If I could only pick one food to eat for the rest of my life, I'd probably pick peanut butter. I seriously love the stuff, as does my family. It can be used in so many different recipes: sandwiches, cookies, candies, dip, and of course, it is fantastic all on its own (who here hasn't eaten a huge chunk off a spoon!?) and it is definitely a staple item in our cabinets! Creamy or chunky, I'll take either. But I recently had my mind blown when PB Crave asked me if I would like to sample some of their peanut butter varieties.
They totally had me at "peanut butter", but when I saw the flavors, drool may or may not have started to run out of my mouth. PB Crave is available in 4 different flavors:
Coco Bananas: A tropical blend of yummy bananas, coco and wild honey that adds a taste of island paradise to any PB&J.
Choco Choco: A double dose of semi-sweet and rich dark chocolate with premium peanut butter and wild honey.
Razzle Dazzle: A twisted blend of natural peanut butter, red raspberry, wild honey, white chocolate and rich dreamy darkness.
Cookie Nookie: A mouthwatering mix of chocolate chips, cookie dough flavor, wild honey and premium peanut butter.
Every jar lives up to its name! You can taste the bananas, raspberries, cookies and chocolate in each bite! The flavors are strong, but not overwhelming. Each unique flavor gives the peanut butter a tasty kick that has you craving more! (Probably whey they call it PB Crave, huh?)
Other than the amazing flavor varieties, what I was really impressed with was PB Crave is all-natural. It does NOT contain hydrogenated oils or artificial flavors, zero syrups including high fructose corn syrup, and it is gluten-free and cholesterol free, making it the perfect healthy snack!
On top of all that, PB Crave is making a difference in the world. They have a goal of saving the lives of 2 million children by giving 2% of the profits from every jar of peanut butter to Project Peanut Butter, a non-profit organization focused on treating malnourished children. Around the world, malnutrition is the leading cause of death for children under the age of 5, but it doesn't have to be. Your purchase of PB Crave can help change the world!
I hadn't heard of PB Crave until they sent the samples, so my mind was running with all the recipes that I could create with the yummy varieties. After quite a bit of sampling and debating, it came down to these Cookie Nookie Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecakes.
1 cup chocolate cookie wafers, crushed to fine crumbs
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup PB Crave Cookie Nookie Peanut Butter
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp milk
Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease 12 muffin cups with cooking spray and place each in muffin tin.
Mix cookie crumbs and butter until well blended. Using your fingers, press 1 tablespoon into the bottom of each muffin cup.
Bake 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Beat cream cheese, sugar and peanut butter on medium speed until combined, scraping bowl if necessary. Add egg and vanilla, and mix until combined.
Top each crust with about 2 tablespoons of filling. Bake 18 to 20 minutes, or until set.
Cool in pan for 1 hour, then cover and refrigerate for at lease 2 more hours.
Before serving, top with mini chocolate chips, if desired.
My youngest daughter said "I hate cheesecake, but these taste awesome!" upon sampling one. And she is hard to please, so you know these have got to be good! You can get some great recipes right on the PB Crave website too!
I do want to point out, it is common for the natural ingredients to separate. I was a bit thrown when I saw some liquid on top of the peanut butter, but after a quick stir with a butter knife everything jived together again.
PB Crave is currently available at Walmart and Cost Plus World Market. You can also find them on Amazon. If you plan on picking up a jar at your local store, make sure to grab the printable 75¢ coupon on the PB Crave home page.
If you would like to learn more, visit the PB Crave website.
Which PB Crave flavor would you like to try most?