For Peanut Butter Lovers Only

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.

Vegan Peanut Butter Pie

from the Minimalist Baker

2. African Peanut Soup

It’s rich, it’s creamy, it’s peanut buttery and only takes you 30 minutes.

African Peanut Soup

from OhMyVeggies

3. Peanut Butter Hummus

Just when you thought peanut butter couldn’t be paired with anything else, it starts a relationship with chickpeas.

Peanut Butter Hummus

from Spoon University

4. No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls

Definitely made these before, about 10 times. And I will again.

Peanut BUtter Balls

from Oh She Glows

5. Peanut Butter and Banana Overnight Oats

If you haven’t tried overnight oats for breakfast, you’re really missing out.

peanut butter banana overnight oats 3

from Center Cut Cook

6. Peanut Dipping Sauce

Life complete. Dip anything and everything into this.

PB Dipping Sauce

from Cookie and Kate

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.

from Nutritionist in the Kitch

8. Easy Vegan Peanut Butter Mug Cake

And I thought the best thing in a mug was homemade hot chocolate. Not anymore.

Easy Vegan Peanut Butter Mug Cake recipe - Just 3 minutes from sweet tooth attack to bliss! Utterly delicious whether you're vegan or not. (I affectionately call this "tea cup cake" because it's a petite version that makes just enough to satisfy my sweet tooth without feeling like I went overboard.)

from Kitchen Treaty

9. Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cookies

You can’t beat a no-bake, sugar-free, 4-ingredient cookie.

healthy peanut butter cookie

from Chocolate Covered Katie

10. Zucchini Noodles with Peanut Sauce

It’s time to upgrade your Thai food delivery order and make your own.

Zucchini Peanut Noodles

from Post Punk Kitchen


What’s your favorite peanut butter recipe?