25 Sweet and Savory Peanut Recipes
The peanut: a humble Southern-grown crop that can be used and transformed in oh-so-many ways. Whether you love to add peanuts to main-course dishes, like Peanut-Chicken Stew or Boiled Peanut Hummus, or bake peanuts into your favorite cakes, cookies, and pies, we have a recipe for you. Peanuts seamlessly slide between sweet and savory, adding a bit of salt and crunch to entrées and desserts alike.
Throughout the South, peanuts are beloved not only for their versatility, but also for their history and nostalgia. In an age-old tradition, some Southerners drop peanuts right into their glass bottles of Coca-Cola for a refreshing, salty treat. If this doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, we’ve got the next best thing: our Georgia Peanut Pie with Coca-Cola Glaze. Peanut Pie is one of those foods that’s just distinctly Southern. While the verdict’s still out on whether it can rival a heavenly slice of Pecan Pie, there’s no denying that Peanut Pie is steeped in rich history and, of course, nostalgia.
Peanut Butter Fingers
Recipe: Peanut Butter Fingers
These fudgy, nutty Peanut Butter Fingers are a perfectly indulgent on-the-go snack.
Crunchy Chicken-Peanut Chopped Salad
Bring new life to those store-bought chicken tenders with this easy entrée-worthy salad.
Boiled Peanut Hummus
Recipe: Boiled Peanut Hummus
Hummus is one of our favorite healthy afternoon snacks, and it just got a Southern makeover with a base of boiled peanuts.
Grilled Pork Meatball Kabobs
Recipe: Grilled Pork Meatball Kabobs
Chopped peanuts add new dimension to these Korean-inspired Pork Meatball Kebabs.
Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
Recipe: Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
We’ve made these classic cookies for every holiday meal we can remember, and we’re not planning on breaking the tradition any time soon.
Peanut Chicken Stew
Recipe: Peanut Chicken Stew
In the cold winter months, there’s nothing better than enjoying a warm, hearty stew by the fire, and this Peanut Chicken stew may just be our top pick.
Hot-and-Sweet Fried Peanuts
Recipe: Hot-and-Sweet Fried Peanuts
Sweet, spicy, and oh-so-addictive, these Hot-and-Sweet Fried Peanuts will be your new favorite snack.
Classic Peanut Brittle
Recipe: Classic Peanut Brittle
Use broken-up pieces of this classic Peanut Brittle to top a scoop of icing or a frosted cake, or just enjoy it all on its own.
Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies
Recipe: Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut butter, sugar, egg, vanilla. That’s all you need to make these cookies, which certainly live up to their title as the easiest cookies ever.
Peanut Butter-and-Jelly Linzer Cookies
These cookies pay homage to the lunch of our childhoods, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, in a snackable cookie.
No-Bake Peanut Butter-Fudge Ice-Cream Pie
If you’re crazy for peanuts, this recipe is for you. This no-bake ice cream pie has a crust made entirely of the South’s two favorite ingredients: salted peanuts and butter. Could it get any better?
Peanut Butter Pie Milk Shake
Recipe: Peanut Butter Pie Milk Shake
If you grew up eating peanut pie, you’ll love this playful, refreshing twist on the Southern classic.
Georgia Peanut Pie with Peanut Butter Crust and Brown Sugar-Bourbon Whipped Cream
With a sweet, tangy Coca-Cola Glaze, this Peanut Pie evokes all the flavors of your childhood.
Chewy Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars
This simple dessert can be made entirely in the microwave, so you can sign us up to bring a batch of these bars to the next potluck.
Triple-Chocolate-Covered Peanut Clusters
With a coating of three different types of chocolate, these clusters are absolutely irresistible.
Chocolate Peanut Butter-Fudge Bars
Peanut Butter-Chocolate Acorns
These cute bite-sized treats are the perfect snack to pack in your kids’ lunchbox this fall.
Peanut Butter-Banana Icebox Pie
Recipe: Peanut Butter-Banana Icebox Pie
A fusion between icebox cake and cool no-bake summer pies, this Ice Cream Pie might just take the cake as our new favorite summertime dessert.
Georgia-Style Boiled Peanuts
Recipe: Georgia-Style Boiled Peanuts
Take me out to the ballgame, take me out with the crowd. These boiled peanuts will make you feel like you’re in the stadium stands, munching on your favorite ballpark snack.
7-Layer Elvis Dessert Dip
Recipe: 7-Layer Elvis Dessert Dip
Named after the King himself, this dessert dip is dynamic and full of flavors that just work so well.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Puff Pastry Braids
It's time to ditch the white bread. These elegant PB&J Puff Pastry Braids will be a hit in your household.
Peanut Butter-Banana Sandwich Bread Pudding with Dark Caramel Sauce
Transform the classic peanut butter and banana sandwich into an elegant bread pudding to please your dinner party guests.
Flourless Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies
Make these flourless cookies for your gluten-free friends and you’re sure to receive a round of applause.
Peanut Chicken Scaloppine
Recipe: Peanut Chicken Scaloppine
With a Panko-Peanut crust, this chicken seriously outdoes those grocery-store tenders.
Maple Peanut Pie
Recipe: Maple Peanut Pie
Ain’t she a stunner! This Maple Peanut Pie tastes as good as it looks. Be sure to serve it with a tall glass of Coca-Cola.