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Extra Peanut Butter

andabien Feb 10, 2014 06:44 AM

I used 1 tablespoon of peanut butter in some sweet potato soup, and now I have the remains of the whole jar left over. Besides cookies and peanut butter bread, what are some ways to use up the leftover peanut butter?

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    ChiliDude Feb 10, 2014 06:51 AM

    If it is smooth peanut butter, it can be used to make hummus instead of tahini.

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    1. re: ChiliDude
      andabien Feb 10, 2014 06:59 AM

      It's the crunchy type.

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      smtucker Feb 10, 2014 06:56 AM

      Satay Peanut Sauce. This is the only reason I have any peanut butter on my shelves.

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        sharebear Feb 10, 2014 07:05 AM

        The best way is to spoon directly from jar into mouth. :]

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          kseiverd Feb 10, 2014 02:26 PM


          It's also an entertaining way to get meds into a DOG!?! Last dog has "summer allergies". Once whether turned nice, she'd lay out in back yard for hours, rolling in grass. She'd develop itchy spots and do a lot of scratching/chewing. Vet said... $$ for allergy testing and possible steriods (NOT her recommendation, surprisingly). Said try Benadryl... same dose as for adult HUMAN... she was a 90 lb Dobie. I'd put 2 pills in a nice blob of PB on a soft spatula and stick it to the roof of her mouth. Knew she like ti cuz that little stub of a tail wagged like crazy & it was about impossible NOT to laugh as she tried to get it off roof of mouth.

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            andabien Feb 10, 2014 03:34 PM

            I use to feed pills to my cat by wrapping them in braunschweiger. They went down very easy.

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          HillsofBeverly Feb 10, 2014 07:10 AM

          Funny, I've never had extra peanut butter (for long, that is). Eat from jar, spread on toasted wholegrain bread, put into satay sauces, eat w/an apple or banana. If you really hate it and no one in the household will eat it, birds and squirrels love it (especially in cold climates for energy).

          1. pinehurst Feb 10, 2014 07:12 AM

            Chicken, ginger and peanut soup:

            Peanut butter cheesecake?

            PB sandwiches.

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              kazhound Feb 10, 2014 07:28 AM

              this dressing was a big hit in our household: http://www.ourbestbites.com/2009/07/t...

              1. coll Feb 10, 2014 07:35 AM

                African Peanut Soup, among others. I used to put it in BBQ sauce too.

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                  HillJ Feb 10, 2014 08:27 AM


                  1. jrvedivici Feb 10, 2014 08:59 AM

                    Peanut butter and apples are a nice snack!

                    You can also make my personal favorite; ultimate PB&J sandwiches. Made like a club sandwich with a 3rd piece of bread in the sandwich spread your chunky peanut butter on the bottom piece of bread, place the middle slice on top, spread some grape jelly on top of that and add raisins for "chunky" jelly! Place top slice on sandwich and yummmmm!! Love these.

                    Also agree with the chicken satay as mentioned perviously.

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                      coll Feb 10, 2014 09:00 AM

                      How can it be "ultimate" without bacon? I LOVE peanut butter and bacon sandwiches.

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                        jrvedivici Feb 10, 2014 09:03 AM

                        Bacon and banana's make it the Ultimate Elvis PB&J.

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                          coll Feb 10, 2014 09:21 AM

                          Now THAT I can go for.

                    2. fldhkybnva Feb 10, 2014 09:10 AM

                      Why can't you just keep the jar around? Use it when you feel like it :)

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                        andabien Feb 10, 2014 09:22 AM

                        I could, but I tend to keep my refrigerator rather spare.

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                          biondanonima Feb 10, 2014 09:23 AM

                          It doesn't need to be refrigerated - it will keep for a LONG time at room temp.

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                            fldhkybnva Feb 10, 2014 09:33 AM

                            Yes, even the natural peanut butter does fine at room temperature. I'm also confused by keeping the fridge "spare" but to each his own.

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                              LindaWhit Feb 10, 2014 12:29 PM

                              I don't even know what that means. My fridge is usually packed to the gills.

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                                andabien Feb 10, 2014 01:11 PM

                                I just think that if my fridge is so crowded that I can't get to what's in it easily, or even know what is in it, then it's more of an encumbrance than a convenience. I like to keep my life simple.

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                                  fldhkybnva Feb 10, 2014 01:13 PM

                                  I see, my fridge has many wonderful and less than wonderful surprises :)

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                                    LindaWhit Feb 10, 2014 01:20 PM

                                    Well, mine's not *that* crowded, andabien. I do know where things are on each shelf and in each crisper drawer. It's just when I cook and have leftovers (as I did this weekend and as I have now), when I open the door it *seems* filled to the gills.

                                    But I like knowing there's eggs, cheese, milk, and veggies in there to make a quiche if I want, for instance. I like knowing there's a jar of grated ginger in sherry should I want a stir-fry; I like knowing I've got several different mustards for schmearing on a sandwich if that's what's for dinner.

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                                    fldhkybnva Feb 10, 2014 01:13 PM

                                    I prefer it that way.

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                            INDIANRIVERFL Feb 10, 2014 09:10 AM

                            First, you need to replace the bed sheets with......

                            oops, wrong web site.


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                              andabien Feb 10, 2014 09:20 AM

                              I mentioned, it's crunchy.

