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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. 

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Miso Peanut Pasta Salad by mrslarkin

Pasta salad

  

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

Vegetables

 

Yam and Peanut Stew with Kale by Gena Hamshaw

Soup

 

Grilled Peanut Tofu by enbe

Tofu

 

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

Udon

 

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

Spring rolls

 

Spicy Thai PB&J by Natalie

PB&J

 

Don't forget dessert:

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

Chocolate

 

Peanut Butter Salt Water Taffy by Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm

Taffy

 

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

Scotcheroos

 

 

Two-Bite Buckeye Cookies by Midge

Buckeye

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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