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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Siyus Copetallus

Thank you for sharing.

Sen Heijkamp
Sen Heijkamp11 days ago


Julia Cabrera-Woscek

ok, so peanut butter is great to help remove sticky stuff. :-)

Joy T.
Joy T.27 days ago

Handy list. But, am I the only one who noticed there's TWO of number *9*?

Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey2 months ago

Peanut Butter is good, but I like the Almond Butter.

Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill2 months ago


Jim Ven
Jim Ven2 months ago

thanks for the article.

Aasim Ahmed
Aasim Ahmed3 months ago

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:)

Amy C.
Amy C.3 months ago

crepe topping!

Aasim Ahmed
Aasim Ahmed4 months ago

really cool tips thanks for sharing :)