Creamy peanut butter is added to homemade pudding in this easy to make homemade peanut butter pudding recipe.
If you have never made homemade pudding you should give it a try. Homemade pudding is easy to make and is so much better than the kind you buy in a box.
This recipe is one I shared way back in 2009 long before my oldest daughter developed her peanut allergy.
My husband loves peanut butter. He would eat it on all kinds of things if he could.
My son and I recently visited my parents in Oregon. We enjoyed eating a ton of peanut butter while we were there. We ate all kinds of peanut butter things that we normally don’t have since we keep our house peanut-free.
One of the things my son requested that I make was peanut butter pudding. He loves homemade pudding and he loves peanut butter, so homemade peanut butter pudding is a dessert that he misses.
Years ago I saw a recipe for peanut butter pudding in a Southern Living magazine. it is the recipe that inspired this one.
I have made homemade pudding for years but had never tried peanut butter in my homemade pudding. Once I tried making it, it quickly became a favorite.
When my son requested that I make it at my parents I knew I wanted to make it since I had not had it in year.
It was a fun treat to make again. And of course, I decided to take a few pictures to share the recipe with you!
If you love peanut butter this is a must make!
Recipes for using pudding:
This is delicious for a trifle. You can layer it with a basic chocolate cake and cool whip or add it to my Chocolate Brownie Trifle for an over the top dessert perfect for feeding a crowd.
Serve it in pudding small jars with whipping cream for an easy individual desserts to serve at a party or large group. This works great when you serve different types of pudding so that everyone can pick their own flavors.
It is a basic homemade pudding with peanut butter added. It can be made in different ways, but it is basically a vanilla pudding base with peanut butter.
Not all homemade pudding is gluten-free, but this is gluten-free.
Yes, you can. It changes the taste and texture slightly, but you can make it dairy free. I like to make it with coconut milk, but other dairy free milks will work too.
- creamy peanut butter
- vanilla extract
- chocolate chips, optional but good
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups milk
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional
- Combine first three ingredients in a med saucepan. Gradually whisk in the milk.
- Bring to a boil over med heat, whisking constantly.
- Boil about 1 minute or until it starts to thicken. At this point the pudding will still be slightly thin.
- Turn heat off and add peanut butter and vanilla.
- Stir until well combined. The pudding should now be thick.
- Pour into a bowl.
- If not eating right away cover with plastic wrap directly over the warm pudding, this will help prevent a skin from forming on the pudding. Chill 2 hours.
- If using chocolate chips, sprinkle with chocolate chips or stir chocolate chips into cooked pudding.
If gluten free be sure to read labels to make sure the ingredients are gluten free.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 283Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 215mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 8g
Nutritional values are approxomite and aren't always accurate.
Originally published June 2009. Updated May 2021.