5 Peanut Butter Recipes for Total Peanut Butter Nuts

5 Peanut Butter Recipes for Total Peanut Butter Nuts
Sponsored by Woolworths

When I was in New York a few years ago, we stayed right next door to a Wholefoods. They had this amazing machine that crushed whole bags of peanuts and made fresh peanut butter. It was like my mouth had met the love of it’s life. When I came back to Australia I was a bit grossed out by all the gunk that was in most peanut butter brands. Then I discovered macro organic peanut butter and it only had one ingredient. Organic roasted peanuts. Score. We generally always have a jar around the house but last week there was a huge sale and I got a BUCKET of macro organic peanut butter for $7. Bargain. Then I went on a crazy peanut butter baking bender and it’s officially my new favourite dessert ingredient. First it was salted caramel, then burnt fig. I’m making 2014 the Year of Peanut Butter Flavoured Desserts. Join me won’t you?

5 Peanut Butter Recipes for Total Peanut Butter Nuts

Peanut Butter and Vanilla Choc Pops

These are dead easy to make and you don’t even need to turn on the oven. Bonza.

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What You Need

2/3 cup of macro organic peanut butter

1 1/2 cups of full cream milk

1 cup of vanilla bean thick cream (I used Wicked Sister vanilla bean and it is orgasmic. You may want to eat it by the spoon.)

1/3 cup of brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste

(makes about 10 popsicles depending on the size of your mould)

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What You Do

1. Throw all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. (Note: Don’t lick your finger if you get vanilla bean paste on it. So gross.)

2. Pour mixture into popsicle moulds. I made my own using mini plastic containers that I got from Woolies. I melted a choc melt down the bottom and stuck a stripey straw in to keep it in place. Once you’ve filled your moulds, pop them in the freezer for at least four hours.

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3. Remove the popsicles from their moulds by running them under warm water. Dip them in melted chocolate, then roll them in nuts (if you want to, no pressure) and pop them back in the freezer until you’re ready to eat them.

Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Bark

Another easy to make treat that tastes a lot fancier than it actually is.

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What You Need

350gms of good quality white cooking chocolate

1/2 cup of macro organic peanut butter

100 gms of good quality milk cooking chocolate

A handful of pretzel sticks (or plain potato chips if you want to make a gluten free version, I used the Macro potato chips because I was taking the bark to a party where the host is gluten free. Most normal chips are gluten free but when cooking for others I like to use certified gluten free products.)

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What You Do

1. Slooooowly melt the white chocolate and peanut butter together over low heat in a saucepan. Really take your time on this because burning chocolate is so frustrating.

2. Pour it onto a sheet of baking paper placed on your kitchen bench.

3. Melt the milk chocolate and place it in spoonfulls on the white peanut mixture. Using a straw or a knife, drag the milk chocolate through the white chocolate to make a swirly design. Then sprinkle with pretzels or potato chips and pop in the fringe to set.

4. Once it’s set, take it out of the fridge and chop it into pieces.

PB and J Croissant

A naughty twist on a sandwich classic.

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What You Need

Some awesome jam, some delicious peanut butter and a giant mofo criossant.

What You Do

1. Pop the croissant in the oven for a few minutes until it’s a bit crispy.

2. Slather it in peanut butter and jam. Insert in face hole.

Home Made Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups

Nothing better than whipping up a classic treat in your own kitchen.

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What You Need

700 gms good quality milk cooking chocolate

1/2 cup of macro organic peanut butter

1/4 cup icing sugar

2 tablespoons of softened butter

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What You Do

1. Place 12 mini paper muffin cases in a mini muffin tin.

2. Slooooowly melt half the milk chocolate. I did mine in the microwave. I zap it for 20 seconds, then stir and repeat until chocolate is smooth.

3. Place teaspoon fulls of chocolate in each muffin case, filling them up about a third of the way. Bang the tray flat against the bench top to get the chocolate to settle flat in the muffin case. Pop in the freezer for 15 minutes.

4. Using electric beaters, mix peanut butter, icing sugar and butter until smooth and creamy.

5. Remove muffin cases from freezer. Place a teaspoon full of peanut butter mixture into each muffin case. Bang the tray flat against the bench top to get the peanut butter mixture to settle flat in the muffin case. Return tray to the freezer.

6. Melt the remaining chocolate. Being super speedy, (the hot chocolate will melt the peanut butter mixture if you aren’t quick enough!) place teaspoon fulls of chocolate in each muffin case. Fill to the top and pop them back in the freezer.

