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Peanut Butter Recipes

From healthy snacks and sandwiches to indulgent desserts, this nutty flavor has many uses. Try some of these favorite peanut butter recipes including peanut butter cookies, balls, chocolate fudge, bars, plus even chicken, satay and more!

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My daughter works at a summer camp, so I send treats. Instead of a cookie jar we use a coffee can and call it the Wrangler Feeding Trough. Everyone asks for this cookie. —Sue Klemm, Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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Peanut Bars

Peanut Bars

Peanut Bars

With peanut butter in both the bars and frosting, plus nuts sprinkled on top, this recipe has triple the peanutty goodness. —Ren Reed, Tavares, Florida

Nutty Apple Butter

Nutty Apple Butter

Nutty Apple Butter

Being a New England native, I love apple-picking season. Grab some apples and peanut butter to make this creamy PB&J riff. Dunk in sliced fruit or graham crackers, or spread it on a sandwich. —Brandie Cranshaw, Rapid City, SD

African Peanut Sweet Potato Stew

African Peanut Sweet Potato Stew

African Peanut Sweet Potato Stew

When I was in college, my mom made an addicting sweet potato stew. I shared it with friends, and now all of us serve it to our own kids. They all love it, of course. —Alexis Scatchell, Niles, IL

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Spicy Coconut Chicken Strips

Spicy Coconut Chicken Strips

Spicy Coconut Chicken Strips

My family has always enjoyed Thai food, but we really love chicken curry. Since we have a two-year-old son, I wanted to make something that he would eat. Since his favorite food is chicken strips, I started making the strips with some curry flavor. Now my family prefers these even more than my chicken curry.—Daniel Fox, Queen Creek, Arizona

Honey-Peanut Bar Cookies

Honey-Peanut Bar Cookies

Honey-Peanut Bar Cookies

Jim Gales from Glendale, Wisconsin borrows a favorite breakfast cereal as a main ingredient for his small batch of fun, tasty bars. These treats are not sticky, cut well and are ideal to pack.

Double Peanut Bars

Double Peanut Bars

Double Peanut Bars

These sweet no-bake snacks are great energy bars. Any dried fruit works well, but I prefer cranberries. Grain cereals, plus honey, peanuts and peanut butter make the bars popular at my house. -Kim Rocker of LaGrange, Georgia
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Pizza for Dessert

Pizza for Dessert

Pizza for Dessert

At first glance, people might think this colorful "pizza" is a savory snack. But truth comes in the tasting! Kids get a kick out of the fun candy toppings.—Sandy Gibbons, Ocean Park, Washington

Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

My wife was a great cook and I loved to help her. She served this dip with crackers, pretzels or fresh fruit at our family get-togethers, especially during the holidays. -Cloyd Sensenig, West Lawn, Pennsylvania

Peanut Butter Cookie Pops

Peanut Butter Cookie Pops

Peanut Butter Cookie Pops

A miniature candy bar is the hidden treat inside fun-for-all-ages pops from Martha Hoover of Coatesville, Pennsylvania. "My sons brought these cookies home from school after their teacher made a bunch for her class," Martha relates. "The kids loved nibbling them on a stick. Of course, the taste also was instant hit!"

Peanut Butter Chicken

Peanut Butter Chicken

Peanut Butter Chicken

Alabama is well known for growing peanuts…in fact, our state hosts the National Peanut Festival each year. Peanut butter stars in this recipe, making a tasty sauce for the tender chicken. Don’t let the unusual combination of ingredients—tomato sauce, chili powder, garlic and onion with the peanut butter—keep you from trying it. My family loves it!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal-Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal-Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal-Chip Cookies

This is my husband's favorite, my classes' favorite, my colleagues' favorite and frankly it's my favorite too It's just plain yummy! It also makes about 11 dozen...bake sale, here we come.—Dana Chew, Okemah, Oklahoma

Creamy Peanut Dessert

Creamy Peanut Dessert

Creamy Peanut Dessert

"Anyone who tries a piece of this sweet peanut butter-flavored dessert asks for the recipe...and a second helping," writes Judy Hofer of Grand Prairie, Alberta. "We make enough to serve the 76 people who live on our grain farm, so it has to be good."

Birdhouse Cake

Birdhouse Cake

Birdhouse Cake

PERCH this home "tweet" home on a party table, and your event will get off to a flying start! The cute cottage from CT's cooks is a white chocolate cake with a luscious raspberry-jam layer. For extra fun, our kitchen staff added a cookie entryway, marshmallow chick and candy nest.



Green Bean Stir-Fry

Green Bean Stir-Fry

Green Bean Stir-Fry

Soy sauce and peanut butter flavor these crisp-tender beans. "They're a nice change from the usual green bean salads and casseroles," says Robin Joss from Ashburn, Virginia. "With a sesame seed crunch, this dish always wows guests and brings plenty of recipe requests."

Thai Turkey Burgers

Thai Turkey Burgers

Thai Turkey Burgers

When we’re tired of everyday burgers, I make these turkey patties for a taste of Thailand. The slaw is a fun switch from the traditional burger garnishes.—Shelby Goddard, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Favorite Chocolate Peanut Torte

Favorite Chocolate Peanut Torte

Favorite Chocolate Peanut Torte

This cake is so rich, you'd never guess it was lower in fat and sugar than other desserts. The smooth peanut butter layers and fudgy topping make it a hit with my family. —Crystal Christopher of Hustonville, Kentucky

Turkey Pilgrim Cookies

Turkey Pilgrim Cookies

Turkey Pilgrim Cookies

These darling little gobblers are fun to make and will make all your Turkey Day guests smile. —Taste of Home Food Styling Team
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