticky peanut butter and super sweet gooey jelly on a white bread. Not appealing.
I changed my mind when I had my first bite of one on a ski trip in Tahoe, and everyone decided to save some money and make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the slopes. Something about the earthy peanut butter worked so well with the juicy jelly. I rarely eat them now, but they definitely inspired this elevated pie, which uses real Concord grapes and a rich white chocolate peanut butter crust. Perfect for when you want to be a kid, without looking like one.
I use tapioca starch (otherwise known as tapioca flour) as the thickener in this pie. If you don’t have any, you can substitute cornstarch at a 1:1 ratio, but the pie filling may look a little more cloudy. This pie takes a little bit of work to make, because you have to press the concord grapes through a metal sieve to remove the seeds and skin. If you are lucky enough to have a food mill, you can use that and save yourself some elbow grease. Either way, the pie will invoke a nostalgic sense of childhood, biting into a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Well, most people’s childhoods at least, not mine.
No-bake cookies are a wonderful way to produce a delicious treat without all the hassle of mixing and baking. To make these delicate peanut butter cookies you boil all of the ingredients for a minute, then let the batter chill until they are ready to enjoy. The absence of flour also makes them perfect for those allergic to wheat because they are naturally gluten-free.
Fruit salad always reminds me of Labor Day and picnics in the park. It’s a time of change, summer is winding down, school is about to start. This fruit salad has that same feel. It’s got some summer fruit, cherries, blueberries, and plums but also a hint at fall with the apples. I’ve used Honey Crisp here, but I think Granny Smith would work wonderfully as well!
I’ve been making congo bars, ever since I ran across the recipe in an old cookbook years ago and my friends have been clamoring for them ever since. In fact, I can’t seem to have a gathering with any of my friends without them asking where the congo bars are.
This variation of my congo bars brings them to a new level. Full of peanut butter goodness and aromatic toasted coconut, these chocolate studded treats are sure to be a favorite around your home too.
Congo bars are basically blondies or cookie bars. Super easy to make since there’s no measuring out individual cookies, they are equally easy to eat – as my partner can attest to. In fact, he has forbidden me to make them unless we have company over, as too many of them end up being eaten by him and him alone. I prefer to use unsweetened shredded coconut in these, as the sweetened type tends to toast rather irregularly because of the sugar, but if you do use the sweetened coconut, just watch the pan carefully as you toast it and stir constantly. If you don’t have coconut oil, you can substitute melted unsalted butter, but your congo bars won’t have that elusive vanilla scented coconut flavor that the oil gives it.
Homemade pudding is something that has always intimidated me, but I finally tried it and fell in love! This salted caramel pudding is layered with a fresh vanilla whipped cream and a chocolate and peanut butter whipped cream and sprinkled with salt. If you don’t have single serving dishes, you can layer this mix in one big serving bowl.
This recipe takes the classic peanut butter and apple childhood snack and turns it into a moist, flavorful grown-up coffee cake. I used Old Fashioned Crunchy peanut butter to give the cake a little more texture and interest. Eat this at breakfast or as a snack with your afternoon cup of coffee. Or, if you’re really feeling indulgent eat a warm slice with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.
My good friend, Kelly, from The Spunky Coconut inspired this dish with her Blueberry Coffee Cake. (http://www.thespunkycoconut.com/2011/08/blueberry-coffee-cake-gluten-free.html) I wanted to make something not only gluten-free but grain-free for all those who can’t tolerate grains. As a bonus, it’s dairy-free too.
Nothing says “good morning” like a pan of still-warm buns right out of the oven, especially when they’re made with a rich, cocoa-spiked yeast dough and filled with a gooey swirl of Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter. Best of all, with a little advance preparation the night before, these buns can be baked and on the table in under an hour for a lazy weekend brunch.
Eat them warm and gooey right out of the oven, or let them cool off and drizzle with sweet Peanut Butter Frosting for an extra boost of peanutty goodness.
