And now, for a completely on-brand post: Peanut Butter Potluck Recipes.
I love hosting themed potlucks with my friends - we've had dip night, oatmeal night, fall foods, a Christmas potluck, and my latest idea was a purely peanut butter based potluck.
My friends have since admitted that at first, they weren't impressed with the idea. Everyone was expecting that there would be a lot of the same dishes. But we were surprised to find that we had a great mix of appetizers, entrees and desserts using PB as a main ingredient.
Here are 7 delicious recipes for your very own Peanut Butter Potluck!
Peanut Butter Hummus from Nigella
Normally, the key ingredient in hummus is tahini - a paste made out of sesame seeds. But I used this recipe and a few others for inspiration in creating a peanut butter based hummus! For mine, I tossed in some chipotle peppers for that extra little somethin' somethin' and I think it was KEY.
Spaghetti Squash with Peanut Sauce by Food Network Magazine
Melissa made this spaghetti squash dish that had tons of flavor! Melissa altered the recipe and used about 3/4 of a squash while tripling the sauce recipe. Hers was baked in the oven instead of microwaved and she threw in some shredded carrots and cabbage.
What is your spaghetti policy? Anyone get the reference?
Pressure Cooker Thai Chicken Thighs by Pressure Cooking Today
Recipes using pressure cookers or "instant pots" seem to be everywhere! Erin hasn't had gas for MONTHS in her apartment, so she's become quite the professional. This chicken was DELISH - so tender, so flavorful. We wrapped it up in lettuce to make little wraps!
Sticky Peanut Cauliflower Wings by One Green Planet
While we wouldn't necessarily categorize these as wings, it was a WONDERFUL cauliflower dish made by Abby.
She followed the recipe but added the step to gently warm all the non-cauliflower ingredients in a saucepan before pouring it over the florets and mixing - cause she's fancy like that!
Peanut Butter Cookie Gooey Bars by Crazy for Crust
Kaitlin hit it out of the park when she found this recipe from Crazy for Crust. These were certainly ooey and gooey and also had a crispy, crunchy outer layer.
It was a problem that she left the leftovers behind - trust me, they didn't last long in my apartment.
Caramel Apple Peanut Butter Bars by Sally's Baking Addiction
Callie made these, which are a wonderful alternative to trying to eat a caramel apple - which is just not a pleasant experience if you ask me.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Bites by Get Creative Juice
These were PHENOMENAL - my new roommate, Jackie, came in CLUTCH with this contribution. She altered the recipe a little bit by using a pre-made granola that contained oats, coconut, vanilla and chia seeds in place of those ingredients in the recipe and it worked like magic, I tell ya.