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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

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7 nutty, decadent desserts fit for all peanut butter lovers

Whether you like it crunchy or smooth, peanut butter is truly a dessert workhorse — this Southern pantry staple adds toasty and nutty flavor, a creamy smooth texture, and a healthy dose of protein and antioxidants. (Who said desserts can't be healthy too?)

Get your PB fix with these seven peanut butter-filled recipes.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
Chocolate and peanut butter are such an iconic combination, and this chilled mousse pie lets both flavors share top billing. For the best results, after the crust has been baked, make sure that each layer has set before adding the next. 
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Peanut Butter Ice Box Pie
This iced treat is as easy as plugging in your mixer and blending — the real trick is waiting for this delicious mixture of cream cheese, peanut butter. and vanilla to set in the fridge. The results are, of course, worth the wait. Feel free to dress it up with a drizzle of chocolate or caramel syrup after layering in the homemade whipped cream.
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie
Go nostalgic with this play on the classic lunch fare with a graham cracker crust, a creamy peanut butter filling and a grape jelly topping. You can swap out the grape jelly for a different flavor if you'd like — try blackberry for a dark, sweet note or strawberry for a bright, vibrant flavor. 
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Butterfinger Lush
There's no bones about it: this dessert is decadent. Featuring two (yes two) different kinds of candy, chocolate pudding, and of course peanut butter, this sweet treat can be made a day ahead. Just be sure to pay attention to the layering instructions for the best visual results. 
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Crispy Peanut Squares
Basically a combination of peanut butter fudge and Rice Krispies Treats, these squares of goodness couldn't be easier to make, and the end result is very tasty. These treats are best served chilled, but they also can be served at room temperature. 
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Banana Peanut Butter Cream Pie
This dish can be a bit complicated to pull off in a home kitchen, but if you persevere, you'll be well rewarded for your efforts with a rich, sweet concoction of vanilla bean pastry cream, fresh bananas, peanut butter and Swiss meringue — fancy talk for homemade marshmallow fluff.
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Peanut Butter Cookies
Nothing quite says peanut butter like a fresh-from-the-oven peanut butter cookie. We've updated the recipe with a touch of honey, oats, peanut-flavored candy chips and peanut butter cups to take this humble cookie to an unforgettable level. 
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Dena Rayess is a recipe editor and cookbook author based in San Francisco. She enjoys exploring new foodways in and around the Bay Area and beyond, and has been known to whip up a mean house cocktail at dinner parties.

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