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This Recipe For Fried Peanut Butter Will Change Your Life

You've never had peanut butter like this before.

If you think about some of your favorite food items, chances are they have one ingredient in common: dough.

From bread to pretzels to cookies to pastries, I’d like to stop for a moment to appreciate the malleable, bite-able thing that is batter.

And now I have a new favorite way to turn dough into fried ooey, gooey amazingness.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: fried peanut butter. Seriously. Is this too much to process?

Take a minute.

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OK? OK. Good, let’s proceed into finding out how we can bring this joy into your life. The Oh Bite It! blog gives incredible step-by-step instructions for how to make this dessert that you never knew existed.

The best part of all is it actually seems pretty simple to make. Not quite as simple as spoon-feeding yourself peanut butter straight from the jar, but it’s way worth all of the effort. I assure you! Because honestly, does it get better than warm peanut butter wrapped in fried dough? I think not.

All you need to make this thing of dreams a reality is some crescent batter (like these Pillsbury Crescent Rounds), peanut butter, canola oil and tons of powdered sugar.

Even better? You don’t even need a deep fryer to make the crispy outer shell. Thank goodness!

One thing to note: You’ll need to start this recipe 24 hours in advance, as you’ll freeze your peanut butter into ball shapes before wrapping them in a section of dough. Give them at least a day to fully freeze.

Once frozen, get ready to wrap them up. Make sure they’re completely surrounded so none of the goodness drips out.

Then drop those bad boys in some boiling hot canola oil and watch your little dough ball transform into a beignet-like treat.

Here’s a video of the process from Oh Bite It’s Facebook page:

Dust with powdered sugar, and they’re good to eat. Once you have peanut butter like this, there’s no going back. See the full recipes and tutorials on the Oh Bite It! site and Pillsbury.

Peanut Butter and Cereal

Now for something completely different: cereal-flavored peanut butter! We hadn’t thought of that before, but it just might work.

A company called The Peanut Principle makes three cereal-flavored peanut butters, which are all part of their Cereously Good line: Cereously Good Fruity Crisp Peanut Butter, Cereously Good Cinnamon Crisp Peanut Butter and Cereously Good Cocoa Puffed Rice Peanut Butter.

Smooth peanut butter with the satisfying, sweet crunch of cereal? Count me in!

Instagram snack blogger Junk Banter shared an image of the Fruity Crisp flavor, as well as a review of the decadent-looking treat:

Peanut butter and WHAT?! 😳 @peanutprinciple has really outdone themselves this time. They’ve got three new breakfast cereal-packed peanut butters: one with fruity crisps, one with cinnamon crisps, and one with cocoa crisps. Guys, sometimes you can’t explain why something works so well, but Fruity Pebbles + Peanut Butter WORKS. I swear to you, the cereal flavor jumps at you right out the gate before finishing with a peanut butter’s trademark saltiness. It doesn’t make any sense, but I love this. The Cinnamon Toast Crunch inspired one is predictably great and it’s equally PACKED. Definite pass on the cocoa crisp one: as you can see in the third picture, the texture isn’t very appetizing and the flavor just okay. But peanut butter lovers/breakfast cereal champions will want to buy the first two, available on the @peanutprinciple website now.

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Junk Banter gave a thumbs up to two of the three flavors. This reviewer was particularly impressed with the Fruity Pebbles combo, as well as the Cinnamon Toast Crunch-inspired flavor. Junk Banter was underwhelmed by the Cocoa Crisp flavor, however.

They’ve also recently come out with a new Maple Toast Crisp flavor, it appears!

Cereously Good

If you’re game to try these out, the Cereously Good Peanut Butters are available on the Peanut Principle site for $7.99 a pop. I can see these as a delicious spread on toast, a banana or even waffles!

However, if the idea of cereal and peanut butter just doesn’t make sense to you, The Peanut Principle offers other inventive flavors for peanut butter lovers with a sweet tooth. Dashing Thru the Dough is gourmet chocolate chip cookie dough peanut butter, Life of Pie is gourmet pumpkin pie spice peanut butter, Jungle A’ Peel  is gourmet banana peanut butter and Tough Cookie is cookies ‘n cream peanut butter.

Would you try any of these unique flavors, or do you prefer your peanut butter on its own?

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