7 Ways With Peanut Butter

Whether your peanut butter preference is crunchy, creamy, all-natural, or extra smooth, you'll love the tasty and unexpected flavor combinations in these recipes.

  • Add Flavor by the Tablespoon
    Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine

    Add Flavor by the Tablespoon

    Break out of the PB&J mold and try your favorite style of peanut butter in one of our featured recipes. Make a soup, salad, smoothie, or even a pizza with that rich flavor you've loved since childhood.

  • Asian Peanut Dip
    Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

    Asian Peanut Dip

    Update your favorite spread by giving it bold Asian flavor. Mix peanut butter, tofu, brown sugar, lime juice, soy sauce, garlic, and crushed red pepper together until well blended then serve the spicy-sweet spread on a sandwich or as a dip for sliced veggies.
  • Peanut-Noodle Salad

    Peanut-Noodle Salad

    Crunchy peanut butter adds robust Asian-inspired flavor to this no-cook sauce served over soba noodles or angel hair pasta.
  • Chocolate-Peanut Bars

    Chocolate-Peanut Bars

    The classic combination of salty peanut butter and gooey chocolate is hard to top. Crunchy peanut butter and crushed vanilla wafers give these bite-size dessert bars a satisfying crunch.
  • Malaysian Chicken Pizza
    Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

    Malaysian Chicken Pizza

    Pep up pizza night with a tangy blend of brown sugar, soy sauce, and fresh ginger. A few tablespoons of crunchy peanut butter add restaurant-quality Thai flavor to the sauce.
  • Vanilla Honey-Nut Smoothie
    Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

    Vanilla Honey-Nut Smoothie

    This breakfast shake combines yogurt and peanut butter to help meet your daily calcium and protein needs. It's so tasty you may want to serve it for dessert as well. Honey and peanut flavors create a perfect pairing of sweet and salty.
  • Peanut Butter-Banana Pie
    Randy Mayor

    Peanut Butter-Banana Pie

    Bananas go with peanut butter almost as well as jelly does, so take the combination a step further with this decadent dessert. A little vanilla extract gives the pie that added zip that'll have guests going back for seconds.
  • Cream of Curried Peanut Soup

    Cream of Curried Peanut Soup

    Creamy peanut butter and half-and-half add smooth depth to a lightly-spiced, buttery soup. Try it once, and we suspect the minimal-prep dish will soon find its way to your holiday buffet.

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