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Posts tagged “Peanut butter

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #cookie #recipe

oh, and banana too! … Adapted from Baking Bites My kids and I went to my parents’ house last weekend to join the rest of the crowd for Easter … the first thing my nephew said to me was “can we bake some cookies?” It was just about dinnertime when we got there though, and […]


Toasted PB, Banana & Dark Chocolate Panini

Toasted Peanut Butter Banana Dark Chocolate Panini ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sandwich #recipe

Have you ever had one of those days at work where you are so busy you hardly have time to think (let alone eat) and you get home, walk in the door, and you are so hungry, the very first thing you see that’s edible you just latch onto and you’re GOT to have it. […]


Peanut Butter S’moreo Bars

Peanut Butter Smoreo Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #oreo #peanut butter #marshmallow #bars

Adapted just slightly from Top with Cinnamon Oooey gooey “s’more” bars with a chocolate Oreo cookie crust, peanut butter, chocolate chips, chopped salty peanuts and perfectly toasted marshmallows. Usually I don’t like s’mores. I remember I used to like them sometime way back in the dim past, but not any more. They are altogether too […]


Magic in the Middle Cookies

Magic in the Middle Cookies: Chewy Chocolate Cookies with a Creamy PB Center #cookie #recipe

Dense,  moist chocolate cookies with a creamy peanut butter center. These are my son’s very favorite cookies. He begs me to make them for him and so yes, we’ve made them many times. I’ve meant to blog them several times, but never quite got around to it. We often make a double batch. Did I […]


Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Crumble Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Crumble Bars

Adapted from Cookies! A Cookie Lover’s Collection from Creative Publishing International It’s been a crazy week at work … oh when isn’t it a crazy week? This is how I like it, though … always something new happening, always something to do. We have a BIG project coming up and on Thursday we had a […]


Curried Chicken Salad in Crispy Wonton Cups

Curried Chicken Salad in Crispy Wonton Cups

I went to a New Year’s Eve party one year, and one of my friends there had brought these amazing little appetizers! They have been stuck in my head ever since … It was a curried chicken  salad with grapes in it, served in these pretty crispy little wonton cups. I asked her for the […]


Chocolate, Fruit & Nut Energy Bytes

Chocolate Fruit & Nut Energy Bites

Chocolate craving! Time for something chocolatey good. With nuts. Yes LOTS of nuts. Oh and some peanut butter. Dried fruit in there … ah yes. And to add a little bit more healthy yumminess, some oats. Roll it all into a little ball and what do you have? A quick, healthy snack. Not one you […]


Curried Red Pepper Aubergine Soup

Fire Roasted Red Pepper Eggplant Thai Curry Soup

I’ve been toying with the idea of making a thai-style curry soup with my aubergines … aubergine, isn’t that a fabulous word? It sounds so fancy and cultured to me. Usually I just use the word “eggplant”, but it doesn’t carry the same elegance that these beautiful purple vegetables really deserve. Anyway, I came home […]


Chocolate Peanut Butter BonBons

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bonbons

Craving. Chocolate. Peanut butter. Nagging, nagging. Helllooooo. Chocolate. NEED Chocolate! Peanut butter. Mmm. Peanut butter. Nagging. Craving. Peanut Butter. Chocolate. CHOCOLATE! Bonbons … Mmm. Bonbons. Yes. Chocolate. Peanut butter. Yes, yes, yes. Ah! Better. I feed my cravings with high quality ingredients and then I also try to lighten up my favorite decadent treats.  If they taste […]


Peanut Butter Ice Cream {Low Fat}

Lowfat Peanut Butter Brown Sugar Ice Cream with PB2

I am a peanut butter fanatic. For as long as I can remember, I have cherished the taste of peanut butter. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were my favorite snack growing up … until as a teenager, I noticed I was putting on some weight. I asked my mom (the dietician) for some help and […]


Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Chia Smoothie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie ... Health-ified

(a.k.a. “Healthy Muck”) So far, I have a total of one smoothie on this blog. One. I guess if you count this one, that’s two, but it’s really the same smoothie (this one is a health-ified version of the other one), so does that count? I think it’s still just one. I do really love […]


Chewy No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Have you ever seen a recipe online and think “I really need to make that someday” … and then seen different versions of the same thing again like 30,000 times and have that same thought every time you see one … and then one day you FINALLY do just break down and make it, and […]