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                              silveropera Feb 10, 2014 09:14 AM

                              I know you said you don't want cookies, but the very best peanut butter cookies in the whole wide world can be made with one cup of peanut butter, one cup of sugar, and one egg. Mix it, cook them until they're just starting to brown, and then let them cool completely and tell me you've had a better one.

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                                pinehurst Feb 10, 2014 09:20 AM

                                No flour? Really? Intrigued.

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                                  silveropera Feb 10, 2014 09:50 AM

                                  No flour. A little bit of salt is good to throw in, but nothing more. They're absolutely perfect. Let them set a few minutes before you try to move them, wait until they're fully cool to eat them (they taste much better cool), and enjoy.

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                                    magiesmom Feb 10, 2014 11:38 AM

                                    Some chocolate chips in there do not hurt

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                                  critter101 Feb 10, 2014 10:00 AM

                                  What oven temp, and approximate time, please?

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                                    silveropera Feb 10, 2014 10:53 AM

                                    I do 350, and they usually take about 8 minutes, but watch them - take them out when the edges start to brown.

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                                  JoeBabbitt Feb 10, 2014 09:29 AM

                                  Dog treats - lots of good PB Dog treat recipes around.

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                                    INDIANRIVERFL Feb 10, 2014 09:42 AM

                                    Also great on mouse traps.

                                    I seem to be cross fertilizing my threads. Blame it on Monday.

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                                      autumm Feb 10, 2014 10:57 AM

                                      I'll second good for mouse traps. Only have some around for that (thank you allergies!)

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                                        fldhkybnva Feb 10, 2014 11:19 AM

                                        I have to keep 2 jars, the mice don't seem to like natural peanut butter. They prefer HFCS.

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                                          autumm Feb 10, 2014 07:38 PM

                                          Our mice prefer peter pan. They really didn't like the e z cheese. So now I have half a can of that. Stupid rodents!

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                                            coll Feb 11, 2014 05:27 AM

                                            Do you mean they prefer Peter Pan to Skippy or Jif? If so, I wouldn't call them "stupid" but rather conneseiurs! Or "first world" mice ;-)

                                    2. Sra. Swanky Feb 10, 2014 09:48 AM

                                      Roadfood.com has a great recipe for peanut soup. Really good! Also, you can make mafe - a dish from Senegal that uses peanut butter and different veggies and lamb (but you can subsititute any meat) over rice:

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                                        tepid__ Feb 10, 2014 11:25 AM

                                        If you are into into Asian-y food go Thai!

                                        I found this recipe purely by accident while looking for Thanksgiving appetizers.


                                        My only suggestion would be (if you'd like it to be more like an egg roll/spring roll) is to use egg roll or wonton wrappers. Ive even used filo dough!

                                        1. LindaWhit Feb 10, 2014 12:28 PM

                                          Satay sauce.

                                          Peanut Blossom Cookies: http://www.landolakes.com/recipe/2579...

                                          Peanut butter schmeared on celery or tart apples.

                                          Thai Peanut Noodle & Veggie salad.

                                          Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies.

                                          Give a spoonful to your dog and watch him go to town on it.

                                          1. Cherylptw Feb 10, 2014 01:31 PM

                                            Add to brownie, cake & pie recipes (peanut butter cup pie comes to mind)

                                            Make peanut butter pastry cream for fillings, or add a dollop on top of pancakes, waffles, etc.

                                            If you make ice cream, add to the mixture by the spoonfuls once it starts to freeze.

                                            Toasted peanut butter and banana sandwich (or add nutella, etc to it also)

                                            Peanut butter simple syrup, can be added to cocktails or drizzled on forementioned pancakes, etc.

                                            Make frozen ice cream sandwiches by mixing peanut butter into store bought ice cream, spoon it between graham crackers, sliced pound cake, etc. with strawberries, banana, etc. wrap then freeze.

                                            Add it to the custard for banana pudding

                                            Make sweet rolls and add the peanut butter as part of the filling before rolling it up. Sprinkle the top with chopped peanuts

                                            Add a spoonful into Pad Thai sauce; it already is garnished with peanuts or make some cold peanut sesame noodles

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                                            1. re: Cherylptw
                                              Sra. Swanky Feb 10, 2014 04:33 PM

                                              Yum! This has me jonesing for peanut butter pancakes for dinner.

                                              I also love a spoonful swirled in oatmeal.

                                            2. ipsedixit Feb 10, 2014 03:13 PM

                                              1. Clean one finger
                                              2. Insert said finger into jar
                                              3. Then insert said finger into mouth
                                              4. Close mouth
                                              5. Pull finger out
                                              6. Repeat steps 2-5, as necessary.

                                              1. Ttrockwood Feb 10, 2014 03:33 PM

                                                Use in homemade granola bars
                                                Blend a gob with chunks of frozen banana and almond milk/whatever milk as a breakfast smoothie.

                                                Whisk together with soy sauce, lime juice, a pinch of sugar, and a splash of water if needed to thin. Plus chili flakes if you like spicy. Use as a sauce on noodles, roasted veggies, baked sweet potato, stir fried tofu

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                                                  Querencia Feb 10, 2014 07:43 PM

                                                  Eat it? I like it on whole wheat toast with a little honey.

                                                  1. SaraAshley Feb 10, 2014 08:00 PM

                                                    Give it to me! Jk, I actually don't like peanut butter on its own, or even just on a piece of bread. I always have an extra large jar of Jiff around though to make peanut butter blossom cookies. I love satay, sauce too, so I might try using some of mine for this, as well.

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