Sure, this comfort food classic is fantastic on its own, straight out of the jar, but this versatile snack also pairs perfectly with a surprising number of foods, savory and sweet. Some of its most-celebrated companions include chocolate, banana and even bacon. Here are a few satisfying peanut butter desserts, perfect for toting along to parties or serving at cozy get-togethers with friends and family (though you may not want to share!).
1. No-Bake Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Whipped Cream (pictured above)
Requiring only 15 minutes of prep work, this no-bake pie combines rich layers of whipped chocolate topping, peanut butter-cream cheese filling and a buttery pretzel crust to amplify the peanut butter’s natural saltiness.
2. Chocolate-Peanut Butter Crispies
Before preparing these treats, there are some major decisions to be made: regular or chocolate rice cereal, crunchy peanut butter or smooth. Either way, the outcome will be a sweet, savory and sticky blend with just the right amount of crunch. Try substituting other cereals, too, if you have a cupboard full of miscellaneous boxes.