Tropical Trail Mix Granola

Tropical Trail Mix Granola

I am SOoooo into homemade granola! I love love love love LOVE it! Ideas for different granola flavors are bouncing around in my head like crazy. The idea for this tropical granola sprung from a peanut butter trail mix cookie I used to make with tropical trail mix (come to think of it, I need […]


Elvis’ Favorite Muffins

Elvis' Favorite Muffins (Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Banana with a Peanut Butter filling)

Chocolate, Peanut Butter, & Banana Muffins … with a Peanut Butter Filling Okay, Elvis never really tried these muffins. But he should have! He would have loved them. But then again, who wouldn’t love chocolate banana muffins with a peanut butter filling? Maybe my mother. She’s not into chocolate. I will never ever in a […]


Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

I’ve seen a bunch of chocolate granola in the foodie world lately and oh I ached to do one myself. Because I really really love eating chocolate for breakfast. Simply Gourmet Photography did a lovely dark chocolate peanut butter granola. A Little Bit Crunchy A Little Bit Rock and Roll made a dark chocolate one. Oh Nuts! […]


Super Simple Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

Super Simple Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

I went looking for an easy Thai Peanut Sauce recipe last night because I’m enthralled with Thai food and I wanted to make Thai Chicken Pizza, but I can never find all the ingredients that authentic Thai recipes seem to require. I couldn’t believe my luck! If you can find fish sauce and Thai-style curry […]


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Some days I feel overwhelmed … and I wonder why. I mean, things are so much easier now than they were just a couple years ago. I listen to my friends’ problems and I feel like I have it so easy. I’m really okay. There aren’t any big tragedies in my life. My kids and […]


Serendipity! Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn

Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn

It’s National Peanut Butter Day! Woo hoo! I wanted to make this yummilicious stuff on National Popcorn Day, but didn’t get it done, so then along comes National Peanut Butter Day today, which means I get a second chance. Somebody was thinking of me when they invented these food holidays … well, okay, maybe not, […]


Chocolate Dipped Cranberry Apricot Energy Balls

Chocolate Dipped Cranberry Apricot Energy Balls

The idea for these has been floating around in my head for weeks … I wanted to make a little ball of goodness that would be great for quick energy on the go, something with protein and fruit and a few carbs so it would give my body lots of the things it needs before […]


Peanut Butter Brownie Mega Bites Supreme

Peanut Butter Brownie Mega Bites Supreme ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #decadent #brownie #recipe

I am guest posting over at Mom’s Crazy Cooking today! There is a surprise lurking inside these brownies … and I think you are really going to love it. Head on over to Mom’s Crazy Cooking to find out what it is! or scroll down … 🙂 PrintPeanut Butter Brownie Mega Bites Supreme Ingredients1 batch […]


Muck Ice Cream (Chocolate, PB & Banana)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

Creamy. Chocolatey. Peanut-buttery. Ice cream. Oh yes, and banana. This is my son’s creation, his brain-child, his idea. I wanted to give it a fancier name, but he wasn’t having any of that. NO, it’s Muck Ice Cream. I asked him what Ben & Jerry’s would name it and he said, “Muck Ice Cream.” I […]


Black Magic Cat Cookies for Halloween

Black Magic Cat Cookies

Warning: these black magic cat cookies are NOT healthy. But they are SO good. And quite fun and easy to make. They are a cross between Lick the Bowl Good’s Black Cat Cookies and the Sisters Cafe’s Magic in the Middle Cookies. These cookies are a great project to do with your kids. We made […]


Eyeball Truffles with (Fake) Blood for Halloween

Peanut Butter Eyeball Truffles for Halloween

and a few thoughts on “being good enough” Does this ever happen to you? You see a brilliant ingenious idea and I think “I’ve got to try that!” and in your head it’s going to be SO cool! It will look just like this awesome thing in the picture! … but then when you make […]


Peanut-buttery Popcorn Balls of Awesomeness

Peanut Butter-y Popcorn Balls of Awesomeness

My daughter named these popcorn balls. They were inspired by Taste and Tell’s popcorn cake … she triggered a big-time memory for me. I remember as a child we made popcorn cake with popcorn, gumdrops and peanuts and it was SO fun to make and SO good. I remember being amazed but just how much […]

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