7 Things You Can Make with Peanut Butter that Aren't PB&J ​​​​​​​​

Looking for ways to utilize your favorite peanutty spread but not make a peanut butter and jelly? Peanut butter lovers know that this pantry staple is as versatile as they come, which is what makes it such a fan favorite. Venture beyond the bread and discover our list of delicious Jif® recipes that include both sweet and savory ideas—no PB&Js here! Whether you need a decadent dessert or a savory dip, this list has options you’re sure to love.


1. Peanut Butter-Topped Chocolate Cake

Trust us, your next celebration will not be complete without this cake. This indulgent treat opts for a fluffy layer of peanut butter and whipped topping instead of frosting and it’s truly a delight. This simple cake doesn’t take long to throw together and even beginners can tackle this recipe. Combining rich chocolate with creamy peanut butter makes for an after-dinner treat that your family will ask for again and again. 

2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake

This take on a classic chocolate shake is a chocoholic’s dream! This Chocolate Peanut Butter shake can be whipped up in a pinch and tastes incredible. Simply combine your favorite chocolate frozen yogurt, soy milk or low fat milk, a bit of chocolate whey protein powder, and the star of the show: Jif® Natural Creamy Peanut Butter. This creamy, dreamy dessert is a great way to cool down on a hot day or treat yourself after dinner.

3. Spicy Chicken Vegetable Noodle Bowl

Take your taste buds on an exotic journey with this savory and oh-so-cozy take on the classic chicken noodle soup. If you love a good one-pot meal, this one is a definite must-try! The crunchy peanut butter and crushed red pepper team up to create a taste profile that will wake up your senses. This soup is both comforting and zesty, a meal idea that you won't want to miss.

4. Peanut Maple Popcorn

Looking to shake up your next movie night? Try this Peanut Maple Popcorn in lieu of the classic buttery popcorn. This delicious popcorn is sweet from the breakfast syrup and slightly savory because of the creamy peanut butter. This easy recipe makes for a delightful twist on the classic movie theater snack. But be warned, this popcorn will have you reaching for more and more and has a tendency to disappear quickly!

5. Asian Peanut Butter Dip

If you’re searching for a simple appetizer that will have guests raving, look no further than this Asian Peanut Butter dip. This dip is an irresistibly creamy and savory Asian-inspired recipe that takes just a few minutes to prepare. Try pairing this versatile dip with your favorite fresh veggies, chicken skewers, or even as a salad dressing.

6. Peanut Butter, Honey & Banana Nice Cream

This creative take on the always-yummy ice pop is perfect for the kiddos and the kids at heart in your life. Creamy peanut butter, sweet and sticky honey, and bananas marry beautifully for a frozen treat that's both indulgent and wholesome. The hardest part of this recipe is waiting the six long hours for them to freeze before you can enjoy. But don’t worry, it’s certainly worth it!

7. Chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

For a filling and energy-packed snack, try making these Chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars. These simple bars are great for on-the-go. Made with mostly pantry staples, this recipe is as easy as combining ingredients and baking. Let them cool completely and then you’ve got a tasty treat that’s both satisfying and delicious.


Peanut butter is for so much more than just one part of your PB&J; it's a versatile spread that can be used to create yummy savory and sweet dishes. So, why stick to the basics when you can explore a world of peanut buttery delights? Try one or all of these fun recipes and experience the peanutty goodness in new and exciting ways.