Rich, spreadable peanut butter—no matter how many calories and fats it has, we just can’t seem to resist it. It’s great on toast, celery sticks, apples, Oreos, in candy, as frosting and by the spoonful.
But wouldn’t it be nice to eat this creamy dream without the guilt that often follows? Well, you can! Better Body Foods has shared these 7 peanut butter desserts with us so we can enjoy each scrumptious bite completely guilt-free.
1. Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispie Cheesecake Bars
Don’t keep this one from your belly. It’s a delicious mix of peanut butter cups and rice crispy bars, with a creamy cheesecake topping that’s to-die-for. These bars aren’t just a gluten-free, low-calorie dessert (only 230); they’re also packed with 20g of protein, and look just as good as they taste.
Recipe, directions and image source: foodfaithfitness.com
2. PBfitⓇ Peanut Butter Sourdough Cookies
We’ve all had traditional peanut butter cookies, and while they’re great, isn’t it time you tried something new? And that’s better for you? This cookie recipe is both, as each bite gives you a succulent unique twist on the classic cookie thanks to the hint of sourdough.
3. Homemade Peanut Butter Oreos
If you’ve ever dipped an Oreo in peanut butter (thanks, Parent Trap), then you’ll totally love these homemade Oreos. Made with two outer cookie layers of chocolate and an easy peanut butter filling smashed in between—and with only 71 calories and 1.1g of sugar—you can eat a few of these without feeling any guilt.
Recipe, directions and image source: chocolatecoveredkatie.com
4. PB&J Pops
Few things bring back childhood memories better than peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and popsicles. And this tasty recipe combines both childhood favorites. These popsicles are easy to make, but you’ve got to have some patience to let them freeze several hours before eating. But, I promise the wait it totally worth it.
5. Double Chocolate, PB and Banana Muffins
Words don’t do these muffins justice. I mean, just looking at the picture you’re probably already drooling. Mixing bananas, peanut butter, cocoa powder and chocolate chips, plus a handful of other ingredients, into grab-and-go muffins was the best idea since sliced bread.
6. Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blender Cake
This cake has no white sugar, no flour, no butter and no oil—but it tastes just as good, and is just as soft and moist, as your mom’s homemade cake that include all those ingredients. The peanut butter and chocolate pair perfectly, and it only takes 2 minutes of prep time. I guarantee this recipe will quickly become a family favorite.
Recipe, directions and image source: averiecooks.com
7. Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownies
The gooey, crunchy, chocolatey goodness that is a Snickers candy bar is exactly what you’ll taste with each bite of these brownies. Except this sweet treat is 100 times better for you, and it’s also vegan-friendly.
So go ahead, have some dessert!