Calling All Peanut Butter Lovers! 8 Recipes to Satisfy Cravings

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You’ve celebrated National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, made your own nut butters, and now it is time to celebrate the glory of peanut butter in its own right. Good old peanut butter isn’t just a sandwich staple, but is a lovely addition to other kitchen creations like cakes, frostings, and snacks. Here are eight great recipes with a healthy dose of peanut butter.

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1. Chocolate Covered Frozen Peanut Butter and Banana Bites

Not Enough Cinnamon will have you getting your peanut butter fix by making mini banana-PB sandwiches that are frozen and dipped in chocolate.

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium-ripe bananas, sliced
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 10 ounces baking chocolate

Directions: Arrange half of the banana slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread with peanut butter. Top with the other half of banana slices and freeze for about one hour.

In the meantime, cut chocolate in pieces and put ⅔ of it in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on medium power for 30 seconds, stir, then repeat in 15 seconds interval until the chocolate has melted. Add ⅓ remaining chocolate and keep stirring until it is fully melted. It’s called tempering chocolate. It will allow the chocolate to have a glossy texture and to set correctly.

Remove bites from the freezer and dip them into melted chocolate. You have to work quickly before the bites start to thaw and get mushy. If you want to take you time, you can work with one bite at a time and leave the others in the freezer. Using two forks, dip one bite in melted chocolate and roll it to cover all sides. Using one fork, remove bite from chocolate. With the other fork, remove excess chocolate and arrange the bite back on baking sheet. Freeze at least 3 hours or until ready to serve. Keep them in the freezer.

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