15 Scrumptious Recipes With Peanut Butter
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.
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.
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.
Lettuce and crunchy carrots (and peanut butter, of course) make this noodle dinner kid-friendly and healthy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
Craving something sweet and salty? This treat takes care of both.
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.
Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
Eaten cold, warm, or dunked in milk, classic peanut butter cookies are a perfect after-school treat.
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.
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.
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.