09/13/2013 09:44 am ET

Peanut Dessert Recipes You Have To Make (PHOTOS)

22 ways to celebrate this food holiday.

When it comes to nutty desserts, peanut butter tends to take the spotlight -- and we understand why, as it is the ultimate companion to chocolate. But don't be so quick to turn to this favorite spread, the peanut is a star in its own right.

Thankfully, the mysterious folks behind food holidays recognize the importance of this nut, and have declared September 13 National Peanut Day. After all, peanuts are responsible for so much more than the better half of a PB & J -- they also make baseball games more fun and are the namesake of our favorite cartoon gang. So to celebrate, we've rounded up 22 of the best peanut dessert recipes -- from chocolate-covered bananas, to brittle, to cake, you won't miss peanut butter one bit.

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Peanut Dessert Recipes