Um…is it seriously possible that I haven’t already written this post?!?
You guys know how much I lurve peanut butter and anything peanut buttery, so I’m pretty surprised I haven’t done this article yet for you. BUT, it’s time to correct that error!!
As you can imagine, this is such an epic post that it will encompass my favorite peanut butter treats in both Disney World and Disneyland. If you’ve ever needed a reason to visit one or the other of the coasts, but haven’t been able to come up with one…well, you’re welcome.
Get ready to crave!
Peanut Butter, Banana, and Candied Bacon Pie at BoardWalk Bakery
One of the newer PB treats that I’ve run across is the fantastic Peanut Butter, Banana, and Candied Bacon Pie. Find this incredible square-shaped tart at the newly renovated BoardWalk Bakery (read our complete review of the brand new space here.)
The pie has everything. Check out the combo of sweet-salty all smooshed together into a soft and crunchy texture.
Even though it’s brand new, it’s already a classic in my book.
If you haven’t made a visit to the new BoardWalk Bakery, drop what you’re doing and go. Now. (And bring me one of these.)
Oh, and I have to show you the inside…
That filling is like nothing you’ve ever had before… . Sigh.
Peanut Butter Brownie Creme Sandwich at Earl of Sandwich
I’ve gotta admit…this is one of my favorite sandwiches at the Earl of Sandwich in Downtown Disney.
While the regular sammys are great here (my favorite is the Italian Sandwich), their Brownie Frosting Sandwiches (or brownie creme sandwiches as they call them) are totally where it’s at. These come in vanilla and chocolate as well as the decadent Peanut Butter Brownie Sandwich.
Two super-moist, super-fudgy brownies (with chocolate chunks in ’em, too!) envelop a thick serving of peanut butter filling. And the peanut butter here isn’t whipped or light — it’s full-on peanut-butter-cup-filling.
Nice and dense, it’s the perfect consistency to stand up to the brownie. This one is a must-try.
Peanut Butter Sandwich
Ah, such an unassuming name for such a knock-em-dead treat. The Disneyland Peanut Butter Sandwich may be the perfect peanut butter and chocolate snack.
Made with just three ingredients — peanut butter filling, a graham cracker, and milk chocolate — it sounds so crazy simple. And yet, I cannot resist getting one of these every time I’m at Pooh Corner in Disneyland’s Critter Country. (You can also find ’em at Candy Palace, Trolley Treats, and more spots in Disneyland and DCA!)
I think it’s that full half inch of peanut butter that makes the difference. Clearly, this is fortified with enough sugar to keep its shape when you bite through the chocolate coating.
No Way Jose
This ginormous sundae of awesomeness combines scoops of vanilla and chocolate ice cream and big ol’ helpings of both hot fudge and peanut butter sauce (cough…always order extra peanut butter…cough). It’s finished with a huge crown of whipped cream, and topped with peanut butter and chocolate chips and a cherry.
Seriously, don’t you want to just dive in?!?
If you don’t want to share, that’s fine. Just plan on having this one for lunch instead. Or, you can be like me and just eat all of the peanut butter out of it.
PB&J Shake at 50s Prime Time Cafe
Think you have to forego the peanut butter when it comes time to choose a beverage? Think again! 50s Prime Time Cafe’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake means you never have to miss a chance to consume your favorite food!
While I always taste more PB than J in this one (with a healthy hint of vanilla from the ice cream), it’s still a delicious combo of flavors.
Chocolate Peanut Butter cupcake at Starring Rolls Cafe
SO pretty. Here we have an ideal blend of chocolate and peanut butter, all crowned with delicate chocolatey shavings.
It looks like it’s alllll chocolate, but the fudgy center is where you’ll find some serious peanut butter flavor.
Starring Rolls is home to some of the best cupcakes on the planet, and this one ranks right up there at the top. It even comes close to winning first place from another peanut buttery favorite of mine here — the Butterfinger Cupcake!
Peanut Butter Heaven
The first time I saw this candy at Disneyland, I was dubious. Peanut Butter Heaven, oh yeah? I’ll be the judge of that.
But you know what? It IS heaven. I’m going to share a full review of this with you very soon, but I couldn’t deny it a place in this list first!
This candy, which can best be described as an enormous chocolate and peanut butter and peanuts and caramel bonbon, holds a wonderful little secret: it’s actually built on a base of a peanut turtle! When you bite into it, you not only taste the awesome chocolate and peanut butter combo. You also get whole peanuts and buttery caramel! Heaven. (Get it?)
Ghirardelli’s Gold Rush Sundae
UPDATE: Please note that the Gold Rush Sundae is no longer being served at Ghirardelli’s as of March 2015.
Layers of vanilla ice cream alternate with hot fudge and melted peanut butter — and by now you know that melted peanut butter is pretty much a food group for me.
It’s very similar to the No Way Jose mentioned above, but it has that bonus Ghirardelli chocolate square as garnish. I love when my dessert is topped with more dessert.
Time to monkey around at the Caribbean Beach Resort with another fun combo — peanut butter and bananas! This combo comes together in the Monkey Cupcake!
The peanut butter here comes in at the top — in the frosting, that is. Fluffy frosting crowns the vanilla cake, which hides a sweet surprise: banana cream filling in the middle. (There is actually a chocolate cake version as well, if you just can’t fathom eating your peanut butter without a little chocolate thrown in.)
You’ll find this treat in Old Port Royale Food Court at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. It’s basically the same creation as Everything Pop Food Court’s King Cupcake (which we hear may have flown the coop now) — sans the candied bacon.
Peanut Butter Fudge
No list of Disney treats would be complete without at least one entry of fudge, wouldn’t you agree? And one of my favorites is the Peanut Butter kind.
This is really a purist kinda choice. It’s been a mainstay at Disney Parks forever, and many guests love it so much that they opt to take some home as a (short-lived) souvenir. (Really…does it even survive the trip home without being eaten? Tell the truth.)
If you like peanut butter in your fudge but prefer something a littler jazzier, check out the Reese’s Pieces Fudge the next time you’re in the parks around the Fall holidays. Swirls of chocolate and peanut butter fudge make a gorgeous backdrop to the seasonally-colored candies.
Selma’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie
Sometimes you’ll find Selma’s cookies in Disney bakery cases, and sometimes they’re individually wrapped as Minnie’s Bake Shop treats. However you find them, you’ve gotta try ’em.
Especially if we’re talking about one of my favorite varieties: Selma’s Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie. The giant peanut butter cookies are soft and filled with chocolate chunks, which means that you get both flavors in nearly every bite.
These are a Disney guest favorite, and you can definitely see why.
Need More Peanut Butter?
It’s clear from the number of yummo peanut butter treats that I am not the only fan out there! We’ve only just scratched the surface with these options. Believe me, I could go on. Here are a few of my “runners up!”
Whichever one (or seven) that you decide to try, I’m pretty sure you peanut butter lovers out there will find something PB to rave about during your next Disney trip. And if you find something I’ve missed, please! Share!
Will you be seeking out a peanut butter treat on your next trip to Disney? Tell us your favorites below!