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?

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  1. Betty @ scrambled hen fruit on September 23, 2010 at 1:14 am

    Chocolate and peanut butter is a classic combination- I don’t know which of these treats is tempting me more. They all look scrumptious!

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  2. BeckyS on September 23, 2010 at 6:31 am

    Hi! Since you are a “Burgher” I thought I would let you know that each year in New Bethlehem PA (Clarion County) there is a peanut butter festival. Unfortunately it was last weekend…. The festival is free and they sell all flavors of peanut butter, several different brands. If you are able, check it out next year, you may find your Jif Silk there! You are right, the chocolate and peanut butter combination can’t be beat! Great recipes!

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    • Michelle on September 23rd, 2010 at 9:13 am

      Thanks for the heads up Becky! I will definitely be on the look out for this festival next year, it sounds right up my alley!

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  3. Amy K on September 23, 2010 at 6:32 am

    Yum, Yum, Yum! Very guilty pleasure for me!
    I don’t remember that Jif, but I sure I would have very fond memories of eating that by the spoonful….lol!

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  4. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on September 23, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Girl, if you miss the Jif, you must try PB&Co dark chocolate dreams and white chocolate wonderful. They are both incredible!

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    • Michelle on September 23rd, 2010 at 9:14 am

      Oooh I have not heard of those, will definitely check them out!

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      • Becky on September 23rd, 2010 at 1:37 pm

        Michelle,
        You can order PB & Co p-butter on Amazon, but you have to order i6 jars! Super Target in the Chicago area carries a few flavors. My daughter-in-law’s friends started
        this company in Minneapolis a few years ago. Their peanut butter is to die for.

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        • Michelle on September 23rd, 2010 at 1:52 pm

          Thanks Becky! Jessica and I both live in Pittsburgh so I’m hoping that the Giant Eagles near me carry the same line as the ones by her do! How fun that you have a personal connection!

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  5. Amanda Livesay on September 23, 2010 at 6:45 am

    Girl, you need to get you some PB&Co Dark Chocolate Dreams: http://ilovepeanutbutter.com/darkchocolatedreams.html It’s 4 bucks at Walmart. Go now!

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    • Michelle on September 23rd, 2010 at 9:15 am

      Thanks for the tip Amanda, I am going to look for this today!

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      • Elizabeth on September 23rd, 2010 at 3:17 pm

        Pb&Co has some of my all time favorite peanut butters (besides Jif).. i’m from central pa and they have it at our walmart so i’d assume they’d have it at yours too. My favorite is the white chocolate peanut butter. It’s sooo good. Plus you can use it in recipes. I’ve made your peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies with it before and they turned out great!

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        • Michelle on September 23rd, 2010 at 3:51 pm

          Man, I’m so out of the loop on this peanut butter company! I can’t wait to try some!

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  6. Katrina on September 23, 2010 at 6:46 am

    I’m so happy you posted this. Chocolate and PB are the best pair I know. Mmm.

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  7. Amalas on September 23, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Technically, those Snickery Squares have dulce de leche and no peanut butter at all, but they’re still delious. =)

    On my list of chocolate + PB things to make is this cake made with beer! http://gracessweetlife.com/2010/09/chocolate-stout-cake-with-peanut-butter-frosting/

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    • Michelle on September 23rd, 2010 at 9:16 am

      Yes, but they have peanuts! Peanuts + chocolate = almost as good as peanut butter + chocolate ;-)

      That cake looks awesome, I am bookmarking it, thank you for sharing!

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  8. LimeCake on September 23, 2010 at 8:25 am

    you absolutely cannot go wrong with PB and chocolate! gosh everything looks so darn delicious!

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  9. arlene on September 23, 2010 at 8:29 am

    sometimes when the craving strikes and i have no yummy dessert in the house, i’ll take a big dollop of peanut butter and throw a bunch of chocolate chips in it, then microwave it for just long enough for the chocolate to melt…..stir and enjoy….hits the spot!

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  10. maggie on September 23, 2010 at 8:31 am

    I made your chocolate peanut butter cupcakes last weekend! They were quite possibly one of the most delicious things I’ve ever cooked!

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    • Michelle on September 23rd, 2010 at 9:18 am

      Woo, love those cupcakes! Glad you did too :)

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  11. Carol on September 23, 2010 at 9:00 am

    The whole family loves the Chocolate Fudge Swirl Peanut Butter Ice Cream that you posted. We had some last night and it was fantastic!

