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13 Places to Put Peanut Butter (Besides a PB&J)

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We're not here to say that the PB&J isn't a solid lunch—in fact, we're big fans, and certainly not ones to mess with perfectly matched pairs like peanut butter and jelly.

But peanut butter makes a pretty perfect pair with a whole lot more than jam. Give your old standby a break without giving up the good stuff: Here are 13 ways to pack peanut butter in your lunchbox. 


Miso Peanut Pasta Salad by mrslarkin

Pasta salad



End-of-Summer Vegetables Roasted Thai-Style with Tofu by Alexandra V. Jones



Yam and Peanut Stew with Kale by Gena Hamshaw



Grilled Peanut Tofu by enbe



Lacinato Kale and Mint Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing by dymnyno

Kale salad


Summer Cold Noodle Salad by Kendra Vaculin

Noodle salad


Spicy, Peanutty Udon with Kale by Laura



Vietnamese Pork and Shrimp Spring Rolls (Gỏi Cuốn) by Betty | le jus d'orange

Spring rolls


Spicy Thai PB&J by Natalie



Don't forget dessert:

Quick Peanut Butter and Chocolate Squares by Selma | Selma's Table



Peanut Butter Salt Water Taffy by Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm



Scotcheroos (Rice Krispies with Peanut Butter, Butterscotch, and Chocolate) by Posie Harwood




Two-Bite Buckeye Cookies by Midge


What's even better than peanut butter-and-jelly (or peanut butter-and-chocolate)? Campaign for the perfect PB pair in the comments.

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