What To Make With What’s On Sale: Peanut Butter

I’m excited about our topic for What To Make With What’s On Sale this week!  Albertsons has Planters Peanut Butter (the 28 oz jars — almost double the regular size) for $3.99, and they’re only $3.24 each when you buy two with the printable coupon!  There are also some good deals on peanut butter through Vitacost.

Peanut butter is a staple food in our home.  It’s nutritious and everyone in the family loves it, and there are lots of ways to eat it beyond just a PB & J sandwich.  Here are some ideas for how to use peanut butter!

Peanut butter is a great snack food.  Try Ants On A Log (the only way many kids will eat celery!) or Peanut Butter Dip (with or without the whipped topping) served with fruit, graham crackers or pretzels.

Peanut Butter Fruit Dip: Image from Allrecipes

How about peanut butter for breakfast?  This Peanut Butter Bread Pudding with Maple-Peanut Sauce looks amazing, and it’s fairly simple to prepare.  (It would be great as a dessert too!)

Peanut butter smoothies are good for breakfast or as a snack; try this Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie!  It has just three ingredients and can be easily adapted to your personal taste preferences.

Peanut Butter Noodles: Image from Allrecipes

Peanut butter is a nice flavor compliment to some Asian-style savory dishes as well.  Adding cooked chicken or turkey to these kid-friendly Peanut Butter Noodles would make a delicious main entree.

And, of course, peanut butter is great for desserts!  These Homemade Peanut Butter Cups from Brown Eyed Baker are to die for.  If you like the idea of peanut butter cups without the work of making each one individually, try these Peanut Butter Cup Bars (also from Brown Eyed Baker.)

Peanut butter cookies are another favorite dessert.  Here’s a 5-ingredient recipe for Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies.  If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, try these chocolatey, chunky Peanut Butter Cookies.


How do you typically like to use peanut butter?  Please share your ideas in the comments!



  1. Another way that kids like PB is to make a “walking salad sandwich” Just put some peanut butter between 2 leaves of cabbage( thats what I said). For some reason the cabbage allows the PB to not get stuck in little kids throats and it is easier for them to swallow. It strangely tastes great too.

  2. I love making no bake cookies with peanut butter. The other main ingredients are oats and cocoa. They’re easy and a low prep snack!

  3. We like peanut butter chocolate chip cookies or peanut butter/cream cheese brownies.

  4. There are a number of chicken meal recipes that use peanut butter, too for a unique flavor in the sauce.

  5. Pancakes! My family has been putting peanut butter on pancakes instead of regular butter since I was little and it is awesome! Use smooth or crunchy peanut butter and top it with your syrup – yum! My husband also likes to put peanut butter in his oatmeal to give it some flavor.

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