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Savory Peanut Butter Snack?

Cebca Jan 9, 2009 01:49 PM

It's my bosses birthday on Monday and she LOVES peanut butter. I want to make her something to bring in to work but I'm sure someone else will bring in cake or cookies or something sweet and traditional-birthday-ish. Does anyone make any good savory peanut butter treats that would be easy enough to bring into work and arent too hard to eat (basically, should be finger food or forks would be okay but nothing messy).


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  1. soypower RE: Cebca Jan 9, 2009 01:58 PM

    Maybe a homemade version of peanut butter crackers? You could make your own crackers and spread peanut butter between two of them...

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      Cebca RE: soypower Jan 9, 2009 02:13 PM

      Hmmm, thats a pretty excellent idea . . ..

    2. chowser RE: Cebca Jan 9, 2009 02:20 PM

      You could do a baked peanut butter jelly bread.


      1. Antilope RE: Cebca Jan 9, 2009 02:40 PM

        This may be too messy for your current request, but maybe others can use it. This is our favorite savory use for peanut butter:

        Thai Style Peanut Dipping Sauce

        4 tbsp peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
        2 tbsp vegetable oil
        4 tbsp soy sauce
        4 tbsp granulated sugar
        4 tbsp distilled vinegar
        1 tsp toasted sesame oil
        2 tsp Sriracha hot chili sauce (more or less to taste)
        1/8 tsp ground coriander

        Mix well with whisk.

        Serve over hot or cold noodles, over rice, or on pot stickers or as a spring roll dipping sauce.

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          another_adam RE: Cebca Jan 9, 2009 02:58 PM

          While more sweet than savory, how about peanut butter bacon truffles? There's even a recipe on Chow (though I haven't tried it)


          More generally, PB & bacon seem popular (even without the chocolate)-- I guess the trick is just to figure out how to make it easy to pick up. (Maybe here's where the idea of crackers comes in?) Add some thinly sliced apples to them and you'll have eye-catching little stacks :)

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            Cebca RE: another_adam Jan 9, 2009 03:19 PM

            She's a vegetarian so I dont think the bacon will fly.

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            lgss RE: Cebca Jan 9, 2009 03:11 PM

            Not a snack, but I wonder if she knows about Masamba? Potatoes and steamed greens (collards or kale) topped with a mixture of peanut butter and salsa!

            1. soypower RE: Cebca Jan 9, 2009 03:41 PM

              Another thought came to mind, but could be too messy...Cold peanut sesame noodles? They could definitely be eaten with a fork though...


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                Super Salad RE: soypower Jan 11, 2009 05:26 PM

                I second cold sesame noodles. The perfect peanut butter meal and prelude to a peanut butter dessert.

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                weeeenohands RE: Cebca Jan 9, 2009 05:25 PM

                you could make chicken satay with peanut sauce on sticks


                1. Infomaniac RE: Cebca Jan 9, 2009 07:26 PM

                  I like to make peanut butter fudge, and sometimes I like to make it with a layer of chocolate. Or a pennche and enhance it with peanut butter.

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                    rtms RE: Cebca Jan 9, 2009 07:33 PM

                    how about vietnamese summer rolls with peanut dipping sauce. they can be made veggie and there a recipe posted on CH

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                      LaLa RE: rtms Jan 9, 2009 07:42 PM

                      The best peanut butter cookies EVER
                      and super easy...but I use real sugar

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                      piccola RE: Cebca Jan 11, 2009 05:27 PM

                      Probably too late for you, but I've made savoury PB scones - standard recipe, subbing PB for some of the fat/wet ingredients. I kept it pretty simple, but I bet you could jazz them up with herbs or spices.

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                        Cebca RE: piccola Jan 13, 2009 12:58 PM

                        Piccola - that sounds great! Do you have any recipes that you can recommend specifically, or guidelines for subbing out? Let me know!

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                          piccola RE: Cebca Jan 13, 2009 05:24 PM

                          To be honest, I kinda winged it, but I remember using about 1/2 cup PB and 1/4 cup butter for 12 scones. I used half white, half whole-wheat flour. Seriously, it was your basic scone recipe - I don't have a go-to recipe, so I tend to Google a new one every time.

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                          lgss RE: piccola Jan 13, 2009 05:42 PM

                          My Sweet Vegan cookbook by Hannah Kaminsky has a peanut butter/chocolate scone recipe.

                        3. Bryn RE: Cebca Jan 11, 2009 06:27 PM

                          My Friend swears by her peanut butter and spinach sandwiches.

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