Healthy Peanut Butter Recipes

Find healthy, delicious peanut butter recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

Rating: 4.75 stars 4
All you need are four simple ingredients to make healthier crispy peanut butter balls that kids and grownups will love. Make this easy recipe for a bite-size treat, on-the-go snack or easy homemade gift. You can swap the peanut butter for almond butter or even sunflower seed butter if you need a nut-free snack for school.

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Rating: 4.2 stars 5
These healthy peanut butter and chocolate energy balls deliver a mixture of simple and complex carbohydrates to help fuel you up whenever you need a little boost. They're no-bake and easy to make with ingredients you probably have on hand, like oats and nut butter. Feel free to experiment with different mix-ins--for example, dried fruit or chopped nuts--in place of the chocolate chips and coconut.

Peanut Butter-Oat Energy Balls

Rating: 4.67 stars 7
Sweet, sticky dates act as the glue for these no-bake energy balls. Perfect for hikes or during sports, this healthy snack travels well. For the best flavor and texture, use Medjool dates--the largest and most luscious date variety. Look for them in the produce department or near other dried fruits.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rating: 4 stars 5
Kids and adults alike will love this easy peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe, which--unlike most cookie recipes--doesn't call for flour. These gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are soft and chewy and, with only five simple ingredients, they can easily be whipped up by young chefs and enjoyed as an after-school treat. They're also perfect for a holiday party or for a cookie swap.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Protein Shake

Rating: 4.67 stars 3
This creamy high-protein shake will keep you satisfied for hours and tastes like a chocolate-peanut butter banana milkshake. You don't even need to add protein powder, thanks to the naturally occurring protein in the soymilk, Greek yogurt and peanut butter.

Peanut Butter-Banana Cinnamon Toast

Rating: 4.67 stars 3
This satisfying peanut butter-banana toast gets a sprinkle of cinnamon for an extra flavor boost.

Apple-Peanut Butter Smoothie

Rating: 4.22 stars 9
Apples and peanut butter are a classic pair-try them blended together in this healthy smoothie recipe.

Chicken Satay Bowls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Rating: 4 stars 3
Chicken satay moves from classic Thai restaurant appetizer to delicious homemade dinner with this easy meal-prep recipe. A crunchy Asian-inspired slaw serves as the satisfying low-carb base, and the bold, creamy peanut sauce brings a hint of heat to every bite.

Peanut Butter Protein Overnight Oats

Rating: 5 stars 6
Powdered peanut butter is a handy pantry staple that makes a great vegan protein booster for oatmeal and smoothies. Double or triple this recipe to meal-prep breakfasts for the week or to have breakfast ready for the entire family.

Spinach, Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

Rating: 5 stars 1
Peanut butter and banana is a classic combo that's even more delicious with the addition of tangy probiotic-rich kefir. Plus, this peanut butter banana smoothie helps you up your veggie servings for the day with a bit of mild-flavored spinach mixed in.

Apple & Peanut Butter Toast

A pinch of ground cardamom punches up the flavor in this classic combo of apples and peanut butter on toast.

Raspberry-Kefir Power Smoothie

Rating: 5 stars 1
Keeping ripe peeled bananas in your freezer means you're always just one step away from a healthy smoothie. Kefir, peanut butter and flaxmeal add protein, probiotics and healthy fats.
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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Desserts That Prove It's The Best Flavor Combination Ever
Chocolate and peanut butter is a flavor combination that we love. And what's not to love? Nutty and chocolatey, sweet and salty—there's a reason chocolate and peanut butter taste so good together. And they have health benefits to boot. Peanut butter is rich in heart-healthy fats and protein. Chocolate can help keep your heart healthy. But, really you should dig in because they're so good together. Enjoy these recipes for truffles, cookies, cake and more.

Peanut Dressing

Rating: 5 stars
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This creamy peanut dressing is as versatile as it is flavorful. Use it to dress kale or noodle salads, to jazz up hearty grain bowls with roasted tofu or chicken, or as a dip for spring rolls or fresh vegetables. If you prefer a thinner dressing, whisk in more water a teaspoon at a time.