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NYC’s 5 Best Peanut Butter Eats & Desserts

March 4, 2012 6:00 AM

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(credit: City Bakery)

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March is National Peanut Month, and we’re celebrating by scouring the city to find the best peanut butter-based treats. Here at, we love the stuff – and we bet many of you do, too. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a staple of childhood for many of us. Even the King of Rock & Roll himself, Elvis Presley, had a penchant for peanut butter. These are our five favorites throughout New York City. By Annie Reuter.
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Peanut Butter & Co.’s ‘The Elvis’

240 Sullivan Street
(212) 677-3995

For a true peanut butter indulgence, head over to Peanut Butter & Co. and try The Elvis. Their most popular sandwich, it’s modeled after The King of Rock & Roll. The sandwich he used to eat, The Elvis consists of peanut butter, banana, honey and bacon – all fried on a hot griddle. We bet you can’t resist saying “Thank ya very much” in your best Elvis impersonation as you leave the shop.

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Hill Country Barbecue Market’s PB&J Cupcake

30 West 26th

For all the Peanut Butter and Jelly lovers out there, Hill Country Barbecue Market’s PB&J Cupcake is for you. With a savory peanut butter frosting on top and jelly in the middle, this cupcake will remind you of all those peanut butter and jelly sandwiches you ate daily as a kid.

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BLT Burger’s ‘Monkey Business Milkshake’

470 Sixth Avenue

If you love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, this is the milkshake for you. Chocolate ice cream, peanut butter, and bananas blended together and topped with whipped cream and a peanut butter cup, your sweet tooth will thank you.

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Crumbs Bake Shop’s Peanut Butter Cup Cupcake

470 Sixth Avenue

Crumbs Bake Shop’s Peanut Butter Cup Cupcake is every peanut butter lover’s dream. A rich chocolate cake filled and frosted with peanut butter buttercream frosting, the cupcake is topped with peanut butter cup wedges and edged in crushed peanuts and chocolate chips. If this doesn’t satisfy that peanut butter craving, we don’t know what will.

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City Bakery’s Peanut Butter Cookie

3 West 18th Street

Hailed as one of NYC’s best treats for under a dollar, City Bakery’s Peanut Butter cookie tastes just like peanut butter. It’s got more than it’s fair share of the stuff, and is baked rare like a steak. Imagine! If you’re one of those types that can eat peanut butter straight from the jar – this is the bite for you. Bonus: They’re only 75 cents.

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Annie Reuter is a freelance writer and the founder of

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