If you like peanut butter cookies, these tartlets are for you – the crust is basically a peanut butter cookie! For a nice balance of flavors, the peanut butter cookie shells are filled with apricot preserves and drizzled with white chocolate. Since these tartlets are two-bite-sized, they’re the perfect little treat for serving at a party or cookie exchange. Prep time: 1 hour Cook Time: 15 minutes Total time: 1 hour and 15 minutes Yield: 30 tartlets Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon […]
It’s funny, I grew up in an Asian household and the childhood classic Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich wasn’t part of it. In fact, shockingly enough, I didn’t eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich until I was well into my 20s – on a quick overnight ski trip with friends who were all flabbergasted that I had never had one. They made it their mission that weekend to make sure I experienced this American staple and I never looked back.
Of course, I’ve always wanted to figure out a way to combine those flavor combinations into something a little bit more sophisticated, but still fun to eat. These cheesecake bars ended up being the perfect balance of whimsical fun and sophistication. I think even my Asian family would appreciate them.
The Bee’s Knees peanut butter and Gorgeous Grape Jelly infuse these honey sweetened cheesecake bars, making them a nostalgic treat with a twist. The best thing about them is that the hand held bar, makes them a little more casual than a full sized slice of cheesecake, suitable for any time you want a little something sweet. If grape jelly isn’t your thing, feel free to substitute Seriously Strawberry Jam, or Rip-Roaring Raspberry Preserves instead, though you may not be able to get the same pattern as the jelly. Just follow the instructions, and instead of drizzling the jam/preserves in a zigzag pattern, just spoon dollops all over the cheesecake batter and swirl it randomly with a knife.
My style of cooking is generally a little lighter and less decadent than this pie but I had to keep in mind that this pie is for Father’s Day. Rich and decadent works when it comes to celebrating Dads.
This recipe is a variation on the chocolate peanut butter dessert that my mom made every summer. I distinctly remember her using a frozen whipped topping instead of heavy cream. If that’s your preference, use 2 to 2 1/2 cups.
To make the crust, I used my gluten-free chocolate cookie recipe. Use any chocolate cookie or substitute graham crackers.
You can make this pie several days ahead of the big celebration and keep it in the freezer. Sit it out at room temperature for 30 – 45 minutes before serving.
Growing up in New Jersey, zeppole (Italian fried dough balls) from the local pizza parlor were a favorite afternoon treat. My friends and I would often stop in on our way home from school and split a greasy brown paper bag full of the freshly fried dumplings dipped in powdery white sugar (the latter would inevitably get all over our school uniforms, much to our mothers’ dismay!).
This recipe puts a chocolaty twist on the old favorite by replacing butter with Dark Chocolate Dreams. A dusting of cocoa sugar at the end will make them just as appealing to adults as they are to kids.
Most Canadians can agree that butter tarts are about as Canadian a dessert as you’ll ever find, but when it comes to agreeing about whether or not raisins belong in a butter tart, that’s a whole ‘nother story (think of it as our version of the Neverending Beans in Chili Debate).
To resolve the debate once and for all, I set out to create a butter tart recipe with Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter that would make both sides happy – one that has the sweet raisiny flavor the raisin-lovers crave, and the smooth syrupy filling the purists adore. The end result may not be authentic in anyone’s book, regardless of whether they’re a With-Raisins or a No-Raisins, but one bite of that gooey sticky sweet filling is sure to win over all but the most die-hard of butter tart snobs.
Ahhh… banana bread, the staple of every household that has bananas gone slightly too far. It seems like a last resort baked good, but banana bread is actually quite the treat in our household, as we rarely have bananas around. The combination of bananas and peanut butter is a natural one (thanks Elvis!) but the addition of a few spices and some chocolate chips really ups the game. Of course, using Mighty Maple also adds that touch of earthy maple syrup flavor which goes so well with the banana bread. Soon you’ll be buying bananas and impatiently waiting for them to sweeten up for this updated classic baked good.
Banana bread is a quick batter bread, meaning you throw all the ingredients into a pan, stick it in the oven and let it bake to a golden brown loaf. The addition of Mighty Maple peanut butter, spices and chocolate chips elevates this quick bread recipe into something magical that will have you clamoring for more. I used whole wheat flour and bread flour to give the bread a little more substance, but feel free to substitute an equal amount of all purpose flour in it’s place, just be aware the bread will come out more cakey and less bready.
Mother’s Day is coming and I can’t think of a better way to show my mom love than with chocolate. Smooth, creamy, and chocolaty pots de crème with an added boost of dark chocolate peanut butter! I’m pretty sure this will make up for those disastrous moments in the kitchen when I was little.
