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Peanut butter recipes
Like the chocolate chip cookie, the peanut butter cookie is a classic, comforting treat. But traditional recipes can be high in fat and loaded with sugar.
These lighter peanut butter treats are packed with heart-healthy and metabolism-boosting monounsaturated fats.
And thanks to the protein in peanuts, you’ll feel full from smaller servings.
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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Fiber-rich oats make this filling cookie good for your heart. Plus, cherries may help fight inflammation.
Ingredients: oats, light brown sugar, dried sour cherries, peanut butter, unsalted butter, eggs, vanilla extract, salt, all-purpose flour
Calories: 132 per cookie
Try this recipe: Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies
Just like the classic childhood lunch, this sandwich cookie is a quick-and-easy and comforting bite. Thanks to calorie-free sweetener and low-sugar strawberry jam, even people with diabetes can enjoy this sweet treat.
Ingredients: margarine, peanut butter, calorie-free sweetener, sugar, egg whites, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, strawberry spread
Calories: 97 per cookie
Try this recipe: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies
Peanut Butter Haystacks
This bite is the ultimate craving-buster; it’s creamy, crunchy, sweet, and salty!
Ingredients: puffed rice cereal, pretzel sticks, semisweet chocolate chips, chunky peanut butter
Try this recipe: Peanut Butter Haystacks
Fat-free condensed milk, reduced-fat peanut butter, and low-fat baking mix cut out a third of the fat that can be found in other recipes. This version is also 32 calories lighter per cookie!
Ingredients: condensed milk, peanut butter, baking mix, vanilla extract, sugar, chocolate kisses
Calories: 109 per cookie
Try this recipe: Kiss Cookies
Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Treats
Brown rice cereal and honey (in place of corn syrup) transform a traditional crispy rice cereal bar into a guilt-free treat. With 2 grams of fiber per bar and 4 grams of protein, each bar is a hearty snack.
Ingredients: peanut butter, honey, brown rice cereal, dried cherries
Calories: 201 per bar
Try this recipe: Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Treats
Frozen Peanut Butter Pie
Fat-free dairy products turn a typical diet disaster into a waistline friendly dessert. The graham cracker crust and chopped peanut topping add a welcome crunch to the creamy filling.
Ingredients: graham cracker crumbs, sugar, egg whites, fat-free milk, peanut butter, vanilla extract, fat-free cream cheese, fat-free whipped topping, peanuts, shaved milk chocolate
Calories: 259 per slice
Try this recipe: Frozen Peanut Butter Pie
Mini PB&J Cupcakes
These cute peanut buttery bites are only 180 calories and fill you up with 4 grams of protein.
Ingredients: cake flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, butter, canola oil, buttermilk, egg, egg white, vanilla extract, grape jelly, Peanut Butter-Cream Cheese Frosting
Calories: 180 per cupcake
Try this recipe: Mini PB&J Cupcakes
Chocolate Bonbon Bombes
These decadent desserts are the perfect portion sizes, and contain 4 grams of protein as a bonus.
Ingredients: chocolate peanut butter ice cream, peanuts, bittersweet chocolate
Calories: 163 per bonbon
Try this recipe: Chocolate Bonbon Bombes
Dark Chocolate and Oat Clusters
Dark chocolate is rich in heart-healthy antioxidants, and oats are packed with filling fiber. Plus, low-fat milk contains metabolism-boosting CLA, a type of protein that can help melt belly fat.
Ingredients: peanut butter, low-fat milk, semisweet chocolate chips, rolled oats
Calories: 160 per 2 clusters
Try this recipe: Dark Chocolate and Oat Clusters