On the first day of March, let us momentarily forget about the never-ending snow and bitter cold, and celebrate that which tickles our taste buds and sticks to the roof of our mouths – peanut butter. Today we celebrate National Peanut Butter Lovers Day, and Cortland County is spreading the peanut butter love with delicious treats.
Try one, or if you have no willpower, try them all to celebrate. To every peanut butter lover, today is for you.
Early Rise Shake
BRU 64 | 64 Main Street, Cortland NY 13045
No time for breakfast in the morning? Satisfy those AM peanut butter cravings at BRU 64. Ask for an Early Rise Shake which consists of basic ingredients like almonds, banana, peanut butter and milk blended into a, dare I say it, healthy, yet delicious morning pick-me-up.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Three Lil Birds Cakery | 23 North Main St., Homer NY 13077
Look at the Three Lil Birds Cakery menu and there is no denying they take good care of all peanut butter loving customers! Debby whips up a selection of peanut butter cookies for your everyday cravings, but if you’re looking for something a little more decadent, place an order for a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake. Rich and creamy, it’s topped off with chopped peanut butter cups for maximum indulgence.
Along with their assortment of cookies, cupcakes and cakes, they also cater to your four-legged friend with homemade peanut butter dog treats.
Peanut Butter Cheesecake Chocolate Bowl
Sinfully Sweet Cafe | 17 S. Main St., Homer NY 13077
Walk down the street from Three Lil Birds Cakery and delve into Stacey’s almost-too-beautiful to eat Chocolate Bowl at Sinfully Sweet Cafe (we said almost). This elegant and delicious dessert consists of a chocolate bowl filled with peanut butter cheesecake and topped with vanilla Oreo crumbs and a peanut butter cup.
Sharing is caring, but not when it comes to this dessert.
Iced Reese's Macchiato
Origins Cafe by Coffee Mania | 95 Clinton St, Homer NY 13077
If you love coffee and peanut butter, then order a large cup of the Iced Reese’s Macchiato at Origins Café. Try not to drool as they create this creamy, dreamy blend of chocolate syrup, espresso and milk, topped off with a healthy helping of whipped cream.
Pair this sinfully good drink with a peanut butter lathered bagel (available only at Origins Homer) and a deliciously moist house made peanut butter cookie.
East Side Bakery
East Side Bakery | 122 Elm St., Cortland NY 13045
This one is made for the lovers of the peanut butter and jelly combo. Peanut butter and strawberry swirled frosting, on top of a peanut butter cake, filled with strawberry filling. Oh, and did I forget to mention there is a PB&J macaron sitting on top, just waiting to be devoured. If you have to eat some celery for lunch so you can give in to one of these beauties, I recommend doing it.
Looking to treat yourself to a little more? Ask Christine to put together a box to go and fill it with Peanut Butter Bars, Peanut Butter Cookies and a Peanut Butter Cupcake.
Vanilla Frosted Brownies w/ Crushed Peanut Butter Cups
Deli Downtown | 54 Main St., Cortland NY 13045
Just imagine chewy brownies slathered with vanilla frosting and crushed peanut butter cups sprinkled on top. Once you wipe the drool from your face, find your way to the Deli Downtown and order this most recent addition to their already yummy sweets menu. Lunch and dessert all in one place - jackpot!