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Peanut Butter Recipes

shaebones May 22, 2007 11:18 PM

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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    Ttrockwood Sep 21, 2013 05:49 PM

    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.


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      rasputina Sep 21, 2013 02:44 PM

      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
        youareabunny Sep 21, 2013 03:21 PM

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

      2. lollya May 23, 2007 08:35 AM

        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....

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          KeriT May 23, 2007 08:08 AM

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


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


          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!

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            laurendlewis May 23, 2007 07:18 AM

            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)

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              pamd May 23, 2007 06:45 AM

              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
                smartie May 23, 2007 06:51 AM

                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.

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                kayakado May 23, 2007 05:53 AM

                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. hannaone May 23, 2007 12:54 AM

                  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
                    tweetie May 23, 2007 05:33 AM

                    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!

                    1. re: hannaone
                      sandylc Sep 21, 2013 07:21 PM

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

                    2. Emme May 23, 2007 12:24 AM

                      Choc PB Cake http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/recipe_views/views/231746

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

                      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. sarahvagaca May 22, 2007 11:57 PM

                        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
                          sandylc Sep 21, 2013 07:07 PM

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

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