This dense loaf cake is the stuff of dreams! Chocolate peanut butter is swirled into the peanut butter cake base and topped with a sweet pistachio streusel. Serve slices for teatime or dessert, or even, if you’re feeling indulgent, for breakfast.
There’s something about the combination of peanuts, sesame and five-spice that reminds me of my childhood. Growing up Asian in the Midwest gave me a skewed sense of food, where the authentic Chinese cuisine that my mom made clashed with the Midwestern meat and potatoes food of my friends. I often times had to sneak sweets into the house, and Halloween was always a huge treat for me.
Yet we always seem to have these peanut sesame candies floating around the house. They only came out when the guests arrived, but I loved their sweet deep crunch. Making them at home is a snap.
One of my favorite weekend breakfasts is a plate full of warm cinnamon rolls and fresh fruit with coffee on the side. This twist on my regular cinnamon rolls has the classic flavors of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, rolled up into whole grain dough, and drizzled with a tangy yogurt and peanut butter glaze.
I’m sure you all remember “those kids” in the cafeteria that constantly tried to trade their PB&J sandwiches for your stuffed crust pizza or chicken nuggets. I was not one of those kids, being an avid lover of peanut butter and jelly ever since I was strong enough to open a jar. When I began to brainstorm ideas for this contest, I came across Julia Child’s recipe for a baked yogurt tart and immediately felt inspired. Here’s my version with a deliciously comforting PB&J spin. It’s quick,healthy, and sure to make you feel like a kid again!
Asian cuisine rarely has desserts to offer, at least not in the traditional European sense. No large towering cakes or plateful of brownies can be seen on the menu. That said, one of the few desserts you see, as a celebration for the Chinese New Year, is the peanut cookie. Not nearly as sweet as your usual peanut butter cookie, traditionally the New Year peanut cookie is made with freshly roasted ground peanuts.
Using peanut butter as a substitute is faster shortcut. But these aren’t your usual peanut cookie. Updated with the use of The Heat is On peanut butter, and a touch of lemon zest, these cookies will give you a kick into the new year, with their fiery red heat; perfect as red is the color of happiness and good luck.
These little cookies pack a wallop of red heat that grows after you eat it. The lemon citrus is subtle in the finish but there. If you want to dilute the heat a bit, try using 3/4 cup The Heat is On and 3/4 cup Smooth Operator in place of 1 ½ cup The Heat is On.
In 1941, Time magazine referred to George Washington Carver as the “Black Leonardo” for his many skills and talent, which no doubt included his scholarly pursuit and promotion of the humble legume — peanuts. An early proponent of sustainable agriculture, Carver knew farmers needed a crop to provide food for their families which would also serve as a source for other products that would help improve their quality of life. This January 5 is George Washington Carver Recognition Day, and I’m proud to honor a man who was an outstanding scientist, botanist, educator, inventor, and developer of over a hundred peanut-based recipes. This recipe is a tribute to Mr. Carver, who I’m sure would have enjoyed a hefty morning slice of this savory sweet cake with his coffee.
In my mind, nothing can rival a warm and gooey cinnamon roll fresh out of the oven and slathered with sweet frosting on a cold snowy morning. Especially if it happens to be Christmas morning! Imagine waking up not only to the excitement of opening presents with loved ones, but also to the intoxicating aroma of warm cinnamon, sweet sugar, and rich peanut butter wafting from the kitchen. My inspiration for creating these peanut butter and raisin cinnamon rolls was threefold: my brother’s love of peanut butter (it must run in the family), my sister-in-law’s tradition of making cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning, and my nephew’s adoration of raisins. Therefore, these sweet and rich peanut buttery cinnamon rolls dotted with raisins are dedicated to Dan, Jaime, and Aiden!
Baklava is a sweet that’s claimed by many countries around Central Asia and the Middle East, which means there are about as many variations as there are people who make it. Most versions share the phyllo dough, nuts and syrup in common and while it’s good with a cup of tea, it tends to be a little too sweet for my taste.
Through my travels, I’ve seen versions that use everything from walnuts to pistachios to sesame seeds, but I’ve never seen one made with peanuts. Given my love for peanut butter, I decided to give it a go, and you know what? It works!
