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Insanely Good Chocolate Peanut Butter Desserts

Rich and Creamy Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Whoever thought to combine chocolate and peanut butter should be awarded a medal. It’s a flavor marriage made in heaven. Peanut butter cups are my favorite candy so, of course, I love any dessert that brings those flavors to life.

If I’m looking for a snack with a cup of coffee or tea, Kathy W.’s (Englewood, OH) Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Biscotti hits the spot.

“I wanted a biscotti that reminded me of a peanut butter cup,” explains Kathy. “Not layered or a peanut butter cookie coated with chocolate, but a peanut butter cup. This took a bit of patience and a little extra work, but the result was worth it.”

These biscotti are so good people will think you picked them up at a bakery. They are chocolaty and have a mild peanut butter flavor. Whether you dip them or drizzle with chocolate, these are so good.

“Don’t let all of the steps fool you, this is really easy to make,” says Patti Smith (Calhoun, GA) of her Peanut Butter Fudgy Brownies. “This is a favorite to put into lunchboxes and to serve as an afternoon snack.”

Rich and chewy with layers of fudgy goodness, these peanut butter brownies are heavenly. They’re easy to make and just melt in your mouth. Snack time never tasted so good.

Lora DiG’s Peanut Butter Custard Brownie Pie reminds me of another nutty candy bar I also happen to love.

“I wanted to make something for my friend’s birthday,” reveals Lora. “She loves chocolate and peanut butter so this is what I made. It’s very good and dangerous.”

Dangerous is right. The homemade peanut butter custard filling is very creamy. Dangerous is right. The homemade peanut butter custard filling is very creamy. On top, a tangy, sweet, and salty layer brings the pie to life. To get the chocolate flavor, Lora created a brownie crust that’s the perfect base.

Amy Herald’s (Detroit, MI) Rich and Creamy Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake is pure decadence.

“Chocolate and peanut butter really are perfect together,” thinks Amy. “This is sooooo good!”

Good is an understatement. The crispy chocolate shell with the smooth and creamy center is fantastic. I loved the bits of Reese’s cups in every bite.

A chocolate graham cracker and nut crust adds a crunchy texture and is the perfect crust for this cheesecake. Add a drizzle of caramel and hot fudge, along with peanut butter cup halves, for even more goodness.

Mrs. D shared her Homemade Peanut Butter Cups (Like Reeses) recipe that lets me skip buying the treat.

“My daughter loves Reese’s cups and she says these taste just like them,” shares Mrs. D. “With this recipe, I usually end up with a lot more filling than chocolate because I make them in muffin tins. I just save the filling in the fridge or freezer to make another batch.”

With five ingredients, I can make the iconic cups at home. Crushed graham crackers combined with the peanut butter adds a slight texture to the filling. On top is a layer of chocolate that has a hint of peanut butter flavor. Yum!

If chocolate and peanut butter treats tickle your taste buds, definitely give these Blue Ribbon desserts a try. I think you’ll go nutty for them. Happy Pinching!