12 Things to Make with a Jar of Peanut Butter


Smooth. Creamy. Chunky. No matter your favorite kind of peanut butter, there’s no doubting just how versatile a jar of peanut butter can be, or how far it can go. While you already know that you can eat it straight out of the jar with a spoon or pair it with jelly on bread for a classic PB&J sandwich, the options don’t stop there. Try these 12 delicious recipes, all of which put a jar of peanut butter to good use.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut butter and chocolate make a great combo in this no-bake pie from Ree Drummond. Pairing a creamy mixture of peanut butter, cream cheese and whipped topping with a crunchy chocolate cookie crust, this pie is sure to make the sweet lover in your life smile.

Peanut Butter Split Smoothie

Five minutes is all you need to make this Peanut Butter Split Smoothie. Ripe bananas get blended together with creamy peanut butter to form a tasty mixture, giving you smooth results in a hurry.

Peanut Butter Mousse

Tofu might seem like an unlikely ingredient in this sweet treat, but here it serves to thicken the mousse from Food Network Magazine. Once it’s complete, pour the mousse into glasses and top each chilled cup of mousse with a dollop of Marshmallow Fluff and chopped peanuts or shaved chocolate for a quick and easy treat.

Chocolate Chicken Mole

Thanks to the ready-to-go rotisserie chicken used in this dish, 25 minutes is all you’ll need to make this savory Chocolate Chicken Mole. Here, peanut butter is pureed with adobo sauce and cinnamon to form a smoky mole sauce. Serve with flour tortillas and garnish with peanuts, sesame seeds and grated orange zest for bonus color.

Peanut Noodle Salad

Take your peanut butter for a spin on the savory side with this recipe from Food Network Magazine. Peanut butter stars in a lime juice-soy sauce dressing, which offers a sweet, tangy bite to the noodles and fresh bell peppers.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Nancy Fuller uses brown sugar in her Peanut Butter Cookies to give them a chewier texture. For additional peanut butter taste, Nancy adds peanut butter chips into her peanut butter and shortening batter, giving you two times the peanut butter in every bite.

Peanut Butter Caramel Swirled Brownies

“A stealth peanut butter brownie.” That’s what Bobby Flay calls this recipe, referring to the surprise peanut butter and caramel swirl marbled throughout these rich treats.

Jelly-Filled Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Wow the crowd at your next bake sale with Tyler Florence’s cupcakes, which are filled with grape jelly. He tops the cupcakes with a cream cheese and peanut butter frosting, and uses crushed candy and small cookies for decoration.

Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pops

Give your cheesecake a peanut butter-chocolate makeover with this recipe from the Food Network Kitchen. A decadent peanut butter cheesecake makes up each pop’s center, while a thick chocolate shell covers its outside. Refrigerate and serve cold, or freeze them to have a bite-size treat later on. To give each morsel more texture, coat each pop with chopped nuts or candies.

Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Giada De Laurentiis couples chunky peanut butter with old-fashioned oats and toasted almonds in these granola bars for a thick and chewy texture. She then adds honey to give the bars a welcome sweetness, resulting in a kid-approved snack.

No-Bake Chocolate-Pretzel-Peanut Butter Squares

Crushed pretzel rods and smooth peanut butter make up the base of these no-bake squares from Trisha Yearwood, who notes that you can substitute peanut butter cookies or vanilla wafers if pretzels aren’t your thing.


A peanut butter truffle covered in chocolate; that’s the winning combination behind these buckeyes from the Food Network Kitchen. Each buckeye is hand-rolled and covered in a blanket of rich semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, creating a pairing that is too good to pass up.