Happy National Peanut Butter Day! 20 Recipes to Celebrate

That's Nuts

A weekly dose of nutty history, pop culture, and recipes from Lee Zalben, aka The Peanut Butter Guy.


A whole day devoted to peanut butter? It's true. After celebrating National Pie Day yesterday, we're not wasting any time with another food holiday. Here are 20 recipes to inspire you today, from homemade Nutter Butters to peanut butter whoopie pies and an assortment of cookies. Have you celebrated yet today (read: have you eaten peanut butter today)?

Homemade 'Nutter Butters'
Homemade 'Reese's Cups'
Peanut Butter Pancakes
Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies
Peanut Butter Sesame Breakfast Bars
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes
Better Than Snickers Ice Cream
Three-Ingredient Banana, Honey, and Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Peanut Butter Pebble Cookies
Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Fudge
Soft and Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies
Tagalong Girl Scout Cookies
Kit Kat Bars
Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
PB&J Bread
Peanut Butter Graham Crackers
Peanut Butter Sushi (?)

About the author: Lee Zalben was a PB&J-loving kid that grew up to be the founder and president of Peanut Butter & Co., which began as a Greenwich Village sandwich shop serving nothing but peanut butter sandwiches and expanded to include the now-famous line of all natural flavored peanut butter. Lee is a graduate of Vassar College and enjoys traveling the world in search of interesting foods made with peanuts, tree nuts, and seeds. When he's not working, eating, flying or writing, he enjoys scuba diving and training elephants.