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Peanut Butter Parfaits Recipe

These easy, no-bake peanut butter parfaits are a simple and delicious dessert! Put them in jars for individual servings.

If you’re looking for a delicious peanut butter and chocolate dessert, these Peanut Butter Parfaits are easy and SO good. Made with layers of creamy peanut butter fluff, chocolate ice cream and chopped peanuts and/or peanut brittle on top. Deliciousness in every bite. YUM.

Peanut Butter Parfaits in Jars

Peanut Butter Fluff = THE BEST

What makes this dish out-of-this-world-delicious is the peanut butter fluff (like a layer of peanut butter mousse)! Oh my. Made with smooth peanut butter, whipped cream and sugar, this fluff is so creamy and peanut buttery.

Peanut Butter Parfaits in Jars

A great make-ahead dessert.

You can make these peanut butter parfaits ahead of time which is great! Make them in the morning and put them in the freezer until it’s time for dessert.

Fun for parties!

Another fun way to enjoy these parfaits is to serve them buffet-style. Double (or triple) the batch and make the peanut butter fluff ahead of time, then set out bowls of fluff, peanuts, peanut brittle and chocolate ice cream. Then let every one make their own peanut butter parfaits. Fun and delicious!

Peanut Butter Parfaits in Jars

Peanut Butter Parfaits Recipe Tips:

  • PEANUT BUTTER: I like to use smooth peanut butter to make these, but you can also use crunch peanut butter.
  • WHIPPING CREAM: This recipe uses heavy cream for the whipped cream. But you can also use pre-made whipped cream like Cool Whip.
  • CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM: Use your favourite chocolate ice cream!
  • GARNISH: Add chopped peanuts or pieces of pre-made peanut brittle. You can even drizzle on a little honey or add some sliced bananas. Or for a real treat top with mini peanut butter cups!
  • CUPS: You can serve these in 250 mL mason jars or parfait glasses.
  • STORAGE: Keep these covered tightly in the freezer for up to 3 days for the best flavour. If you’re storing them in jars, make sure to leave about 1/2 inch of headspace then cover with a lid.

How to make peanut butter parfaits:

  • Make the peanut butter fluff first.
  • Add chocolate ice cream to a jar/bowl.
  • Add a spoon full of pb fluff.
  • Top with peanuts or brittle.

Peanut Butter Parfaits in Jars

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These easy, no-bake peanut butter parfaits are a simple and delicious dessert! Put them in jars for individual servings.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Frozen Treat


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  • 1/2 cup whipping cream (heavy cream)
  • 2 tsp icing sugar (confectioner’s sugar)
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter (smooth)
  • 2 cups of really good chocolate ice cream (buy the good stuff)
  • chopped peanuts (or crushed peanut brittle for the topping)
  • 6 (250 mL) jars or small bowls


  1. Use a stand electri mixer to whip the heavy cream and icing sugar together until stiff peaks form. Transfer to a separate bowl.
  2. Using the mixer whip the peanut butter until smooth.
  3. Fold the whipped cream into the peanut butter, and stir by hand until combined.
  4. Use 6 – 250 mL mason jars, and put a good sized scoop of chocolate ice cream in the bottom of each jar.
  5. On top of the chocolate ice cream, evenly distribute the peanut butter mixture between the 6 jars.
  6. Garnish with the chopped peanuts and/or crushed peanut brittle.
  7. Freeze until you are ready to eat them.

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Recipe adapted from 150 best desserts in a jar

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