Peanut butter is more than just a lunch box standard. Explore both the sweet and savory sides of this pantry staple in our favorite recipes for peanut butter cookies, pies, cupcakes, and ice cream sandwiches, as well as satay with peanut sauce, Asian-inspired peanut noodles, and lots more.
A fluffy, mousselike filling made of peanut butter, cream cheese, and whipped cream fills a chocolate crumb crust in this no-bake frozen pie. Drizzle melted dark chocolate and peanut butter over the top of the pie for a decorative finish.
Like a grown-up version of a candy bar, this tart features layers of caramel, peanut butter mousse, and chocolate ganache over a chocolate cookie crust. Perfect for a dinner party, this tart can be made a day ahead of time, and the caramel up to three days ahead.
Two things that bring out the kid in everyone -- cupcakes, and the combination of peanut butter and jelly -- come together in this fun treat. Strawberry jam complements both the peanut butter cake and frosting.
Japanese eggplant and shiitake mushrooms are steamed until tender and dressed in a peanut sauce flavored with ginger, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Serve this Asian-inspired vegetarian main dish over jasmine rice, brown rice, or noodles.
Strips of rib-eye get irresistible flavor from a marinade of garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, cumin, brown sugar, and red pepper flakes. Once grilled, the skewers of beef are dipped in a sauce made of peanut butter, rice vinegar, and a touch of ketchup.
Sandwich scoops of homemade or store-bought chocolate ice cream between fresh-baked (and cooled) peanut butter cookies to make this delightful dessert.
It takes only 20 minutes to whip up this easy vegetarian main dish of whole-wheat spaghetti, snow peas, carrots, and tofu coated with a sweet and tangy Asian-style peanut sauce.
This departure from standard coleslaw has the Asian flavors of daikon radish, scallions, and a peanut dressing brightened up with shallot and ginger. Make the dressing up to four days ahead of time and toss with the vegetables just before serving.
A mixture of finely ground chocolate wafers, old-fashioned oats, and both creamy and chunky peanut butters form the bottom layer of these chewy and satisfying no-bake bar cookies. Melted semisweet chocolate covers the top, and drizzles of melted peanut butter and milk chocolate provide a decorative garnish.
Start your day right with a nutritious breakfast of toasted whole-wheat English muffins topped with peanut butter, wheat germ, and apple slices. You can add variety by substituting the apple with pear, dried apricots, or any other fruit that strikes your fancy.