How to Use Powdered Peanut Butter (in 5 GIFs)
There's no denying that peanut butter can be a healthy addition to a diet when eaten in moderation. When binge eaten by the spoonful in front of the TV, however, it can quickly go from sensible snack to diet destroyer.
Enter PB2 powdered peanut butter. Made by pressing most of the oil and fat out of the nuts, PB2 claims to contain 85% less fat and calories than regular peanut butter while retaining a comparable amount of protein. It's also all-natural—it contains just three ingredients: peanuts, salt, and sugar—and versatile, since it can be added to recipes as a powder or rehydrated back to a creamy consistency.
But you might be a little in the dark about how to use powdered peanut butter. That in mind, you can get started with these six uses for powdered peanut butter (and if you're wondering "Where can I buy powdered peanut butter?" just click the deal below):
First Thing: Turn It into Peanut Butter
Turning powdered peanut butter into regular peanut butter is simple: just add water! In a bowl or other container, combine one tablespoon of water with every two tablespoons of peanut butter powder and stir.
The mixture should come together in a few seconds. If needed, add more water, a little bit at a time.
Blend It into a Smoothie
Powdered peanut butter is great in smoothies for several reasons. First, you get all the protein (and taste) of regular peanut butter without all the fat and calories. And you don't have to dirty a knife or spoon either, since you can simply sprinkle in as much powder as you want.
Make a Classic PB&J
The big question: can you do peanut butter and jelly with powdered peanut butter? The big answer: yes! Powdered peanut butter packs enough savoriness to balance jelly's potent sweetness. And if you're eating PB&J often, using powdered peanut butter can help mitigate the sandwich's fat content.
Sprinkle It on Baked Goods
Brownies. Cookies. Cakes. Candy bark. Brittle. Just sprinkle a little bit of powder on top and you can instantly add peanut butter flavor to any confection. This is an especially great option if you love peanut butter-flavored treats, but live with someone who prefers their baked goods to be nut-free.
Get Nostalgic with Ants on a Log
It's a childhood classic. If you grew up snacking on Ants on a Log and want to pass along the tradition to your kids, using powdered peanut butter makes it just a little bit healthier (without sacrificing the flavor). Just take a celery stick, spread some powdered peanut butter into the celery's trench, and sprinkle some raisins on.
This article was originally written by Shannon Grilli. It has since been updated by our editors.
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