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Peanut Butter Recipes

I have a glut of peanut butter I'm trying to use up. Sick of making pb cookies. Want to make something sweet like a pb brownie or bar cookie. Does anyone have any great recipes using at least 1 cup of pb?

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  1. Here's a super simple bar recipe:

    2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
    1 cup peanut butter
    1 cup butter, melted
    2 cups semisweet or milk chocolate chips
    2 3/4 cups powdered sugar

    Combine all of the ingredients together (except for the chocolate) and press firmly into a 9 x 13 pan. Melt the chocolate and spread over the top. Chill for about 5 minutes and then cut into bars. Return to the fridge to chill completely (if you chill them all the way before you cut them, the chocolate will be difficult to cut).

    Some people make the crumb/pb mixture and shape into balls which they dip in the melted chocolate. Definitely more work, but another option. I think these are commonly called buckeyes.

    These are definitely sweet, so I hope they do the trick for you!

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    1. re: sarahvagaca

      I have never heard of putting graham cracker crumbs into buckeyes - great idea!

    2. Choc PB Cake http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

      PB Bread http://recipes.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Pe...

      PB Fudge http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...

      PB Ice Cream w/ a Jam Swirl
      1 cup peanut butter
      3/4 cup granulated sugar
      1 cup whole milk
      1 - 1/3 cups heavy cream
      2 tsp vanilla extract
      Mix PB w/ sugar til smooth. Add milk til all dissolved, then add cream and stir in vanilla. Allow to run in your ice cream maker; once slightly firmed up, swirl in some melted grape, strawberry, or apricot jam; you can also add graham cracker crumbs at this point too, which I find really really decadent. Let firm up as usual in the freezer.

      1. Peanut Butter BonBons

        1 cup peanut butter
        4 tablespoons softened butter
        1 cup confectioners sugar
        1 6 ounce package semi sweet chocolate pieces
        Optional: 1/2 cup nuts

        Combine the peanut butter, 2 tablespoons soft butter, and the confectioners sugar.
        Stir in nuts if desired.
        Mix until smooth.
        Shape into balls by hand.
        Melt 2 tablespoons butter and chocolate pieces over low heat, or in a small container in hot water.
        Dip balls into chocolate mix, place on wax paper on a cookie sheet and refrigerate.

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        1. re: hannaone

          These were mentioned in another thread on favorite Epi recipes and I just had to try them being a pb and chocolate fan of epic proportions! I used my own brownie base and I 've got to say after trying many pb /brownie combo recipes, this is my favorite. I usually share my goodies but these are in the freezer and coming out one a day just for me!
          http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

          1. re: hannaone

            Now there's the buckeye recipe that I'm familiar with.

          2. When you get sick of sweets, try African peanut (ground nut) soup. It is basically a veggie soup which includes sweet potatoes, white potatoes, chicken, carrots, onions, celery, and anything else you like. Just add peanut butter until you like the taste. I also like adding a hot pepper or two to spice things up

            1. I have a really good recipe for brownies, haven't made it in a long time, but it does include cake mix, so if you're one of those who are against it, oh well (I was attacked on here once for that!)

              3/4 c brown sugar
              1 1/4 cups peanut butter (I used chunky)
              1 pkg yellow cake mix with pudding in mix
              1 c water
              1/4 c canola oil
              1/2 c semi sweet choc chips
              1/2 c peanut butter chips
              1/2 c chopped peanuts
              combine brown sugar, PB & cake mix in bowl, beat on low until crumbly. reserve 1/2 cup and set aside. to remaining bowl, add water & oil. mix at low speed for 2 minutes, then high for 2 minutes. fold in a 1/4 cup of each chips & peanuts. Pour into 9x13 greased pan. Combine remaining chips & peanuts with reserved mixture (from PB & cake mix). Spread over top evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 min.

              ***if you add 3 eggs with the oil & water it will be a cake rather than brownies

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              1. re: pamd

                a big dollop and some melted bittersweet chocolate swirled into a cheesecake mix just before baking is delicious. Cut the sugar down by a third in your regular recipe though.

              2. Unfortunately these don't use "at least 1 cup of pb" but still delicious:
                - PB smoothies
                - PB sauce for chicken wraps or satays (PB, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, scallions, cayenne, a bit of oil or water to thin)

                1. Not usually a Paula Deen fan but this one is good - peanut butter pie

                  http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...

                  also this uses less than a cup but I love it - double layer brownies:

                  http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

                  and I don't have the recipe on hand, but in the New Basics Cookbook there is an Asparagus chicken and sesame noodle dish that is very good.

                  Peanut butter is one of my favorite foods, mix it with chocolate and I am in heaven!

                  1. sweet in a dipping kind of way...
                    mix 1 part pb to 2 parts hoisin sauce add water until consistency is thin enough for dipping...use for spring rolls, toss with noodles and pea pods, carrots...delicious....

                    1. Thank you for this thread! I'm going to have to make those bon bons and the epicurious brownies!

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                      1. re: rasputina

                        The bon bons are excellent with rice Krispys and/or pretzels mixed in with the peanut Butter

                      2. I love mark bittman's basic granola, follow the bottom note of the recipe re:adding peanut butter. I used almond butter and it was amazing.

                        http://markbittman.com/recipe/granola/