January 23rd, 2015

5 Healthier Peanut Butter Dessert Recipes

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Now that my son no longer has a peanut allergy (stay tuned for this amazing story) nuts of all kinds have been a staple in our home. And there’s a good reason.

In a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found people who ate a daily handful of nuts (including peanuts which are technically legumes) were 20 percent less likely to die from heart disease, cancer and other chronic illnesses over a 30-year period than were those who didn’t.

So in honor of National Peanut Butter Day (January 24th, 2015) I’m going to share with you 5 amazing recipes from a few peanut butter loving bloggers.

But first this fact: Did you know that it takes 550 peanuts to make a 12 ounce jar of peanut butter?

Now it’s time to take a peek at these delicious recipes and if something floats your peanut-butter-loving boat click on the link to bring you to the full recipe. My only suggestion-use organic peanut butter without added sugar whenever you can.

Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge by Chocolate Covered Katie

I was so excited to stumble across this recipe for Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge. Something so delicious without butter, heavy cream, or high fructose corn syrup.

Healthy Peanut-Butter-Fudge Groovy Green Livin

No-Bake Energy Bites by Gimme Some Oven

What got me with these delicious treats is the “no-bake”. And they’re incredibly easy to make. Take a peek here.

Peanut Butter No-Bake-Energy-Bites-Groovy Green Livin

Double Peanut Butter Layer Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting by Desserts with Benefits

This Peanut Butter Layer Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting looks seriously decadent, but it’s also healthier than most cakes, low sugar, high in fiber and high in protein.

Healthy Peanut Butter Cake Groovy Green Livin

 

Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter and Avocado Pudding by Healthfully Ever After

Chocolate, peanut butter and avocado sounds like an interesting combo in this recipe. There are only 7 ingredients and the recipe is relatively healthy! This recipe calls for Greek yogurt and personally I like to add Stonyfield organic Greek yogurt to my recipes. I think you know why!

healthy chocolate peanut butter avocado pudding Groovy Green Livin

Flourless Chocolate Brownies with Salted Peanut Butter Topping (Gluten Free!)by Nutritionist in the Kitch

This cake is flourless! Guess what holds it together? Sweet potatoes! Don’t worry, Christal assures us that you can’t taste the sweet potato for all you sweet potato haters.

FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE BROWNIES WITH SALTED PEANUT BUTTER TOPPING (GLUTEN FREE!) Groovy Green Livin

 Enjoy National Peanut Butter Day! What’s your favorite peanut butter recipe?

 


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7 Responses to “5 Healthier Peanut Butter Dessert Recipes”

  1. I’ve been curious to try avocado pudding for so long – but I guess I’m scared I won’t like it and it will be a waste of ingredients. Have you tried it Lori?
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  2. I haven’t tried it Micaela-although I’m very curious! I’m guessing the avocado makes it creamy and delicious! Let me know if you try it first.

  3. i like Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter and Avocado Pudding as it has more fruits than wheat.
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  4. Wow! They all look delicious and mouth-watering! But what really caught my attention is that they are “healthier” dessert recipes. I’m going to try this Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge very soon. Even just by looking at the picture makes me want to eat one right now! Keep sharing – Cheers!
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  5. Hi Lori,

    It’s really good to know that now your son is able to enjoy all kinds of nuts and that too without any risk of allergy. As far as health benefits of nuts are concerned, then I completely agree with you about them. Nuts like walnuts, almonds etc. are benefecial not only for our health but also for our skin and hair. In the same way, peanuts which are not even nuts ( but legumes as per botany) provides a lot of benefits.

    As far as peanut butter is concerned,I have heard a lot about their benefits but I have never tried it. It is not so popular in my country and is available mainly via online stores or at big outlets. You have shared some healthy peanut butter snack but don’t you think there is too much peanut in Avocado Cholate peanut butter recipe. Peanut butter is good but they are also high in calories so we should enjoy it in limit.
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  6. Hi Lori,

    I like peanut very much. Specially Peanut Butter Layer Cake is my favourite food. Thanks for your nice article
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  7. […] down on food waste. The key is to really stick to only what you need. For example, most of these Healthier Peanut Butter Dessert Recipes require a small amount various dry goods such as oats, flax seeds and chocolate chips. Rather […]

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