The flaky layers of crispy buttery phyllo dough, crunchy peanuts and creamy white chocolate peanut butter, takes this humble dessert and elevates it from rustic to elegant. The combination of textures and flavors kind of reminds me of French praliné, and because this uses about two thirds less sugar than most recipes, it’s not overly sweet.
While phyllo dough might scare some of you that have never worked with it, it’s actually quite simple and this dish is especially fun to make, just make sure the dough doesn’t dry out while you’re working with it.
If you’re like me, two words generally come to mind when faced with recipes for Parisian macarons: “Too hard.”
But really, they need not be so scary. This unfussy version is easy as can be, and doesn’t require piping or weighing your ingredients. The result might be a bit more homespun than Pierre Herme, but they’re decidedly delicious nonetheless, with cloudlike cookies which give way to a substantial smear of comforting, creamy white chocolate peanut butter and sweet preserves. Perhaps Santa would like these on his plate instead of the usual (just a thought)!
Gooey Butter Cake is the pride of St. Louis, MO and proof that sometimes a mistake in baking can lead to a beautiful new invention. Now, for a long time I held the belief that “Gooey Butter Cake” was the most beautiful cake-name in the world, but now I know that it’s not true–the best one is Gooey Peanut Butter Cake. It’s also proof that a classic can sometimes get even better: adding White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter to both the crust and the filling adds a beautifully nutty note to this sweet, rich, and utterly indulgent treat.
Who doesn’t love the classic flavor combination of peanut butter and chocolate?! I certainly do, and almost always have both ingredients – in multiple varieties – on hand in my pantry. Although there are instances in which a square of chocolate dipped straight into the peanut butter jar will suffice to fulfill a craving, there are other occasions which call for a more sophisticated dessert. The inspiration for these White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups is the ubiquitous peanut butter cups, which inevitably make their way into every kid’s Halloween trick-or treat bag. Although homemade candy may not be the best thing to distribute to trick-or-treaters, these White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups would be a fantastic addition to any Halloween party dessert spread.
If you’ve never tried to make cream puffs before, this recipe is a great excuse to play in the kitchen. They’re easier than you think. There are a couple of tricks that will help your cream puffs transform into light, airy balls of buttery dough. First, when you add the flour to the hot milk mixture be ready to stir – and don’t stop until the dough comes together and pulls from the sides of the pan. Another key that your dough is done cooking is the thin film that forms across the bottom of your pan. The other trick is to make sure that your dough isn’t too wet or too dry. Add the egg in parts. When the dough is the perfect consistency, it will just barely flow away from the beaters.
I still get a little excited every time I pull baked cream puffs out of the oven. Once you make your first batch, you’ll know exactly what I mean. This is so fun to make for any upcoming autumn events, including Halloween parties!
Most people haven’t had a chance to taste the honest flavor of butterscotch before. A combination of brown butter and brown sugar, butterscotch is one of those old fashion flavors that have fallen to the wayside, with most people associating the flavor with those sunflower yellow hard candies or the sandy brown artificially butterscotch chips you can find in the grocery store aisles. The truth is real butterscotch flavor is rich and deep and immediately reminiscent of time when you could go to sleep without locking your doors and all your neighbors had white picket fences.
The first bite will make you swoon with love. As you bite into the cookie, the first flavor that hits you is the Smooth Operator peanut butter, rich with nutty goodness. Then the butterscotch flavor comes next, buttery with touches of caramel underneath. Finally the sweet crunch of the turbinado sugar on the bottom finishes the bite in a way that can only be described as “excellent” by my peanut butter loving friends.
One warning about these cookies: once you make them, they are incredibly addictive. You have been forewarned.
Everyone knows that chips and salsa are a delicious precursor to a Mexican meal.
But what about giving them a sweet and spicy and rich peanut butter makeover to continue the party post-dinner?
It’s time to introduce Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Peanut Butter Dessert Chips with Fruit Salsa, a dish wherein plain flour tortillas are brushed with a decadent peanut butter, brown sugar and butter mixture and baked until crispy, then served with jam or preserves. It’s a snap to prepare and makes for some sweetly addictive eating.
