January 24: National Peanut Butter Day.

I love peanut butter so freaking much. Yes, this is an actual photo from my kitchen.

I will definitely be eating peanut butter on this momentous day known as National Peanut Butter Day, but then again, I eat it practically every day. Perhaps I'll just eat it with slightly more appreciation today? 

To celebrate, today I am going to share with you some of my all-time favorite peanut butter creations. The list started as just 10 but I kept on coming across other ones from my archives that are simply too good to miss. They're not in order of preference, just the order in which I recalled them.

1. Peanut butter chocolate cream pie.

Like chocolate cream pie meets peanut butter cup. 'Nuff said. Recipe here

2. Peanut butter chocolate "eggs"

These are a homemade version of those crazy addictive Reese's "Eggs" that come out around easter and in my opinion have a far better ratio of peanut butter to chocolate. The homemade ones are amazing. Recipe here.

3. Dark chocolate peanut butter Dutch Baby.

The most delicious baby you'll ever eat. It's a pancake, people! A delicious, puffy pancake. And this one has chocolate peanut butter inside. Breakast winning! Recipe here

4. Homemade Do-si-dos cookies

Made with real bits of girl scouts! KIDDING. These cookies are a homemade version of the classic Girl Scout cookie, and oh-so good. Recipe here

5. Honey wheat bread (with peanut butter)

Technically this is not a peanut butter recipe, but this bread is in my opinion the most ideal vehicle for eating peanut butter. A nutty-sweet homemade bread. Topped with peanut butter and honey? Heaven. Recipe here

6. Chocolate peanut butter chip microwave fudge.

It's fun to create food in the microwave, and extra fun when that food is chocolate peanut butter fudge. Just as tasty as it looks, and fun to tell people how you made it. The recipe linked to features butterscotch chips just because the photos are better, but I have made it with PB chips too and either way it's tasty. Recipe here

7. Peanut butter layer cake

Love peanut butter? Prove it. This cake boasts more layers than any other peanut butter cake you've seen, and tastes great with a sky-high glass of milk. Recipe here

8. Peanut butter salted caramel pie

This is one of my favorites ever, and one of the last desserts that caused me to have that "OMG can't stop eating" feeling because it was so good. That doesn't happen to me often given all the sweets around me, but when it does I know it speaks highly of the dessert in question. Recipe here.

9. Peanut butter filled cookies

What's better than cookies? Cookies stuffed with peanut butter. Recipe here.

10. Nutter butter cookies 

I love Nutter butter cookies! This recipe was my opportunity to create a more wholesome, homemade version. I included some whole wheat flour in the recipe, which I think gave them a more interesting flavor. Recipe here.

11. Peanut butter hot chocolate 

The easiest recipe - but so tasty! A great way to use up the last of the peanut butter in the jar and enjoy a sweet tasty beverage snack. Recipe here.

12. Peanut butter coconut cream pie

Why isn't the combo of peanut butter and coconut a thing? It should be, and this pie acts as proof positive. Coconut cream pie with the rich undertone of peanut butter is earthy, sweet, rich, and addictive. Recipe here

13. Grilled peanut butter pound cake.

Pound cake is already good, right? It gets better when you lightly grill it (it brings out the flavor and makes it extra-buttery!). And when it's peanut butter flavored and you top it with ice cream and raspberries, it's like a peanut butter and jelly sundae, in the most elegant way possible. Recipe here

14. Peanut butter covered pretzels.

Like those "flipz" or whatever they are called, but instead of yogurt or raspberry or chocolate, these ones have a creamy white chocolate peanut butter coating. SO crave-worthy! I don't have a posted recipe but I will soon, OK?

15. Peanut butter Nanaimo bars

OMG. Nanaimo bars are one of my favorite foods on earth, and peanut butter Nanaimo bars are one of my favorite variations. Seriously, peanut butter cups have nothing on these. Recipe here

What's your favorite peanut butter dessert?