Theresa's Mixed Nuts: PB Crave Offers a Delicious Twist on Peanut Butter

Thursday, October 2, 2014

PB Crave Offers a Delicious Twist on Peanut Butter

 *Disclosure- I received a sample product to help facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.

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.


 Ingredients:

Crust:
1 cup chocolate cookie wafers, crushed to fine crumbs
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Filling:
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


Directions:

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?


32 comments:

  1. Are you serious? I need a jar of each. They all sound so awesome, I don't even know which one I want to try the most.

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    1. I figured you'd like these Robin. I think your love of peanut butter rivals mine lol!

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  2. I've never had peanut butter since we don't have it here, but I'd probably go with the one with bananas or with raspberries :)
    I hate cheesecake too like your daughter :) but your cookies do look delightful! Great job with the photo and colour combination!

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    1. No peanut butter in Serbia? That is heartbreaking! I would simply go mad without it!

      Cheesecake too, though I know you aren't a fan of cream cheese. I used to insist on cheesecake instead of a traditional birthday cake every year.

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  3. haha the cat would have to pick either of the rhyming ones, just because

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  4. I love PB Crave! They make the best peanut butter perfect for sandwiches and cookies!

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  5. I love Peanut Butter and these all sound great. The cheesecake recipe sounds and looks really good.

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  6. I've been wanting to try PB Crave! These mini cheesecakes look fabulous!

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  7. I love PB Crave peanut butter. THe razzle dazzle flavor is to die for!

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  8. Peanut butter has to be the best invention on the face of the planet. I'm waiting for dinner and now all I want is peanut butter!

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  9. You have to love the compliment that she hates cheesecakes, but these were delicious! I would love to try PB Crave, I've even sent them an email, lol.

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  10. I would love to try them all. The first i would like to try is the Peanut Butter Cookie Nookie.

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  11. I got some once. Now that I'm watching what I eat, I won't get them again. I just make my own nut butters. If I do buy, I want them to be nothing but nuts and oil. The others are just too sugary. I did like Cookie Nookie though - taste wise.

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  12. I've said many times that I could live off of peanut butter and coffee. These flavors look delicous; I'll have to try them!

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  13. I love peanuts, but have never been a peanut butter fan. After seeing those flavors, I think I want to try them all!

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  14. oh YUM!!! I'd love to try cookie Nookie, that sounds devilishly good :)

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  15. Chocolate and peanut butter is certainly one of my weaknesses. I want to try the Cookie flavor!

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  16. We are big Crave fans! They were all really delicious!

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  17. Oh, I said I wasn't pulling up Pinterest today, but I'm pinning that one. Those look good! I've heard of the peanut butter, but haven't used it yet. The recipe is as good excuse as any. :)

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    1. Do you know how many times I've said "No Pinterest" today, only to be sucked back in by a great recipe I find from blogging. It's a trap, I tell ya! lol.

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  18. This is my first time hearing of PB Crave. Those mini cheesecakes you made look SO good!

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  19. No way! I hope these become available near me. I need one of every one, maybe two! Haha especially PB and banana!

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  20. Wow - the cookie nookie looks AMAZING. I need to give this a try asap.

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  21. Your daughter hates cheesecake? That's hard for me to believe, but I guess there's something about the cheesy/creamy texture you have to have a taste for.

    I've never seen or heard of this. I'd have a hard time choosing flavors, and would feel inclined to try them all...over and over again.

    Have a great weekend, Theresa.

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  22. I have a friend who swears by that Cookie Nookie. She uses it in so many things she bakes. One of these days I will have to try it.

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  23. I could go for all of those yummy sounding flavors right now, especially the cookie dough. I had no ideas these even existed. I need to sample them all.

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  24. It's hard to choose a favorite flavor. I love peanut butter and have pretty much loved every kind I've tried!

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  25. i love peanutbutter. i have never had this but now i need to order some. when i say some, i mean all the flavors. lol

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  26. The cookie nookie sounds so good! We love pb in my house!

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  27. Why can't I try them all? My Hubs would like them too but I think his favorite would be Razzle Dazzle.

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Thanks for your comments! I appreciate every one of them :)

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