16 Peanut Butter Cookies and Bars for Every Nutty Craving

updated Jun 14, 2023
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If you’re craving a baked treat that’s salty, sweet, and a little bit savory, look no further than that jar of peanut butter hanging out in your fridge or pantry. From classic chewy peanut butter cookies and chocolate-topped peanut butter blossoms to no-bake bars and a marshmallow-stuffed sandwich cookie, there is something for everyone in these 16 tasty recipes.

Peanut Butter Baked Treats

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Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Want to make your favorite batch of tried-and-true chewy peanut butter cookies even better? Follow our lead and load them with peanut butter chips and crunchy peanuts.

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Peanut Butter Brownies
A thick swirl of peanut butter makes ordinary brownies even better.
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Frozen 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter-Pumpkin Bites
You only need 3 ingredients for these frozen treats: chocolate-covered pretzels, pumpkin purée, and peanut butter!
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peanut butter and chocolate once again join forces in this soft, buttery cookie.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie à la Mode
This jumbo size skillet cookie is peanut butter-chocolate heaven.
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Peanut Butter & Espresso Truffle Blossoms

If you are a serious chocolate-lover, these are the peanut butter cookies for you. They start off like traditional peanut butter blossoms, but skip the Hershey's kiss in favor of creamy espresso ganache spiked with a splash of Kahlua.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Icebox Cookies

This PB&J-meets-cookie mash-up will take some rolling, cutting, and slicing, but the sweet reward that awaits is totally worth it.

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Peanut Butter Scotcheroos
Imagine if Rice Krispies treats had a run-in with a jar of peanut butter and then doused with a melted medley of chocolate and butterscotch chips.
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Flourless Honey-Roasted Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

This one-bowl (and no mixer) cookie recipe has only seven ingredients, and it satisfies both sweet and salty cravings thanks to a generous helping of chopped honey-roasted peanuts.

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No-Bake Nutella Peanut Butter Cookies

They are quick, easy, and oh-so-delicious. Nutella makes everything better, and these tasty treats are no exception

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Slice-and-No-Bake Cookies
An easy no-bake cookie recipe made with dark chocolate and peanut butter and filled with peanuts and pretzels.
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Spiced Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
This recipe delivers everything you'd expect from classic peanut butter blossoms, with a cinnamon spice twist.
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Cornflake and Peanut Butter Squares

If Rice Krispies treats are your go-to, this is a fine way to give your holiday baking game some fresh flair. Not only are these chocolate and peanut butter bars ridiculously good, but they also come together with just five ingredients.

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Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie & Marshmallow Sandwich Cookies

In case you need help taking your peanut butter cookies over the top, this recipe will show you the way. Aquafaba is blended into a gooey marshmallow spread, waiting to get sandwiched between a couple of these four-ingredient cookies.

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Peanut Butter & Fudge Oatmeal Cookies

Here's exactly what to make when you're feeling indecisive. From oatmeal cookies to peanut butter and chocolate, it hits all the good stuff.

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