Peanut Butter and Honey go together like Ben Affleck and J-Lo. They just work. Doesn’t matter how long you go without them, they work just as well with each other every single time.
Which is why we’ve created a roundup of the best peanut butter recipes with raw honey. We have a few… Needless to say we are all mild peanut butter fanatics in the Steens office (*cough.. some of us may even have peanut putter subscriptions)
The saltiness of the peanut butter combined with the rich sweetness of raw honey is what gets us every time. Add to that the texture of our honey crystals and the crunch of the peanut butter, and it really is a match made in tastebud heaven.
'Peanut butter and honey brings back memories of childhood’ says Ellen, the Marketing Manager of Steens Honey. ‘Dad would always make us two sandwiches for lunch when we went to stay with him. One was a crisp sandwich with butter, and the other was a peanut butter and honey sandwich. I LOVED going to dads because I knew I was going to get my two favourite sandwiches..’
Another favourite memory of Ellen’s is getting a jar of Goober Grape from her American cousins. New Zealand wasn’t so sophisticated at that stage as to have peanut butter and jam mixed in beautiful swirls in the same jar, and her sister Kate got a jar of goober strawberry. Even at that young age, they would eat it straight out of the jar. Who needs bread when you have peanuts and fruit jelly?!
Like peanut butter, honey is one of those things that often stirs nostalgia when you speak with anyone in New Zealand and in fact around the world. Many lucky people had access to a beehive, or a local beekeeper and would either eat the honey and the comb straight out of the hive, or buy from a local beekeeper. In New Zealand, with Manuka Shrubs so rampant back in the 1980’s, Manuka Honey was just one of those kitchen essentials that was always there.
Perhaps that's why we always go back to this delicious combination of flavours – it brings back happy memories of childhood, where days were more carefree, and the sun seemed to always be shining.
Hopefully one or two of these recipes will give you those moments as you create and savour them!
Happy eating, and happy memories.
The Steens Team x
The Best Peanut Butter Popcorn Recipe
Smearing popcorn with peanut butter and honey is the best idea ever. Adding buttery pecans for a bit of crunch is even better! Try this peanut butter popcorn recipe for a home movie night, in kids lunchboxes, or just an on the go snack.
The Best Peanut Butter Pupcake Recipe
Even pups enjoy Peanut Butter! Just make sure you use 100% natural options, like Pics Peanut Butter, with just peanuts and a little bit of salt. Your furry friends will go nuts for these pupcakes!
The Best Peanut Butter Ball Recipe
Completely gluten and dairy free, these little morsels of peanut butter goodness are bursting with chocolate chunks and oh so good straight out of the oven.
The Best Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl Recipe
Smoothie Bowls with Peanut Butter are some of the best! Our Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl is packed full of nutrients and vitamins, antioxidants and… Peanut Butter!
The Best Peanut Butter Dog Treats Recipe
Peanut Butter Dog Treats with a difference! The Raw honey in these treats can help support oral, skin and digestive health on your little puppers in a completely natural way.
The Best Peanut Butter Granola Bar Recipe
Breakfast made easy, these peanut butter granola bars are 100% raw and 100% mouthwatering. So easy to make, packed full of raw honey, oats, nuts and seeds, they’re energy in a mouthful.
The best peanut butter apple breakfast tarts
Another breakfast treat, with the fresh combo of apple, honey and peanut butter to provide you with your daily protein, essential fatty acids, methylglyoxal and crispy pastry requirements (yes, crispy pastry is a daily requirement!)