Four Sticky Recipes Using Peanut Butter to help You Stay Cool this Summer
Keeping cool this summer with four sticky recipes everyone will love. As we approach what are, on average, the hottest days of the year, Southern Peanut Growers is offering recipes to help you beat the heat with your favorite ingredient: peanut butter. From new ways to enjoy fresh seasonal veggies to ice cold summertime treats, there’s a recipe to curb every craving. I hope that you’ll try and share these recipes – and let me know which one becomes your summer favorite!
- Creamy PB Banana Popsicles: Smooth and sweet, these dreamy popsicles are the perfect melt-in-your-mouth treat on a hot summer day.
4 large very ripe bananas
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
12 oz. frozen whipped dessert topping
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds. Freeze until firm.
- Veggie Sammies with PB Satay Sauce: Put a nutty twist on your picnic lunch. Pile fresh summer veggies onto your favorite bread and top with creamy PB sauce.
4 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons water
4 teaspoons hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons sriracha
2 six-inch French baguette rolls
1/2 cup sliced cucumber
1/2 cup white onion
1/2 cup red bell pepper
1/2 cup purple cabbage
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
Combine peanut butter, lime juice, water, hoisin sauce, soy sauce and sriracha in in a small bowl. Mix well.
Spread sauce on both sides of bread, then layer with cucumber, onion, and bell pepper. Top with cabbage, and cilantro leaves.
- Peanut Butter Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie: Rehydrate with a fruity and flavorful summer beverage.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Makes: 2 to 4 servings
1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1 cup plain, fat free Greek yogurt
1 cup milk
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tbsp honey (approx.)
Place the strawberries, yogurt, milk, pineapple juice, peanut butter and honey in a blender. Puree until very smooth. Adjust honey to taste. Serve immediately. Make 2 to 4 servings.
- Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches: Grab an ice cream sandwich to help you cool down after some fun in the sun.
Makes 12 ice cream sandwiches
24 fresh baked chocolate chip cookies, cooled (about 3 inches in diameter)
1 1/2 quarts vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
1 1/2 cups creamy or crunchy peanut butter
Toppings of your choice (ie. chopped peanuts, mini chocolate chips, toasted coconut)
Spread layer of peanut butter on 12 cookies and add a scoop of ice cream. Create a sandwich by topping with the remaining cookies. Roll edges of the ice cream in toppings of your choice. Place on a baking sheet and freeze until firm. Serve slightly frozen.
Enjoy these four sticky recipes and stay cool this summer!