35 National Peanut Day Recipes

Today is National Peanut Day and it’s no secret, I am a peanut butter fanatic.

In honor of the day, here are 35 of my favorite recipes that incorporate peanuts or peanut butter.

 1. Homemade Peanut Butter (vegan if plain peanuts are used, GF) – Ready in 5 minutes and you have not lived until you’ve made your own

Savory Peanut Butter Recipes

2. Peanut Noodles with Mixed Vegetables and Peanut Sauce (vegan, GF, soy-free) – 5 minute meal

3. Peanut Sauce Baked Tofu (vegan, GF)

Granola with Peanut Butter

4. No-Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars (vegan, GF, soy-free)

5. Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter & Oat Snack Bars (vegan, GF) – Makes just 3 little bars and they’re ready in 5 minutes

Little Bites and Balls with Peanut Butter

6. No-Bake Peanut Butter Biscoff Cookie Dough Bites – Combining Biscoff, peanut butter, and chocolate in one

7. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (vegan, GF) – Tastes just like peanut butter oatmeal cookie dough but safe to eat raw

8. Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies (No-Bake, Vegan, GF)

9. “Egg”-in-a-Nest Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites (No-Bake, vegan, GF)

10. Pretzel Peanut Caramel Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Truffles (no-bake)

Bread and Bars with Peanut Butter

11. Peanut Butter Banana Bread (vegan, GF, soy-free) – So moist and flavorful that you’ll never miss the gluten or notice it’s vegan

12. Double Chocolate Caramel Corn & Cocoa Rice Krispies Candy Bars (no-bake) – I love Rice Krispies Treats and these are the kitchen sink equivalent

13. Special K Bars (no-bake) – The recipe is from my Grandma and one of my favorite bars of all time

14. No-Bake Nutter Butter Special K Bars – A twist on my Grandma’s Special K Bars (recipe above)

15. No-Bake Nutella & Peanut Butter Graham Bars with Chocolate Frosting – Nutella, peanut butter, and chocolate should get your attention

16. Combos Pretzel and Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Bars (No-Bake) – Salty ‘n sweet fans, these are for you with a homemade caramel sauce made in the microwave

17. Coconut Peanut Butter Magic Cake Bars – One of my favorite desserts that I’ve ever posted (tied with the bars below)

18. White Chocolate Vanilla Marshmallow Cake Bars – One of my favorite desserts that I’ve ever posted (tied with the bars above)

19. Caramel Apple Bars – Just in time for fall apple season

20. Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars (vegan, GF) – So simple to make for all the pumpkin fans

21. Peanut Butter & Jelly Blondies

22. Caramel Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

23. Marshmallow Peanut Butter Double Chocolate Pillowtop Bars – One of my favorite desserts of 2011

24. Peanut Butter Cocoa Krispies Smores Bars – Thanks to Pinterest, one of the most popular recipes on my site

Candy and Snacks with Peanut Butter

25. Ritz Cracker Stuffed Peanut Butter Cups (vegan) – Ritz crackers are Accidentally Vegan

26. Butterfinger Bars (Vegan & GF options) – Made in the microwave in less than 5 minutes using leftover candy corn and tastes uncannily like real Butterfinger candy bars

27. White Chocolate Vanilla Peanut Butter Puppy Chow (GF)

Cookies with Peanut Butter

28. Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies – Tied with the cookies below for my favorite cookies on my site

29. Peanut Butter Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies – Tied with the cookies above for my favorite cookies on my site

30. Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies (GF with Vegan option) – I need to take new pictures showing how soft and chewy these are and so simple to make

31. Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF with vegan option)

32. Baked Chocolate Peanut Butter Donuts with Vanilla Peanut Butter Glaze

33. Fluffernutter Banana Smoothie (vegan, GF) – Wash everything down with a marshmallows, peanut butter, and banana smoothie

34. I have Peanut Butter and Jelly Recipes here

35. I did Peanut Butter Comparison of peanut butter sampled while traveling internationally, including favorite brands and what I use for eating versus baking

Do you like peanuts and peanut butter?

Peanut butter has my heart. Almond butter is a bit too thin and doesn’t pack enough flavor punch compared to peanut butter.

Sunflower seed butter, Cookie Butter Spread or Biscoff, and Nutella are all great, but peanut butter trumps them all for me.

