All of us, at one stage in our lives, have grappled with a severe peanut butter addiction. It’s ok, you can be honest, this is a safe space. It all starts innocently enough, using it as a spread on your toast in the mornings like a relatively normal person. Then the layers slowly start to get thicker and thicker, until there is more peanut butter than bread. Then you start incorporating it into your snacks, into your baking, into your dinner. And then inevitably make the transition into eating it straight out of the jar on a daily basis.
This isn’t your fault! It’s the peanut butter that is making you do i because it is so damn tasty. It’s like a drug—but a safe, delicious drug that won’t kill you, land you in prison or disappoint your parents.
So to pay tribute to this wonderful spread, here is a list of Perth’s best peanut butter everything.
Get ready for a sugar overload, in the form of a peanut butter mousse waffle. Your Superstar waffle is topped with homemade peanut butter mousse, topped with choc cookie crumble and crushed peanuts, served with a shot of maple syrup, fresh cream and an Oreo on top. Oh my.
For a slightly sophisticated hit of PB, get Hermosa’s peanut butter parfait with chocolate cremoux, crunchy nuts and cherry jam.
Baked 180 do a gluten-free, vegan peanut butter cupcake. Yes, that’s right, you can have dietary requirements AND dessert! Who would have thought? Smooth peanut butter swirled into a chocolate cake, frosted with peanut butter icing, sprinkled with peanuts and drizzled with milk chocolate.
Imagine if someone made a milkshake out of Reese’s peanut butter cups? Well, you don’t have to imagine, because Brooklyn Lounge has done just that. A blend of chocolate, caramel and peanut butter topped with Reese’s peanut butter cups. Yes please.
If you want a PB fix without all the extra sugar, you can go make your own at Manna Wholefoods. They have a DIY peanut butter machine, where you tip Manna’s organic peanuts in there and watch it mush them all up into beautiful organic peanut butter, free of any other additives, preservatives or sugar. Just remember to BYO jar.
Mack Daddy's New York Slice
Once you've devoured one of Mack Daddy's humongous 22-inch pizzas, order their warm peanut butter brownie served with vanilla ice cream. While you might find it hard to squeeze into your tummy, it's too delicious for you to care.
Leederville and Perth CBD
The Reese's peanut butter doughnut from MOP Donuts can't be beaten. It's filled with so much glorious peanut butter filling you might just have a heart attack, but it will be the best heart attack ever.
Homemade peanut butter cups. Just like the Reese’s version, except made with much more love. Thank you Ladder.
Kitsch Bar Asia
If you haven’t stuffed yourself with Kitsch’s delectable mains, get their peanut butter ice cream sandwich with chocolate cookies and salted caramel for dessert.
Haynes Street Larder
This cute little suburban cafe does a mean peanut butter smoothie bowl. It's topped with banana, granola, coconut and cacao nibs. Haynes Street Larder, you sure know how to make us swoon.
Just after a beverage and not an entire dish? Get to Nature’s Harvest for their peanut butter mocha smoothie.
The Meatball Bar
Leederville, Mount Lawley and Fremantle
Run, don't walk, to The Meatball Bar to get your mitts on their Reese's peanut butter and chocolate cannoli. This one's served with a big scoop of Reese's peanut butter ice cream because one cannot get enough of peanut butter.
Top Dup Donuts
Top Dup mean business when it comes to creative doughnuts, and one of the all-time favourites has to be their peanut butter and jam doughnut.
For a fancy PB fix, get to The Trustee for their version of a Snickers bar served with peanut butter ice cream.
Run Amuk Hot Dogs
Is there a better way to wash down your Run Amuk hot dog than with a Reese's peanut-butter milkshake? No, there is not.
You can’t go past good ol’ peanut butter gelato. And the people at Whisk do it superbly.
You haven't lived until you've devoured one of Muffle&Co's peanut butter muffles. Filled with banana, peanut butter, soft serve and caramel sauce, each pocket of the muffle is filled with peanuts for added crunch.
Want more? Check out 25 Of Perth's Best Fat Feeds.
Haynes Street Larder | Image credit: Nancy Hanna