Peanut Butter Addiction

Posted by on September 8, 2011 | 25 Comments

I was looking through the recipes I’ve created thus far for my next book, and close to 50% of them have peanut butter, nut butter, seed butter, or ground nuts in them (with a hefty chunk being just peanut butter). FIFTY PERCENT! I think I need to tone this down for the nut allergic folks out there.

This prompted me to look through my recipe index online today, and again, I noticed a trend …

Chocolate Double Peanut Butter Thumbprint Macaroons

Hot Peanut Butter Chocolate Bliss


Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Hearts

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


Uber-Rich PB Ice Cream with PB Chunks (dairy-free, naturally)

Peanut Butter Cinnamon Rice Cake Crumbles

Peanut Butter Cinnamon Popcorn (or rice cake crumbles)

Peanut Butter & Pomegranate “Jelly” Smoothie (Oh man, when is pomegranate season going to arrive?!)


I could link on, but that might take all morning.

There are worse vices to have, right? Please feed my addiction. Do you have any PB favorites? Brands? Recipes?

I’m off to make a peanut butter smoothie, and maybe some Asian peanut dressing for my salad at lunch …

Comments (25)


  1. Good thing you’re not allergic to peanuts 😉

  2. Zoe says:

    I’m not a huge peanut butter fan, but when I’m in the mood it can be quite addictive, I agree. 🙂 One of my favourite ways to enjoy it, besides having it with chocolate, is simply butter and peanut butter toast. It’s even better when the toast has cooled off enough so that the butter doesn’t completely melt and you can still taste it with the PB.

  3. I love all your recipes and I have a whole post featuring PB recipes

    I am a major fiend…especially in desserts 🙂

  4. Oh, Alisa. I should have brought you some Justin’s nut butters and Justin’s organic dark chocolate peanut butter cups when I saw you. OMG, they are so good. Dairy free and gluten free. I love your addiction to peanut butter! I have a nutty addiction as well. I’ll send you some PB from my neck of the woods. =)
    P.S. That ice cream looks amazing!

  5. Haha, yeah, I knew this about you since you HAD to try the peanut butter from BlogHer before giving me the remainder of the container. I can’t say you’re wrong though. Nuts are just the best!

  6. Hannah says:

    And this is why I love you. Thank you for reminding me of the rice cake crumble recipe! Just the other day I was trying to remember where I’d seen it 🙂

  7. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a PB addiction! Your book will sell for sure 😉

  8. Maggie says:

    Yes I too am addicted to peanut butter. It’s irresistible. What’s the big deal, right? Seriously, why do we love it so? My kids love it too. My fave combo ever is peanut butter and chocolate. Oh my heavens. Can’t wait for that book 🙂

  9. Katie says:

    Can I get an advance copy of t hat 50% of your book?

  10. OMG these all look SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AMAZING. I’m really really craving PB right now. You should just make a dairy free pb book.

    Oh my. Yum.

  11. Diana says:

    I love peanut butter!! Reading this article made me think of the show I was watching on Food Network the other day. It was an episode of “The Best Food I Ever Ate” and they had on the show peanut butter and jelly donuts! A peanut butter glaze with jelly filling…..YUM!!!! I wrote it down on my “to make” list. I am going to make the attempt to make it gluten and dairy free. If you have any suggestions please let me know 🙂 Best Peanut Butter Wishes

    • alisa says:

      Diane, those sound amazing! I could definitely help out on the dairy-free part, but my gluten-free baking skills aren’t solid enough for donuts yet. However, Silvana Nardone at Dish Towel Diaries is a gluten-free donut guru. I’d use her donut recipes as a model, which are also usually dairy-free optional too.

  12. I don’t have a problem with nuts, but I don’t really like peanut butter (and I try to avoid peanuts anyway, for non-allergic health reasons – they’re full of omega-6 fats and quite inflammatory in nature). But luckily one can usually substitute almond butter. :-> And those with nut allergies can often substitute sunflower seed butter. But still that seems a bit excessive to me, unless it’s a peanut butter cookbook. ;-P

    • alisa says:

      Haha, yes, I’ve thought about a nut butter cookbook! Fortunately, I don’t eat that many nuts in a day (1oz or less of nuts/nut butter including peanuts), but I do crave them a lot, and so many of my recipe ideas contain nut butter! I love sunflower seed butter. Works wonders too. Thanks for the feedback Maija!

  13. Ricki says:

    I totally understand that kind of addiction. . .I adore PB myself, and am so sad I can’t eat it right now. (And btw, those crumbles remain one of my favorite treats–I remember them very, very fondly).

    I made a yummy Fudgy Chocolate and PB cookie back in the day when I *could* eat PB; that was one of my favorite cookies ever. I also love anything with chocolate and peanut butter–simple chocolate PB cups (Reese’s style) are divine, any time. 🙂

  14. Diane U says:

    Peanut butter on toast with a little Trader Joe’s creamed honey will cure almost any craving. Very satisfying.

  15. Marianne says:

    No offence to those with nut allergies, but peanut butter is awesome! No reason to be ashamed of loving it and creating a plethora of recipes including it. I would be ever so sad to have a peanut or nut allergy.

    And now I want to make that popcorn.

  16. You’re killing me! I was cleaning out my In Box, but couldn’t pass by this post! 😉


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