Recipe from The Comfort of Cooking  but most Reece’s  peanut butter cup recipes are similar if not identical.

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

These are delightfully sinful. Just remember to make them with small cookies. They end up on the bad side of epic if you make them with big ones.

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What You Need

Chocolate Cookies

125gms chopped butter

200 gms of dark chocolate

3 beaten eggs

1 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste

3/4 cups of macro gluten free plain flour

3/4 cups of macro gluten free self raising flour

1/4 cup cocoa powder

*you only need to use GF flour if you want your cookies to be gluten free. Otherwise just use regular flour.

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Peanut Butter Filling

1/2 cup of icing sugar

1 cup macro peanut butter

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste

What You Do

1. Melt butter and chocolate on very low heat in a saucepan on the stove. Once melted, transfer to a bowl.

2. Stir in sugar, vanilla bean paste, eggs and mix well. Sift in flours and cocoa and mix well. Refridgerate for 1 hour.

3. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees. Take heaped teaspoons of mixture and roll into balls. Place balls on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Bake for about 10 minutes or until surface of the cookies have cracked. Allow to cool.

4. Using en electric mixer, beat the icing sugar, peanut butter and vanilla bean paste until fluffy and creamy.

5. Place a teaspoon size dollop of peanut butter mixture between two cookies and sandwich together.

 Are you a peanut butter fan? Do you have any peanut butter based recipes to share?

The first ten commenters will be sent a few of the Home Made Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups (made by me!) to try. Just email me with your address once you’ve left a comment. Be quick!

Co-ordinated by The Remarkables Group
Carly is the founding editor of Smaggle which launched in 2007 back when blogging was weird. She has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Cosmopolitan and Cleo magazines. Hoop earrings are totally her thing and she almost got run over by Myf Warhurst while out jogging one day.

48 Comments

  1. Those ice-creams look so cute!
    I’m not a huge peanut butter fan but I’m slowly coming around to using it more often. My boyfriend LOVES it though, so a while back I made him these peanut butter mini-cheesecakes with a peanut sauce and caramelised peanuts. It was a whooole lot of peanut, but he loved them: http://www.ispyplumpie.com/recipe-peanut-butter-cheesecake/
    This Mango, Peanut & Lime dressing is more my style though! http://www.ispyplumpie.com/recipe-mango-peanut-lime-sauce/

    • Author
      Smaggle 8 months ago

      They are actually so ridiculous delicious! GASP! That peanut butter cheesecake looks AMAZING!!! Send me your postal address? contact(at)carlyjacobs.com

  2. Mrsceeeceee 8 months ago

    Oh my days…I need ALL THESE THINGS IN MY FACE HOLE.

    • Author
      Smaggle 8 months ago

      Send me your postal address? contact(at)carlyjacobs.com

  3. Sarah Kempson 8 months ago

    OMG ALL THE THINGS!! Excuse me while I go to the supermarket……
    Is there ANYTHING better than Peanut Butter Stuffs??

    • Author
      Smaggle 8 months ago

      Hell no. That’s why I’m peanut butter the dessert flavour of 2014. Send me your postal address? contact(at)carlyjacobs.com

  4. Christie 8 months ago

    They look delicious!

    • Author
      Smaggle 8 months ago

      They’re all very more-ish! I feel ill after eating them all for a week! contact(at)carlyjacobs.com send me your postal address?

  5. Peta 8 months ago

    OMG THESES LOOK AMAZING! But they would melt if sent to me in Broome! Haha but I will give them a crack myself ????

    • Author
      Smaggle 8 months ago

      I’ll give it a go! :-) Postal address? contact(at)carlyjacobs.com

  6. Lauren Broadbent 8 months ago

    My hubby is a peanut butter fiend! Yummo! amazing

    • Author
      Smaggle 8 months ago

      I have a friend who is MENTAL about peanut butter so I know you what you mean. I’ll pop in extra for hubby! Postal address please!contact(at)carlyjacobs.com

      • Lauren Broadbent 8 months ago

        Thank you! Not sure if it is just me but my link isn’t working to send address.

        • Lauren Broadbent 8 months ago

          Oh dear very blonde moment this morning !

