Recipes That Will Make Peanut Butter Lovers Rejoice Everywhere

From dips to cookies, and granola bars to desserts, protein-filled peanut butter has such an amazing versatility. Peanut butter pairs well straight out of the jar with apples, slathered on each slice for a healthy snack. It spruces up a bitter stalk of celery, and even goes well in smoothies. Heck, who hasn't ever eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (unless there's an allergy involved)? A staple in virtually every kitchen cupboard, peanut butter forms the base of satay sauce, makes rice cakes taste better, and entices those with a sweet tooth who love peanut butter cookies. Peanut butter can be made into a malt and can be found as frosting atop decadent dark chocolate cupcakes. While peanut butter can be found at the store in several forms, including organic, chunky, creamy, and more, you also can make your own! Check out these peanut butter-rich recipes that surely will become favorite desserts and snacks in your house.

Homemade and healthy peanut butter

Sure, it may be easier to grab a jar of peanut butter at the store, but if you prefer knowing what you're putting in your body, then try this super easy homemade peanut butter recipe. It takes 11 minutes to whip up and requires just three ingredients: roasted unsalted peanuts, honey, and sea salt. No runny oil involved in this recipe! Just grab your blender and pulverize those peanuts. George Washington Carver, the American scientist and inventor who worked with peanuts at Iowa State University, would be so proud of you for trying out this homemade peanut butter recipe!

Chewy, gooey granola bars with peanut butter

Store-bought granola bars may be delicious, but they come with numerous ingredients that you may not even be able to pronounce. So turn to this recipe for a healthier version of granola bars that you can customize however you choose! The end result is so amazing you'll have a hard time not snacking on the ingredients while whipping up a batch of these granola bars. You'll need almonds, coconut flakes, peanut butter, honey, coconut oil, vanilla extract, salt, cinnamon, old-fashioned oats, and chocolate chips. In just 35 minutes, you'll have a batch of these homemade granola bars ready to go. They're perfect for snacks at home, before a game, or even when time is short for breakfast.

Rich no-bake peanut butter balls

No-bake peanut butter balls gracing a plate are perfect for the holidays or simply any time at all. They're stuffed full of healthy peanut butter and wrapped in a tasty blanket of a chocolate shell. What's even better than how amazing they taste are how easy they are to make. This recipe takes just seven ingredients and 35 minutes total to prep and whip up a batch. You can use your either chunky or creamy peanut butter, whichever you prefer. This recipe calls for making your own homemade oat flour, but you can pick up a bag at the store if that's easier. This dessert quickly will become a favorite at your home!

Decadent 3-ingredient peanut butter frosting

If you're a huge fan of peanut butter and chocolate paired together, then you will love this homemade three-ingredient peanut butter frosting recipe. When swirled across the top of a batch of rich dark chocolate cupcakes, this peanut butter frosting quickly will become a go-to in your kitchen. It makes the perfect filling between round cake layers and could be paired with out of the ordinary desserts like banana muffins or zucchini bread. Even sweeter than this frosting is that it takes just three ingredients — powdered sugar, a stick of unsalted butter, and creamy peanut butter — and a mere five minutes to make.

Tantalizing peanut butter ganache bars

With a delectable chocolate cookie crust, rich peanut butter filling, and decadent chocolate ganache topping, these bars will surprise you at how incredible they taste. If you've never made chocolate ganache, it's an equal blend of chocolate and warm cream that's consistently stirred until it becomes smooth and shiny. Chocolate ganache can be used as a filling, a fruit dip, pastry spread, baked goods frosting, a topping like in this recipe, or layered in a cake. While this recipe may sound difficult to make, it really isn't. With just nine ingredients and 15 minutes of your time, this amazing peanut butter ganache bars recipe is perfect for company or just because you're craving something featuring this longstanding and much appreciated relationship between chocolate and peanut butter.

Childhood favorite no-bake cookies with peanut butter

If you haven't whipped up a batch of these no-bake cookies at some point in your life, we'd be surprised. This staple in many people's recipe Rolodex are so easy and delicious that they form the basis of numerous fond childhood memories. This recipe takes just seven ingredients and 10 minutes in the kitchen, meaning you'll be snacking away on this sweet dessert in no time at all. With one cup of creamy peanut butter used to make these no-bake cookies, they pack a bit of protein punch, too! They hold up terrifically in school lunches, for field trips, while snacking on the front porch, or simply when you need a bit of chocolate and peanut butter melded into one scrumptious morsel.

Amazing 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies

What's better than a batch of peanut butter cookies? One made with just three ingredients. Peanut butter, sugar, and an egg is all it takes. How easy is that? It may sound strange baking a cookie without a leavener like baking powder or baking soda, or even a base like flour, but this cookie tastes amazing and turns out perfectly even without these typical ingredients. Without flour, these cookies become naturally gluten-free, a plus for those who have a gluten sensitivity or a wheat allergy. With peanut butter as the star in this recipe, these are truly peanut buttery-tasting cookies. Enjoy this 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies with a glass of milk!

Fanciful chocolate peanut butter fudge tart

What appears to be a fancy and beautiful dessert actually stems from a simple recipe that takes less than an hour in the kitchen. A beautiful blend of chocolate and peanut butter, this tart will wow your company when they pop by. Peanut butter fudge pies may be a traditional Southern recipe, but this particular chocolate peanut butter fudge tart features a golden shell using butter shortbread crumbs. The rich filling made from peanut butter, cream cheese, butter, and confectioner's sugar will appease anyone with a sweet tooth. The dark chocolate ganache gives this dessert an extra kick and the toppings of Maldon sea salt and finely chopped roasted peanuts packs a crunchy punch.

Yummy bakery-style peanut butter cookie

There's peanut butter cookies and then there's bakery-style peanut butter cookies. What's the difference? This bakery-style peanut butter cookie recipe leaves out baking soda and baking powder along with the salt. By using butter instead, the cookie is fairly dense and spreads only slightly when baked. Considering the fact that it uses twice as much peanut butter as flour, this bakery-style peanut butter cookie is exceptionally moist, soft, and bursting with flavor. Brown sugar helps keep it sweet and soft with a somewhat doughy center. While it isn't your traditional peanut butter cookie with the fork marks embedded in top, it's definitely one to try at home.

Perfect puppy chow with peanut butter

When peanut butter and chocolate are melted together with the addition of honey and butter, the result is pure bliss. Smother square cereal pieces with this concoction and roll it around in powdered sugar and voila! You have the oddly named sweet snack known as puppy chow. There are ways to dress this fun snack up by adding caramel drizzle or candy bits, but with a peanut butter base, puppy chow tastes fantastic just the way it is. The best part of this recipe, other than the chocolate and peanut butter, is that it takes just 20 minutes to make. That's 20 minutes from the moment you start craving this snack to when you can plop down on the couch and pop the bite-sized pieces in your mouth while watching a movie.

Savory salted dark chocolate peanut butter granola bars

Peanut butter once again proves to be a powerful and important ingredient in this recipe for salted dark chocolate granola bars. Ready in just 35 minutes, these decadently rich, salted dark chocolate granola bars will taste more like a dessert than a snacky granola bar. They also offer a bit of crunch by using old-fashioned oats and crisped rice cereal. This recipe sneaks in some healthy aspects by using chia seeds and chocolate protein powder. A hint of cinnamon rounds out the flavors bursting out of each granola bar. They'll fuel you up before a big game or jumpstart your morning.