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15 sweet and savoury peanut butter recipes we're nuts over

Smooth. Creamy. Crunchy. No matter your favourite kind of peanut butter, there’s no doubting just how versatile a jar of peanut butter can be, or how far it can go.
January 24, 2022 1:08 p.m. EST
January 24, 2022 1:08 p.m. EST

Peanut butter is way more versatile than it gets credit for. We can use it in so many recipes, both sweet and savoury. Peanut butter can be used in main dishes like stews, dressings and marinades as well as desserts like ice cream, cookies and brownies. Need ideas? Check out these 12 sweet and savoury peanut butter recipes we're nuts over! 

Peanut butter sandwich cookies

These little sandwiches of goodness are the perfect bite for peanut butter lovers! Made with brown sugar, vanilla extra, icing sugar and of course peanut butter, watch these disappear when you bring them to your next get-together. 

Chocolate peanut butter no-bake cheesecake

Rich and delicious this no-bake chocolate peanut butter cheesecake is so simple to make. Made with chocolate cookies, whipping cream and peanut butter cups, this is perfect to serve up as an after-dinner dessert, everyone is going to love this! 

Vegan peanut stew

This delicious vegan peanut stew from Mary Berg is a unique spin on the traditional African peanut stew. Sweet potatoes and dark leafy greens add a bunch of heartiness and nutrition to the dish. Plus the jalapenos, brown rice and crushed red pepper will keep you warm inside and out. 

Savoury peanut sauce

It’s creamy, savoury, a little spicy and totally satisfying. Bonus? This flavorful sauce is easy to make! 

Peanut butter and jelly breakfast cookies

Made with hemp hearts, banana, maple syrup and raspberries, these peanut butter and jelly breakfast cookies are the best way to start your day. 

Craig Wong's peanut curry soup

Bring gourmet to the dinner table in a flash. Craig Wong serves up this delicious peanut curry soup made with coconut milk, peanut butter, curry spices, lemongrass, ginger, and Scotch Bonnet chillies. 

Veggie soba noodles with peanut dressing

These soba noodles are truly something special! Made with a peanut dressing and served with hearty tofu, they are an easy lunch that will leave you satisfied. 

Peanut butter swirl brownies

A microwavable dessert that proves quick and easy doesn't sacrifice taste! Richly decadent and sweet, these are perfect for a weeknight.

Crispy tofu with cauliflower peanut sauce

If you’ve been in search of the perfect crispy, baked tofu recipe, this is the one for you! Made with a homemade cauliflower peanut sauce, you'll love this plant-based dish.  

Vegan PB banana chocolate nice cream

This deliciously healthy vegan peanut butter banana chocolate nice cream is a dessert that proves vegan food is anything but boring.

Marinated short ribs with peanut salsa

Make these tender short ribs, marinated in garlic, ginger, lime, oyster hoisin sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar and toasted sesame oil, to impress your dinner guests. Served with a savoury peanut salsa,  you'll enjoy every bite of this meal. 

Dark chocolate, pretzel and peanut popcorn clusters

The ultimate decadent sounds complicated (and tastes like a dream!) but is soo easy to make, you won't believe it!

Peanut butter and banana stuffed French toast with banana caramel sauce

More of a crunchy peanut butter person rather than smooth? We've got you! Mary Berg brings us the ultimate brunch with this stuffed French toast. Made with crunchy peanut butter, maple syrup, dark brown sugar and brioche bread, every bite is incredibly delicious. 

The peanut butter cup cocktail

If you're a sucker for good peanut butter and chocolate combo, this cocktail will be right up your alley. Made with peanut butter whiskey, chocolate liqueur and coffee, it works as a great pick-me-up!

PB & J Mille-feuille

This delicious mille-feuille, or "thousand sheets" in French, is a classic dessert and this recipe uses a classic combo (peanut butter and jelly) to add a little twist.


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