          • Lauren Broadbent 8 months ago

            Nope not working still :-(

          • Author
            Smaggle 8 months ago

            Oh I’m sorry it took so long to get back to you! It’s not a link. just copy and paste it but replace the (at) with an @. It’s little trick I use to make sure spam bots don’t steal my email address! :-)

  7. Nicole McCann 8 months ago

    Yummmm!!!! Love them

    • Author
      Smaggle 8 months ago

      Send me your postal address love! contact(at)carlyjacobs.com

  8. Miss Kitty-Cat 8 months ago

    That peanut butter bark looks AMAZING! And the cookies!!

    • Author
      Smaggle 8 months ago

      The cookies are VERY sinful. Make them TINY. That’s my advice to you! Send me your postal address love! contact(at)carlyjacobs.com

  9. Victoria Devine 8 months ago

    You had me at salty sweet!!!! How amazing is this peanut butter – best ever! Can’t wait to get baking

    • Author
      Smaggle 8 months ago

      It actually is just the best. So not gluggy and gross like other peanut butters! Send me your postal address love! contact(at)carlyjacobs.com

  10. sheribombblog 8 months ago

    Genius! Peanut butter is my fave sweet and savoury treat!

    • Author
      Smaggle 8 months ago

      Email me your address love! contact(at)carlyjacobs.com

  11. Anita Jones 8 months ago

    Shit. Missed et.

    • Author
      Smaggle 8 months ago

      Don’t stress petal! Just email me your address! contact(at)carlyjacobs.com
      xxx

      • Anita Jones 8 months ago

        Will do! Ya gorgeous!

  12. Sar Cullen 8 months ago

    Waaaaaahhhhh!!

    I love these things but NEVER buy them as I feel it will be a swift decent into obesity. But I thought if I could get a freebie…. maybe ???

    • Author
      Smaggle 8 months ago

      Alright! You’re the last one! Send my your postal address! x contact(at)carlyjacobs.com

  13. Sar Cullen 8 months ago

    Yayaya!

  14. JessB 8 months ago

    Oh these look so cute! And I LOVE peanut butter and chocolate, I will definitely be trying this one at home.
    For Christmas 2012, my best mate got me a silicon muffin tray, which I’d never had before. It was really hot, and I was just staying at home, so I melted some peanut butter in the microwave, and then melted some chocolate, and put a tablespoon of each of them in each of the muffin holes. Then I used the spoon to swirl them together, and then popped them in the fridge to set. I just popped them out whenever I wanted one! They were so yum!

    • Author
      Smaggle 8 months ago

      Oh man that sounds dangerous. I would have eaten the lot!

  15. Maija 8 months ago

    They look so yummy!!! Think I’m too late but just had to say that. YUM!!!

    • Author
      Smaggle 8 months ago

      Just a bit too late! I’ll do another giveaway soon! x

  16. Erika 8 months ago

    Other than said classic sanger with jam, the main purpose of a jar of peanut butter around here is for the making of satay sauce. Given that we haven’t had that in a while and I’m defrosting chicken breasts for dinner, that will probably be on the menu tonight! Yay for cooler weather!!!! Okay, gado gado I’ll make the sauce from scratch, but not satay :)

    • Author
      Smaggle 8 months ago

      Oh satay sauce! Brilliant use for peanut butter! I do have a giant bucket of the stuff.

  17. Kelly Crimmin 8 months ago

    Mmmmmmmm… Pb cups..

    • Author
      Smaggle 8 months ago

      They are serioulsy sinful. Mr Smags ate the last one last night. Thank god!

  18. Yumm! My daughter the peanut butter fanatic would love those cupcakes

    • Author
      Smaggle 8 months ago

      They’re biscuits! Or are you talking about the peanut butter cups? Either way, both are delicious!

  19. Nessbow 8 months ago

    Oh my gosh! I go crazy for peanut butter! My favourite recipe is peanut butter cookies. Just mix 1 cup of peanut butter, 1 cup sugar and an egg, drop spoonfuls onto a baking tray and bake at 180 for about 8 minutes. So delicious, super easy and gluten free!

  20. Seana Smith 8 months ago

    Ah stop it!! I love peanut butter, have tried making my on but it’s just not so good without a smidge of salt and sugar. That bark is being made almost immediately!

  21. Nicole 8 months ago

    I love super crunchy peanut butter and living in the States, there’s always a deluge of peanut butter. But the shit kind; 50 ingredients, weirdly smooth and in every fucking chocolate at every holiday. I’m headed to the kitchen right now to make PB & J on toast, cheers for the idea!

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