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Savory Peanut Butter Snack?

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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).

Thanks!

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  1. 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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    1. re: soypower

      Hmmm, thats a pretty excellent idea . . ..

      1. 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.

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

          http://www.chow.com/recipes/12867

          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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          1. re: another_adam

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

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

              http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/ma...

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              1. re: soypower

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

              2. you could make chicken satay with peanut sauce on sticks

                http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ty...

                1. 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.

                  1. 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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                    1. re: rtms

                      The best peanut butter cookies EVER
                      and super easy...but I use real sugar
                      http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/pa...

                    2. 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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                      1. re: piccola

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

                        1. re: Cebca

                          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.

                        2. re: piccola

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

                        3. My Friend swears by her peanut butter and spinach sandwiches.