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10 Unusual Uses for Peanut Butter

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10 Unusual Uses for Peanut Butter

We all know that peanut butter is tasty on a sandwich, but did you know that there are lots of uses for this savory spread beyond making lunch? Check out some of these unusual uses for peanut butter!

Of course, peanut butter has cooking uses beyond sandwiches. You can use it as a base for a Thai peanut sauce or even to make your own dog biscuits, but it’s actually pretty handy outside of the kitchen, too!

If you’re allergic to peanuts, these methods will work with a non-allergenic replacement, like sunflower seed butter. It’s the natural oils that are doing the work, and in most cases sunflower butter has the goods to do the work, too!

From personal grooming to home repair, peanut butter comes in handy all around your home. And the best part? In a lot of cases, you can use peanut butter in place of quite a few chemical products! Here are a few of the interesting ways that you can use peanut butter to replace household and grooming products.

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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12:01PM PST on Nov 24, 2013

Best mouse trap bait you can use. Far better than cheese. Must try it for the ants.

9:43PM PST on Nov 10, 2013

Moisturizing hair!? ... Then, how would I get rid of the smell of peanut butter from my hair! No way! ... Also, cleaning leather? Same thing ... then getting rid of the stench of peanut butter would be the next problem to solve. I really like the idea of using it to trick our pets to take their medication, though. That is a good idea. Thanks!

2:26PM PDT on Aug 5, 2013

I always add some flavouring to home-made bread, and have any number of different extras, but peanut butter is the best ever!

9:27PM PDT on Jul 28, 2013

One thing is certain.
I have been buying almond butter, in place of regular peanut butter.

2:57PM PDT on Jul 1, 2013

With a fork, __ whip up some peanut butter & honey to taste ___

( careful, that honey can be overpowering )

__ spread it on bread & oo la la !!! COMFORT FOOD !!

2:55PM PDT on Jul 1, 2013

thanks

2:38PM PDT on Jul 1, 2013

Evelyn D. I totally agree with you on the shaving bit!

8:09PM PDT on Jun 30, 2013

Great ideas, although as a shave cream I think I will pass. :-)

6:24AM PDT on Jun 27, 2013

Thank you Becky, for Sharing this!

7:41PM PDT on Jun 14, 2013

thanks

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