7 Creative Ways to Use the Last of the Peanut Butter Jar

Imagine – You’re unscrewing the lid on your peanut butter jar when you see that there’s only a couple tablespoons left. Worse, what’s left is spread all over the sides of the jar. You don’t want to be wasteful, but you don’t feel like scraping up these final scraps, either. What do you do? Well, wonder no more! Read on for 7 creative ways to use the last of the peanut butter jar.
            At the end of a long day, we can all appreciate a “no-fuss” type of dinner. That’s where these quick peanut butter noodles come in.[1] By adding cooked noodles, hot water, and a few sauces and spices directly to your peanut butter jar, you can have a quick and easy dinner in no time.
            Peanut butter has a flavor that pairs so well with Asian cuisine. Whipping up this  Asian-inspired peanut sauce is a great way to add flavor to chicken-based dishes, stir fry, and more.[2] Even better, it only takes 7 ingredients!
            Peanut butter doesn’t just go well with proteins and stir fry – it pairs great with salads, too. The next time you’re looking for ways to use the last of the peanut butter jar, try adding soy sauce, honey, ginger, vinegar, and warm water to the jar and shaking it thoroughly. In seconds, you’ll have a delicious peanut butter salad dressing![3]
            Got a sweet tooth? This peanut butter dessert topping is sure to do the trick.[4] Drizzle it on ice cream, brownies, oatmeal, and more to cure your sugar cravings.
            Need a morning “pick-me-up?” Try adding brewed coffee or espresso, warmed milk, your sweetener of choice, vanilla, and cinnamon to your peanut butter jar and shake thoroughly for a deliciously unique peanut butter latte.[5] If an after-dinner treat is more your style, simply add warmed milk, your sweetener of choice, and cocoa to your peanut butter jar and shake thoroughly for a rich, creamy peanut butter hot chocolate.[6]
            The last of our creative ways to use the last of the peanut butter jar brings us to the most important meal of the day: Breakfast. To create a delicious jar of peanut butter overnight oats worth waking up for, just add oats, your milk and sweetener of choice, and cinnamon to the jar, mix thoroughly, and let it sit overnight.[7] To really jazz up your morning, consider adding fresh fruit (like bananas or apples), seeds (like chia or flax), or nuts (like almonds or walnuts) to your oats, as well!
            With these creative ways to use the last of the peanut butter jar at your disposal, gone are the days of wasting those last few precious scoops of peanut butter. Enjoy!
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