True peanut butter aficionados love this chill dessert. Thick Greek yogurt mixed with White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter creates a tangy and sweet ice cream. Top a few scoops with a crunchy mix of blueberries, toasted coconut flakes, and peanuts for more texture and flavor. Want more chocolate? Try this ice cream with bittersweet chocolate chips. Whether this ice cream has a topping or not, every spoonful is like eating a cold candy bar
In memory of Elvis Presley who passed away on this day back in 1977, I’ve whipped up this decadent cake which brings together a few favorite peanut butter pairings like chocolate, caramel and bananas. It’s pretty enough for a party, and for sure one Elvis would have enjoyed!
The combination of lemon and peanut butter isn’t necessarily the first thing people think of in terms of flavor combinations. Sure there’s the banana and peanut butter combo that Elvis made famous, chocolate and peanut butter combo that Reese’s made into a treat and the grape jelly and peanut butter combo that every school kid loves, but lemon and peanut butter isn’t an automatic combo. That’s sad, because the tart bright flavor of lemon really pops against the earthy salty sweet peanut butter.
In the end, I brought a batch of these bars to a party down in Los Angeles that I was helping to host, and my friend Sara had taken a bar while I was preoccupied with hosting duties. As I mixed and mingled amongst my friends, Sara cornered me and told me in no uncertain terms that “These. Bars. Are. The. Best. Thing. Ever.” And yes she said it with periods between each word.
The secret with the bar is the honey. The sticky floral sweetness is the link between the lemon and the peanut butter. The Bee’s Knees has the honey already mixed into it, so all you need to do is add a little extra honey to the lemon curd and you’ve got a lemon bar that has people using superlative words. They’re that good.
I like to serve the lemon bars from the refrigerator, cold and refreshing like a glass of lemonade on a hot day. That said, they’re equally fantastic at room temperature, a little more gooey, a little sweeter (the cold cuts the sweetness), and perfect with an evening cup of tea or coffee.
Looking for cookies to serve during your July 4 festivities? Bake this cookie that creates an explosion of flavors in your mouth, of the sweet-savory kind. The sweet drop cookies are nicely contrasted by the saltiness of the chips, but get a fascinating flavor dimension from the nutty Smooth Operator peanut butter. One bite and even doubters will be singing a new story.
So you got the grill out and you miss your peanut butter fix. (Been there!) Don’t fret—make these simple s’mores for dessert and you’ll please the whole crowd! The grill temperature for s’mores is best when the fire is dying down, so it’s the perfect way to end your meal.
There’s no better combination than chocolate and peanut butter, except maybe peanut butter and banana… this pie combines the best of both worlds. An easy pat-in crumb crust is topped with a layer of chocolate and peanut butter, which as an added bonus keeps the creamy, pudding-like filling from making the bottom of the pie soggy. Topped with whipped cream and chopped peanuts or chocolate shavings, this pie will make a good number of people very happy.
I am always game for an amazing ice-cream sundae. This is my newest favorite because it combines two of my favorite flavors – peanut butter and chocolate. To give the ice-cream extra texture I take it over the top by adding chocolate peanut butter dipped pretzels. The saltiness of the pretzel lends just the right amount of extra flavor and subtle crunch.
Is there anything more comforting than a PB&J sandwich? I don’t think so. One of my most vivid memories is my mom, in the kitchen, preparing one for my lunch. These ice cream sandwiches are a cool twist on the old classic. Yummy grape jelly ice cream sandwiched between delectable peanut butter cookies. They would be a great way to cool down this summer!
Hot Cross Buns are a traditional Easter-time yeast leavened bun. Unfortunately a good Hot Cross Bun can be hard to track down. The ones you find at the store tend to be loaded with high fructose corn syrup, plenty of unpronounceable preservatives, and gummy dried candied fruit pieces best left to great aunt Millie’s fruitcake. My quest for a tasty Hot Cross Bun led me to the kitchen. Out went the red and green dyed citrus pieces and in went plump mixed raisins and for a twist, peanut butter. Fresh from the oven these buns are soft, sweet, and delicious and make for a perfect breakfast on Easter morning.
Oh, I’m sorry. Are you still eating regular pasta, like a jerk?
Time to get with the program: I’m talking chocolate pasta. It’s readily available online, and it’s well worth the investment.
But even an inherently perfect product like this can stand to become slightly awesomer, and so I propose Chocolate Pasta served with peanut butter cookie “meatballs” and a rich, crunchy peanut butter buttercream sauce. It may not be pretty, but it tastes like heaven on a plate. In fact, the only thing that might make it better is a thick slice of buttered pound cake on the side.