Ironically, I don’t like whole peanuts, or nuts of any kind, in desserts in their whole form. Ground up into peanut butter is a different story and I always bake with smooth rather than crunchy peanut butter.

In case you need more ideas and recipes, all my Peanut Butter Recipes are here

Will you be eating any peanuts or peanut butter today in honor of the holiday?

Feel free to link up any of your favorite peanut or peanut butter recipes


  1. DId not know it was national peanut butter day, but chances are we’ll be celebrating with some PB & J sandwiches for lunch! I cannot believe that you have 35 PB recipes alone. That is impressive.

  2. So many of those recipes look fantastic. especially the puppy chow one! great idea!

    i’m eating some PB on sprouted bread as I type! thanks for the round-up!

  3. This post makes me giddy. 35 recipes with my all time favorite food in the entire world…. incredible. Things I totally wanna try: chocolate chip PB oatmeal cookies (they look SO SO soft), PB cocoa krispie smores bars, PBJ thumbprints (adorable!), peanut sauce tofu, and those combos bars!! Loved waking up to this post this morning Averie. You have some killer PB recipes in your archives and they deserve to be in the spotlight. PS: I’m headed to Anthro this weekend in search of a cute plate/bowl. And hopefully the thrift store too!

  4. I love peanut butter, I’m pretty sure you could put it on anything and it would taste amazing! I’ll have to eat some extra peanut butter today to celebrate the holiday (:

  5. Considering that I eat PB pretty much every day, I think I have any holiday covered LOL. Now, when are you opening up a bakery???

  6. In honor of National Peanut Day, I just made your roasted PB, coconut oil, & ginger carrots (and burned my tongue because I ‘m too impatient to wait 5 more minutes for them to cool off–but it was worth a couple of singed taste buds!). These are part of breakfast and lunch today. If my husband is lucky, I’ll save him a few!

  7. I LOVE that you have 35! peanut butter recipes here, Averie. So many delicious recipes but a couple of my favs are the Baked Chocolate Peanut Butter Donuts with Vanilla Peanut Butter Glaze, the adorable Thumbprint and of course – ba da bing! – the White Chocolate Vanilla Marshmallow Cake Bars! Seriously awesome photos of all and I love how easy and great tasting all of them are! Great list of PB treats!!

    I am with you on the nuts in dessert thing. I do, however, LOVE nuts in my food. Whole cashews and peanuts in any savory dish for texture is my favorite. I love them in salads or on my zucchini pasta or even sprinkled in my soups. Happy Peanut Butter Day! Enjoy that gorgeous homemade peanut butter of yours! I am off to pick apples in my friends orchard later! Yay fall! :-)

  8. Oh my goodness, Happy Peanut Day indeed! Your roundup of BEAUTIFUL pictures and drool-worthy peanut butter recipes has my head spinning with baking ideas and a serious need to bake right this second!

  9. Yummm! I love peanut butter!! I just posted a pb recipe yesterday ! (http://thechiha.blogspot.com/2012/09/pb-c.html)
    Those pb special K bars look ahh-mazing! And the pumpkin pb ones too!!!

    • The ones you made are sort of a cross between the NutterButter Bars & the PB Nutella Graham Bars I have in this post (items 14 & 15). That recipe from Allrecipes has made it around the world & back :) and when I made #14 & #15, I knew it was similar to the Allrecipes recipe, but tweaked :)

  10. I love peanut butter, but I don’t have any pb goodies in the freezer or oven, so I’ll just have to make a batch of my homemade pb, but that’s not a bad way to celebrate the day!

  11. You amaze me and crack me up! I can’t believe all the peanut butter recipes you’ve done, and every time you post them I discover something new…this time it’s your peanut butter oatmeal white chocolate chip cookies…aaaaahhhh! I have to make them now.

    • those cookies are probably my fave cookie on my blog (tied with the choc chip oatmeal PB ones, but they may even edge those out a hair) and definitely in the top 5 cookies of my life…I love those things!

      And this is not all my PB recipes. I have about 40+ more that I didn’t even link up to. Lol

  12. I’m so glad you posted this, Avery! I have about 30 jars of peanut butter and nut butter at home and I need ways to use it up! And no, I am not exaggerating.

