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Extra Peanut Butter

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

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

        1. re: sharebear


          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.

          1. re: kseiverd

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

        2. 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. Chicken, ginger and peanut soup:

            Peanut butter cheesecake?

            PB sandwiches.

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

                  1. 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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                    1. re: jrvedivici

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

                      1. re: coll

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

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

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                      1. re: fldhkybnva

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

                        1. re: andabien

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

                          1. re: biondanonima

                            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.

                            1. re: fldhkybnva

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

                              1. re: LindaWhit

                                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.

                                1. re: andabien

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

                                  1. re: andabien

                                    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.

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

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                            1. 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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                                1. re: pinehurst

                                  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.

                                  1. re: silveropera

                                    Some chocolate chips in there do not hurt

                                2. re: silveropera

                                  What oven temp, and approximate time, please?

                                  1. re: critter101

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

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

                                  1. Also great on mouse traps.

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

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                                    1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

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

                                      1. re: autumm

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

                                        1. re: fldhkybnva

                                          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!

                                          1. re: autumm

                                            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. 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:

                                      1. 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. 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. 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

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

                                              I also love a spoonful swirled in oatmeal.

                                            2. 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. 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

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

                                                  1. 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.