I absolutely love peanut butter— it's creamy, salty, and straight-up delicious. It's the perfect pairing to any dessert, and deserves to be showcased beyond the usual cookies and cakes. If you love peanut butter or are just looking for some unique dessert ideas, these 11 recipes are for you.

1. Peanut Butter and Oreo-Stuffed Brownie Cupcakes

candy, cream, brownie, cookie, sweet, pastry, cake, chocolate
Rebecca O'Neill

Peanut butter, Oreos, brownies, AND cupcakes in a single dessert? Good thing this recipe is super simple, because they're bound to become a favorite to anyone who tries them.

2. 11-Layer Pumpkin and Peanut Butter S'mores Bars

ice cream, cream, ice
Julia Wilson

Not only is this dessert decadent enough to satisfy any sweet tooth, but it's almost impossible to mess up. Whether you top it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream while it's still warm or eat it cold out of the fridge, this peanut butter dessert is as delicious (and surprisingly simple) as they come.

3. Peanut Butter Chocolate-Dipped Cheez-It Sandwiches

sweet, candy, chocolate
Jedd Marrero

These sweet and salty little sandwiches may seem a little odd, but they taste just like Butterfingers (and have the same addictive crunch). If you're craving the classic candy bar or just a quick peanut buttery snack, this recipe is for you.

4. Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Biscotti

banana, cookie, pastry, sweet, chocolate, bread, cake
Sayuri Sekimitsu

It's no secret that these Italian cookies are perfect for taking your cup of coffee to the next level, but who knew that the addition of peanut butter and chocolate chips would be oh-so-good? 

5. Peanut Butter and Sweet Potato Brownies

fudge, cake, brownie, chocolate
Nicole Laszlo

If you guessed that peanut butter, brownies, and a traditional Thanksgiving side dish would make a delicious dessert, then you'd be absolutely right. The sweet potato in this recipe adds an extra sweetness to the brownies that they normally (peanut buttery or otherwise) don't have.

6. Peanut Butter and Jelly Cups

peanut butter, butter, chocolate
Amanda Shulman

Everyone knows that peanut butter and jelly are a match made in heaven, but peanut butter cups and jelly? Even better.

7. Banana Bread Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

dairy product, cookie, butter, chocolate, pastry, candy, cream, sweet, cake
Christine Pritula

For a fresh twist on the classic peanut butter-frosted cake, try out these banana bread cupcakes. They're slightly sweet from the banana and have just enough peanut butter to satisfy your PB cravings. 

8. Vegan Peanut Butter Cups with Avocado Fudge

cookie, pastry, butter, cake, cream, peanut butter, candy, sweet, chocolate
Katherine Baker

Everything about this dessert is unique— from being an inside-out peanut butter cup to being vegan and including avocado fudge. These creamy little treats only have 4 ingredients and are sure to satisfy anyone's sweet tooth (vegan or not).

9. Peanut Butter and Caramel Banana Soufflés

bread, pastry, coffee, sweet, cake, cream, chocolate, pudding
Isabella Darby

Elvis would be proud of this one. Plus, just saying that you made a soufflé for dessert makes you sound fancy af. 

10. Peanut Butter and Peeps S'mores Dip

candy, egg, cookie, chocolate, cake
Ari Collura

How could you resist a dessert this adorable? Hidden perk: this decadent dessert doubles as super cute Instagram material once it's done.

11. Strawberry Peanut Butter Scones

banana, bread
Eliza Wilkins

This is one peanut butter dessert that won't pack on the pounds. Filled with fresh fruit and peanut butter to keep them moist, these scones will help keep you full and energized in a delicious, crumbly way.

I absolutely love peanut butter— it's creamy, salty, and straight-up delicious. As far as I'm concerned, peanut butter and desserts are a match made in heaven. Peanut butter cookies and cakes may be classics, but these unique and inventive recipes will take your peanut butter dessert to the next level.