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    • Michelle on September 23rd, 2010 at 9:23 am

      Yay! Aren’t those peanut butter patties the best?!

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  12. Tracy on September 23, 2010 at 9:11 am

    All of these recipes look amazing! I’m feeling the urge to crack open a jar of SunButter and get baking right now. ;-)

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  13. Erin C. on September 23, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Yummy! And the homemade Snickers, it’s really a must-try.
    Nigella Lawson is always making and improving this treat, so create your own version.
    Now I’m thinking, melted Mars, peanut butter, and some corn flakes.
    Thanks for reminding us!

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  14. Paula on September 23, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Think I just found the *go-to* resource for chocolate and peanut butter recipes! Everything looks delicious and oh so comforting!

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  15. Sues on September 23, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Incredible!! Chocolate and peanut butter is most definitely my favorite flavor combination. In the world!! The marshmallow crunch brownie bars look amazing!

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  16. Heather on September 23, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I just emailed this post to myself so I can copy down all of the recipes. This is my all-time favorite flavor combination and your photos make everything look delicious! It will be hard to decide what to make first but I’m definitely making something today if possible! Thank you so much for these recipes!

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  17. Tina from PA on September 23, 2010 at 11:13 am

    I’m with you ,love anything PBand Choc ! My husband made me a buckeye fork it’s so cool ,no more toothpick holes in the top ! I’ll see if he can make another and I’ll send it to you !My sister lives in Ohio and she wants us to sell them ( of course we sent her a few for her and her friends ,they love them).

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  18. Elizabeth on September 23, 2010 at 11:16 am

    AHH I LOVE YOU FOR THIS! =D

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  19. Lori on September 23, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Oh wow, this post just made my week! Nothing better than chocolate and PB, and I do remember that silk PB. It was tasty!

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  20. Amanda V on September 23, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    My fav. peanut butter and chocolate combo would have to be peanut butter fudge cheesecake. But I mean, Reeses ice cream is a close second. I like when PB is the main player and chocolate is the secondary.

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  21. Jen on September 23, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    SOOOOOOOO Awesome! peanut butter and my chocolate my favorite too!
    I would walk a million miles for any one of those yummy looking desserts!
    I think I will try them all this weekend!!
    THANKS!!

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  22. Lauren at KeepItSweet on September 23, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    this might be one of my favorite blog posts ever:-) I LOVE chocolate and peanut butter and have too many favorite recipes to pick one!

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  23. Cherine on September 23, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Everything’s mouthwatering!! I’m salivating !!!

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  24. Amalia on September 23, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Yum! My favorite 2 flavors in the world!
    My faaaavorite peanut butter-chocolate treat would have to be the peanut butter chocolate mousse! Or ice cream! I love the 2 equally (:
    Thanks for this post! It made my day (week)!

    -Amalia

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  25. Krista on September 23, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I don’t know who first came up with the idea to mix chocolate and peanut butter, but whomever it was is a culinary genius!! I’d like to make one of the recipes above, but I can’t decide which to make first.

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    • Michelle on September 23rd, 2010 at 1:05 pm

      I absolutely love all of these, but if you need help choosing, I’d probably start with the peanut butter cup rice krispies, the marshmallow crunch brownies, the peanut butter torte, or the cupcakes. Definitely very hard to narrow it down!

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  26. Liz @ Blog is the New Black on September 23, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    I’m drooling!!!!!

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  27. Eliana on September 23, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    PB and chocolate is a combination made in flavor heaven. It simply doesn’t get any better :)

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  28. shelly (cookies and cups) on September 23, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    I remember those Jif Sensations! Actually I was just thinking about them the other day…who knows why they discontinued them, they were awesome!!

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  29. Kelly on September 23, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I used to love that flavored Jiff peanut butter!!!! I still check the peanut butter section with my fingers crossed, hoping that they’ve started making it again! I’m happy to learn that there are other flavored peanut butters….I’ll be looking for them the next time I’m at the store. Thanks for all of the great chocolate and peanut butter recipes!!

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  30. Elizabeth on September 23, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    These all make me want to bake right now. My favourite chocolate and peanut butter treat is my Idle hand Bars..because shameless self promotion is all the rage I hear…:)

    http://guiltykitchen.com/2009/08/idle-hand-bars-sweet-salty-blogger-secret-ingredient-peanut-butter/

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  31. Mrs Mix It on September 23, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    I like all of them! I recently went to a fabulous wedding and the grooms cake was peanut butter and chocolate. I was in heaven! It reminds me of being a kid and walking to 31 flavors and ordering a fabulous scoop of Peanut Butter and Chocolate.

