Sweet and Savory Peanut Butter Recipes
Rich, creamy and just the right amount of sweet: peanut butter is the perfect indulgence. So, why not enjoy it all your recipes — from savory noodles or chicken mole to protein bars and PB & J-inspired treats?
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Chocolate Chicken Mole
Ingrid makes her chicken mole with rotisserie chicken, so the whole dish comes together in a matter of minutes. And, thanks to fragrant spices, unsweetened chocolate and nutty peanut butter the dish tastes like it’s been simmering away all day long.
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Peanut Butter Broccolini
Even if you’ve only got a few tablespoons of peanut butter left in the jar you can still make something delicious! Molly mixes peanut butter with soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic and crushed red pepper to make a savory sauce for drizzling over green veggies.
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Peanut Butter Incredibles
You only need peanut butter and five other ingredients (all of which are probably in your pantry and refrigerator right now) to make these mesmerizing dessert bars.
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Thai-Inspired Quinoa Bowls with Pork
Creamy peanut butter is right at home with salty soy sauce, spicy chile-garlic sauce and tangy lime juice in these easy dinner bowls, inspired by the flavors of Thai cuisine.
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Peanut Chicken Pasta
Ree’s 5-star pasta is so easy to make — and it comes together in just 35 minutes. She mixes creamy peanut butter with coconut milk, soy sauce, chile oil and lime juice for a sauce that’s perfect over a mix of chicken, pasta and green beans.
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Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pretzel Dip
The perfect midday pick-me-up, this 10-minute snack is sweet-and-salty perfection. The key to this recipe is whipping the cream cheese well. Make sure it’s light and fluffy before you add the other ingredients. That will make the dip easy to scoop up with pretzels!
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Avocado Veggie Rolls
Give peanut butter a hint of spiciness (with Sriracha) and it becomes the perfect sauce for the inside of these rice-and-veggie rolls.
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Spicy Peanut Sauce
This peanut sauce with the punch of cayenne is great for hot or cold noodles or for dipping grilled chicken skewers.
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Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
These sweet-and-nutty bars are as simple to make as your classic crispy cereal treats. But, instead of holding everything together with melted marshmallows, Molly warms a mixture of sugar and peanut butter.
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Peanut Noodle Salad
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Kale Salad with Peanut Vinaigrette
You won’t believe how easy it is to make Valerie’s homemade peanut vinaigrette — or how much sweet-and-savory flavor it adds to a mix of good-for-you greens, beans and veggies.
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Peanut Butter Pudding with Bananas
The simplest way to upgrade homemade vanilla pudding? Stir in a scoop of peanut butter. These pudding cups are easy to make but they need 2 hours to set in the refrigerator — so be sure to plan ahead.
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Hearty Peanut and Red Bean Stew
This easy-to-make vegetarian meal gets an extra boost of protein — and rich, nutty flavor — from smooth, creamy peanut butter.
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Thai-Inspired Peanut Spaghetti Squash Bowls with Shrimp
These squash bowls are the perfect way to welcome fall. Spaghetti-like squash strands, roasted broccoli, coconut shrimp and an addictive peanut sauce make for a lighter version of Thai takeout.
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars
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Stuffed Peppers with Wheat Berries
You may not think of peanut butter as a necessary ingredient for stuffed peppers but, trust us, a simple spicy peanut sauce is the perfect complement for veggies and whole grains.
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Fancy Grilled PB and J
This crave-worthy grilled sandwich balances sweet and savory flavors in every bite. Ree melts three cheeses over bacon, peanut butter and fruit preserves for a true treat.
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Peanut Butter Protein Bars
The peanut butter in these easy-to-make bars serve two purposes: it’s a great source of protein and the perfect ‘glue’ to hold the oats, seeds and dried fruit together.
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Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
Valerie’s version of these tasty skewers have all the flavor you’d expect thanks to fragrant spices and fresh garlic — and a healthy dose of creamy peanut butter in the dipping sauce.
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Sesame and Peanut Noodles
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