Here are all the best peanut butter recipes for using up this tasty nut butter! Try everything from cookies to dips to pancakes.
Got peanut butter? There’s not much this tasty nut butter can’t make better. Use it in cookies, cakes, oatmeal, bars, savory sauces: you can even use it as a substitute in hummus or pancakes! There’s really nothing peanut butter can’t do.
Want to make it homemade? Go to How to Make Peanut Butter. When you’re ready to use it, here are all the best peanut butter recipes to use up a jar! Try it in magic 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies (a genius kitchen move!), dip that tastes like frosting, or even in meals like peanut noodles. We’re getting hungry, so let’s get to it.
And now…the top peanut butter recipes to use a jar!
Here’s a healthy snack that’s so delicious, you might find yourself sneaking one for dessert. Try this peanut butter energy balls recipe! Just mix a handful of simple ingredients together and bam! You’ve got an instant homemade snack that’s infinitely more delicious than store-bought granola bars or energy bites. Even better, they’ve got a good amount of protein and fiber for a tiny ball.
Here’s the peanut butter recipe every home cook needs…3 ingredient peanut butter cookies! This genius combination of ingredients makes for the most peanut butter-y, chewy, sweet and salty flourless cookies you’ll have. Really. It seems unbelievable, but it makes this recipe perfect for whipping up on moments notice. And it’s got the ideal chewy texture: pretty much our perfect PB cookie.
Here’s a peanut butter recipe that’s quickly become a fan favorite: these ridiculously easy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars! These were big winners in our house and quickly solidified themselves into the weekly repertoire. Featuring peanut butter, honey, and oats, they’re a snack or breakfast (sans chocolate) you can feel good feeding yourself or your family!
Get ready to chuck all your other granola recipes out the window, because this one is all you need. Try this easy peanut butter granola recipe, just a handful of ingredients and it comes out beautifully clumpy with a rich, cinnamon-spiced flavor. There’s really no need for mix ins with the varied texture of the clusters (though you can add them, of course!). Grab your peanut butter and oats, and let’s do this.
Another standout peanut butter recipe? Peanut butter dip! It’s just 4 ingredients and somehow tastes like frosting. It’s works for any occasion: a quick snack for kids, a family party, or a big snacks table. Or if you’re me, use it for a sweets craving after a meal! Serve with thinly slice green apples for the perfect combo. Every time we make it, it disappears in a flash.
Next up: try this peanut butter smoothie recipe! You can swear off milkshakes for good, because this smoothie is just as satisfying. It’s got the best pure peanut buttery flavor, and the silkiest, creamiest texture. Even better: all you need is 3 ingredients (plus ice)! It’s easy to make vegan or plant-based, and it’s the perfect breakfast or snack. Here’s how to make this easy recipe…and why you won’t be able to stop slurping it.
Here’s a DIY healthy snack recipe that’s 100% worth making at home, if you’re got the time: Homemade Granola Bars! The secret here? Lightly toasting the oats brings out a delightfully nutty undertone. Mix them with honey, peanut butter and cinnamon for a pure, wholesome flavor: and add any mix-ins you’d like.
Also try: Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Our most popular peanut butter recipe? Bliss bites! They’re basically a homemade peanut butter cup combined with a no bake cookie, and people all over the world make and love them! Made with maple syrup, coconut oil, and oats, they’re naturally sweet, vegan, and gluten-free. Keep them in the freezer or refrigerator and nibble all week long.
Another great peanut butter recipe? Try Peanut Butter Pancakes! This recipe is so flavorful, you might enjoy these more than the classic recipe (we did!). Peanut butter brings richness in flavor and a savory sweetness (and substitutes for egg). In fact, we prefer making these to our standard pancakes! Our 3 year old can’t get enough of them. Neither can we!
Peanut butter recipes aren't just sweets! This peanut noodles recipe has become a fan favorite because it's an easy dinner recipe that takes under 30 minutes to make! This delicious plant based dinner features peanuts, Napa cabbage and red pepper, cilantro, and lime. It uses our favorite trick for "cooking" the vegetables: simply drain the hot pasta water over them when the pasta is done!
