Peanut Butter Parfaits in Jars

Easy, no-bake peanut butter parfaits in jars!  A simple and delicious dessert idea!

Howdy!  How are you today?  Things here are pretty good! Busy as always, but I’m finding myself distracted with a big trip I’m taking next week…I’m going to the SNAP blogging conference in Thanksgiving Point, Utah.  My very first conference.  And I can’t even tell you how nervous I am.  And the silliest thing…I’m mostly worried about what I’m going to wear.  Yep, I said it.  I’m worried about what I’m going to wear!

Which I guess is all wrapped up in the worries of whether anyone will like me, let alone talk to me.  Will anyone recognize my blog?  What will I say if I have the chance to meet Kate of Centsational Girl, or Heather of Whipperberry, or Shelley of House of Smiths…gah.  I get a sick feeling even just thinking about it!  Crazy, I know.  But this is all kind of out of my box, but it will be good for me and I just know that it’s going to be a blast!

But I’m still nervous.  And ice cream calms my nerves.  Ice cream with peanut butter soothes my soul.
So I made some.  Well kind of.

Peanut Butter Parfaits in a Jar!


Peanut Butter Parfaits in Jars

The thing that makes this dish out-of-this-world-delicious, is the peanut butter fluff.  Omg.

Peanut Butter Parfaits in Jars


These are so fun too, because you can make them ahead of time, one for everyone, and you’ve got a delicious dessert! Or you have 6 servings you can eat all by yourself over 6 days.  Just sayin.



Peanut Butter Parfaits in Jars

  • Yield: 6 1x


Easy, no-bake peanut butter parfaits in jars!  A simple and delicious dessert idea!



  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar (confectioners)
  • 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
  • cups ~ 2 of really good chocolate ice cream (buy the good stuff)
  • chopped peanuts (or crushed peanut brittle for the topping)


  1. Whip the cream and sugar, until stiff peaks form. Transfer to a different bowl.
  2. Then whip the peanut butter until it’s nice and smooth.
  3. Add the whipping cream to 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. (See Notes)
  6. Garnish with the chopped peanuts or crushed peanut brittle.
  7. Freeze until you are ready to eat them.


If you want, you can add a small scoop of the peanut butter mixture to the bottom of the jars, then the ice cream, then the remainder of the peanut butter mixture. Yum.

Recipe adapted from 150 best desserts in a jar

Dessert just doesn’t get any easier than this.

Peanut Butter Parfaits in Jars


So, you know, if you have any advice about attending blogging conferences, please share!
What do I wear?!
What do I take with me?
Gah.  Wish me luck!

Have a delicious day!

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  • Reply Amber April 9, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    O.M.G. You’ve outdone yourself! I can’t wait to try these!!! This weekend, maybe?! 🙂

    • Reply Jo-Anna April 9, 2013 at 6:29 PM

      Thanks Amber! Yes, this weekend is perfect for these! 😉

  • Reply Felicia April 9, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    What an honor!!! I’ll bet that you never imagined that blogging would take you places!!! I’m very happy for you and you are rightfully nervous, I would be too!! If you are half as wonderful as your blog and recipes are, you’ll be great!!! By the way, this one today is a never fail in my household – peanut butter and chocolate? The best flavors EVER!!!

  • Reply Steph @ Crafting in the Rain April 10, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Oh wow…that looks amazing! And you will love SNAP-I went last year (my first time ever meeting other bloggy-people in real life) I was totally nervous too, but had a great time! Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself to people! Even if they already know other people there, everyone is happy to meet new people too 🙂

  • Reply Elizabeth April 10, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    These parfaits look delish!
    Have fun at the conference; I bet those jitters will not last!

  • Reply Rachel April 10, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Oh – you are kidding me. These looks SO – GOOD. Man… I need to make these for me and the husband asap.

  • Reply Samantha April 10, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    I’m a Savvy Mom blogger too and when I saw this dessert on their FB page I just had to jump over and take a look. Ah-mazing!

  • Reply Lisa Hains @ HeartInspirations April 10, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    I can understand that you are nervous about your trip–meeting all of these people that you want to make a good impression on–but you know what?

    We like you–that’s why we are here….and you matter to those whose lives you touch in a positive way!!
    So have confidence in yourself as you enter the conference—you’ve already got a following of readers who are–impressed!! 🙂

    • Reply Jo-Anna April 10, 2013 at 8:56 PM

      Thank you Lisa! This is the nicest comment ever! Thank you so much for the vote of confidence – I needed that! 😉 Have a great night!

  • Reply Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust April 10, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    These are amazing! WANT. Have fun at Snap!

  • Reply Jordan April 14, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Oh yummyness. that looks incredible. I also like that they are individuals…how fun is that??! Would you link this up to our blog hop??

    xoxo, Jordan

  • Reply malia April 17, 2013 at 8:00 AM

    How a wonderful time! Thank you for linking up at a Crafty Soiree– featuring your delish desserts tonight. xo

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