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20 Easy Peanut Butter Recipes

Peanut butter is so good that you don’t really need exciting peanut butter recipes to enjoy it.

Still, sometimes you want to do more than just eat it out of the jar with a spoon.

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There are so many excellent peanut butter recipes out there that it’s hard to pick just one. To be frank, it was hard to pick just 20 for this list! 

But after some careful deliberation, I came up with recipes that I thought showcased the versatility of peanut butter. 

This list has everything from sweet desserts, like peanut butter pie, to light meals, like the old-fashioned peanut butter sandwich, and even a few more exotic main courses, like African peanut soup.

So no matter what course you’re looking to fill, you should be able to find something for it on this list.  

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1. 5-Minute Homemade Peanut Butter

Since this list will be full of all kinds of peanut butter yumminess, it only makes sense that we start with a quick, 5-minute recipe for homemade peanut butter. 

All you’ll need to make it are two cups of dry-roasted peanuts, some honey (or sugar), and however much salt you need to make it taste right for you. 

Homemade Hamburger with Peanut Butter

2. Peanut Butter Burger

Once you’ve seen peanut butter on a burger, you’ve pretty much seen it all, but actually, as unlikely as it seems, peanut butter burgers are insanely good. 

They have the same thick, juicy ground beef patties, the same yummy melted cheese, and the same salty, crispy bacon. 

The only difference is that there’s also a rich nuttiness that makes everything on the burger taste even better. 

Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies

3. Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies

I’ve been enjoying these exquisite peanut butter cornflake cookies for as long as I can remember.

They were my aunt’s specialty when I was young, and now, I guess they’re mine.

If you like five-ingredient sweet treats that take only 15 minutes to make, you’ll love them, too.

All you’ll need for these is sugar, light corn syrup, butter, peanut butter, and Corn Flakes. 

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They’re sweet, crunchy, gooey, and the ultimate addictive snack.

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Balls

4. Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Balls

You probably already know exactly how delicious chocolate peanut butter balls are.

Well, these are chocolate peanut butter balls with crunchy Rice Krispies centers. 

They’re outstanding, whether you top them in chocolate shavings or coarse sea salt (my personal favorite). 

5. Sesame Peanut Butter Noodles

These noodles taste like the best thing on the menu at your favorite Asian restaurant. I can’t get enough of them!

They’re nutty, buttery, garlicky, and have a superb kick of earthy, umami flavor that’s out of this world.

6. Thai Pizza With Peanut Butter Sauce

Aside from the pizza dough, you might not be able to recognize this as pizza.

There’s no tomato sauce, and the toppings aren’t ones you usually find on pizza – carrots, peanuts, green onions, etc.

Still, if you like Thai or another Asian cuisine, you’ll love this crazy busy pizza.

It has so much color and even more flavor, and it’s unbelievably filling.

Peanut Butter Cups

7. Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Why waste money on overpriced candy at the store when you can make your own chocolatey, peanut butter-filled treats at home?

Whether you want regular-sized, big cups, or miniatures, you can make these peanut butter cups precisely to your tastes, and it’ll only take you about 2 minutes.

8. Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce

These spicy, nutty chicken skewers take very little time to make, but you’ll need to let them chill in the marinade for at least 2 hours to give them their full-flavored robustness.

They have a wonderfully complex mix of flavors, but most of them come from the marinade, so be sure you pay special attention to that recipe. 

Peanut Butter Fuge on a Small Saucer

9. Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge

You can make this thick, decadent peanut butter fudge in only 5 minutes, and you’ll only need three ingredients to do it: powdered sugar, butter, and peanut butter. 

I add sea salt, as well, but then, I add sea salt to everything. 

Just be sure you give it plenty of time to harden in the fridge; otherwise, it’s a bit runny and messy.

10. African Peanut Soup

African peanut soup balances perfectly on the line between sweet and savory, but more than any of that, it is spicy — spicy to the nth degree!

Of course, between the onions, pepper, ginger, garlic, cumin, and jalapeno, it really didn’t have a choice but to be spicy. 

