The 5 Best Uses for Peanut Butter That Are Not a PB&J
Earlier this week, my coworker Rick found a survey that named Skippy Peanut Butter as Wyoming's favorite condiment. I didn't realize peanut butter counted as a condiment, but when I tried to think about what it was, I couldn't come up with a different answer, but I digress.
The point is, I can see why peanut better is so popular amongst Wyomingites. It's so versatile, with its ability to be used as a spread, a dip, or even the base of a good sauce. And let us not forget that peanut butter is one of the core ingredients of Wyoming's favorite Halloween candy: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. In the following list, you'll find some pretty traditional uses of peanut butter and some that are...less traditional, but still completely worth trying.
We're going to start easy, because who doesn't love peanut butter cookies? Or peanut butter chocolate chip cookies? And instead of buying the peanut butter creme flavored Oreos, I'd recommend simply spreading peanut butter on regular Oreos (as I may or may not have done in an experiment in college and found absolutely delicious).
And here's where the list might start to get weird for some readers, but I promise, it's good! My mom had a recipe for an asian peanut butter chicken dish that she made when I was in high school (and still does, on occasion). In lieu of typing the whole recipe for you here, I found this slow-cooker version that's very similar. Not only does it taste great, it's also a fairly cheap dish that's pretty easy to make!
Also known as Chex Muddy Buddies. My favorite part about this recipe is that it doesn't take long to make, and has a pretty big yield, and is one of my go-to snacks when I have friends over. I also like to throw in pretzels and peanut butter M&Ms, which has been a hit among my friends.
I never thought of this as weird until my senior year of college when I brought an entire jar of peanut butter to pancake night in one of my classes to ensure we had enough for everyone. It was shortly pointed out to me that not a single soul in the class besides myself did that, but at least one person tried it (and liked it!). Personally, I find it more filling than plain butter and syrup, but to each their own. Does your family use peanut butter on their pancakes and waffles?
Again, this list item definitely ventures into weird territory and I will be the first to admit that there is absolutely no reason this burger should work, but it does, and I don't know how to explain it. I once saw it on some Travel Network show, but the basic concept is this: cook your burger to perfection, then spread peanut butter on it (make sure you get it right of the grill so it gets all gooey), then top the concoction with a fried egg.