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40 fabulous recipes with peanut butter

40 fabulous peanut butter recipes, sweet and savory!

As my husband Ted and I prepare for the move back to Boston (and much smaller pantry space), I've been cleaning out and using up some ingredients that have been languishing. I'm embarrassed to tell you I found three jars of peanut butter on the shelf, which is weird, considering that I'm not a huge peanut butter fan. I do love PB in sauces (especially spicy Asian-inspired ones), but there's so much more you can do with it. And if you bake, you can probably give me a hundred ideas of how to use some of what I've got on hand. These 40 recipes that feature peanut butter really inspire me. What's your favorite way to use it?


Butternut squash, peanut and chipotle soup, from The Perfect Pantry
Roasted shrimp appetizer with spicy peanut sauce, from The Perfect Pantry
Coconut peanut rice bowl with turkey, broccoli and mushrooms, from The Perfect Pantry
Vegan broccoli salad with spicy sesame peanut dressing, from The Perfect Pantry
Cold sesame noodles, from The Perfect Pantry
Pumpkin "hummus", from The Perfect Pantry
The Elvis peanut butter and fried banana sandwich with bacon, from Everyday Southwest
Peanut butter burgers, from Half Baked Harvest
Peanut butter and jelly chicken wings, from Nutmeg Nanny
Easy Thai peanut sauce, from She Simmers
Spicy vegan peanut butter tofu with Sriracha, from Kalyn's Kitchen
Chicken in peanut sauce, from Budget Bytes
Steamed broccoli with miso peanut butter sauce, from Jeanette's Healthy Living
Sweet fried plantains and coconut-peanut butter sauce, from Lisa's Kitchen
Soba noodles with peanut dressing, from Alexandra's Kitchen
Beef satay skewers with habanero peanut sauce, from Steamy Kitchen
African chicken peanut stew, from Simply Recipes
Zucchini "noodles" with sesame peanut sauce, from FatFree Vegan Kitchen
Chicken quinoa lettuce wraps, from Natasha's Kitchen


Peanut butter banana cookies, from Gimme Some Oven
Peanut butter blondies, from Brown-Eyed Baker
Peanut butter, strawberry and banana quesadillas, from Ambitious Kitchen
Dark chocolate chunk and peanut butter chip chocolate cookies, from Averie Cooks
Chocolate chip-peanut butter pound cake with peanut butter glaze, from Recipe Girl
Red velvet peanut butter blossoms, from I Am Baker
Peanut butter and chocolate chip granola, from David Lebovitz
Chocolate peanut butter mug cake, from The Novice Chef
Dark chocolate peanut butter ice cream, from Bake at 350
Peanut butter popcorn, from The Kitchn
Chocolate waffles with peanut butter sauce, from Buns in My Oven
Peanut butter filled pretzel bites, from Two Peas and Their Pod
Dipped and crisp peanut butter cookies, from Joy the Baker
Chocolate peanut butter pie, from A Spicy Perspective
Peanut butter bacon cookies, from Shutterbean
Peanut butter cake with chocolate icing, from The Pioneer Woman Cooks
Molten chocolate peanut butter cake, from All Day I Dream About Food
Peanut butter Bundt cake with milk chocolate ganache, from Bake or Break
Peanut butter pie, from Leite's Culinaria
Peanut butter and fleur de sel brownies, from Love & Olive Oil
Chocolate peanut butter truffles, from Bakerella


Which recipe will you try first?

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I love savory peanut butter dishes, and although I'm not big on cookies I can't resist peanut butter cookies. I always have a huge jar of Adams Natural Peanut Butter in the fridge!

Great collection, thanks for including one of my recipes.

Wow! Who would have thought you could do so much with a jar of peanut butter!
Although my fave will obviously always be the classic pb and jam sandwich!

Kalyn, am I lucky that peanut butter cookies don't tempt me? But a good spicy peanut butter sauce... now, that I find irresistible.

Chateau, PB and J is the one sandwich I never enjoyed as a child. Go figure!

Peanut butter is the secret ingredient in eggrolls! Love peanut butter. I eat it straight out of the jar on apples.

Natasha, egg rolls? I didn't know!

This reminded me of 101 Things To Do With Peanut Butter by Pamela Bennett, a book I'd put away and somehow forgotten. Now I'll have 141 new recipes with a favorite food. I'm a little worried you'll find some some tofu - uh oh! Happy Moving Day!

Sandy, I hesitate to say it, but if you search this blog, you'll definitely find peanut butter and tofu...

What a great list! I adore peanut butter (for sooooooo many reasons, including how healthy it is, packed with protein and healthy fats)! I am definitely pinning this one! Mmmmm ... dying to try your Cold Sesame Noodles! :D

Shelley, I hope you'll find a few new-to-you recipes to try here. (I can vouch for those sesame noodles!)

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