12 Sweet and Salty Desserts for Peanut Butter Lovers

We all have at least one in our life

An American pantry staple, peanut butter's salty-sweet flavor and creamy texture make it a no-brainer in dessert recipes. From pies to crumbly cookies to an ice-cold milkshake made with bourbon, we can't say no to these 12 rich treats.

Heaven and Hell Cake

Heaven And Hell Cake
This rich, multilayered dessert of angel food and devil's food cake, peanut butter mousse, and milk chocolate ganache should be frozen before icing is added and refrigerated before it's sliced.Matt Taylor-Gross

Vegan Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Vegan Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
This vegan ice cream from Brooklyn's Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream takes a classic flavor combination, peanut butter and chocolate, and uses cashew milk to make for an extra rich ice cream.Farideh Sadeghin

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies
Our gluten-free alternative to the classic actually gives the cookies a boost: subtracting flour highlights their pure peanut butter flavor and adds a wonderfully chewy texture.Matt Taylor-Gross
Peanut butter blossom cookies

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

These simple peanut butter cookies topped with a Hershey's kiss are a classic Christmas treat in many American households.

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Nougat Squares

These decadent candies taste best with a pinch of sea salt sprinkled on top.Todd Coleman

Peanut Butter Cookies

These classic fork-tine-mashed peanut butter cookies retain all the chewiness and deep toasty flavor you remember.Todd Coleman
Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream

Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream

A creamy peanut butter swirl suspended in strawberry- and jam-enriched ice cream turns the classic Smucker's Goober--peanut butter and jelly, all in one jar--on its head. Get the recipe for Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream »Helen Rosner
Peanut Butter Bourbon Milkshake

Peanut Butter Bourbon Milkshake

Maple syrup and a healthy dose of bourbon add a delectable kick to this grown-up take on a vanilla milkshake, served at Seattle's Skillet Diner.Todd Coleman

Better Nutters

This peanut butter sandwich cookie--Thomas Keller's take on his favorite childhood cookie--has a sophisticated edge thanks to vanilla paste and high-quality butter, while keeping all of the sweet-salty goodness from the classic Nutter Butters on which it's based.Noah Fecks

Fluffernutter Hot Cocoa

The winning combination of marshmallow fluff, peanut butter, and chocolate makes an over the top cup of cocoa.Maxime Iattoni
Smith Island Cake

Smith Island Cake

This version of the Smith Island cake comes from island resident Mary Ada Marshall. Each layer contains a sprinkling of powdered peanut butter cups, and the top is garnished with chunks of the same.André Baranowski
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie

Chocolate pudding is layered with a peanut butter mousse in this pie inspired from Bradley's Corner Cafe in Topeka, Kansas.Todd Coleman