65 Ways to Use Peanut Butter (And They Aren’t All for Eating!)

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I don’t know about you, but I absolutely LOVE peanut butter. I could eat it almost every single day. I like it crunchy, smooth, all-natural, you name it, and I’ll probably eat it. Not only that, but peanut butter makes for a great item in your pantry that lasts for years. If you don’t eat it first, that is.

That being said, I thought I would go over some of my favorite uses for peanut butter.

Ways to eat peanut butter

  1. Apple slices dipped in peanut butter
  2. PB and jam roll-ups
  3. PB and banana roll-ups
  4. PB and honey roll-ups
  5. PB and brown sugar roll-ups
  6. Simple peanut butter stir-fry (this was actually my favorite way to eat Chinese food as a kid. When it’s time to add your sauce to your stir fry, try using 2 tbsp. soya sauce, 2 tbsp. peanut butter, a pinch of ginger and garlic, and a little something sweet, such as 1 tbsp. of brown sugar. )
  7. Peanut butter-banana smoothie
  8. PB strawberry smoothie (this one tastes like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich)
  9. PB and honey sandwich
  10. PB and jam sandwich
  11. PB and banana sandwich
  12. A plain PB sandwich
  13. PB and crackers
  14. PB by the spoon full
  15.  A spoon of PB with a few chocolate chips
  16. PB cookies
  17. Vegan peanut butter-banana ice cream (blend one frozen banana and 1 tbsp. of peanut butter, and you’ve got a bowl ready to go!)
  18. Easy peanut butter protein balls
  19. PB s’mores
  20. PB frosting (just switch half or all of the butter you use in your frosting recipe for peanut butter)
  21. Add a scoop of PB to your oatmeal
  22. PB burgers (I kid you not, it’s actually a thing, they’re called ‘sticky burgers,’ and they’re delicious)
  23. PB and celery (pop some raisins on top, and you’ll have ants on a log)
  24. Chocolate PB pie
  25. PB brownies
  26. PB hummus
  27. A drizzle on ice cream
  28. PB on pancakes, crepes, or waffles
  29. PB satay
  30. Pumpkin PB soup
  31. PB smoothie bowl
  32. PB and bacon
  33. PB on toast (or a bagle, or an English muffin)
  34. Grilled PB (basically the same as a grilled cheese, just peanut butter inside)
  35. PB on a slice of banana bread
  36. PB on a brownie
  37. PB on a cookie
  38. PB on an Oreo (this is one of my favorites)
  39. PB and graham crackers
  40.  PB and marshmallow sandwich
  41. Crockpot Thai peanut chicken
  42. African peanut stew
  43. Make a homemade PB salad dressing
  44. Dessert pizza with PB as the sauce
  45. Drizzle PB over popcorn
  46. Homemade PB cups
  47. Mix PB and yogurt for a tasty fruit dip.
  48. PB chili
  49. PB fudge
  50. PB and banana fruit leather
  51. Put a little PB at the bottom of your ice cream cone to prevent any ice cream from leaking out.
  52. PB wings

Peanut butter in other ways

While there are literally thousands of ways to eat peanut butter, here are a few other uses PB has.

  1. Make homemade bird feeders – roll a pine cone in PB, and then roll it in birdseed.
  2. Put it on mouse traps.
  3. Use it as a gum remover – surprisingly, PB is really good at removing gum, be it from hair, clothes, furniture, carpets. It does it all. Coat the area in peanut butter, let it sit for a couple of minutes, and when you come back, the gum will come out no problem!
  4. Give the mostly empty and scraped clean jar of PB to your dog for a treat they’ll love and will keep them entertained for a while (make sure you don’t give them glass jars, though!).
  5.  Give your dog medicine on a spoonful of PB.
  6. While it doesn’t sound very appealing, you can actually use a thin layer of PB to replace shaving cream in a pinch.
  7. Sticker remover – it’s like a cheaper version of Goo-Be-Gone.
  8. Use PB to clean leather (I haven’t tried this one, so maybe you’ve tried it? let me know!)
  9. It can be used to clean up dried glue.
  10. Fix scratches on old CDs, DVDs, and video games.
  11. Fry up a small spoon for a minute or two to get rid of odor from cooking fish.
  12. Use it for ant and roach traps.
  13. Lessen scratches on wooden furniture. While PB won’t completely remove the scratch, coating the scratched area in PB, leaving it for about an hour, and then wiping it clean will actually lessen the visibility of the scratch.

How do you use peanut butter?

I don’t know about you, but a few of these uses actually surprised me.  I’m definitely going to start stocking up more on my favorite nutty butter. Do you use PB  in a different way? Let us know in the comments.

About Chloe Morgan

Chloe Morgan grew up living with a tight budget. In her late teens and early 20’s all the lessons she’d learned started to slip, like it does for many college age students on their own for the first time, and with their first credit card. As she’s gotten older, she’s started to deal with the repercussions and has taken on a frugal way of living, keeping her costs low, as she pays off debt and saves for her future. Chloe lives in Northern Ontario, Canada, with her cute dog, Rhea.

