Aside from protein, peanuts are a great source of an essential B-complex vitamin called niacin that is very important in energy production. Peanuts are also rich in fiber that helps you feel fuller for longer. Good thing, there are tons of quick and delicious treats for peanut butter lovers.
Microwave Peanut Brittle (Recipes for our Daily Bread)
There are tons of peanut snacks that can be easily made at home. This Microwave Peanut Brittle from Recipes for our Daily Bread is a great recipe to whip up if you're in the mood for some candy. Though this recipe contains sugar, peanut makes up for the bulk of it so it's better than other candies that are purely made of sugar.
"I will never fix peanut brittle again over a hot stove. This microwave peanut brittle turned out great the first time I made it. It was so easy to make."
- 1 cup sugar
- 1-1/2 cup raw peanuts
- 1/2 cup white Karo syrup
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- One tablespoon butter
- One teaspoon vanilla
- One teaspoon baking soda
Double Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (Minimalist Baker)
Cookie lovers will surely rejoice over this Double Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Minimalist Baker. This cookie is so delicious, you'd be surprised to know that this treat is vegan and gluten free. What makes this super nutty is the combination of almond butter, peanut butter and peanut butter chips. Yum!
"Easy 7-ingredient chocolate chip cookies with a double kick of peanut butter! Vegan, gluten-free, and healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast, a snack, or a late-night dessert."
- 1 cup dates, packed and pitted (soaked in warm water for 10 minutes then drained)
- 1 medium ripe banana (~1/2 cup mashed)
- 2 Tbsp salted creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup almond meal (ground from raw almonds)
- 1 cup rolled oats (gluten-free for GF eaters)
- scant 1/4 cup peanut butter chips
- scant 1/4 cup dairy-free semisweet chocolate chips
Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls Recipe (She Wears Many Hats)
This Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls Recipe from She Wears Many Hats might just be the best homemade truffle there is for any peanut butter lover! The best thing about this glorious snack is that it's fairly easy to make - it only takes four ingredients to whip up a batch of these goodies!
"Chocolate and peanut butter are an all-time favorite combo for many of us, plus, these Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls couldn’t be easier to make."
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (substitute other nut butters, if needed)
- 3 tablespoons salted butter, softened
- 1 cup+ powdered sugar
- 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped (or chocolate chips)
Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:
Bought too much peanuts? You can keep shelled peanuts in airtight bags or containers and in the fridge for 4-6 months.