21 Sweet Vegan Peanut Butter Recipes You Need To Make

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Peanut butter recipes have been a staple of many a kitchen over the years, but now many of those old favorites are getting a plant-based makeover…thank goodness!

Prepare to be amazed!

Raw Snickers Pie from Sprouted Routes

Snickers Pie

Looking for something delish? Not only is this decadent dessert raw, it’s also gluten-free and grain-free, too.

Liz at Sprouted Routes has a great collection of rich, vegan-friendly recipes on her blog. She says this snickers pie could double as a breakfast. Made with medjool dates, coconut oil, a nut of your choice and no refined sugar, it’s a lot healthier than you would expect!

We could all use some more peanut butter and chocolate in our lives, right? Get this sweet recipe here. Oh, and don’t forget to check out Liz’s other vegan recipes as well!


JoyFoodSunshine’s Yummy Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

baked oatmeal with peanut butter

Laura from JoyFoodSunshine has a ton of wonderful recipes that are vegan, and plenty more that can be easily veganized; it’s an amazing resource and one well worthy of a bookmark.

This baked oatmeal with bananas and peanut butter makes use of chia egg and it also contains ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, and pure maple syrup, so it will smell as good as it tastes. Cut into bars, these tasty treats are as comforting as cookies, but much better for you. Not only are peanuts a great source of plant protein, but bananas have potassium and the oatmeal is believed to lower bad cholesterol, too (for more oat-based info, check out Is Oatmeal Vegan?).

Head on over to JoyFoodSunshine to get in touch with your inner baker.


Hot for Food’s Vegan Coffee Cake

Vegan coffee cake

If you were lucky enough to grow up eating warm, homemade coffee cake, you’ll know how wonderful it is. If you’ve never had coffee cake, you’re seriously missing out! Either way, you now have an opportunity to bake your very own thanks to this delicious recipe brought to you by Lauren and John’s Hot for Food site.

The crumbly texture combined with a subtle white glaze make this cake totally drool-worthy. It uses real coffee and light brown sugar. Breakfast, snack, or dessert, it’s great for munching any time of day!

You can find out how to make it yourself right here.


Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate from Skinny Fitalicious

peanut butter hot chocolate

This recipe for warm and bubbly peanut butter hot chocolate is courtesy of Megan from Skinny Fitalicious. Peanut butter and chocolate are a great combo already, but adding melty marshmallows and cinnamon, too? Divine!

Besides the taste, the best part about Megan’s recipe is that it only takes five minutes to make! So, why not treat yourself to something special on a chilly day? Get the instructions here.

Check out my post on Can Vegans Eat Marshmallows? to find out whether you can still enjoy these fireside favorites or not!

Blissful Basil’s Ten Minute No-Churn Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Vegan No-Churn Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Some days just call for a big bowl of creamy ice cream. For those days, there are few better recipes than Ashley’s no-churn peanut butter ice cream made with just six ingredients!

This ice cream of hers is really healthy. It’s packed with nut protein, from natural peanut butter, raw cashew butter and some cashew or almond milk, which helps make it super smooth.

You can find the recipe here!

Quick and Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Kit Kat Crunch Bars from The Big Man’s World

Vegan Kit Kat bars

I never would have guessed you could make candy bars out of cereal, but that’s just what Arman has done with these clever chunks of chocolatey goodness!

These no bake, homemade Kit Kat bars from The Big Man’s World come together in less than 10 minutes! That’s no time! They’re made with rice chex cereal to make them extra crunchy, and they taste absolutely delicious!

Arman’s blog, The Big Man’s World, is packed with quick, easy, healthy vegan recipes, so check it out!

Gluten-Free Apple Crumble with Peanut Butter Maple Glaze by Texanerin

vegan apple crumble

Can you resist this peanut butter apple crumble? We’re doubtful anyone can! You can tell how scrumptious this crumble is just by looking at the mouth-watering photographs.

Texans are renowned for their great baking skills and people like Erin remind us why that is, and this is just one of her many amazing vegan baking recipes!

For printable cooking instructions and more pretty photographs, be sure to visit Texanerin.

