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12 Surprising Uses for Peanut Butter

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12 Surprising Uses for Peanut Butter

Peanut butter shouldn’t solely be reserved for kindergarten! Indeed, peanut butter has so much more to offer than pb&j’s and cookies (though I love both as much as the next guy, don’t get me wrong!) Click through for some helpful hints on using peanut butter in unconventional ways.

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Cleaning

1. Getting Rid of That Fishy Smell. Can’t get rid of that funky fish smell? After you’ve fried fish, put a dollop of peanut butter in the pan — it’ll absorb that lingering odor right up!

2. Cleaning Vinyl & Leather. Work the peanut butter in a circular motion on your leather/vinyl furniture and wipe away with a buffing cloth. As you may have guessed, this method will make your leather/vinyl smell like peanut butter. Mix it with a little perfumed oil to mask the smell.

3. Fixing Scratched DVDs & CDs. Work a little peanut butter onto a scratched disk and wipe away with a dry cloth. Voila!

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Sticky Stuff

4. Removing Gum From Hair. Rub peanut butter on the gum, work through with your fingers and wipe remnants away with a cloth.

5. Removing Gum From Carpeting. Similar to removing gum from hair, but without the whiny human: remove as much of the gum as you can, then rub it with peanut butter.

6. Removing Stickers. Rub with peanut butter and wipe away!

7. Removing Glue From Your Hands. If you’re a little sloppy with the super glue (I sure am!) and can’t stand that feeling of sticky glue on your hands (I sure can’t!), simply rub peanut butter on your hands and wipe away with a towel. It works like a charm!

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Body & Health

8. Shaving. If you’re ever desperate to shave but ran out of any other appropriate gels or creams, reach for the peanut butter. The oils in peanut butter are really good for the skin!

9. Giving Medicine to Pets & Young Children. Fussy pets and picky kids don’t always like to take their medicine — but both sure do love peanut butter! Coat their meds in peanut butter and they’re gobble them right up. In case you’re wondering, dogs and cats are not allergic to the stuff, it’s actually quite good for them!

Food

9. Butter. Peanut butter is a great baking substitute for the regular stuff — as long as the nutty flavor compliments the dish.

10. Pricier Nut Butters. As tasty as almond & cashew butters are, they’re both quite spendy. Peanut butter is a perfectly acceptable substitute!

11. Crepe Topping. Seriously, does anything sound more delicious than a peanut butter, nutella & banana crepe?!  Click here for an amazing crepe recipe & more topping ideas!

12. Make peanut brittle!

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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8:56AM PDT on Aug 27, 2015

excellent peanut butter is great i really like it make a good sandwich peanut butter & mashed banana on 2 slices of bread toasted or untoasted:)

12:41PM PDT on Aug 21, 2015

crepe topping!

10:56AM PDT on Jul 25, 2015

really cool tips thanks for sharing :)

1:48AM PDT on Jul 16, 2015

Thanks for the information.

3:29PM PDT on Jul 11, 2015

Thanks. BTW Peanut butter and mashed banana goes well on fresh bread.

2:01PM PDT on Jul 10, 2015

Thank you

1:43PM PDT on Jul 10, 2015

Thank you

7:15AM PDT on Jul 8, 2015

Shared, thanks.

5:17AM PDT on Jul 8, 2015

Thank you

12:00AM PDT on Jul 8, 2015

Thanks.

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