To put it simply, I love peanut butter. I feel genuinely sorry for anyone with a nut allergy who cannot experience its creamy goodness.
Although there are plenty of delicious desserts involving peanut butter, like these peanut butter cookies, I’ve found some creative ways to incorporate it into my food. If you love PB too, here are some unconventional ways to enjoy it.
Sweet potatoes are often dressed up with marshmallows and brown sugar, but peanut butter also makes a perfect complement to the sweet potato’s natural sugars without turning your side into a dessert.
Next time you roast up a batch of sweet potatoes, spread on some peanut butter, add a sprinkle of cinnamon and let your mind be blown by this perfect combo.
When you need your PB fix but it’s a Friday night, turn your favorite chocolate peanut butter candy into a drink.
Peanut Butter Bacon Sandwich
Who needs a PB&J when you can have a PB&B? It might sound a little weird, but salty bacon actually complements peanut butter. And all wrapped in carbs? Yes, please. Check out the recipe here.
Peanut Chili Sauce
If you’re in need of a quick sauce for chicken, vegetables or noodles (or all 3), you’re in luck. Just combine sweet chili sauce with peanut butter to make Asian Peanut Sauce and watch your PB become even more versatile. Bonus – you can make this sauce entirely from ingredients stolen from the dining hall.
Peanut Butter and Chocolate-Stuffed Burger
Head north to experience it for yourself, or get creative with Reese’s and raw meat in the kitchen to make your own. We won’t judge.
Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
Because peanut butter and chocolate is the OG (and debatably best) combo, it’s only fair to enjoy it in many ways.
Try this Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate. It’s sweet, salty and sure to satisfy your peanut butter craving.
Peanut Butter Kale Smoothie
This smoothie tastes so good you would never guess it has two whole cups of greens in it. Enjoy peanut (or almond butter) in a healthy way by combining it with greek yogurt, almond milk, dates, avocado, banana and kale.
Drinking a green smoothie means you’re allowed to eat whatever you want for the rest of the day, right?
Peanut Butter Hummus
Although you might cringe at the combo of peanuts and chickpeas, don’t knock it before you try it.
This peanut butter hummus consists of blended peanut butter, chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice and spices to make a creamy dip that satisfies your PB craving in a savory way. Try it with baby carrots, celery or pita chips.
Play up peanut butter’s savory side by marinating chicken wings in a peanut butter and jelly-inspired marinade. These peanut butter and jelly wings are bound to bring in the compliments at your next tailgate. Too much for you? Try this buffalo chicken dip instead.