Ode to Chocolate and Peanut Butter

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Recipes

Does anyone remember Jif Chocolate Silk Peanut Butter from quite awhile ago (so long ago that this itty bitty picture is the only one I could find!)?

Holy crap it was awesome. I have no clue why they discontinued it. As far as I’m concerned, very little can beat the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. On anything. Anytime, anywhere. I could probably be a legitimate shareholder in Reese’s. Between the Cups and the Pieces, I lose all self control. So it’s really no surprise that when I bake, any excuse I can find to throw together chocolate and peanut butter is a good one. And I’ve sort of gotten the feeling that most of you love it as much as I do. So I thought I’d round up all of my favorite chocolate/peanut butter recipes for you here. My Ode to Chocolate and Peanut Butter… Enjoy!

Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Crisp Squares

Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Crisp Squares

Peanut butter rice krispies treats, cut into small squares and dipped in chocolate.

Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treats

Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treats

More peanut butter and rice krispies goodness here, this time with actual Reese’s cups thrown into the mix. And on a larger scale. Go big or go home, right?

Snickery Squares

Snickery Squares

Homemade Snickers bars. But better. Yes you can!

Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars

Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars

Talk about the most decadent brownies – a fudgy brownie base, topped with marshmallows melted in the oven, then topped with a chocolate, peanut butter and rice krispies layer. These are uber popular and people who eat them become addicted!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte

Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte

Love. Love, love, love. It’s a torte, it’s mousse, it’s cheesecake – it’s all of the above and absolutely fantastic. We lived off of this for days during the great Blizzard of 2010. Not really, because we did have other food, but we chose to eat this for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.

Peanut Butter-Fudge Cheesecake

Peanut Butter-Fudge Cheesecake

My 30th birthday present to myself. I didn’t return it :)

Buckeyes

Buckeyes

A holiday classic – a sweet peanut butter mixture is rolled into balls and then dipped in chocolate. I might need to go make some of these immediately.

No-Bake Cookies

No-Bake Cookies

The most popular recipe on the site and for good reason – no raw ingredients, no mixer and no oven needed. Perfect when you need a quick sweet fix, a great recipe for kids, and ideal on a hot summer day when you don’t want to turn on the stove.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Another holiday must. I love making these while watching Rudolph and Charlie Brown Christmas. But don’t be fooled – you can make them year-round. I allow.

Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut butter, oatmeal and chocolate chips – the trifecta when it comes to cookie awesomeness, and it’s all rolled up into these cookies right here. A definite keeper!

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Incredibly rich and moist dark chocolate cupcakes topped with a light, creamy and silky-smooth peanut butter frosting. I always lick the bowl of the frosting. And the spatula. It’s seriously the best frosting you’ll ever taste.

Chocolate Fudge Swirl Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Chocolate Fudge Swirl Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Can’t forget the frozen desserts! The smell of this ice cream while it’s churning is seriously intoxicating. And the ice cream itself is just as lethal.

Your turn! What’s your favorite chocolate/peanut butter recipe?