  13. Wow – you sure have a lot of recipes that use PB!! I didn’t know that National Peanut day was today, but I think I may have had peanut butter at breakfast … or almond butter … I forget!

  14. You, peanut butter fanatic?… nah… :P

  15. I agree that peanut butter is the best. So many bloggers were raving about almond butter that I bought some just to see what the fuss was about. Wasn’t all that special, IMO

  16. The fact that you can post that many recipes featuring peanut butter is pretty impressive. Talk about being a peanut lover.

    Like you, I’m not a fan of almond butter that much, and I’ve experimented with several brands because so many bloggers rave about it that I feel like I must just not being getting the right brand. This happened with me and tahini – I hated my first jar, but now I want to swim in that stuff. However, have you ever tried Barney Butter almond butter. It’s delicious and has a Jiff PB like texture and smoothness. The ingredient list on it is pretty simply but it does have added sugar and oil.

  17. I want one of each, please. They all look out-of-this-world-delicious! Happy National Peanut Day.

  18. Have you seen these yet?? http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505123_162-57508702/kraft-scares-up-candy-corn-oreos/ Whenever I see anything Candy Corn, I think of you, from reading your blog :) As for peanut sauce, I’ve always been a make it raw vegan with almond butter gal, but sometimes can’t resist PB. I’m going to try making my own now actually!

  19. I didn’t even know it was peanut butter day, and here it’s almost over now! Ah, such a shame… But it’s still not to late to whip up some of your delightful cookie dough truffles. Instant gratification. :)

  20. I want number 10, 12, 14. Oh wait I want them all. What a great post

  21. National peanut day! My friends and I did Iron Chef, secret ingredient peanut butter once, and I think everybody but me died a little that night. I love the recipes and will duly celebrate tonight…thanks for sharing!

  22. Dear Averie, peanut butter does have your heart indeed! Happy peanut day, dear friend, I am so proud of all your peanut creations! Even though I don’t like peanut anything, I am impressed! Well done! For those who actually do love peanuts this post is a real treasure, and I am saving it too, for those of my friends who have peanut butter tooth… :)

    • I still can’t believe you don’t like it at all! But thank you for reading and ‘tolerating’ all my PB posts :)

    • Oh Averie, thank you for your kind words. Well, there is much more to your blog than just ingredients. I come here to “see” you, my friend, to get inspired by your creations, both in recipes and photography. You have an amazing ability to envelop every reader in love of friendship. It is a pleasure to read your posts. Yes, this post is about peanuts, but the way I see it is with cashews, for example, or walnuts. And, hey! If you ever come to my house, I would make you a batch of this beautiful peanut butter just because you love it so much, so I bookmarked this post! :)
      Dear Averie, I am not tolerating, I am truly enjoying… And thank you again for your sweet words, I was touched that you cared… :)

    • Oh this is so sweet of you :) Seriously, love each and every comment I get from you b/c they are truly heartfelt! I love that I can FEEL your joy and zest for life and good spirit coming through, really! It ALWAYS does! One day we will get to meet!

    • Sounds like a good plan! I’d love to meet with you one day :)

  23. I am soooooooooo loving this post!! I’m bookmarking it for sure! I just don’t know what I want to make first? All I know is I need to get a spoon and take a big mouthful of peanut butter!!! This weekend I”m making your vegetables with peanut sauce!! he he! I am so excited for that dish!! All my fresh veggies came in from the CSA. Thanks for always having wonderful recipes, I look forward to your post everyday!!!

  24. I had forgotten about those butterfinger bars. I’m so on that!

  25. What a great round-up! Your Nutter Butter Special K bars are still one of the best peanut butter bars I have ever tasted!

  26. I love these! Where’s the recipe for these “No-Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars”? The link goes to purchase Crunch Time :-(

  27. Good Lord. Are you trying to kill me?!? Just scrolling {and drooling} my way through this enormous collection of goodies caused my throat to close in and my hips to swell. I’m terrified, as my sugar-crack addiction rages strong…and you’re feeding it. Thank you. Pray for me!

  28. Okay, now I’m reeealllly hungry. :)

  29. I am going to make some peanut butter RIGHT NOW! Thanks for all of the inspiring recipes!!

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  31. My pick is the PB&J blondies! Yum!

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