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Mar 16, 2010 02:38 PM

How do you do peanut butter and crackers?

Lets hold constant the PB for a moment -- in other words, take your favorite PB, be it homemade, salted or unsalted, creamy, chunky, or whatever -- and tell me which type of cracker you use to eat said PB?

Are you a water cracker person? A preference for something neutral so as to maximize the nutty goodness of the PB?

Do you prefer a more salty platflorm, like a Ritz cracker, Saltines or a Wheat Thin? Perhaps the savory flavors of the crackers better accentuates the saltiness of the PB?

Or are you more about texture than taste? Maybe you prefer a melba toast to a water cracker b/c the melba toast provides that "fall-apart" crispiness that a cracker does not.

Well, let me say this, I'm none of the above.

Today, I think I found the perfect "cracker" for PB and crackers.

Winner? Oreo cookies.

It's crunchy, sweet, salty and provides (most importantly) that great mouthfeel that only a mixture of Oreo stuffing and PB can generate.

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  1. ....Crackers? I just need a spoon.

    Although I do love Ritz, and love Mitch Hedberg's joke about Ritz:

    "When you buy a box of Ritz crackers, on the back of the box, they have all these suggestions as to what to put on top of the Ritz. "Try it with turkey and cheese. Try it with peanut butter." But I like crackers, man, that's why I bought it, 'cause I like crackers! I don't see a suggestion to put a Ritz on top of a Ritz. I didn't buy them because they're little edible plates! You've got no faith in the product itself."

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    1. re: tatamagouche

      ... spoon?

      I just need an index finger.

      1. re: ipsedixit

        middle finger works better once the jar starts to get low because it's longer ;)

        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          At that point I just take out the kitchen shears and cut the jar in half (assuming it's plastic).

          1. re: ipsedixit

            I've found that a small spatula, the type with one flat side, works wonders when the jar starts to get empty. You can easily get up under the rim and not miss a drop.

            I prefer water crackers.

            1. re: Axalady

              i do the same thing with the spatula, but instead of using it every time i want the PB (or almond butter), i use it to scoop out the remains and transfer them to a smaller container so it's more easily accessible.

              but back to the topic at hand...when i *could* eat crackers (well, the ones worth eating), Ritz was my favorite vehicle for PB.

      2. cheez its and peanut butter. or melba toast. or just the jar and a spoon.

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          1. IN LARGE QUANTIES>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
            all kidding aside, I like chunky on Ritz, I like crfeamy on wheat thins

            1. I do not eat peanut butter (blasphemy, I know!) but my husband goes through about a jar a week - the big ones. His favorite method is a spoon, scoop a huge glob out, and then roll that in a handful of chocolate chips. He calls it his fuel for cycling. I will have to clue him in to the Oreo idea.

              1. i do like my ritz and peanut butter. but lately i been eating peanut butter and pretzels. yum! i want some now but no ritz or pretzels.