6 Foods That Belong with Peanut Butter

Before you slather peanut butter onto another slice of bread for a PB&J sandwich, reinvent the PB wheel with our fleet of foods that seriously belong with peanut butter.
Related To:

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

Peanut butter is one of those close-to-our-hearts condiments that oftentimes isn't even used as one: We'll take it straight up by the spoonful to get that creamy, nutty and somewhat salty goodness in whatever way we can. Before you slather peanut butter onto another slice of bread for a PB&J sandwich, reinvent the PB wheel with our fleet of foods that seriously belong with peanut butter.

Brownies

Deeply chocolatey brownie batter is even better with peanut butter in the mix. When you bite into one of Bobby Flay's Peanut Butter Caramel Swirled Brownies, you'll surely taste the nutty spread, but you won't be able to see it, since it's marbled in with a caramel swirl.

Cinnamon Rolls topped with peanut butter.

Photo by: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Stephen Johnson, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Cinnamon Rolls

Most freshly baked cinnamon rolls come slathered in a drippy white frosting, but that kind of traditional glaze isn't the only way. Next time your homemade brunch takes a decadent turn, spread  cooled cinnamon rolls with peanut butter frosting.

FNK PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY GRANOLA Food Network Kitchen Food Network Unsalted Butter, Light Brown Sugar, Honey, Vanilla Extract, Rolled Oats, Honey Roasted Peanuts, Dried Cranberries, Peanut Butter Chips

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Matt Armendariz, Copyright 2015

Granola

You're lookin' at a granola that leans more toward dessert than it ever would breakfast. Salty, sweet and crunchy  Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola doesn't rely on the stuff from the jar; instead, this granola features peanut butter chips to reel in that peanut butter flavor.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Cupcakes

For so many of us, a good cupcake hinges on the frosting. Luckily, Ina Garten's  Chocolate Cupcakes and Peanut Butter Icing are crowned with a fluffy, nutty cloud that jibes super well with chocolate.

WU0313H_chocolate-peanut-butter-pie-recipe

WU0313H_chocolate-peanut-butter-pie-recipe

Pie

If the thought of pie brings to mind images of fruit-filled, lattice-topped works of art, take a break from that kind of polished recipe for once. With a chocolate cookie crust and a velvety peanut butter filling, Ree Drummond's  Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie is one of an entirely different breed, and it's a whole lot easier to make.

Hamburgers topped with peanut butter.

Photo by: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Stephen Johnson, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Burgers

OK, you just have to trust us on this one. While you've probably limited your burger toppings to not much more than ketchup or mustard or mayo,   topping burgers with peanut butter is really a thing — and you should probably try it.

Get more peanut butter recipes from our friends of #ComfortFoodFeast:

The Lemon Bowl:  Peanut Butter Magic Shell
Big Girls, Small Kitchen:  Peanut Butter Crispy Bars
Keep Reading

Next Up

6 Newfangled Ways to Get Your Pizza Fix — Comfort Food Feast

Instead of taking pizza by the slice day in and day out, get your fix in alternative ways.

6 Classic Comfort Foods with a Cauliflower Twist — Fall Fest

Give your favorite comfort foods a healthy makeover with these clever cauliflower substitutions.

6 Gooey Grilled Cheeses You Can't Live Without — Comfort Food Feast

Next time you get a hankering for the griddled goodness of an oozing grilled cheese, stack a few creative ingredients that can elevate the childhood classic to a satisfying, comforting main.

Winter Activity Foods

Whether you’re hitting the slopes or building a snowman, being active in the cold weather is a workout. Come in from the cold and enjoy these bone-warming foods.

6 Iconic Southern Ingredients Lightened Up, Y'all

Yes, there is a lot of Southern food that is fried, but Southern food is about more than just fried chicken and fatback.

6 Comforting (and Healthy) Reasons to Turn the Oven Back On

Now that the weather is cooling down, kick your oven into high gear for healthy, comforting recipe favorites.

Best of List: Warming Comfort Food

With cold settling in, it's time to find the very best when it comes to comfort food. We're talking stick-to-your-ribs-and-make-you-feel-like-you're-being-hugged food, and you'll find this over-the-top goodness at these great restaurants.