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Delicious Things to Do With Peanut Butter

It's one of the ingredients that's always in your pantry. Learn what you can do besides putting it between two slices of bread.
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Peanut Butter Lovers

Whether you like it smooth, crunchy, in a sandwich, or just straight from a spoon, peanut butter fills our hearts with love. Peanut butter is our best friend these days. It's shelf-stable and delicious.

Here are some creative ways to make it even better!

From Scratch

GLUTEN-FREEBEGINNER
Homemade Peanut Butter
Margaret's Dish

Let's start with the basics. Check out this DIY recipe when you run out!

Bar None

VEGETARIANTOMATO-FREE
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars
Fork vs Spoon

And these peanut butter and jelly bars will turn your kitchen failure into a success.

Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

GLUTEN-FREEVEGETARIAN
Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches
Lemons and Basil

Filled with dark chocolate in place of milk, replaced regular white sugar with honey and organic coconut sugar, and used whole organic oats and hazelnut meal in place of refined processed flour. These gluten-free cookie sandwiches, filled with chocolate hazelnut filling, are a hit with adults and kids!

Family Time

ENTERTAININGTOMATO-FREE
Peanut Butter Bars
Sam Marvin

This no-bake dessert is great to make with the entire family!

Smoothie Move

GLUTEN-FREEBUDGET-FRIENDLY
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Elise Joan Fitness

The perfect, budget-friendly smoothie for quick morning breakfasts or a post-workout snack.

The Perfect Pair

FINGER FOODEASY
Peanut Butter and Honey Crunch Bars
Oh Bite It

Peanut butter and honey -- the perfect pair make for a tasty bar. A graham cracker crusted, toffee filled, chocolate layered, sticky peanut buttery bar!

The Reconstruction

4TH OF JULYNUT-FREE
Banana & Peanut Butter Mascarpone Pie
Lady and Pups

Adapted from Brooks Headley's Fancy Desserts, you cannot go wrong with this combo. No major component changes from the original – the ratio of peanut butter mascarpone and salt, the amount of sugar for each banana, the element of crunch from the croutons – except the way it is put together. Instead of being scattered, it has been re-constructed into a pie of sweet and salty goodness you won't be able to stop eating.

The Community Pick

BUDGET-FRIENDLYSUGAR-FREE
Grilled Peanut Butter & Apple Sandwich
The Simple Veganista

One of our most popular recipes. This grilled peanut butter & apple sandwich includes plenty of protein, fiber, and other good nutritional values to keep you running and happy. A nice twist on the old classic PB & J.

The PB&J

MOTHERS' DAYEASTER
Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies
StreetSmart Kitchen

That’s the world’s easiest sandwich and yet so tasty and filling. Well, it turns out that when peanut butter meets jelly, anything could be easy and tasty.

Treat Yourself

MICROWAVE4TH OF JULY
Peanut Butter Pretzel Rice Krispie Treats
Fork vs Spoon

Rice Krispie Treats® are one of the greatest treats of all time. Their possibilities for alternate variations are endless.

Two for Two

HEALTHYBEGINNER
No-Bake Coconut Peanut Butter Butterscotch Bites
Cotter Crunch

There's the sugar-coated butterscotch candy craving and the delicious peanut butter-filled goodness craving.

Magically Delicious

EGG-FREEMOTHERS' DAY
Peanut Butter Banana Oat Pancakes with Magic Sauce
Girl Eats Greens

What may be the best thing about these pancakes other than the fact that they’re delicious, is that they are relatively guilt-free. Full of whole grains, protein, and bananas.

Nice Cream

PESCATARIANFISH-FREE
Vegan Peanut Butter and Banana Ice Cream
East After Noon

What makes this ice cream so amazing is that it is entirely free from dairy and sugar. Essentially made up of not much but frozen banana, this recipe is also one of the most cost-effective as obviously there aren't any egg yolks, cream, or fancy flavoring.

Bomb Brownies

FISH-FREEEGG-FREE
Reese's Cheesecake Brownies
Pip & Ebby

Indulgent, chocolatey, peanut-buttery, and irresistible brownies. The marriage of peanut butter and cheesecake is delicious. These brownies are a huge hit at gatherings of any sort, any time of year.

Puffed Up with Pride

TOMATO-FREEPESCATARIAN
Reese's Puffs with Chocolate Cake
Climbing Grier Mountain

This Reese’s Puffs Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting is a simple, but a decadent cake that’s perfect for any occasion!

Gooey Goodness

BEGINNERSHELLFISH-FREE
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen

These chocolate peanut butter bars are such an easy, fantastic treat! They get slightly crisp on the outside while they stay a little gooey on the inside.

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