The first peanut butter patent was issued in 1895, and Americans have been smitten with the stuff ever since. Creamy, delicious, and surprisingly nutritious (despite containing 180 to 210 calories per serving, peanut butter has two grams of appetite-suppressing fiber, and eight grams of protein, per serving, as well as being a rich source of potassium, antioxidants, magnesium, and several important vitamins), peanut butter is one of those rare and unusual foods that both tastes great and can help keep you healthy. As such, it’s no wonder that peanut butter has made its way into our hearts, our stomachs, and a number of our favorite treats.
Of course, with so many options for peanut butter desserts, it can be hard to find something that really stands out. Well, you’re in luck, because we’ve tracked down three easy-to-make dessert recipes guaranteed to make you fall in love with peanut butter all over again.
5 Ingredient Blendtec Blender Peanut Butter Banana Muffins
This particular recipe comes to us from Mique over at Thirty Handmade Days. Upon being introduced to her mother’s Blendtec blender, she decided to see if the mixer be used to make more than just great smoothies. Her delicious peanut butter and banana muffins are the result. And, if you’ve got a few free minutes and some easy-to-acquire ingredients, you too can enjoy delicious peanut butter muffins, fresh from the blender.
Who doesn’t like peanut butter cookies? Of course, there are thousands of variations that can be made, but for a nice batch of simple, no-nonsense peanut butter cookies, you really can’t beat this recipe, which is one of our own creation. And, if you want to get a little creative yourself, feel free to add chocolate chips, bits of dried fruit, your favorite nuts, or whatever else sounds like it would go well with peanut butter. From start to finish, these chewy peanut butter cookies should only take you about 10–15 minutes to make.
Easiest Peanut Butter Fudge
Well, we’ve done muffins and we’ve done cookies, so it only makes sense to move up to the top of the decadence ladder and close out this list with some mouth-watering easy peanut butter fudge. This peanut butter fudge recipe is a variation on one from Allrecipes.com, and only takes about 15 minutes to prep, plus five minutes to cook (and then a bit more time to firm up). The end result is a creamy and delicious treat that can be shared with friends, or better yet, enjoyed alone.