From rich brownies to a twist on tiramisu, a swirl (or more!) of peanut butter makes all of these desserts extra-delish.
23 Aug 2021 - 11:30 AM  UPDATED 23 Aug 2021 - 11:34 AM

--- See Giada De Laurentiis put a peanut butter spin on tiramisu in Giada Entertains. The new season starts Wednesday 25 August at 7.30pm on SBS Food, with the tiramisu featuring in episode 10 ---


We don't anticipate ever being able to pick a winner from smooth versus crunchy - but we are quite sure that for peanut butter lovers, there's a new dessert 'PB' in this list of indulgent ideas. 

Peanut butter and honey brownies

"These brownies are incredible: the perfect pick-me-up or treat for someone you love. Cook a lot - everyone will want some," says Clare Scrine of her next-level brownie recipe, which features a hefty swirl of crunchy peanut butter. Scrine suggests eating them with a glass of cold milk. Sounds like a perfect match to us. 

Banana and peanut butter ice-cream with cashew brittle

Sarah Graham was inspired to make this decadent ice cream during a visit to Zimbabwe, but we reckon it's at home anywhere. Preferably right in front of us, with a spoon handy. 

Peanut butter chocolate bark

Chocolate and peanut butter are made for each other - so of course, the Queen of Chocolate, Kirsten Tibballs, has some excellent ways to pair the two. This three-ingredient recipe is great served with coffee, or used as decoration for ice cream, cakes or desserts. 

Peanut butter chocolate bark

Peanut butter and jam tiramisu

This twist on the classic comes from Giada De Laurentiis, who says she loves the combination of raspberry jam with peanut butter. 

Double-choc chip peanut butter cookies

You can use smooth or crunchy PB in these dark beauties. They're also vegan, and they freeze well too! 

Peanut butter and jelly cannoli

New York meets Italy in these crunchy cannoli, filled with luscious peanut butter mousse and sweet strawberry conserve.

Peanut butter and jelly cannoli

Vegan snickers

There's a double dose of smooth PB in this recipe: it's part of the oats-and-cashew base layer and in the date and tahini caramel middle layer. 

Peanut butter choc-chip skookie

Peanut butter cookie dough and a cast-iron skillet come together in the supersized American 'skookie'.  

Layered caramel and chocolate slice

This deliciously nutty, chewy, chocolatey slice is also vegan!


Peanut butter semifreddo

Another beautiful recipe from Kirsten Tibballs, this semifreddo (a semi-frozen Italian dessert) is the perfect summer treat for peanut butter lovers. 

Peanut butter semifreddo

Find more indulgent PB desserts in the SBS Food peanut butter recipe collection

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Peanut butter brownies

Brownies are the eternal crowd-pleaser. Now, thanks to some simple ingredient substitutes and the addition of peanut butter, they get a healthy, nutty update.

Vegan choc peanut butter cake

This cake is very moist and the icing is bloody delicious. So yes, it's good. It's really, really good.

Chocolate peanut slice

Snap, crackle and crunch. An easy quick no-bake slice that happens to be gluten free and dairy free.

Double-choc chip peanut butter cookies

Spoiler alert: these cookies are made with chickpeas and peanut butter, so they're delicious and good for you!

Chocolate layer cake with peanut butter frosting

This show-stopper chocolate cake can be prepared a day in advance although you may need to remove a shelf from your refrigerator to make enough room! 

Peanut butter cookies

Our homage to the original nut butter. Our cookie recipe is crisp on the outside with a soft cake-like centre. Great as a snack or sandwich a pair together with a soft scoop of caramel ice-cream.