Do you ever think of combining your favorite jalapeno and peanut butter? And wonder how this turns out in a recipe format? This peanut butter stuffed jalapenos recipe is the one-place destination for your quest.
This distinctive jalapeno, peanut butter combo is unbelievably delicious. It's slightly spicy and spectacular, with the taste of peanut butter that melts in your mouth.
Jalapeno butter stuffed jalapenos is a quick dish that requires most minor to minimal preparation. It can be your last-minute additions for the game day or party. Additionally, loads of modifications and variations are possible to suit your family or the guest.
What's good about this recipe?
Since the prepping work is easy, there is more room to personalize each jalapeno bite to suit each individual. Make a batch of jalapeno halves spicy for the spicy food lovers. And another set of mild peanut butter stuffed jalapenos for sensitive palate.
Plus, the ingredients required are simple and easy to find. Get into your pantry; you may have those already.
Our purpose in sharing recipes is to make everyone get into cooking with simple ingredients and easy procedures. And this stuffed peanut butter jalapeno recipe is the one we are all quite satisfied with and delighted to share with you.
Does this recipe need any pro tips to get it perfect? or does it require any special skills to be applied? Not at all.
This recipe is like a breeze if you know how to cut the jalapeno without hurting yourself. All you are required to do is divide the jalapeno, stuff the peanut butter, and bake it. That's it. But it has some modifications and enhancement done to make it tastes excellent. We will see the possible variations and customizations below.
Peanut butter. I used the store-bought peanut butter, which is convenient and has a pleasing taste. It's rich in protein and low in carbs, making this peanut butter stuffed jalapenos a wonderful recipe to serve as a snack for the family or the guest on game day.
Jalapeno. This decides the spice level of the poppers. The more you leave the seeds on, the spicier the food is. Remove the seeds and the rib for mild versions of stuffed jalapeno. For the gentle heat, you may swap with Cubanelle peppers.
Parika. Added to give a depth of flavor. And make the peanut butter glow with colors. And to mention here, paprika does not impact much on the heat. But the intense aroma brings in more genuine.
How to make peanut butter stuffed jalapenos?
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prepping the jalapeno. If you have sensitive skin, wear gloves to avoid skin burns. Divide the jalapeno lengthwise into two.
Using a spoon, remove the white membrane and the seeds altogether. Reserve the seeds.
Prepping the stuffing. In a mixing bowl, add peanut butter and paprika. You may add the reserved jalapeno seeds to increase the heat of peanut butter jalapeno poppers tremendously.
As a side note, we often eat spice food and feel the peanut butter with paprika alone has the right amount of heat.
Bake. Arrange them on the baking sheet without crowding. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the jalapenos turn soft.
Serve. Enjoy as finger food or with the dipping sauce.
Best pairing ideas
These peanut butter poppers are lovely to hold as a stand-alone finger food appetizer. However, it is excellent when served with
Dipping sauce. An excellent, soothing dipping sauce like mayo or ranch works fine.
Spicy side. When looking out for more spicy sides, serve with sides like spicy kale salad.
To store. Transfer the leftover peanut butter-stuffed jalapenos to an air-sealed container. Refrigerate to use for up to 5 days.
To reheat. Rewarm in the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or until warm. Or gently rewarm in the microwave for about 30 seconds or in increments until warm.
Freeze. Freeze the poppers in the freezer-safe airtight containers or bags to use for about 2 months. To thaw, refrigerate the frozen jalapeno overnight.
Pro-tips-Make for a party
This section is specially dedicated to the party planners. This peanut butter stuffed jalapeno is a delicious party-friendly recipe that never disappoints you. You may make ahead of the prepping work ahead of the day to avoid last-minute fusses and messes. To make ahead,
- Cut the jalapeno and core the seeds, as we do for roasting jalapeno. And store them in the zip lock covers in the refrigerator.
- Blend the peanut butter and the paprika in the zip-lock bags ahead of the day.
- Arrange them in the tray and snip the spiced peanut butter bag in the corner. And squeeze over the hallow of the jalapeno.
- And pop them in the over when needed.
- It stays good and fresh for up to 2-3 hours at room temperature. So, plan accordingly.
Ideas for using the leftover peanut butter jalapeno poppers
- Jalapeno peanut burger. Use the burger as the second layer over the protein patty.
- Sandwich. Same as burgers, a sandwich stuffed with these spicy poppers tastes fabulous.
- Casserole. Slice and sprinkle over a casserole. Breakfast or dinner casserole turns out great with this add-on.
Measuring spoons and cups. To achieve the same good results every time we make.
Airtight containers. This is essential when storing the leftovers, or prepping ingredients.
Baking sheet. A good quality baking sheet that holds the heat evenly works here and is excellent for all the recipes.
Melon corer. The spoon does an excellent job of removing the jalapeno seeds. But these are wonderful.
Other jalapeno recipes,
- Jalapeno syrup
- Spicy aioli with Jalapeno
- Jalapeno vinaigrette
- Homemade jalapeno salsa
- Easy jalapeno recipes
Printable recipe card
Peanut butter stuffed jalapenos
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- 6 jalapeno
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
- Cut the jalapenos into halves.
- Remove the seeds and the rib with a spoon.
- And arrange them in a baking sheet without crowding. And set aside.
- In a small mixing bowl, add the peanut buttter and paprika.
- Mix until they combined well.
- Scoop and fill the set aside jalapeno's cavity.
- Repeat the process for the remaining jalapeno halves.
- Bake it for 20 minutes or until the jalapenos are soft.
- Enjoy as it as or with a dip
Recommended tools for making this recipe
Paring Knife. This small and sharp tool is optional, helps for hollowing out the jalapenos, making them ready to be stuffed with delicious peanut butter.
Piping Bag. This one is optional, but gives you the control needed to perfectly stuff each jalapeno in this peanut butter stuffed jalapenos.
Baking Tray. A solid baking tray is a must for evenly roasting these flavor-packed bites.