November 1, 2016 Sarah Lefebvre

November- National Peanut Butter Month


Peanut Butter Frosting

Did you know that November is national peanut butter month? I sure didn’t until a few days ago, but now I’m glad I do! I’ll use excuse to eat something as delectable as peanut butter. I boycotted jelly my entire middle school career, forcing myself to eat peanut butter sandwiches every day for three years and I’m still not sick of it! If you ask me, adding peanut butter to pretty much anything makes it better. Peanut butter + apples = better. Peanut butter + celery = better. I even put peanut butter on my Oreos, an amazing cookie as is!

Not only is peanut butter tasty on its own, it’s also a great ingredient to cook with. Not to mention it is actually a healthy snack! Yes, peanut butter does contain fats, but these are good fats. It is also packed with protein that keeps you fuller longer and gives you a nice boost of energy. That being said, just because peanut butter is an ingredient in a recipe doesn’t necessarily mean that recipe is good for you… but it is probably delicious!

Now it is time to celebrate by making some tasty peanut butter recipes. These recipes are all submitted by our Forq app users and are available on the app. Directions can be found through the links that will bring you to our app!

First, we have some peanut butter cookies. Yes, we have the classic Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies, but we’ve found some fun spins on this particular pb treat! If you’re feeling bold, try these Ultimate Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies or some easy (yet tasty) Peanut Butter-Chocolate No-Bake Cookies. The easiest “cookie” of all are these Peanut Butter Balls that are only three ingredients!

Next on the list we have this Peanut Brittle. It’s a classic peanuty candy that’s been around for ages. If something sticks around that long, it must be good!

Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Pie

Next up, let’s get baking. Peanut butter cookies aren’t the only peanut butter goodies you can bake! Try out this Peanut Butter Pie, a chocolately peanut butter dessert. Or, you can add peanut butter to any baked good with this Peanut Butter Frosting. One of my favorite things to do is add peanut butter to anything that has chocolate. This frosting is a perfect, unique addition to chocolatey desserts! Try it on these Brownie Roll-Out Cookies, Chocolate Cupcakes, or my personal favorite: Fudge Brownies.

Now let’s get into some fun peanut butter dishes. We can ease ourselves into it with these Peanut-Butter French Toast “Waffles” with Mixed-Berry Sauce. They’re like a spin-off on your classic peanut butter and jelly! If you’re looking for a really fun way to incorporate peanut butter into some dishes, try this Thai Peanut Chicken Salad. Explore the amazing uses of peanut butter!

If you have any peanut butter recipes you’re particularly fond of, don’t forget to share them on the Forq app!