Today is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, and I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely celebrating. I can’t decide if I’ll celebrate with these No-Bake Mini Peanut Butter Cups or a Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie that tastes just like a milkshake, or maybe it’s just dipping my spoon into a jar of the creamy goodness and treating myself. No matter how you plan on recognizing this ‘holiday’, make sure your jar of peanut butter is made simply from “peanuts” and maybe a little sea salt. Many common brands on grocery store shelves contain additives you don’t need. Look out for added sugar, artificial sweeteners, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, palm fruit oil, sunflower seed oil, etc. Peanuts and salt are all you need to have a delicious creamy treat. You can even make your own peanut butter right at home by replacing the almonds for peanuts in this delicious Maple Cinnamon Nut Butter Recipe.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, I’ve gathered the best peanut butter recipes out there. I have to admit, we have really delicious ones too (here are 9 no-bake peanut butter recipes), but it’s always fun to see what else is out there, so I’m sharing them with you here.
1. Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Pie
Just, wow. This pie is the best of every world.
2. African Peanut Soup
It’s rich, it’s creamy, it’s peanut buttery and only takes you 30 minutes.
3. Peanut Butter Hummus
Just when you thought peanut butter couldn’t be paired with anything else, it starts a relationship with chickpeas.
4. No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls
Definitely made these before, about 10 times. And I will again.
5. Peanut Butter and Banana Overnight Oats
If you haven’t tried overnight oats for breakfast, you’re really missing out.
6. Peanut Dipping Sauce
Life complete. Dip anything and everything into this.
7. Flourless Sweet Potato Chocolate Brownies with Salted Peanut Butter Icing
Yes you can put vegetables in your dessert without even tasting them. The peanut butter icing is the cherry on top.
8. Easy Vegan Peanut Butter Mug Cake
And I thought the best thing in a mug was homemade hot chocolate. Not anymore.
9. Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cookies
You can’t beat a no-bake, sugar-free, 4-ingredient cookie.
10. Zucchini Noodles with Peanut Sauce
It’s time to upgrade your Thai food delivery order and make your own.
What’s your favorite peanut butter recipe?