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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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!


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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William C
William C1 months ago

Thank you.

Elaine W
Elaine W4 months ago

Nice to know because I always have some in the pantry.

Liz Star Issues M4 months ago

great thank you.

Fi T.
Past Member 6 months ago

Nothing is entirely bad

Frank R.
Frank R6 months ago

Thank you

Beryl Ludwig
Beryl away Ludwig8 months ago

there was 2 number 9's! lol that makes the list 13! pretty funny Joy T I would never have noticed. and since I am commenting again. I will stress. please don't promote Nutella. I have never tried it and I would hope most here would stick it right back on the store shelf when they saw it contains palm oil. I'm surprised you would run this article again simply because of that blunder!

Frank R.
Frank R11 months ago

thanks for the post

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rabout a year ago

Great info. TYFS

Sarah Hill
Sarah Hillabout a year ago

There are starving people all over the world, and not only are we putting food in our gas tanks but now doing lots of other things.

Beryl Ludwig
Beryl away Ludwigabout a year ago

NUTELLA!! oh no not the bad bad stuff with palm oil. I thought this was a conservationist activist site and we are talking abut eating something that knowingly contains palm oil!! when will you ever learn??