These 9 Recipes Prove Chocolate and Peanut Butter are a Match Made in Heaven

These 9 Recipes Prove Chocolate and Peanut Butter are a Match Made in Heaven


It’s nearly Valentine’s day, which means it’s time to celebrate the ultimate power couple: Peanut butter and chocolate. Whether you’re craving something upscale and luxurious or sweet and simple, we’ve got a peanut butter and chocolate recipe idea for you. 

Read on for nine of the best peanut butter and chocolate recipes, ideal for date night, gifting and everything in between.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Everyone loves a chewy peanut butter cookie — and this chocolatey version is a welcome twist on a classic. The dough itself is intensely chocolatey, thanks to a generous dash of cocoa powder, while chopped peanuts and peanut butter chips add plenty of peanut flavor. These cookies are crispy at the edges, soft in the middle, and perfect for Valentine’s day — or any occasion. 


Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Balls

Looking for a new post-worthy dessert that’s also totally delicious? These homemade peanut butter balls are just what you need. They look labor-intensive, but they’re easy to make, using simple ingredients — like peanut butter, cinnamon and nutmeg — for a balance of richness and warmth. Dress these up by adding toppings, such as chopped peanuts or mini peanut butter chips, for even more peanut flavor.


Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Tart with a Cinnamon Peanut Crust

This tart is a showstopper — and your date will never know it came together in under an hour. This recipe layers a creamy peanut butter filling with sweet milk chocolate ganache, poured into a cinnamon-peanut crust that’s crispy, sweet, salty and completely irresistible. 


Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Bao

Chinese bao buns are typically a savory dish, but they get a sweet twist to make this unexpected dessert. The bao bun is both deliciously chocolatey and light and fluffy, while the peanut cream adds plenty of richness, and a drizzle of chocolate and salted peanuts brings the flavor over the top. 


Pie-Sized Peanut Butter Cup

How do you improve on a classic peanut butter cup? By making it pie-sized, of course! This recipe has the signature sweet-salty peanut butter filling you love, enrobed in a generous layer of semi-sweet chocolate. The presentation looks gorgeous as-is (who doesn’t love a giant peanut butter cup?), but you can also sprinkle chopped peanuts or peanut butter candy on top before the chocolate sets. 


Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

Peanut butter makes everything better, including homemade brownies. They start with the rich, chocolate flavor of homemade brownies, then swirl in a mixture of cream cheese and peanut butter. The result is a batch of decadent brownies that are crispy on the outside and fudgy in the middle, just the way you love them. 


Edible Peanut Butter Brownie Batter

Let’s be honest: Sometimes the best thing about brownies is the batter. When you’re craving baked goods but you’re not actually in the mood to bake, give this edible brownie batter a try. The batter uses chocolate wafer powder in place of flour for added chocolate flavor, and each bite is studded with chopped mini peanut butter cups. The best part? It’s ready in just 15 minutes — and you won’t need to wait for it to bake and cool. 


Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

Looking for a PB & chocolate dessert that’s a bit heavier on the peanut butter? Try this edible peanut butter cookie dough. It takes a classic peanut butter cookie dough — adapted so it can be eaten raw — and adds chocolate chips for texture. Our recipe also tops the dough with a tart cherry jam for PB&J vibes, but you could top it with Decadent Cinnamon Chocolate Sauce for even more cocoa. 


Cinnamon Peanut Butter Pretzel Fudge

Sweet, salty and easy to make — this fudge recipe has it all. Heating the peanut butter and butter in the microwave allows you to prep the fudge quickly, without the added effort of heating the mixture using a candy thermometer. A dash of ground cinnamon adds warmth to each bite, while pretzels add plenty of crunch. This fudge makes a great easy dessert and works perfectly as an edible gift for your loved one, too.

Try More Peanut Butter Dessert Recipes 

For when you just need more peanut butter desserts in your life! 

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