Lastly, this makes a swell April Fools’ dessert for someone or some people you love to have fun with!
Elvis Presley was inducted in the U.S. Army on March 24. To help celebrate this milestone with Peanut Butter & Co., I came up with this version of the Elvis cupcake.
Elvis is famously known for his penchant for butter fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches. If you’ve never had one, it’s an alluring combination of buttery caramelized bread sandwiching a gooey melted layer of peanut butter and fresh bananas. The melding of crispy fried carbs with the sweet tropical banana and nutty peanut butter is a match made in heaven and it’s no wonder that it was one of the King’s favorite foods.
In this updated homage, I made a batch of moist banana cupcakes, which are topped with a satiny smooth peanut butter buttercream that’s rich and creamy but not too sweet. Like the sandwich they’re based on, the sweet banana cupcake and nutty frosting complement each other perfectly. But I couldn’t just stop there. If you remember the sandwich, it’s fried in butter…
I briefly contemplated doing something crazy, like battering and frying the whole cupcake, but the angel in my head (also known as my cardiologist) overruled the devil and I ended up with something that kept truer to the sandwich this cupcake was based on. I fried some large white bread crumbs in butter, then sprinkled the crispy, golden brown morsels over the buttercream for a crispy finish.
As any leprechaun knows, the journey to the end of the rainbow can be pretty long and arduous. And while the treasure at the end of the line is totally sweet in the figurative sense, the fact is, gold does little to satisfy the physical appetite. These truffles, however, comprised of a sweet filling with crispy cereal and creamy, rich peanut butter and generously coated with festive green candy coating, are worth their weight in gold when it comes to a satisfying St. Patrick’s Day snack–delicious for humans and leprechauns alike.
March is National Peanut Month and I thought of a recipe that’s easy enough but also festive enough to help celebrate our favorite legume!
Peanut butter and jelly are long-time friends, as are jelly and doughnuts. I brought these old friends together to party in this recipe, and didn’t know how sweet the result would be until I tried it. The peanut-buttery dough is delicious—characteristically light like any of your favorite yeasted doughnuts, but with that crave-able peanut butter kick—and is brought to a whole other level when filled with grape jelly. It’s a match made in comfort food heaven.
These chocolate peanut butter and strawberry crepes are the perfect way to start off a weekend. And it’ll make a delicious and romantic breakfast for someone special this coming Valentine’s Day. They’re sweet without being cloying while filling enough to keep you fueled for an adventure-packed day. I used strawberries for this batch, but these would also be delicious with kiwi, banana, or if you’re really feeling crazy, all three!
Don’t worry if your first couple of crepes don’t turn out quite right, as there should be enough batter for about 14 crepes. One of the keys to good crepes is temperature; you want the pan hot enough so that you get a nice brown color, but you don’t want it so hot that it doesn’t cook all the way though. It’s also important to get just enough batter in the pan to produce a round crepe without adding so much that you end up with a pancake.
Use a thick bottomed pan to ensure your crepe browns evenly and go a little crazy with the butter for your first crepe, which will prevent all the subsequent ones from sticking to the pan.
I first became hooked on scones when I was living in Scotland. I ate one almost every day! These days they are more of a treat for me, I only make them once in a while. Scones are great for breakfast or served with afternoon tea. I love the way these have such a unique flavor because of the honey in the peanut butter. They are best accompanied with a hot cup of coffee or glass of cold milk.
Inspired by the flavors of the King’s favorite sandwich, the Elvis Whoopie Pie is kind of like the hip swiveling, larger than life version of the traditional treat.
Comprised of two fat, cakey banana cookies sandwiched with a lavish amount of honey peanut butter buttercream, these substantial treats are then studded along the sides with bits of bacon, forming a sweet and salty masterpiece that is truly fit for a king.
