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13 Foods That Are Better with a Scoop of Peanut Butter

Move over, jelly. If you're looking for new things to eat with peanut butter, try these sweet and savory pairings.

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Pizza

Yes, you read that right. Peanut butter is our new favorite pizza topping. Pair it with other Asian flavors, like ginger, sesame and chili sauce.

Try It: Thai Peanut Naan Pizzas

More fun pizza toppings you’re not trying (yet!).

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Oatmeal


Give your morning meal a protein boost. Peanut butter adds valuable nutrients to an already healthy dish and complements other morning-friendly mix-ins like banana slices, apple chunks and nuts.

Try It: Peanut Butter Oatmeal

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Chili


There are many reasons to reach for a jar of peanut butter the next time you make chili. Most notably? The spread amps up the chili’s protein count—which is especially important if you’re avoiding meat or beans—and thickens the broth.

Try It: Smoky Peanut Butter Chili

These are the best chili recipes from across America.

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Fresh Fruits + Veggies


There’s a reason ants on a log was our favorite childhood snack. Peanut butter and fresh fruits or veggies is the perfect combo. Slather the spread on apples, celery, bananas and more.

Try It: Apple Cartwheels

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Toast


Can you say, “easiest breakfast ever!”? Toasted bread is the perfect vessel for peanut butter’s rich, creamy taste. Get fancy with add-ons like sliced fruit, raisins, chocolate chips or a drizzle of honey.

Try It: Chocolate Chip, PB & Banana Sandwiches

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Chocolate


There’s no denying peanut butter and chocolate is a match made in dessert heaven. Enjoy the dynamic duo in candies, cookies, cakes and pies; or simply mix some PB with chocolate chips. Either way, your taste buds won’t be sorry.

Try It: Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these peanut butter and chocolate recipes.

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Chicken


Move over barbecue sauce, there’s a new chicken condiment in town. Peanut butter adds mild flavor and delicious texture to the poultry staple. You gotta try it.

Try It: Peanutty Chicken Wings

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Pasta


No matter if it’s served hot or cold, there are many ways to enjoy peanut butter and pasta. When combined with other fresh flavors—like ginger, lime and garlic—peanut butter takes on a delightful, Thai-inspired taste.

Try It: Peanut Ginger Pasta

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Smoothies


Sometimes it’s easier to drink your meals rather than eat them. And adding peanut butter to your smoothies benefits the drink’s nutrition, texture and taste.

Try It: Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

Try these make-ahead smoothies for a super-quick breakfast.

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Pork


Pork gets a boost from peanut butter, too. We love it as part of a marinade or dipping sauce.

Try It: Pork Satay

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Cookies


No surprise here. Peanut butter tastes great as a cookie ingredient, filling or post-bake drizzle.

Try It: Mini Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

These are our top 10 peanut butter desserts.

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Popcorn


Your Netflix binge just got way more exciting. Whether heated and drizzled over freshly popped corn or incorporated into a bar, peanut butter is what your movie night has been missing.

Try It: Peanut Butter Popcorn Bars

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French Toast


Kick your weekend breakfast up a notch by stuffing your French toast with peanut butter. For even more flavor, pair it with PB’s partner-in-crime, jelly.

Try It: Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast

Enjoy more yummy peanut butter and jelly recipes.

Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

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