48 Ways To Eat All The Peanut Butter

Hello and welcome to this new thing we’re trying out where we help you figure out what you’re gonna put in your mouth this week. Some of these are recipes we’ve tried, some of these are recipes we’re looking forward to trying, all of them are fucking delicious. Last week we ate dinnertizers.

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Let’s talk about peanut butter.

Can we all just start out by agreeing that peanut butter is nectar of the gods? I’m glad we all agree here. I’ve been eating peanut butter since before I can remember, in various forms (my mom used to put my asthma medication on a spoonful of peanut butter when I was a kid, and real talk, if I can retain fondness for a food that I took with steroids on the daily, that’s saying something). My family also eats peanut butter every morning with cereal – try it, just put a scoop of peanut butter on the side of your bowl, and take a bit on your spoon with each bite of cereal, you’re welcome. You might call me a peanut butter fanatic. I just know that me and peanut butter, we got a good thing going on.

Peanut butter is a great source of protein, especially if you’re meat-free. It’s also the perfect partner to my other great love, chocolate. It’s great in savory or sweet dishes, so don’t be afraid to start working peanut butter into your meals, not just your desserts.

This is not a post about what peanut butter is the best kind. This also isn’t a post about creamy versus chunky (because chunky can go straight to hell. Gross.). This is just a simple peanut butter post, standing in front of you, asking you to love it.


Snacks & Appetizers

1. Peanut Butter Crispy Treats

2. Spicy Peanut Butter Onion Herb Bread

3. Peanut Butter Hummus

I couldn’t have a food list without a hummus alternative, what kind of queer website do you think this is?

4. Peanut Butter Roasted Chickpeas

5. Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Bites

6. Honey Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip

Think anyone would judge me if I ditched the apple and just ate this with a spoon?

7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars

8. Peanut Butter and Apple Oat Balls

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Meals

9. Peanut Butter and Jelly Pancakes 

10. Peanut Butter Apple Quinoa 

Wait, wait. Quinoa for BREAKFAST? Yes. Give it to me now.

11. Peanut Butter Breakfast Parfait 

12. Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats


via Shape

These don’t look like much, admittedly, but whoa, can you imagine waking up to chocolate + peanut butter waiting and ready for you?! I wouldn’t be able to wait for my coffee to finish brewing before jumping into a giant vat of this.

13. Peanut Butter Muffins

14. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes (Gluten-Free!) 


via The Lemon Bowl

15. Peanut Noodles


16. Fresh Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Dipping Sauce

17. Peanut Butter Chili

18. Chicken Mole 

19. Tempeh Green Bean Stir Fry

This looks like one of those time consuming recipes that totally pays off in the end because it’s just so fucking delicious.

20. Thai Peanut Risotto

21. Pumpkin Edamame Kabocha Salad


via I Love Peanut Butter

22. Phyllo Rolls Stuffed with Curried Peanut Chicken

23. Peanut Butter and Pineapple Stuffed Chicken Breasts

24. Peanut Butter Glazed Salmon and Cucumber Sandwiches

25. Peanut Butter Potato Stew

26. Peanut Butter Noodles



27. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Sriracha and Sea Salt


28. Buckeyes


29. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough S’more Cupcakes


When can Vanessa come back and make twenty thousand of these for me?

30. Criss-Cross Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies


31. Peanut Butter and Banana Ravioli


32. Magical Really Healthy Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Hi, this ice cream recipe uses cauliflower and my head is exploding.

33. Peanut Butter Zucchini Brownies

34. Peanut Butter Creme Brulee

35. Peanut Butter and Jelly Lava Cakes

36. Baked Stuffed Apples with Peanut Butter

37. Peanut Butter Chess Pie

38. Peanut Butter Pretzel Fudge

39. Reeses Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

40. Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

STOP IT. This might be the most delicious thing I’ve ever seen on the internet ever.

41. Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream

42. Gooey Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies only use pie crust, peanut butter and sugar. So easy and yet so delicious!

43. Peanut Butter Brownies

44. Peanut Butter Cake

45. Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

46. Peanut Butter Marshmallow Sandwich Cookies

47. Peanut Butter Bars

My girlfriend specifically requested these peanut butter bars be included on this list. She should probably make me an entire pan full of them immediately.

48. Double Chocolate Espresso Sandwich Cookies with Peanut Butter Frosting

Give me all of your peanut butter recipes right now!

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Hansen is the former DIY & Food Editor of Autostraddle.com and likes to spend most days making and cooking and writing. She teaches creative writing at Colorado State University and is pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts in her free time.

