My brother has nominated me to peanutaholic. One year, he even gave me a pound of peanuts for my birthday because I like them so much. I eat peanuts all the time -- perhaps you would say I am addicted.
Of course, the roasted nuts or a spoonful of peanut butter is utterly delicious in itself, but you get tired of it in the long run. Here are several ways I have taken peanut snacks to a whole new level.
There are many more peanut recipes that I like, but I chose these 8 snacks because they are instant. When I want a peanutty snack, I want it now! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
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Step 1: Frozen Banana Pop
Cover half of a frozen banana with peanut butter and roll in granola.
Step 2: Nutty Chex Mix
Mix 2 cups broken pretzels, 2 cups unsweetened cheerios, 1 cup almonds, 1 cup roasted and salted peanuts, and 1 cup salted cashews. Makes 7 cups. Store in airtight container or bag.
Step 3: Party Mix
Mix equal parts of roasted-and-salted peanuts and chocolate chips.
Step 4: Indulgence Spoon
A spoonful of peanut butter sprinkled with chocolate chips -- peanut butter-and-chocolate bliss!
Step 5: Banana Peanut Chocolate Smoothie
Blend 1 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts and 1/2 cup water in a blender until chopped. Add another 1 1/2 cup water, 3 cups frozen banana chunks, and 2 tablespoons cocoa powder and blend till smooth. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.
Step 6: PB Cigars
Slather peanut butter in a line across the center of a flour tortilla. Drizzle with honey. Roll up the tortilla and enjoy!
(This is my favorite way to eat tortillas!)
Step 7: Baked Peanut Butter and Banana Toast
Spread a slice of whole wheat bread with peanut butter. Split 1/2 banana and place on top. Broil in the oven till the edges are crisp and golden. Enjoy immediately!
Step 8: Snickers Dip
Mix 3 tablespoons old-fashioned peanut butter, 2 tablespoons honey, and 2 teaspoons cocoa powder. Delicious on bread or as a dip (or by the spoonful!).