The Best Peanut Butter Recipes

November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month! Who’s with me in dancing? I love peanut butter!

Not only is it so versatile, it can be incorporated into almost every meal of the day and you don’t tire of it … well … not quickly at least. For breakfast, I love peanut butter in my smoothies, on pancakes or waffles, on my toast with banana slices.

At lunch or as a snack, I absolutely cannot eat celery without peanut butter spread on top and little raisins on top of that yet. Talk about delicious. Not to mention a PB&J sandwich for lunch!

Dinner, well I really mean dessert, is a cookie pizza. Make the worlds biggest cookie, slather it with peanut butter and top it with all your favourite dessert toppings (I love to use marshmallows, chocolate chips, brownie bits and bananas). Late night snacks find me cutting up apples to dip into my peanut butter (I even mix it with equal parts brown sugar sometimes) – what an amazing treat (and it’s good for you too)!

These are some of my all time favourite peanut butter recipes! Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Melts

 Photo Cred: Kraft Canada

Photo Cred: Kraft Canada

1 c. butter (melted)

  • 2 c. white sugar

  • 2 tsp. vanilla

  • 1/8 c. molasses (2 tbsp.)

  • 1 ½ tsp. baking soda

  • 1 tsp. baking powder

  • ½ tsp. salt

  • 1 c. peanut butter

  • 2 eggs (beaten)

  • 2 ½ c. flour

Melt the butter. Add the sugar, molasses and vanilla. Stir until blended, then add the baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Add the peanut butter. Pour in the beaten eggs and stir. Then add the flour and mix well until all the ingredients are thoroughly blended. Form into walnut-sized balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Flatten with a fork.

Bake. 375° for 7-8 min

Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

 Photo Cred: Kraft Canada

Photo Cred: Kraft Canada

  • Half of one banana

  • 1/2 cup smooth or crunchy low-fat peanut butter

  • 1/2 cup of non-fat milk

  • 6 ice cubes

  • 1 tablespoon of chocolate whey protein powder

Place all of the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.

Pizza Cake

 Photo Cred: Food Network

Photo Cred: Food Network

  • 1 ½ c. flour

  • ½ tsp baking soda

  • ½ tsp. salt

  • 2/3 c. butter

  • ½ c. sugar

  • ½ c. brown sugar

  • 1 egg

  • ½ tsp. vanilla

  • 2 c. chocolate chips

  • ½ c. peanut butter

Mix together all the ingredients with the exception of the chocolate chips and peanut butter. Spread the mixture onto a cookie sheet (or pizza tray). Bake. Spread peanut putter on baked cookie. Sprinkle on the chocolate chips.

Bake at 375° for 12-14 min

Snickers Ice Cream Cake

 Photo Cred: Betty Crocker

Photo Cred: Betty Crocker

2  L. vanilla ice cream

1 500 mL. tub of Cool Whip

1 box chocolate pudding

½ c. chunky peanut butter

Mix ice cream (it is easier if the ice cream is slightly thawed), Cool Whip, pudding powder, and peanut butter. Pour into a 9x13 pan. Freeze. For an added touch, drizzle instant hardening chocolate ice cream topping on top before serving.