Smooth or crunchy, in a sandwich, as a dip, or with chocolate in your favorite dessert, peanut butter is delicious, versatile, and loved by just about everyone. March 1 is National Peanut Butter Lover's Day, a day dedicated just to that. Here's a list of seven favorite recipes that celebrate this delicious food.
While you could certainly make them all today, you might want to start with just a few. Better yet, why not start today and make National Peanut Butter Lover's Day a weeklong celebration in your home. Chances are pretty good your family won't mind.
Homemade peanut butter chocolate eggs
This recipe pays tribute to a favorite Easter candy, peanut butter eggs. A few tweaks are made here to make them a bit healthier than the commercial version while still maintaining that wonderful peanut butter and chocolate combination. So easy to make and every bit as delicious as the original, these homemade peanut butter eggs just might become your new Easter favorite. Click here to get the recipe.
Peanut butter and jelly oat muffins
These tasty oat muffins have all the flavor of the favorite peanut butter and jelly duo in a healthy and convenient muffin. Simple switches like using ground oats instead of flour and non-fat Greek yogurt instead of butter or oil add nutritional value while keeping these muffins lower in fat and calories. Click here to get the recipe.
Peanut butter cup popcorn
Sweet and salty, this peanut butter popcorn with chocolate drizzle and mini peanut butter cups is sure to be a hit at any party or during your next movie night. Click here to get the recipe.
Peanut butter chocolate brownies
There are few flavors that go together as well as chocolate and peanut butter. These decadent brownies take that favorite flavor duo to the max, creating a tasty treat. First, the brownies gets a double dose of peanut butter with peanut butter melted right into the chocolate and chopped chocolate peanut butter cups mixed into the batter. Then, the brownies are topped with a fluffy peanut butter frosting and finished off with a sprinkling of even more chopped peanut butter cups. Click here to get the recipe.
Peanut butter and jelly cupcakes
This cupcake recipe is inspired by the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich to create a treat that pb&j lovers of all ages will enjoy. Jam placed in the center of each baked cupcake is a pleasant fruity burst as you bite into the vanilla cake. Peanut butter morsels throughout and a peanut butter frosting round out that favorite flavor combination. Click here to get the recipe.
Chocolate peanut butter cookie cups
Satisfy your sweet tooth with these tasty miniature treats. Made in mini muffins pans, these are the perfect size for children, a party where many desserts will be shared, a cookie exchange, or just when you need a small bite or two of something sweet. The peanut butter batter is a cross between a cookie and a cupcake. The peanut butter cup nestled in the middle adds a bit of extra sweetness as well as that favorite peanut butter and chocolate combination. Add a piece of candy corn, a seasonally-colored M&M or any other miniature candy for a festive touch. Click here to get the recipe.
Peanut butter and chocolate layer bars
If you love peanut butter and chocolate together, these layer bars are for you. Simple yellow cake mix is tweaked with the addition of creamy peanut butter and butter to create a rich peanut butter cake layer. Then, melted chocolate chips are mixed with sweetened condensed milk for a fudgy chocolate layer. Top the whole thing off with some of the reserved peanut butter mixture for a truly decadent triple-layer bar. Click here to get the recipe.