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5 Delicious Desserts With Peanuts

Adding peanuts to your dessert is a great idea to add a salty crunch to your sweets. Find some great ways to do that in this list of Desserts with Peanuts.

For more sweet treats, check out all of our dessert recipes.

Peanuts in a bowl of melted chocolate with the words "Delicious Desserts With Peanuts" digitally written on top.

We always have peanuts in our house. They’re a really good snack when you’re looking for a salty treat. They’re also really great to incorporate into dessert too. It adds a little bit of a salty flavor to break up the sweetness of dessert.

Sure, you can chop peanuts and toss them on top of ice cream. But, the recipes on this list of desserts with peanuts is a little more creative than that. But, the best part is that they’re all still really easy, no bake desserts. The hardest part about any of them is using the microwave.

Also, all these recipes use cocktail peanuts (the type you find in containers, not the ones in shells). And, to make this list, each recipe had to have actual peanuts in it somewhere, not just peanut butter. We have some great peanut butter dessert recipes, like peanut butter cookies and peanut butter Easter eggs, but those don’t have any actual peanuts as an ingredient, so they didn’t make the list.

Two homemade painted snowmen.

If you’re buying a container of peanuts to make these recipes, save it to make our DIY Snowman Candy Holder. It’s made from an upcycled peanuts container.

Desserts With Peanuts Recipes

As we add new recipes to Drugstore Divas, we’ll update this post. So be sure to save it (bookmark it, pin it, whatever works best for you) and come back to it to see what we’ve added.

Pieces of chocolate bark with peanuts on it on a plate with the words "Peanut Butter Chocolate Bark" digitally written on top.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bark

​Peanut Butter Chocolate Bark is the perfect dessert for peanut butter lovers. Creamy peanut butter is melted and swirled into melted chocolate, then topped with crushed, crunchy peanuts on top.

It’s a tasty, melt in your mouth, sweet and salty bite with a little crunch.

Two pieces of fudge with the words "2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge" digitally written on top.

2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge

Two ingredient fudge is a little bit of a stretch on the name because it’s two ingredients and then peanuts. The recipe is so easy, it’ll be your new favorite way to make fudge from now on.

Sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter (classic peanut butter, not natural peanut butter, FYI) are mixed together to form a fudge. While it’s still warm, chopped peanuts are spread on top.

This treat is a great option when you’re looking for a dessert without any chocolate (if you’re like me and give up chocolate for Lent but don’t give up dessert).

Three peanut clusters on a plate, with one cut in half, and the words "2 Ingredients Peanut Clusters" digitally written on top.

2 Ingredient Peanut Clusters

If you like chocolate-covered peanuts, you’ll love these Peanut Clusters. They’re very similar except, instead of just eating one peanut at a time, you’re eating a cluster.

You only need two ingredients for this recipe: peanuts and chocolate. Since the majority of what you’re tasting is the chocolate, we suggest using a good quality chocolate for it. But you can use any time of chocolate that you like.

Looking for the PERFECT snack for your sweet and salty craving? Peanut Butter Chocolate Muddy Buddies is perfect! Get the recipe at

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheerios Chex Muddy Buddies

There’s a lot that goes into this Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheerios Chex Muddy Buddies recipe: semi-sweet chocolate chips, creamy peanut butter, melted butter, vanilla extract, Chex and Cheerios cereal, sugar, mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, and (of course) peanuts.

Yes, it sounds like a lot. But every ingredient is necessary and compliments everything else in the muddy buddies recipe. Fun fact: Muddy Buddies is also known as Puppy Chow and Monkey Munch.

Looking for a simple and tasty treat? Check out this Rocky Road Fudge from It's only four ingredients!

Rocky Road Fudge

My absolute favorite recipe on this list is this Rocky Road Fudge, made from a combination of chocolate, mini marshmallows, and peanuts. My mom makes it every year for her Christmas cookie platter, and we would steal so many pieces before she would give the rest away to her friends.

If you have a sweet tooth, this is the recipe you want to start with.

Which of these desserts with peanuts are you going to make first? Let us know in the comments.


Thursday 1st of August 2019

Umm I absolutely need to attempt that Caramel Drumstick pie! And my friend makes that nougat bar (which is basically like a payday, right?) and I LOVE it!


Thursday 1st of August 2019

I'm a big fan of peanuts so definitely going to give some of these recipes a try. I've always fancied giving peanut brittle a try but never have. Can you believe it!?

Louise x

Cindy Ingalls

Thursday 1st of August 2019

My favorite way to enjoy nuts in my dessert is just having them covered in chocolate, especially dark chocolate. They pair so well together.

Myrah Duque

Thursday 1st of August 2019

Nice list of great desserts for peanuts fans like me! I will definitely add some of these for our next dessert party. I am certain they would love them!

georgia boanoro

Wednesday 31st of July 2019

I've never realised how many delicious options can be made with this interesting ingredient. Peanuts are not necessarily my favourites however I'll definitely try the peanut bars.