65 Ways to Use Peanut Butter (And They Aren\'t All for Eating!)
Chloe Morgan

Chloe Morgan

Chloe Morgan grew up living with a tight budget. In her late teens and early 20’s all the lessons she’d learned started to slip, like it does for many college age students on their own for the first time, and with their first credit card. As she’s gotten older, she’s started to deal with the repercussions and has taken on a frugal way of living, keeping her costs low, as she pays off debt and saves for her future. Chloe lives in Northern Ontario, Canada, with her cute dog, Rhea.

8 thoughts on “65 Ways to Use Peanut Butter (And They Aren’t All for Eating!)”

  1. Some members of my family like PB & bologna sandwiches. I like my PB with mayo (southern thing I think) or with banana – the riper the better.
    Somewhere I have an edible Play-Doh recipe that uses PB which I do *not* remember it using powdered sugar (did a quick Bing search) but powdered milk seems to ring a bell.
    I too could live on peanut butter. A heaping teaspoon is a great mid-morning snack for me.

  2. 8 kids in my family, a loaf of bread didn’t last but two days, maybe. Mom would whip up tortillas, we would lather pb & jelly on a tortilla and roll it like a burrito or would slap pb & jelly a saltine cracker add one on top making a cracker sandwich. Yep, peanut butter or bologna sandwiches were our brown bag lunches everyday in elementary school and all summer long. Haven’t eaten bologna since, that’s 61 years ago, peanut butter, rarely.

    1. While technically not a PB comment, fried bologna is another comfort food on my list. Fry in a little butter, serve on bread with mayo.
      Peanut butter, honey, wheat germ, and raisins makes a tasty sandwich also.

  3. If you are trying to protect a garden or orchard with an electric fence, smear some peanut butter very 6 feet or so on a wire about 30 inches above the ground. Deer will quickly learn to associate the smell of peanut butter with PAIN.

    On a wire maybe 5-6 inches above ground do the same thing. Bunnies, ground hogs and squirrels will stay out.

    Before I forget – make sure the charger is OFF before you apply the peanut butter, then turn it back ON.

  4. Back in the early 70s I worked for the Dept of Ag in the Food Nutrition area and was in charge of finding recipes for recipients, just in my district, to use with the Donated Foods they received monthly. Peanut butter, for some reason, seemed to be hard for people to see for uses beyond sandwiches or cookies. I used current issues of Women’s Day, Better Homes & Gardens to find recipes where PB could be substituted. The most popular recipe was PB Mac (Mac & cheese). PB, butter and elbow macaroni were 3 of the items given out each month. Also “PB Candy Balls” made with PB, butter, raisins & oatmeal, all donated foods. And Stuffed Peppers/zucchini/tomatoes – rice, butter, PB. Again, all 3 donated foods. Most recipients in our rural area had gardens so peppers, zucchini & tomatoes were usually home grown & available.

  5. The many uses of peanut butter (aka PB) is just one part of a vastly larger group of possibilities … as I learned when I bought my Country LIving grain mill (hand crankable or motorizeable) back in the Y2K era. Mine came with an optional “bean augur” which held many surprises. It turned out that with the bean augur installed and the grinding fineness set correctly, I could crank whole peanuts I’d been storing into PB whenever I wanted — even if cleaning up afterwards was a bit of a mess.

    Beyond that I learned I could crank/grind virtually any other kind of nut (or a selected combination of nut types) into nut butter. It was a good idea to label such products as to which nut types and in which percentages my newly filled jars would contain.

    Creating one (or mixed) type(s) of nut butter was just one of many other possibilities that bean augur opened up. It could also grind almost any kind of grain (or combinations of multiple types) into flour. Because freshly ground wheat flour, for example, will spoil rather quickly (like 7 days) if stored in hot rooms before using, I learned to grind only enough flour for immediate use. That lesson taught me the difference between being able to store whole grains almost indefinitely versus grinding just flour for immediate use only as needed.

    Some people have bad health reactions to some types of grain so the ability to select and grind chosen grains or combinations of them could be invaluable. I havene’t researched the possibilities of some people’s bad health reactions to some types of nuts, but that should be easy to research in order to be helpfully selective in what nut types to process.

    There are a number of such home kitchen grain mills on the market to choose from. Don’t be shy about looking over the possibilities.

    The main point of this discussion is that the many uses of peanut butter (aka PB) is just one part of a wide spectrum of possibilities that making one’s own nut butter (from whatever nut types tickle your fancy) can let your imagination go wild. If that happens for you, I would be honored to take a wee bit of credit for that.

    –Lewis

    1. I’m currently using Sun(flower) Butter instead of PB due to a fantastic sale. Have you ever ground sunflower seeds? They are very oily – I pour the oil off the jars & use it for cooking. Just wondering how they would grind.

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