Peanut butter has long been a favorite in America. In fact, it’s so popular, many states claim the legume as their own. Dothan, Alabama, proclaims itself as the “Peanut Capital of the World.” Folks in Georgia, Virginia, the Carolinas, and elsewhere may beg to differ. But one thing everyone can agree on, peanut butter goes really well in quite a bit of desserts. And if you want to try out some new ones for yourself, whip us something sweet with these peanut butter recipes.
Peanut Butter Silk Pie
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
- 1 graham cracker crust (9 inches)
- Optional: Chocolate syrup, peanut butter ice cream topping and additional whipped topping
Directions: Start by beating the peanut butter, cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Next, fold in the whipped topping and pour it into the prepared crust. Finally, refrigerate it for a minimum of two hours. Before you serve it, sprinkle some peanuts on top. If you would like, garnish the pie with chocolate syrup, a peanut butter ice cream, and an additional whipped topping. One taste and you might need to sit down.
Peanut Butter Milk Shakes
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons sugar
Directions: All you need is a blender for this one and you’re set. Put everything inside, process for about 30 seconds, stir if you want to, and then pour it into a chilled glass. Yum.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Grahams
- 1 jar (18 ounces) peanut butter
- 1 package (14.3 ounces) graham crackers, broken into rectangles
- 1-1/2 pounds milk chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped
Directions: Take a tablespoon of peanut butter and spread it on one side of half of the graham crackers. Place the the remaining crackers on top and refrigerate for 15 minutes or until the peanut butter is firm. Next, microwave the candy coating so it melts and stir until it’s smooth. Finally, dip the cookies in the coating so they are covered all over. Afterward, put them on wax paper on baking sheets until they set. Remember to store them in a cool, dry place. Unless they’re gone.
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Speaking Of Peanuts
Seeing that it’s Black History Month, no post about peanut butter recipes would be complete without a salute to George Washington Carver. A slave turned scientist, Carver worked at Alabama’s Tuskegee Institute studying new uses for peanuts and other crops. He passed away in 1943.
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