I was planning on posting an oatmeal muffin recipe today. But let’s just say, the recipe testing didn’t go as planned, and the muffins ended up tasting the chewy cardboard. Fail. But that’s part of the trial-and-error process, no?

Luckily, I didn’t give up in the kitchen, and decided to play around with nut butter recipes.

I considered making my own version of PB&Co’s Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, but then I remembered I don’t really like raisins much.

But you know what I do like? Reese’s cups.

Specifically, that peanut-y inside.

Everyone know’s that what’s inside a peanut butter cup isn’t just peanut butter. It’s a different texture, and it’s slightly sweeter. Oh, and it’s kind of heavenly. It made me wonder why they didn’t make this in a spreadable-jar form, so that I could eat it on a sandwich and pretend that it’s healthy.

Then I spotted the box of graham crackers I picked up on an impulse, and I knew where things were going.

PB Cup Filling Spread

  • 2 cups peanuts, roasted and salted
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 full sheets of graham crackers (so 12 little graham rectangles)
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar or stevia
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast (Optional)

You’ll need a good blender or food processor for this. Start by blending the peanuts and oil until just slightly chunky. Depending on the peanuts you might need a little more or less oil. If you aren’t using salted peanuts, be sure to add salt to taste. After that’s blended, break up the graham crackers and slowly add to the blender, while running on a low speed. Add in the sugar and nutritional yeast and blend until just slightly chunky. If you recall, the center of a peanut butter cup has a gritty texture, and isn’t totally smooth. You should be left with a very spreadable butter, that tastes like the center of a PB cup!

And since the graham crackers get the credit for this one, it only seemed fair to allow them a dip in the deliciousness.

Oh, and it just so happens, it falls into the 5-ingredients-or-less recipe section on the new recipe page!

This is just more evidence against me, in G-love’s allegations that I always smell like peanut butter. #worthit

Happy Monday!