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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
- Apple slices dipped in peanut butter
- PB and jam roll-ups
- PB and banana roll-ups
- PB and honey roll-ups
- PB and brown sugar roll-ups
- 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. )
- Peanut butter-banana smoothie
- PB strawberry smoothie (this one tastes like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich)
- PB and honey sandwich
- PB and jam sandwich
- PB and banana sandwich
- A plain PB sandwich
- PB and crackers
- PB by the spoon full
- A spoon of PB with a few chocolate chips
- PB cookies
- 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!)
- Easy peanut butter protein balls
- PB s’mores
- PB frosting (just switch half or all of the butter you use in your frosting recipe for peanut butter)
- Add a scoop of PB to your oatmeal
- PB burgers (I kid you not, it’s actually a thing, they’re called ‘sticky burgers,’ and they’re delicious)
- PB and celery (pop some raisins on top, and you’ll have ants on a log)
- Chocolate PB pie
- PB brownies
- PB hummus
- A drizzle on ice cream
- PB on pancakes, crepes, or waffles
- PB satay
- Pumpkin PB soup
- PB smoothie bowl
- PB and bacon
- PB on toast (or a bagle, or an English muffin)
- Grilled PB (basically the same as a grilled cheese, just peanut butter inside)
- PB on a slice of banana bread
- PB on a brownie
- PB on a cookie
- PB on an Oreo (this is one of my favorites)
- PB and graham crackers
- PB and marshmallow sandwich
- Crockpot Thai peanut chicken
- African peanut stew
- Make a homemade PB salad dressing
- Dessert pizza with PB as the sauce
- Drizzle PB over popcorn
- Homemade PB cups
- Mix PB and yogurt for a tasty fruit dip.
- PB chili
- PB fudge
- PB and banana fruit leather
- Put a little PB at the bottom of your ice cream cone to prevent any ice cream from leaking out.
- 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.
- Make homemade bird feeders – roll a pine cone in PB, and then roll it in birdseed.
- Put it on mouse traps.
- 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!
- 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!).
- Give your dog medicine on a spoonful of PB.
- While it doesn’t sound very appealing, you can actually use a thin layer of PB to replace shaving cream in a pinch.
- Sticker remover – it’s like a cheaper version of Goo-Be-Gone.
- Use PB to clean leather (I haven’t tried this one, so maybe you’ve tried it? let me know!)
- It can be used to clean up dried glue.
- Fix scratches on old CDs, DVDs, and video games.
- Fry up a small spoon for a minute or two to get rid of odor from cooking fish.
- Use it for ant and roach traps.
- 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.