Carine’s Clean-Eating Meringue Cookies with Peanut Butter

peanut butter recipes

Got a craving for meringue cookies, but want to avoid artificial, processed foods? You’ll want to check out the clean-eating blog, Sweet As Honey, by Carine.

These little cookies are almost too cute to eat…almost! Most meringue cookies are made with egg whites, but Carine’s are made with aquafaba, the liquid leftover from a can of chickpeas. It’s an ingenious substitution that works wonderfully.

Bon Appétit!

Extra Thick Peanut Butter Milkshake from Loving It Vegan

peanut butter milkshake

What would this list be if we didn’t include a contribution from Loving It Vegan? It would be missing out, that’s what. Alison has countless easy and great-tasting recipes for vegans. You all know I’m a big fan.

No matter how busy our lives may be, we all can probably find an extra ten minutes at the end of the day. Thankfully, that’s all the time necessary to make this delightful dessert.

Plus, this peanut butter milkshake is extra thick, so eco-conscious vegans can skip the disposable straws and opt for good old spoons instead!

Get your hands on this delicious peanut butter recipe here.


Peanut Butter Mousse Pie with Walnuts and Coconut Cream from Vegan Family Recipes

Peanut butter vegan mousse cake

Mousse is good. Pie is good. Why not combine the two?

Despite looking utterly professional, this peanut butter recipe is actually pretty easy to put together. Okay, my drizzle wasn’t quite as cute as it could have been, but it still tasted heavenly!

The credit for this brilliant idea goes to Vanessa of Vegan Family Recipes. She’s known for having a wide variety of recipes to please everyone, so you really need to check her out.

Get the instructions and ingredients for this delectable dish here.


Nourish Your Glow’s Gluten-Free Chocolate and Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Chocolate vegan banana bread with peanut butter

Hayley of Nourish Your Glow has done it again with another winner! This gluten-free and guilt-free vegan bread is packed with chocolate, bananas, and, of course, peanut butter.

Made with heart-healthy buckwheat, it’s as nourishing as it is tempting. I just love buckwheat, and you should, too. It’s full of antioxidants, magnesium and iron. Oh, and it’s tasty as well!

Get up early in the morning to treat yourself to a warm and comforting breakfast bread.


Shannon’s Peanut Butter Caramel Rice Krispies

Rice Krispie vegan bars

In the mood for something nostalgic? Shannon from The Glowing Fridge has you covered!

Rice Krispies evoke fond childhood memories for many of us, so get set for them to start flooding back when you make this tray of deliciousness. This recipe combines peanut butter, caramel (check out my post Is Caramel Vegan? for more on this ingredient), and brown rice syrup to give these bars a sweet, nutty taste that is just to die for.

Head over to Shannon’s wonderful blog to find out exactly how to put them together.

Chocolate-dipped Peanut Butter Cookies from My Darling Vegan

Peanut butter recipes - cookies

Are cookies best crispy, chewy, or cakey? Whatever texture you find best, Sarah has prepared special instructions for you.

There’s something special about cookies dipped in chocolate, especially when there’s peanut butter on the inside! Oh, and feel free to add some chopped peanuts on top if you like yours extra nutty.

Don’t waste time! Head over to Sarah’s site for the full recipe right away.


Healthy No-Cook Peanut Butter Fudge courtesy of Gin from Eat Healthy, Eat Happy

Peanut butter vegan fudge

Gin’s recipes are always incredibly creative. This no-cook recipe for peanut butter fudge uses garbanzo beans! Would you believe it? Chickpeas really do make everything better. If you’ve got an unused blender lying around in a corner somewhere, this would be a great opportunity to dust it off and put it to good use!

If you’re still not convinced garbanzo beans are fit for a fudge recipe, try it for yourself. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the results!

Head over to Gin’s site for the secrets behind this amazing peanut butter recipe.

Peanut Butter Filling and Oreo Crust Pie by Crazy Vegan Kitchen

Oreo vegan pie with peanut butter filling

Did you know Oreos are vegan? Okay, you probably did. But, I bet you didn’t know they make a great pie crust! Actually, it’s not just great, it’s crazy-good!

