There really is so much to love about peanut butter. It has such beneficial qualities – protein, fiber, and satisfying sweetness that can easily cure a bad day. It can be used to spruce up a bland lunch or top off a dessert in the most indulgent of ways. Today we’re showing off our favorite addition by featuring 10 perfect peanut butter snack recipes.
These work for everyone in the family and can easily become a new addition to a lunchbox or the best pick-me-up after a long day at work. Let’s have a peek, shall we?
Peanut Butter Energy Balls
To create these balls of joy, you only need three ingredients. There’s no baking involved and they’ll give you enough energy to start your mornings or put the right amount of pep in your step when you need some extra in the afternoons. The best part is that they fit a variety of dietary restrictions making them a versatile treat!
There’s no baking involved with these bars either. The most novices of kitchen creators can whip up these crunchy and satisfying snacks. And it only takes three ingredients with this recipe as well: peanut butter, peanut butter baking chips, and cereal of your choice!
Nutritional Info: Calories 260 | Calories from Fat 140 | Total Fat 16g 24% | Saturated Fat 3 ½ g 17% | Trans Fat 0g | Cholesterol 0mg 0% | Sodium 190mg 8% | Potassium 230mg 6% | Total Carbohydrate 22g 7% | Dietary Fiber 5g 19% | Sugars 7g | Protein 8g
Here’s another easy snack to whip up right after school. They make a great addition to the kids’ homework routine or as a pick-me-up after your run around the neighborhood. We suggest using Granny Smith apples – although any others will do too!
Add some crunch to your peanut butter roll-ups. With a sprinkle of granola, you can add some extra fiber to the mix. You can even personalize these bites by adding a bit of jam, chocolate chips, honey, banana, or apple!
Satisfy your sweet tooth and your afternoon munchies with these peanut butter banana cups. It will feel like you’re indulging in a bit of guilt but you don’t actually have to feel guilty. And the kiddos will enjoy them too!
Make a batch of these to start your week! Grab them in the morning for a quick breakfast, pack them as a snack, or cut a bigger slice to satisfy your hunger for lunch when you just don’t have the time. It’s packed with good-for-you ingredients and it’s delicious too!
Make a snack cake when you’re feeling like the family needs a definite pick-me-up or you’re celebrating something special this week! A slice in the lunchbox or a slice with a cup of tea in the evening is the ultimate example of “enjoying the little things.”
Give your peanut butter Ritz Bitz a makeover! Add a bit of sweetness to their salty savoriness and turn this classic snack into something even better and more crave-worthy. It doesn’t take much but butter, vanilla, and brown sugar is definitely involved.
What’s great about the no-bake trend is the kitchen novices can’t mess up. They can build their confidence instead. And these healthy, no-bake oatmeal bars (filled with peanut butter) are no exception to that rule.
This is another wonderful example of a peanut butter snack that can be used as the perfect grab-and-go breakfast bite or as an afternoon delight with some warm tea on the side. Whip these up with or without the banana addition (chocolate chips make a good mix in as well!).