What better way to end a special meal than with a really special dessert?  Peanuts and peanut butter are amazing ingredients in a variety of sweet endings.  Paired with chocolate, whipped cream, and fall spices, peanut butter is transformed into a luxurious indulgence.

Country Living’s Chocolate Peanut Cheesecake is sure to make an impression on your guests at this year’s dinner.  This tall cake features peanut butter in the mix and crunchy peanuts and crushed chocolate wafers on top – it looks almost too pretty to eat.

At Thanksgiving, your oven and stove are going to get a real workout.  Sometimes, finding space to cook one more thing is a real challenge.  This no-bake Peanut Butter Pie is great addition without the worry of how it will fit into your cooking plan.  And it can be made a day ahead!

If you’re looking for something that’s a little easier, but still looks like you slaved over its preparation, these Peanut Butter Pumpkin Cookies are just the thing.  Using ready-to-bake peanut butter cookie dough, these pumpkin-shaped cookies come together in a snap.  You could also make these with homemade peanut butter cookie dough, but with so much else to do, why would you?

Still planning your Thanksgiving menu?  Be sure to check out each post in this three part series for peanutty inspiration.  Did we miss your favorite peanut butter dessert for the holidays?  Tell us about it in the comments below.