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  1. Peanut butter, on a spoon, with a cup of tea is the best way to consume peanut butter, all other methods are slightly inferior imo

  2. Peanut butter bar day was my FAVORITE hot lunch day in elementary school. That childhood memory doesn’t lie. I was that kid in the corner swapping my cheese pizza for another bar.

  3. This is one of the most beautiful lists I have ever seen.

    I eat peanut butter mixed in with plain oatmeal every morning. It goes REALLY well with coffee.

  4. I love these recipes, we’re going to have to try PB Chili. We make “Easy PB Ice Cream” by mixing natural peanut butter (or almond/cashew/whatever-nut butter) and Cool Whip together, then freezing it. It has almost no nutritional value, but it’s keto-friendly and lazily delicious!

  5. My favourite recipe is eating it off of a spoon while coveting all these lovely things but being too lazy to make them. I call it the Recipe for Success.

  6. Another awesome PB pancake recipe: 1 banana+2 eggs+2-3 big spoonfuls o’ peanut butter. Add a tbsp. of flour and a tsp. of baking powder if you’re so inclined (it thickens them). Mix it up in a blender or bowl and cook in pan over medium heat. Serve with more PB and/or chocolate chips. You’re welcome.


    • Yes! These are my favorite kind of cookie. The only problem with that recipe is that it says the peanut butter flavor is “subtle”. I want peanut butter flavor to punch me in the mouth when I eat PB cookies, no subtlety wanted here.

  8. Unfortunately for me, this article is titled “48 Ways for Me to Kill Myself”. Damn peanut allergy….

  9. Hansen. I love you dearly. But if you’re not with me on chunky peanut butter, you’re against me.

  10. I just put down my phone, went into the kitchen, and made this chili recipe. It’s pretty epic.

  11. i thought i loved peanut butter unconditionally but seeing soooo many recipes has almost put me off?!? what is wrong with me??

    also i have a question about peanut allergies. here in australia peanut allergies are becoming increasingly common such that i have heard that peanut products are not allowed in schools. when i was a kid almost no one had peanut allergies (all of 10-20yrs ago). what’s it like in other countries currently?

    • same here in america. when i was in elementary/high school (15-20ish yrs ago) i don’t recall peanut allergies as a big deal. I’m sure kids had some, but it was never banned in anything. Maybe it is because I work with kids now, but i know of places that are peanut free, and know a ton of kids with SEVERE peanut allergies.

    • I work in food service and it’s not uncommon for kids to have nut allergies – my coworker said that her kid’s school banned all peanut products as well. idk what’s up because I’ll get the occasional adult with a nut allergy but kids all the time

  12. I just want to say that I haven’t even read your thread yet, but these few sentences made me realize I found my food soulmate. <3

    "It’s also the perfect partner to my other great love, chocolate. It’s great in savory or sweet dishes, so don’t be afraid to start working peanut butter into your meals, not just your desserts.

    This is not a post about what peanut butter is the best kind. This also isn’t a post about creamy versus chunky (because chunky can go straight to hell. Gross.)."

    Now I will go salivate at the rest of the post.

  13. Peanut Butter Hummus makes hummus actually sound appealing (I’ve never been particularly impressed with hummus)

  14. It would have never occurred to me to put peanut butter in chili. I kind of want to try those pancake too.

  15. I like to make the standard Nestle Toll House chocolate chip recipe and add a few tablespoons of peanut butter. Creamy, crunchy, all-natural, whatever. I usually have several kinds of peanut butter on hand, so I just choose according to my mood. Oh! The Peanut Butter & Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter is a pretty amazing choice for this.

    Also, this peanut-and-sweet-potato soup is amazing: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/african-sweet-potato-and-peanut-soup/detail.aspx

  16. Thank you for the gluten free PB pancake recipe, i needed this so bad as a recently wheat free human…although I may substitute more PB for banana if that works because ugh. I made PB and cinnamon oat granola the other week and it was amazing. Sorry for lack of link but Google it…its worth it.

  17. Cauliflower in ice cream? I think I just threw up in my mouth. No. Just. No.

    Peanut butter is awesomesauce! Definitely some interesting food items on this list, but the dessert section is PROFOUNDLY DELICIOUSABLE.

  18. Peanut butter play dough. Smooth peanut butter, honey, dried milk. Mix it all together until a dough forms. Eat. Making shapes is encouraged.

  19. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough S’more Cupcakes?!? Are you KIDDING ME
    I’m going to be salivating for the rest of the day/week until I get the chance to make these

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