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