If you’re like many of us, you started this year by stockpiling products and foods to get you through as uncertainty from the pandemic changed our normal routine. Peanut butter is a shelf-stable food that flew off the shelves at the end of March and continues to be a popular food as pantry stocking picks up for winter.
All that PB (and all that time at home!) encouraged many people to come up with cool and crazy hacks that went viral on social media. Here are some of the most popular peanut butter hacks we saw this year that you might try for fun, or to get you through the winter months.
Peanut butter bread
No yeast? No problem! This 1930s quick bread recipe quickly surged in popularity earlier this year because it requires only six ingredients that you likely have on hand—and yeast isn’t one of them.
Whipped peanut butter milk
Similar to the Dalgona whipped coffee that went viral this year, this whipped peanut butter milk is sans coffee, but equally as frothy! It’s a delicious treat that you never would have thought you needed before now.
You probably remember going to the baking aisle of your grocery store and seeing empty space where flour once lined the shelves. For those looking to bake something sweet and comforting, that was a huge issue. But this three-ingredient peanut butter cookie was the perfect solution. If you have peanut butter, sugar, and an egg, then you’ve got a tasty treat just waiting to be baked and eaten.
Peanut butter on forehead to cut dog’s nails
Clipping a dog’s nails is always a challenge unless they are super obedient. This woman’s video went completely viral when she devised a clever way to keep her pup distracted by putting peanut butter on her forehead so she could clip her dog’s nails. One fan of the video even posted her own version, but this time it was to clip her child’s nails. If it works, who are we to judge.
Peanut butter jar hack
This hack puts a literal spin on getting that last little bit of peanut butter out of the jar. This young person showed how spinning the jar of peanut butter vigorously on the floor brought the peanut butter to the top of the jar in the perfect swirl. Now that’s a great way to keep from getting peanut butter knuckles.
Peanut butter cup hack
We’ve all seen easy recipes for microwave mug cakes, but this recipe calls for an easy, microwaveable take on a peanut butter cup. All you need are peanut butter, powdered sugar and chocolate chips to create a yummy version of your own PB cup (in a mug).
Check out more creative ways to use peanut butter with inspiration from our recipe page.