28 Chocolate And Peanut Butter Recipes For When The Craving Strikes

The only thing better than peanut butter and jelly? Peanut butter and chocolate, obviously — and if you don't believe us, these peanut butter and chocolate recipes compiled by Spoon University ought to be all the proof you need. No two ingredients were ever more destined to be together, as demonstrated time and time again by all of our favorite desserts. Peanut butter and chocolate cookies, peanut butter and chocolate truffles, peanut butter and chocolate pie, shakes, and fudge — the list of amazing treats that depend on this dynamic duo goes on and on. So, as you are putting together your baking bucket list, or if you are just craving something sweet, remember that chocolate and peanut butter is on your side, today and every day. Don't just reach for another Reese's peanut butter cup. Instead, let this list of ideas be your guide. We promise it won't lead you astray.

Any true chocoholic knows that the only thing that can make chocolate even better is adding peanut butter. When rich chocolate combines with smooth peanut butter, it becomes the most heavenly combination known to man.

If you are from another planet and don't like chocolate, you can just check out these non-chocolate dessert recipes.

1. Chocolate Chip, Caramel, and Peanut Butter Bars

Photo by Claire Thompson

It’s like heaven in your mouth, just don’t burn yourself. Recipe here.

2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles

Photo by Maggie Gorman

A perfect combination of salty and sweet in truffle form. Make yours like this.

3. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Photo by Rachel Conners

For when you want to increase the peanut butter to chocolate ratio. Recipe here.

4. Nutella Filled Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pancakes

Photo by Christine Kim

Brunch will never be the same. Make yours like this.

5. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bites

Photo by Caroline Liu

These are even pup-friendly. Recipe here.

6. Peanut Butter and Nutella Pinwheels

Photo by Stephanie Nguyen

Oooh, fancy. Learn how here.

7. Nutella Peanut Butter Lava Cake

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Food porn at its finest. Recipe here.

8. No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

Photo by Jocelyn Hsu

It tastes like a bigger and better version of a frozen Reese’s cup. Make yours like this.

9. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bread Pudding

Photo courtesy of bakeorbreak.com

For a little comfort when you’re feeling homesick. Make it like this.

10. Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Popcorn

Photo by Alina Polishuk

Upgrade your next Netflix and chill with this recipe.

11. Peanut Butter Oreo Pie

Photo by Xinwei Zeng

The only thing better than Oreos is Oreos in a pie. Recipe here.

12. Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake

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The one way to make getting out of bed and working out worth it. Recipe here.

13. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Photo by Annie Pinto

When peanut butter and chocolate collide, magical things happen. Make yours like this.

14. No-Bake Peanut Butter Banana Cookie

Photo by Katherine Carroll

Everything you could need in a sweet treat, minus the guilt. Make yours like this.

15. The Ultimate Pancake Sundae

Photo by Lucy Rubin

If a bag of Halloween candy and Aunt Jemima had a baby, this pancake recipe would be the deadly result. Learn how here.

16. Peanut Butter Chocolate Matzoh

Photo by Emma Nosseir

Win over the matzoh haters with this sweet treat. Recipe here.

17. Peanut Butter S’mores

Photo by Kelda Baljon

No campfire necessary. Make yours like this.

18. DIY Girl Scout Tagalongs

Photo by Rae Steinbach

Now you can enjoy Girl Scout cookies even when it’s not Girl Scout cookie season. Recipe here.

19. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bars

Photo by Rachel Conners

The DIY version. Learn how here.

20. Peanut Butter Fudge with Chocolate Drizzle

Photo by Brooke Wells

The dynamic duo does it again. Make yours like this.

21. Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Pies

Photo courtesy of bettycrocker.com

Trick your friends into thinking you’re a professional baker with this recipe.

22. Nutella, Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Pretzel Toast

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Eat it every day. Make yours like this.

23. Ghirardelli Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bars

Photo by Hunter Siegrist

The kind of dessert you can make in your dorm room. Recipe here.

24. Gluten-Free No-Bake Chocolate Cookies

Photo by Isabelle Chu

No baking, no gluten, no problem. Make yours like this.

25. Mini Candy Bar Cupcakes

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Cupcakes AND candy. Learn how here.

26. Puppy Chow

Photos by Tess Wei

We’ve all been caught with our hand in the puppy chow bag once or twice. Recipe here.

27. Chocolate Espresso Whoopie Pie with Peanut Butter Frosting

Photo by Katelyn Jones

Replace your morning cup of coffee with one — or 12 — of these. Learn how here.

28. Homemade Peanut Butter and Jelly Cups

Photo by Amanda Shulman

Move over Willy Wonka. Make yours like this.

Original article appeared on Spoon University.

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