Did you know November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month? What a great excuse to break out a jar of peanut butter and start cooking!
Tucked inside a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter, you'll find around 540 peanuts! That's not all. According to the National Peanut Butter Board, most kids will down 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before they graduate high school. All of those peanuts make for a creamy concoction that's perfect on sandwiches, mixed into cookies, and blended with cream cheese for a knockout dessert.
Thai dipping sauces often have peanut butter as a base. This recipe from Peanut Butter & Co. for crab cakes is served with a spicy peanut vinaigrette. Peanut butter and spice make for a surprisingly perfect pairing.
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Peanut butter is a great ingredient for savory entrees. This clever recipe for crispy peanut butter pretzel chicken from PeanutButterLovers.com uses creamy peanut butter to help the salty pretzel coating stick to pieces of chicken. The result is a chewy, salty, spicy dish that makes tasty leftovers, too!
For a new take on the standard PB&J, infuse it with some fall flavors. This yummy idea from Nestle's VeryBestBaking blog mixes pureed pumpkin into peanut butter and then layers it with bananas between bread. The pumpkin flavor complements peanut butter perfectly, adding a boost of extra nutrition to the mix.
For a peanut butter pie that comes together in just 15 minutes, try this recipe from Jif. By mixing creamy peanut butter to whipped topping and cream cheese at room temperature, you'll have a delectable pie ready for your family in a flash.
Combine dessert favorites like cheesecake, peanut butter and chocolate all on a stick. The Food Network came up with these chocolate covered peanut butter cheesecake pops that are sure to become a family favorite.
These are the cookies that your mom used to make: crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. King Arthur Flour's classic peanut butter cookie recipe is the best around. And don't forget to put the telltale fork marks on the top of the cookies.
Chocolate loves peanut butter. This easy recipe for peanut butter swirl brownies from The Hungry Housewife uses boxed brownie mix with dollops of peanut butter that are then swirled into the batter. Bake – and just see if you can wait until the brownies are cooled before giving them a try.