This clever recipe by Amrita of Crazy Vegan Kitchen features peanut butter mouse and vegan dark chocolate, so you just know it’s going to be decadent and delicious. Best of all, it only takes 15 minutes to put together!

It serves eight people…if you’re willing to share. Go and get your hands on the recipe right now!

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

Vegan peanut butter cups

If you’ve been vegan for a while, chances are you know all about It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken. If not, prepare to be amazed! Sam’s blog is famous within the Internet’s vegansphere, and for good reason! All her recipes are great, but these peanut butter cups make me weak at the knees.

Obviously, these are completely plant-based (unlike the store-bought ones which contain cow’s milk), but you honestly won’t know the difference between the two – this recipe is amazing. They’re designed to be made on Easter morning, but I think they’re great any day of the year!

Go and get it for yourself from Sam’s site and get these vegan peanut butter cups in your life!


The Best Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies Brought to You by My California Roots

Vegan cookies made with peanut butter

It’s good to get down to basics sometimes, isn’t it? Creative recipes with tons of exotic recipes are great, but the classics shouldn’t be neglected, either…especially when you perfect them like Raquel of My California Roots has done here.

These peanut butter cookies are as cute as buttons! Raquel suggests making ice cream sandwiches with them, but we think they’re great on their own, as well.

Give them a shot! You won’t regret it.


Deliciously Ella’s Five-Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Balls

peanut butter energy balls vegan

Have you been feeling a bit tired lately? We all have days when we could use more energy, and that’s where these peanut butter energy balls come in!

Deliciously Ella has created this recipe for energy balls to give you a little boost when you need it. Coconut oil provides fat, while the protein in the peanuts and carbs in the oatmeal make these balls very satisfying.

So, for a much needed boost, go check out the full recipe on her site.

Peanut Butter Cup Waffles with Oat Flour from Rachel Mansfield

vegan peanut butter waffles

Oat flour is exploding in popularity these days. If you’ve hopped on the oat flour craze, why not try these peanut butter cup waffles from Rachel Mansfield?

This recipe by Rachel takes a little bit more effort than some of the other peanut butter recipes on this list, but boy is it worth it! If you like chocolate chips with your breakfast (and who doesn’t?), you’re going to love these.

Give them a whirl after grabbing the recipe here.

Bakerita’s Baked Peanut Butter Banana Doughnuts with Chocolate Peanut Butter Glaze

peanut butter donuts vegan

Are doughnuts healthy? No, not really, but once in a while they’re a nice treat, especially when they’re baked instead of fried, and these bad boys certainly hit the spot!

Rachel of Bakerita has created this fancy peanut butter donut recipe, but she’s made it super simple to follow. These doughnuts are impressive-looking, but surprisingly, they only take about thirty minutes to make. How convenient!

And, of course, they’re free from animal products…unlike many store-bought donuts! (See are donuts vegan for more info)

Pick up the method here.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

Chia pudding peanut butter recipe

I seriously hope you’ve tried chia seeds before, but if not, here’s a tasty introduction. Chia seeds are healthy little blighters and once powered the armies of ancient civilizations…how about that? Nowadays we can just enjoy them as an ingredient in puddings. Ha!

Sarah from A Saucy Kitchen whipped up this masterpiece and was kind enough to share the recipe with the world. Make it in the evening and eat it for breakfast the next day. What better way to start your day?

How’s that for a list of perfect peanut butter recipes?

Pretty good, I reckon!

If you’re nutty about peanut butter, you may have a recipe or two that you think should be included…and I love to try them out! Drop me a line in the comments box below so I can give them a whirl.

About The Author:
Lisa Williams
Happy Happy Vegan editor

Lisa Williams is a committed vegan, passionate animal welfare advocate, and keen follower of too many v-friendly food blogs to mention. She started happyhappyvegan.com back in 2016 because she felt there was a need for more straightforward information on plant-based living.

Back then, too many sites seem to either concentrate solely on recipes or be too intimidating or inaccessible for the v-curious, and she wanted to change that. The landscape is certainly a whole lot different now!

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