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How can 100% peanut butter have more protein than 100% peanuts

There's definitely some rounding going on because the peanut butter has 100.1g of nutrients per 100g of product. This isn't enough to explain the discrepancy. Adding up the nutrients on the roasted ...
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Why has my recently bought peanut butter such a liquid consistency?

What you can see in the jar is peanut oil, which has separated and floats on top. It means, you have bought a non-homogenized product, possibly an "all-natural" or "organic" product. Just stir the ...
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Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich - adapted to ingredients from the UK

Firstly: what type of bread? Must it be white, brown, wholemeal or granary? Are there any significant differences between bread in the US and UK? It must be robust enough to hold up against wetness ...
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How to loosen peanut butter in a sauce

If you add all the liquids and a big solid lump of peanut butter, you'll have a tough time getting it all smooth, as stirring the (thin) liquid parts won't affect the (solid) peanut butter lumps, and ...
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Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich - adapted to ingredients from the UK

Although yes, much of it is a matter of personal preference, I will try to give some constructive advice: You want a ‘sandwich bread’. Something that’s cut relatively thin (1cm or less) with a ...
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Suggestions for easy peanut butter clean-up

The problem is the fat. You would have the same problem with a spoon full of shortening. Since fat doesn't normally mix with water the fat makes a film that gets on everything. The solution to fat- ...
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Contamination implications of eating peanut butter with a spoon

In addition to actually adding unwanted species, you're also adding moisture to a food that's otherwise very low in water. This will change its ability to support the growth of mould and bacteria in ...
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Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich - adapted to ingredients from the UK

Two major differences between the USA and the UK are in terms of the bread and in terms of the peanut butter. Both of these described as a foreigner (though from a British colony) in both countries ...
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What's the most effective way to mix a jar of natural peanut butter?

My husband came up with the best solution ever for this. He drilled a hole in the lid of an empty jar them put 1 mixer blade from the hand mixer through the hole and voila great mixed peanut or ...
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How to salvage hardened peanut butter from jar bottom

As long as the peanut paste at the bottom of the jar hasn't gone rancid, I'm pretty sure the bottom of the jar gets hardened and dry because the peanut solids have sunk to the bottom while the peanut ...
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How can 100% peanut butter have more protein than 100% peanuts

My guess is that the peanut butter is 100% peanuts but not 100% of the peanuts are being used in it. That's like sea salt that is 100% from the Atlantic Ocean. It still contains a smaller amount of ...
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How to substitute peanut butter for peanut butter chips

You cannot convert it, because they are two different ingredients. Peanut butter chips are pieces which stay whole when baked. They don't melt, just sit there so you can bite on them after the ...
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What's the most effective way to mix a jar of natural peanut butter?

I found my own solution. Grab a single spiral dough hook from a hand mixer and chuck it into a power drill (corded or cordless). Open the jar and, holding it securely, turn it slowly at first so ...
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How to spread peanut butter that is required to stay refrigerated?

The easiest solution that comes to mind would be to figure out how much you need for a sandwich, remove that from the jar, set it on the counter to come to room temp (or put it in the microwave for 10-...
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Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich - adapted to ingredients from the UK

Any combination of the choices you listed (even the use of butter or margarine, apparently) would be fine and authentic and a matter of personal preference.
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Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich - adapted to ingredients from the UK

You're definitely overthinking it. There are many variations based on personal preference, but there are some traditions. Generally when people think about PB&J sandwiches made for young children, ...
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Suggestions for easy peanut butter clean-up

The answer I've found is waste paper—newspaper, junk mail, whatever I have handy in the recycling bin. As you've probably noticed, peanut butter doesn't wash off very well, but it does wipe off quite ...
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Why does peanut butter become very hard when adding egg yolk?

Have you ever added liquid straight to tahini when making hummus? See this quote from Cook's Illustrated: 'You’d think that adding a liquid would thin tahini rather than thicken it. Why the opposite? ...
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How to prevent filling getting squeezed out of chocolate coated candies?

If I had to guess I would say your filling is not cold enough when you dip it so it starts to melt and pockets of air form when it comes into contact with the warm chocolate, which then doesn't cover ...
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How to loosen peanut butter in a sauce

Heat is helpful. I used to make a peanut butter/tabasco/soy sauce satay, and getting the parts to combine cold was practically impossible. Warming the peanut butter first softened it enough that I ...
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How can 100% peanut butter have more protein than 100% peanuts

There are at least a dozen varieties of peanuts. Some are better for whole peanuts and others for peanut butter. Possibly there are some nutritional differences between varieties. Also the preparation ...
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How can 100% peanut butter have more protein than 100% peanuts

Presuming that the nutrient labels are accurate (for some value of "accurate"), I can think of two reasons for the difference. Nutrient labels are rounded very aggressively (as in, to the nearest ...
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Substituting one cup creamy peanut butter with peanut butter Reese's chips to make peanut butter swirl brownies box made recipe

Why not just add the chips to the brownies, and have peanut butter chip brownies? Those would be excellent on their own, and you don't have to figure out how to make melted peanut butter chips behave ...
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Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich - adapted to ingredients from the UK

I think that you are very much overthinking this. Traditional Peanut Butter and Jelly In the United States, the peanut butter and jelly sandwich (PB&J) is a quick, easy meal, usually made for a ...
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What's the most effective way to mix a jar of natural peanut butter?

Microwave jar (without metal lid!) on level 3 or 4 a minute or so, repeat if needed throughout the mixing. Stir with a narrow bread knife - reaches easily to bottom of jar, is thin and flexible, and ...
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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Like Gravel

Experimenting with recipes is great, but on the first pass it is usually best to stay with exactly what the recipe says unless you are adjusting for altitude or another standard substitutions. In ...
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Chunky Peanut Butter

One solution is to make your own peanut butter. If you have peanuts (preferably roasted; if you have raw peanuts, toss them in the oven on a baking sheet in a single layer at around 350 F for about ...
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Peanut butter becomes dry

It's a natural process in homemade peanut butter (and in 100% peanut butters). The fat from peanuts is stratifying from the rest. This is assuming you keept the mixture in the machine for longer time. ...
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How do I increase the amount of store bought peanut butter from 1/2 cup to 1 cup in a peanut butter brownie recipe?

It is possible to substitute regular butter with any nut butter (like peanut butter), it will add a nutty flavour of course but this shouldn't be an issue since there's already peanut butter included. ...
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