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Sweets and Desserts

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these versatile peanut-inspired recipes.

 

Double Decker Peanut Butter Fudge

Proving there’s no such thing as too much of a good thing, this double decker peanut butter fudge brings together two favourite flavours in a creamy, sweet treat. If you can pick a favourite, each layer is great on its own as well.

Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Bark

There’s no pairing that can rival the deliciousness of peanut butter and chocolate. Decadent as the classic duo, you can also try one of the many variations for this bark.

Classic Peanut Brittle

An old-fashioned family favourite, this peanut brittle is bound to become a tradition in your household.

No-bake Peanut Pumpkin Pie Bars

No need to fuss with pastry this Thanksgiving. These layered "no bake" bars are simple to prepare and will satisfy your sweet tooth.

Charmaine's Peanut, Dried Cherry and Rosemary Bark

No matter what you're craving, this DIY bark will hit the spot. Sweet, salty, savoury and spicy - this bark makes an elegant homemade holiday gift from the kitchen, or after dinner indulgence.

Peanut Butter Nanaimo Bars

We Canadians know and love the Nanaimo bar, but did you know that peanut butter was invented in Canada too? There's no better way to show your true patriot love than with this peanutty twist on the classic Canadian dessert.

Brownie Sundae on a Stick

If you’re looking for an indulgent treat, this twist on the ice cream parlour classic is just the trick. The combination of peanut butter, fudge and fresh fruit is sure to delight kids and those young at heart. This decadent sauce can be kept refrigerated for up to one week.

Chili Chocolate Peanut Butter Popsicles

Kick your snacking up a notch! Inspired by the Mexican heat, these popsicles - or palatas - bring together the classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate, with a spicy kick to your palate. For the little ones, the amount of cayenne pepper can be reduced.

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Everybody needs a go-to peanut butter cookie recipe in their repetoire. To add variety to this classic cookie, you can also add chocolate chips, or even some of the spicy chili peanuts available at the supermarket.

Peanut Butter Buttons

Pairing peanut butter and chocolate is always a crowd favourite and this irresistible button cookie recipe will delight.

Coconut Peanut Macaroons

Cookies that are both decadent and quick to prepare can be hard to come by. This one’s a breeze, with a few staple ingredients, yet will satisfy cookie lovers' taste buds. It’s sure to be a welcome addition to your regular holiday baking lineup, or a quick treat.

Peanutty Chocolate Rasberry Rugelach

Rugelach is a traditional holiday pastry that is sure to be a hit at any cookie exchange. Consider giving them as a hostess gift, topped off with colourful ribbon for a festive holiday flare.

Peanut Butter Cup S'mores

This twist on a fireside favourite is a must-have in the summer and is ready in mere minutes. The addition of peanut butter is sure to please the palate, and using chocolate peanut butter cups takes the s’mores experience to a whole new level.

Peanut Butter Semifreddo

If you don’t have an ice cream maker, this recipe for a peanut butter semifreddo is the perfect solution. It’s a creamy Italian dessert that means semi-frozen – an ideal treat for the summer.

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches

Kids and adults alike will love these peanut butter ice cream sandwiches. Consider making miniature versions for a barbecue or kid's summer birthday party.

Chocolate Peanut Crackle Clusters

These chocolaty peanutty clusters are a sweet treat to serve when guests drop by unexpectedly. Serve them on their own or with a cup of coffee.

Peanut Toffee Pie

Don’t plan on having any leftovers of this delicious dessert. Peanut Toffee Pie creates the perfect indulgent ending to any holiday meal.

Peanut Blast Squares

Always a perfect pair, chocolate and peanuts come together in this tasty holiday square. Definitely a must have for a cookie exchange.

Nutty Banoffee Pie

The perfect complement to a delicious holiday meal, this dessert is like a decadent peanut butter and banana sandwich… only better! A tasty way to complete any meal, your family will go “bananas” for this one!

Chocolate Peanut, Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies are an irresistible afternoon pick-me-up for peanut butter lovers. Chocolate-covered peanuts add a decadent twist to this traditional favourite cookie

Peanut Butter Crispy Bars

A great afterschool snack or road trip hunger-stopper, these bars are the perfect blend of childhood nostalgia and creamy peanut butter.

Peanut Mousse

This will be your new favourite indulgence. Perfectly peanutty, this mousse is smooth and rich in flavour – you’ll want it after every single meal!

Burnett's Peanut Puff Bites

This simple recipe makes an impressive dessert using store bought puff pastry. Peanut Puff Bites are a scrumptious ending to dinner or a sweet reward for late-night studying.

Peanut Butter Ice Cream

This delicious peanutty ice cream is the perfect summer treat. Enjoy on its own, or pair it with another dessert – either way, you’ll be happy you tried it!

Spiced Peanut Butter Bundt Cake

This comforting spiced peanut butter bundt cake is the perfect mid-day snack and tasty way to end a family dinner. Either way, it’s tasty and full of fibre.

Super Simple Peanut Butter Cookies

This is a great one for the kids to get stuck into. They will love kneading the dough and decorating the top with peanuts. These cookies have that typical homemade appearance, since they are uneven shapes and have a crumbly texture. Substitute the raisins with chopped dried apricots or white chocolate chips for variety.

Carrot Loaf with Peanut Cream

Forget the cream cheese frosting! This simply loaf is inspired by a traditional carrot cake with a little nutty surprise. 

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Did You Know?

  • peanut-protein
    The peanut contains more protein than any other nut.
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    Peanuts are 100 per cent cholesterol-free and contain oleic acid, a heart-healthy source of unsaturated fat.

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    Peanut butter was invented around 1890 as a health food for the undernourished.
  • peanut
    The peanut is also called the earthnut, groundnut and goober pea.

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