In a little jar of liquid gold, we have peanut butter with a perfect melty and creamy texture, and a barely sweet, nutty-intense flavor. Add a little honey, little sea salt, or nothing at all. It doesn’t even matter. Something magical happens when you whip all those peanuts around in the food processor for a few minutes, and that something is creamy, drippy peanut butter, the definition of simplicity.
Smooth. Creamy. Chunky. No matter your favorite kind of peanut butter, there’s no doubting how versatile a jar of peanut butter can be, or how far it can go. While you already know that you can eat it straight out of the jar with a spoon or pair it with jelly on bread for a sandwich, the options don’t stop there.
Try these 5 delicious recipes, all of which put a jar of peanut butter to good use.
Chocolate peanut butter pie
Peanut butter and chocolate make a great combo. Pairing a creamy mixture of peanut butter, cream cheese, and whipped topping with a crunchy chocolate cookie crust, this pie is sure to make the sweet tooth smile wider.
Peanut butter mousse
Tofu might seem like an unlikely ingredient in this sweet treat, but here it serves to thicken the mousse. Once it’s complete, pour the mousse into glasses and top each chilled cup of mousse with a dollop of marshmallow fluff and chopped peanuts or shaved chocolate for a quick and easy treat.
Spicy peanut butter and chicken sandwich
A little spicy, a little sweet, with just a hint of curry, this flavour combo is something you just have to try.
Peanut noodle salad
Take your peanut butter for a spin on the savory side with this recipe. Peanut butter stars in a lime juice-soy sauce dressing, which offers a sweet and tangy bite to the noodles and fresh bell peppers.
Peanut butter granola bars
Chunky peanut butter with old-fashioned oats and toasted almonds in these granola bars make a thick and chewy texture. Add honey to give the bars a welcome sweetness.
Go treat your sweet tooth today!