Peanut butter, honey, bananas, bourbon and bacon, an unorthodox combination, sure, but it makes for a cake fit for a king, specifically the King of Rock and Roll. I’ve been a fan of the Elvis sandwich–bananas, honey, peanut butter and bacon grilled on a sandwich since college when I first tried it at Peanut Butter and Co.’s sandwich shop in Greenwich Village. A couple of years ago, I decided to whip up some Elvis-inspired cupcakes in honor of my friend and fellow blogger, Rachel of Cupcakes Take the Cake’s birthday. I created a moist banana cake and topped it with a nice peanut butter buttercream frosting and plenty of candied bacon “sprinkles.” Since then I’ve improved upon the recipe and adapted it into a truly decadent banana triple layer cake made with bourbon, fried bananas, plenty of those bacon sprinkles and chopped peanuts. Warning: this cake is habit forming. Serve with a glass of cold milk (or a shot of stiff bourbon) and enjoy with your favorite Elvis album. Happy Birthday to the King!
Don’t get me wrong–Thanksgiving has a lot going for it food-wise. But sadly, the traditional offerings are extremely lacking in rich, delicious peanut butter.
But what if–just what if–you combined classic Thanksgiving flavors with a peanut butter cookie crust?
I wanted to find out, and so I prepared a thick Mighty Maple peanut butter cookie crust, which I then filled with a mixture of tart, unsweetened cranberries and crunch pecans, all topped with a thick, brown sugary, pecan pie-inspired filling. The result? Total magic: the tartness of the cranberries is perfectly balanced by the richness of the peanut butter and pecans, and the maple and sugar contribute plenty of sweetness. It’s a flavor combination to be thankful for, indeed.
There are probably foods out there that aren’t improved by being served on a stick, but none come to mind at the moment.
But which one is the most fun to serve around Halloween? My vote goes to these peanut butter cookies on a stick. They’re part trick, decorated to look like pumpkins–but they’re even more treat, with a rich, cakey texture and rich, peanut buttery flavor that is far more delicious than any fun-size candy bar could ever hope to be.
Though these are the perfect kid-sized cupcakes, they’re decadent enough for adults. Their light and fluffy texture ensures that you can serve these cupcakes with confidence knowing that they’ll please even the pickiest of eaters. I took these gluten-free, refined sugar-free treats to share at a meeting of people who don’t have any diet restrictions and got a thumbs-up from everyone. The secret is to cream the butter and palm sugar by adding the sugar very slowly and letting it incorporate between additions.
There’s nothing like a delicious Baby for breakfast.
I’m talking, of course, about the Dutch Baby, a dramatically puffy oven pancake with a light, souffle-like texture and delicate, sophisticated flavor. For all its fancy appearance, it couldn’t be easier to make, and is rendered even more delightful when you add a healthy dollop of rich, creamy peanut butter. While any type of creamy peanut butter will work, I say go all the way and use Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter–it adds a decidedly decadent edge to this breakfast beauty.
Instead of grabbing for a jar of jelly, get out some fresh fruit and whip up this sandwich for a fun dessert. Use any fruit combination you choose. I used apples and raisins because apples are quick and simple to cook and hold their shape well. To serve, cut in half. Or, make this a little fancier by slicing off the crust, cutting it into fourths, and drizzle with a little warm peanut butter sauce for the perfect two-bite dessert.
Nanaimo Bars are quite possibly one of the most perfect foods out there (and certainly one of Canada’s finest exports), comprised of a dense, chocolaty crust, a dreamy middle layer of custardy buttercream, and a thick slab of chocolate on top as a crowning glory. But what happens when you add peanut butter to all this awesome? What happens, friends, is that you get an indescribably rich, irresistible, salty-sweet dessert experience–the type of dessert that a chocolate peanut butter cup wishes to be when it grows up. As […]
When I was growing up, my mother had a stand-by baked good recipe that took less than an hour to prepare but always received rave reviews—graham cracker brownies. While her recipe is delicious, it features processed graham crackers, sugar-laden condensed milk, and chocolate chips. I set out to re-create this dessert with slightly healthier ingredients, substituting whole grain graham crackers, evaporated skim milk with a moderate amount of sugar, and nutrient-packed peanut butter. The result is a dessert with a cookie-like texture, sure to please anyone with a […]
Muffins are one of the simplest ways to get a quick breakfast in on the go. I always keep a batch frozen, wrapped individually, and reheat them for 30 seconds before spreading with peanut butter and all fruit preserves. The crunch pieces in the peanut butter softens a little while in the oven and lends an interesting texture to these slightly sweet muffins. I like the almost crusty texture of these muffins better when baked without paper cups.