Sure you can make peanut butter cups at the store...but have you tried homemade? They're infinitely tastier: and a fun project! Here you'll take tempered dark chocolate and let it harden around a peanut butter filling in a mini muffin tin. The filling has maple syrup and a hint of powdered sugar, allspice and vanilla. They taste better than any peanut butter cups you'll find.
These peanut butter frozen yogurt bites are the perfect snack to satisfy a snack craving! They're great for kids...but we like them just as much as our son does! Combine yogurt, peanut butter, and maple syrup, and they're a healthy snack that's irresistibly good.
This peanut butter buckeye balls recipe takes the classic cookie and adds a healthy twist! Essentially peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate, they’re little bites of heaven. Instead of the traditional butter and sugar, this recipe uses Medjool dates: large, sweet dates that are used to make natural sweets like energy bars and raw brownies. Add a little peanut butter, and voila — instant buckeye filling!
Got peanut butter? Make peanut butter popsicles! These popsicles are ultra creamy using a combination of the nut butter and coconut milk. Top them with a chocolate drizzle for the ultimate combination. They're perfect for summer, but you can eat them anytime!
Last up in our peanut butter recipes...Thai salad with peanut sauce! Crunchy colorful vegetables and crisp-sautéed tofu are smothered in a creamy peanut sauce dressing. Then it's all topped with peanuts, cilantro, and lime. You can also substitute shrimp or edamame for the protein. There’s a lot going on in this bowl: the best part is the creamy, silky peanut sauce!
More nut butters
There are lots of tasty nut butters you can use to mix up these peanut butter recipes! Try some of our top homemade nut butter recipes:
- Homemade Nut Butter Make this nut butter with any nut: we used a combination of walnuts, almonds and cashews for a delightful flavor!
- How to Make Almond Butter Make almond butter at home with this easy recipe!
- Homemade Cashew Butter Cashew butter has a delightfully sweet flavor that’s similar to peanut butter.
- Homemade Pecan Butter Pecan butter is a fun alternative to the classic: this one has cinnamon and vanilla.
Looking for nut butter substitutes? Try Best Peanut Butter Substitute and Best Almond Butter Substitute.Print
15 Easy Peanut Butter Recipes: Homemade Peanut Butter & More!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: About 1 cup 1x
Here’s how to make peanut butter at home! It’s so easy and results in a creamy, all natural spread with no sugar added.
- 2 cups roasted unsalted peanuts*
- Kosher salt to taste (about ⅛ teaspoon)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread the nuts out onto a rimmed baking sheet. Roast for 8 to 10 minutes, until fragrant and toasted. Allow to cool for 2 to 3 minutes on tray.
- Immediately add the nuts to food processor while they’re warm and process for 4 minutes.** You’ll see them start out crumbly, then get gradually creamier and creamier.
- Add the kosher salt to taste (we used between ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon using unsalted peanuts). Process for 2 minutes more until luxuriously creamy. Taste and add additional salt as necessary.
- Transfer the peanut butter to a jar. Store in a cool dark place (pantry) for 1 month or refrigerated for 2 to 3 months.
*Doubles easily, so feel free to do 4 cups to make a large-sized peanut butter jar. You can also use salted peanuts and salt to taste at the end.
**If after several minutes of processing the nuts are very dry and crumbly and not becoming creamy, you can add up to 1 tablespoon of neutral oil like grapeseed or canola while processing. We’ve never needed to do this; it can depend on the age of the nuts.
- Category: Snack
- Method: Raw
- Cuisine: Snack
- Diet: Vegan
Keywords: Peanut butter recipes, Peanut butter recipe
This peanut butter is excellent! It’s super creamy and with such a slight bit of salt being the only additive (or not), it is wholesome and absolutely delicious. The idea of roasting the peanuts briefly before processing saves so much time where other recipes have you stopping every 1/2 to 1 minute to cool down the processor motor. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.