We love finding new baking ideas and we also love peanut butter, so today we are combining the two to share with you some fun ideas for baking with peanut butter.
Peanut Butter Cookies
Best served with a glass of milk, these are a true classic. Add peanut butter to your cookie batter or spread it on top. You can go for straight peanut butter or add chocolate – choose your favorite. Cookies also make great ice cream sandwiches!
Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Mix the peanut butter into the cheese, use peanut butter cookies in the base, or even create a peanut butter topping. You could even chop some Heggy’s Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Creams and stir them in. However you decide to bring peanut butter into your cheesecake, you know that it will be delicious.
Peanut Butter Brownies
Take your favorite brownie batter and swirl in some peanut butter. You could even add a crunchy topping with some crushed up Peanut Butter Pretzels. Try a blondie with white chocolate if you have a really sweet tooth.
Peanut Butter S’mores
Just when you thought s’mores couldn’t get any better, we added peanut butter! You can do this in a couple of different ways. Either make a normal s’more and add a smear of peanut butter to one of your graham crackers or replace your chocolate with a peanut butter cup. You could even add some caramel if you want a real treat.
5. Peanut Butter Pancakes
Pancakes aren’t just for breakfast. They make a great dessert too! This filling will work for both. Put peanut butter, chocolate chips and slices of banana in your crepes before rolling them up.
6. Peanut Butter Sundae
Create a sauce by heating 3 parts caramel, 1 part peanut butter and 1 part milk until it is smooth. Pour it into the bottom of your sundae glass. Layer it with ice cream, banana, caramel, and any other ingredients that you like. Top with a sprinkling of chopped peanuts.
7. Peanut Butter Popcorn
Combine peanut butter with syrup to drizzle over popcorn. This is a messy treat so make sure that you have cloths on hand to clean up!
8. Protein bars
If you want to create a healthier treat that will give you plenty of energy, make a peanut butter based protein bar. These can be made with peanut butter, honey, protein powder, and oatmeal, but there are lots of different recipes out there.
Have you been inspired to bake with peanut butter? Then pick up a jar of our Amish Peanut Butter Spread today. Made locally from a special blend of all natural ingredients, it’s sweet and creamy, with a soft and silky texture, perfect for baking.
If you plan to serve these at a party or take them along to an event, please be careful to ensure that no-one present has a nut allergy and always label your dish stating its ingredients. We would hate for someone’s baking to become a health risk.
You may love store-bought varieties of peanut butter cups, but once you taste these homemade ones, you will never go back! Made with rich dark chocolate, they are oozing with an irresistable flavor that will leave you wanting more.
Makes: 24 pieces
What You Need:
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
15 oz. dark ground chocolate, chopped
1 cup icing or confectioners sugar
2 tbsps. butter
What To Do:
It is fairly simple to create these delicious cups of goodness, which makes it all the better to enjoy.
Start by mixing together the peanut butter, sugar and butter in a mixer until smooth and well incorporated. Then divide into 24 evenly sized balls and set aside.
Now onto the chocolate! Melt the chopped chocolate until smooth over medium heat, be sure to stir it constantly. Take the chocolate off the heat once it is done and coat the inside of mini paper muffin liners with the chocolate using a spoon. Try to get as close to the top of the liners as possible. Once all 24 liners have chocolate, place them in the freezer for 10 minutes.
When they are cold and hardened, remove the chocolate coated liners from the freezer and place a peanut butter ball inside of each one, making them fit around the chocolate if needed.
Then, using a spoon, carefully spoon the remaining warm chocolate over the top of the peanut butter balls and then place back in the freezer for 30 minutes or until they are completely set.
These treats can be kept in the freezer for up to 4 weeks. Enjoy!