When it comes to perfect taste pairings, there's nothing quite like chocolate and peanut butter — the ultimate dessert duo. In honor of Peanut Butter Lovers' Day, we're highlighting some of our favorite recipes that combine the two foods for irresistible, can't-resist flavor. Craving something sweet? Take a look at these must-try treats made with chocolate and peanut butter!
How many individual foods can claim their very own national holiday? Peanut butter can! The average person consumes an average of six pounds of peanut better in a year (gulp), and we wouldn't be surprised if some kids out there manage to take down even more. While the obvious way to celebrate National Peanut Butter Day (Jan. 24) is with a good old-fashioned PB&J, we've rounded up 10 more sweet, savory, and family-friendly ways to pay homage to the mighty peanut.
If your child has a craving for something sweet and salty, then reach for the popcorn to make this quick and easy snack. This great treat is healthier than you think, combining honey and peanut butter — and leaving out the extra butter. Popcorn is considered a whole grain, full of fiber and antioxidants, making it a great after-school, or dinner, snack. It's quick and easy, seriously addictive, and ready to eat in only minutes.
Pretty much any chocolate and peanut butter concoction means heaven to me and my sweetheart, so a double chocolate cupcake stuffed with a peanut butter center is a must make. These decadent cupcakes are light and moist with a perfect creamy peanut butter center. The sweet can actually be served with no frosting — they're already that delicious — but to take it to the next level, invest a little more time to top these cupcakes with a traditional chocolate frosting or chocolate ganache, then pipe each one of them with a precious peanut butter heart.
Show your sweetheart you care with cute peanut butter hearts on each cupcake, and keep reading for the recipe.
Mornings can be crazy, but starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast is essential. Instead of filling the family up with sugary-sweet store-bought breakfast baked goods, these homemade muffins are quick and easy. And they are packed with healthy protein-filled peanut butter and potassium-rich bananas, working together to create a sweet and healthy breakfast muffin or snack. Turn a slow afternoon into a baking adventure with your lil one so the next day the whole family can enjoy an on-the-run breakfast that will leave tummies full and have brains boosted for the day.
You're about to reach for a jar of nut butter from the grocery store shelf, so which do you choose: peanut or almond? It may be a question of taste preference, but if you'd rather go for the healthier of the two, check out the chart below to see which is the better choice.
|1 tbsp.||Peanut butter||Almond butter|
|Total fat (g)||8||8|
|Saturated fat (g)||1||.8|
Which one do you eat more often?
Need some back-to-school snacking inspiration? Pack snacks that will keep your child satisfied without the grumbles throughout the day. Peanut butter, our favorite all-American spread, is a source of healthy fats and plant-based protein, making it a nutritional powerhouse that goes well on just about anything. From classic favorites to a few new twists using this creamy spread, here are 10 snack solutions your little ones will go nuts for.
Jeff Mauro is known for his sandwiches, but recently, he's teamed up with Seattle's Best Coffee to create sandwich-inspired coffee drinks. "I put sandwiches into things, put sandwiches onto things, and this was another challenge for me," Jeff told us of the recipe.
You've heard of chocolate, caramel, and hazelnut blended coffees, but peanut butter and jelly? I was obviously intrigued and determined to try it for myself. Jeff even claims this recipe is the most interesting coffee recipe that he's developed, further remarking, "I have never seen on a menu or anywhere else — both peanut butter and coffee and a fruit as well."
Read on to see the PB&J coffee recipe.
Got a hankering for some peanut butter? One tablespoon of this creamy spread will run you 105 calories, so if it's peanut butter you're after but not all the calories, enjoy one of these deliciously satisfying and oh-so-nutty treats instead.
For a healthy treat that feels really decadent, whip up these peanut butter sandwich cookies — the filling is mashed-up bananas, peanut butter, and honey. If you don't want to bake a batch of cookies, smear the spread on toast or use it as a fruit dip.
Keep reading to find out how to make the nutty yogurt spread above and for one more PB-inspired snack idea.
Happy National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day! In honor of the holiday, I'm sharing a contemporary update on what happens to be one of my favorite nostalgic foods.
I've said before that some of the best sandwiches evoke memories, and this recipe goes back when I was maybe 7 or 8, and my mom fixed me some waffles before realizing we were out of syrup. She improvised to make this sandwich, and "peanut butter and jelly waffles" soon became one of my favorite meals. Like the nonwaffly version, this PB&J is very easy to make and can inspire countless variations: almond instead of peanut butter, different flavors of waffles or even waffles from scratch, honey in place of jelly, Elvis-style with bananas, and on and on.
This time I used Eggo cinnamon waffles, which I highly recommend. The only requirement for this breakfast or lunch sandwich — and what sets it apart from a traditional PB&J — is using hot, toasted waffles, which melt the peanut butter in just the right warm and comfy way. To see my recipe, keep reading.