15 Scrumptious Recipes With Peanut Butter

Calling all peanut butter fanatics! These fun, easy recipes are guaranteed to satisfy even the most intense craving. And since peanut butter is packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats, this is one treat that deserves to be part of your regular routine. 

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Banana Peanut Butter Muffins

Banana Peanut Butter Muffins

These delicious quick-prep muffins come from Catherine McCord of Weelicious fame. Her husband especially likes them with strawberry jam spread on top for a twist on PB&J.

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Peanut Butter Cup Apple Lollipops

Peanut Butter Cup Apple Lollipops

Made with a melon baller, these tiny treats are full of all the fun, flavor, and spirit of cake balls and full-sized candy apples. Plus, they’re the perfect size for little hands.

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Peanut Butter Dip

Peanut Butter Dip

Stirred into vanilla yogurt or combined with cream cheese, peanut butter makes a scrumptious dip for fruit, veggies, pretzels, or crackers. For little eaters, spread it on toast as a finger food. 

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Fast-Fried Noodles

Kana Okada

Fast-Fried Noodles

Lettuce and crunchy carrots (and peanut butter, of course) make this noodle dinner kid-friendly and healthy.

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Peanut Butter Crispy Treats

PB&J Crispy Treats

Peanut Butter Crispy Treats

Upgrade your go-to rice crispy treats recipe by adding some chunky peanut butter to the mixture, then spreading strawberry jam between two layers.

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Cocoanana

Bruce Wolf

Cocoanana

Peanut butter, banana, and cocoa...what's not to love? We bet having this on the breakfast menu will get the kids out of bed.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate-Chunk Cookies

Tara Donne

Peanut Butter Chocolate-Chunk Cookies

This smarter cookie incorporates spelt flour, a nutty-tasting whole-grain flour. If you can't find it, sub whole-wheat pastry flour. 

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African Chicken and Peanut Stew

Ryan Liebe

African Chicken and Peanut Stew

Plug in the slow cooker and break out the peanut butter. Everyone’s favorite sandwich spread adds an earthy depth to this comforting chicken stew. 

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Chewy Granola Balls

Paula Hible

Chewy Granola Balls

These granola balls have just the right amount of sweetness and a crunchy, chewy texture. Take them to a playdate, and count on kids demanding seconds. The recipe is from Catherine McCord’s cookbook Weelicious: 140 Fast, Fresh, and Easy Recipes.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Kate Sears

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Craving something sweet and salty? This treat takes care of both.

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Nutty Tofu

Kang Kim

Nutty Tofu

Tofu is a busy mom's best friend. It's a good source of protein, easy to cook, and very budget-friendly. In this recipe the tofu gets tons of flavor from a quick soy sauce marinade and a delicious drizzle of peanut sauce.

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Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Bruce Wolf

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Eaten cold, warm, or dunked in milk, classic peanut butter cookies are a perfect after-school treat.

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PB&J Smoothie

Nicki Sizemore

PB&J Smoothie

With frozen wild blueberries and peanut butter, this crave-worthy smoothie evokes the sweet and nutty flavors of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Ground flax seeds provide fiber, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. For a dairy-free (but lower-protein) version, use unsweetened almond milk.

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Jammie Sammie

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Jammie Sammie

Jammie Sammie

With just a heart-shaped cookie cutter, you can transform a classic PB&J into something extra special, Kids will love finding this sandwich surprise in their lunch box. 

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Peanut Butter "Sandwiches"

Peanut Butter "Sandwiches"

The fabulous combination of chocolate and peanut butter meet in these sandwich cookies. Peanut butter cookies filled with a peanut butter filling are dipped and decorated with melted chocolate chips. The result is a cookie that tastes like a crunch candy bar.

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