Since 1958, Jif Peanut Butter has been a favorite of many and recognizable to all. Over the years you may have developed a favorite peanut butter variety that has become a staple in your pantry, but have you ventured out to taste some of the most recent varieties to hit the shelves? Jif Natural and Peanut Butter and Honey are two of my personal favorites that can be added to savory recipes, paired with pretzels, crackers, bananas and the most common duo - apples and peanut butter.
I was able to participate in the Jif Online Blogger Tasting led by Culinary College manager, Sarah Donahoe and Cody Adams, Public Relations Manager at The J.M. Smucker Company, where I learned more about the different varieties and a few unique snacks and recipes. Here are a few combinations you would have never thought tasted so good together!
- Mix 3 parts hummus and 1 part peanut butter. This makes a delicious dip!
- Mix powdered sugar and peanut butter to make a “fudge” add milk or water to make a thinner consistency for frostings and to fill cupcakes.
- Add a layer of peanut butter in between your Smore.
- Peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwiches are delicious!
- Peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic and ginger make a great marinade.
There are an infinite amount of ways you can use peanut butter. Check out the Jif website for more snacks like the Peanut Butter glazed popcorn below. Also, be sure to enter The Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich contest, for a chance to win a $25,000 scholarship fund!
Peanut Butter Glazed Popcorn
Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
2 (2.8 to 3.0 oz.) bags microwave popcorn, popped
1 cup Jif® Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter OR Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
1 cup light corn syrup
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions: HEAT oven to 300°F. Spray rimmed baking sheet with no-stick cooking spray. PLACE popped popcorn in a very large bowl or Dutch oven. COMBINE peanut butter, corn syrup, butter and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to boil. Remove from heat, add vanilla and stir to combine.
POUR warm peanut butter mixture over popcorn, stirring gently to combine. When all popcorn appears evenly coated with peanut butter mixture, spread evenly on prepared baking sheet. BAKE 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and allow to cool. May be stored in airtight container for up to one week.
Disclosure: I received a peanut butter tasting kit courtesy of Jif.