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

Homemade Peanut Butter in jar with process

Savory Peanut Butter Recipes

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

Peanut Noodles with Mixed Vegetables and Peanut Sauce on blue plate

3. Peanut Sauce Baked Tofu (vegan, GF)

Peanut Sauce Baked Tofu slices

Granola with Peanut Butter

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

No-Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bar
 

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

Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter & Oat Snack Bars

Little Bites and Balls with Peanut Butter

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

No-Bake Peanut Butter Biscoff Cookie Dough Bites

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

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

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

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

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

“Egg”-in-a-Nest Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

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

Pretzel Peanut Caramel Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Truffles

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

Peanut Butter Banana Bread
 

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

Double Chocolate Caramel Corn & Cocoa Rice Krispies Candy Bars

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

Special K Bars stack

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

No-Bake Nutter Butter Special K Bars stack

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

No-Bake Nutella & Peanut Butter Graham Bars with Chocolate Frosting stack

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

Combos Pretzel and Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Bars

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

Coconut Peanut Butter Magic Cake Bars stack

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

White Chocolate Vanilla Marshmallow Cake Bars

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

Caramel Apple Bars on paper with apples

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

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars stack

21. Peanut Butter & Jelly Blondies

Peanut Butter & Jelly Blondies

22. Caramel Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

Caramel Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars stacked

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

Marshmallow Peanut Butter Double Chocolate Pillowtop Bars stack

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

Peanut Butter Cocoa Krispies Smores Bars stack on blue table

Candy and Snacks with Peanut Butter

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

Ritz Cracker Stuffed Peanut Butter Cups

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

orange Butterfinger Bars with candy corn

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

White Chocolate Vanilla Peanut Butter Puppy Chow

Cookies with Peanut Butter

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

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies stacked

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

Peanut Butter Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies stacked

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

Stacked on floral plates

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

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies stacked

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

 
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

Marshmallow, peanut butter, and banana smoothie

34. I have Peanut Butter and Jelly Recipes here

Jar of jelly and jar of jif peanut butter

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

Five different kinds of peanut butter

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

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