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  32. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef on September 23, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    wow, these all look great! i must say though… since i started buying natural PB i can’t stand the taste of jif. way too sweet. but i will still use it in baking i think. i’ve made pb cookies with the natural stuff and it’s really oily…

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  33. Mynda (alohacookiegirl) on September 23, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Aloha! Your cupcakes look yummy and I’ve been meaning to try your Krispy Treats/Brownie recipe for a while now!

    I’ve never seen that Jif before but it looks like it may still be available here:
    http://shop.mywebgrocer.com/shop.aspx?&sid=42900902&sid_guid=3acbf77d-6d5a-438a-81f9-6597fb9412e2&strid=C1C6129&shopurl=ProductDetail.aspx&pid=23101&clk_src=seopd&ns=1
    Hope you find it! 8-)

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  34. Maranda on September 23, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    I’m not the biggest chocolate and peanut butter fan but after all these pictures I am literally salivating and dreaming of chocolate and peanut butter. Oh man! So hungry!

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  35. Corrie on September 23, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    OMG! I think peanut butter and chocolate is just about as close to perfect as one can get. Peanut butter is, by far, my favorite thing in the world, and chocolate just makes it even better. I am going to have to make every single one of these recipes! Thank you!!!

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  36. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction on September 23, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Wow… Peanut butter and chocolate is a favorite combo in my family… Everyone would love every one of these recipes! The hardest part will be deciding which one to try first!

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  37. Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. on September 23, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    I find myself making a lot of chocolate and peanut butter recipes as well. My favorite is chocolate cake with peanut butter cream cheese frosting, but I love buckeyes at Christmas time, those are a family favorite!

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  38. MissJillian on September 23, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    I just had to bookmark every single one of these recipes. I don’t know if there is a better combination than chocolate and peanut butter. Except maybe chocolate, peanut butter, and marshmallow. I’ve made those Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars before and they are soooooo delicious and addictive. I highly recommend anyone make these because I don’t know a single person that doesn’t love them once they try them.

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    • Michelle on September 24th, 2010 at 8:54 am

      Thanks for sharing your feedback about the Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars, so glad you loved them! And I agree – anyone that tastes them falls in love immediately!

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  39. notyet100 on September 24, 2010 at 1:22 am

    omg so mny

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  40. Heather I. on September 24, 2010 at 2:03 am

    Oh, why oh why did you have to do this. Peanut butter is one of my major addictions, and throwing chocolate on there makes it borderline devilish. But your treats all look amazing. Must make, I don’t know where to start!

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  41. Jenny Flake on September 24, 2010 at 9:46 am

    What a great roundup! I LOVE pb and chocolate, it’s my favorite!

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  42. Maria on September 24, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Josh can’t have peanut butter so I guess I will have to eat these by myself. I can’t wait:)

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  43. May LIng Wu on September 24, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Oh my! Nothing beats chocoalte and peanut butter. Have you ever tried Peanut Butter and Co mixes? They have one with chocolate :)

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  44. the blissful baker on September 24, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    i loveee the chocolate and peanut butter combo. i had dark chocolate and peanut butter fondue once and it was TO DIE FOR. all of these treats look so incredibly good. i must try the chocolate peanut butter torte soon!

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  45. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking on September 24, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I’ll take one of each!

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  46. Tabitha (From Single to Married) on September 24, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Those no bake cookies make me think of my childhood days as they were a staple of my mom’s. :)

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  47. Rachel on September 24, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    You are a pb/choc genius!! I will try all of these recipes one by one! Where has your blog been hiding all my life?? I’m so glad I have found it now! ;)

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  48. jenn on September 25, 2010 at 1:22 am

    I’ve made half of these recipes!! Love PB+Chocolate! I’ve bookmarked all the other recipes to try now too! You’re amazing… love all your recipes and posts! :)

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  49. Mhel B on September 25, 2010 at 5:10 am

    Oh my Gosh! Everything’s to decadent and delish! Im saving all these recipes for future use!! Im a peanut butter and choco junkie. I love Reese’s and stuffs like that! Thanks for sharing these wonderful showcase….

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  50. Jenny Nguyen on September 25, 2010 at 6:06 am

    I have some cashew nut butter that I might try one of these recipes with!

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