Luckily, it’s also delicious and incredibly filling, so most people can look past the tears in their eyes to enjoy it.

(I’m kidding. It’s not that spicy. Have some milk nearby, just in case, though.)

Peanut Butter Balls

11. Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Balls

If you want to enjoy the old-school peanut butter chocolate balls your grandma used to make (without the crunchy Rice Krispies filling), use this recipe instead. 

The center is thick, creamy, and full of peanut buttery yumminess. The outer chocolate shell is crunchy and super sweet. 

12. Gourmet Banana Peanut Butter Sandwich

I used to think the peanut butter banana sandwich my mom made me when I was a kid was the ultimate in sweet sandwiches. 

Then I discovered this recipe decades later, and I’ve never been the same.

I had no idea how much better peanut butter banana sandwiches could be with a little bit of cinnamon, nuts, honey, and almond butter.

And what’s even better than all that?

Browning the bread and melting all that gooeyness inside in a panini press. Oh my goodness… it’s absolutely divine. 

13. Peanut Butter Chicken

Peanut butter chicken is a succulent, tender piece of protein smothered in a creamy, nutty peanut butter sauce. 

Add all the extras – soy sauce, oil, onions, garlic, ginger, salt, and cilantro – and you’ll have a complete, sweet, and savory meal that’ll rival anything you’d find in Asia. 

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

14. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Another great way to enjoy peanut butter and bananas is in a quick, 5-minute smoothie.

All you’ll need is a blender, some bananas, milk, peanut butter, honey, and ice.

This drink is thick, cold, creamy, and perfect for breakfast (or lunch!) on the go. 

15. Easy Peanut Butter Pancakes

If you’ve never had peanut butter pancakes, I’m about to be your new best friend. These things are pretty close to perfect. 

They have the same airy fluffiness as regular pancakes, but the taste is so good, you won’t even need syrup.

You’ll still want it, though, along with slices of bananas, maybe some berries, and more peanut butter.

The pancakes have a natural sweetness of their own, and you’ll also catch hints of peanut butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Enjoy! 

16. Peanut Butter Waffles With Peanut Butter Syrup

Of course, if waffles are more your style, you might prefer this recipe instead. These are crispier on the outside but still soft and fluffy on the inside. 

They have a wonderful peanut butter flavor, and you’ll compound that when you add the homemade peanut butter syrup.

These are every peanut butter lover’s dream come true. 

17. Skinny Peanut Butter Muffins

Even without the warm peanut butter drizzle, these muffins are totally scrumptious, and they have this unique texture that’s unlike any other muffin you’ve ever had. 

They’re hard to describe, but if the fact that they’re full of peanut butter, bananas, brown sugar, cinnamon, and chocolate chips doesn’t do it for you, I’m not sure what else I could say, anyway.

18. Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Peanut butter cupcakes are the craziest things! They look so delicate and light, but they are unbelievably rich. 

Maybe it’s the double dose of peanut butter in the cake and the frosting, or perhaps it’s the powdered sugar, brown sugar, cream, and vanilla. 

Whatever it is, these things are super sweet, and that is 100% okay with me. 

19. Peanut Butter Pie

I’ve had several different versions of peanut butter pie, and this one with the crumbly Oreo pie crust, creamy peanut butter filling, and a dollop (or three) of whipped cream on top is my favorite.

First of all, chocolate and peanut butter always taste fantastic together.

Secondly, that crunchy crust against the velvety smoothness of the peanut butter filling is marvelous. 

Finally, it takes only 15 minutes to make and doesn’t require me to do any actual cooking. That’s a winner in my book. 

20. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Before you finish reading this last recipe, just stop for a second and look at that picture. Really look it over. 

Does that not look like the most amazing, albeit sugar coma-inducing, dessert you’ve ever seen?

Because that’s what it looks like to me. Now I’m really going to blow your mind.

It tastes even better than it looks. 

RIGHT?! How could it?! 

I don’t know, but it does, and if you love peanut butter, chocolate, and Resee’s as much as I do, this just might be your new favorite cake.

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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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