Peanut butter is a quick, easy to use source of protein that has been a favorite American snack since as early as 1904 when it was introduced at the St. Louis World’s Fair.  Over the years other nut butters, such as almond butter, have become more popular and are a great option for use in dips, smoothies and baked goods.

Nuts boast many health benefits when included in a well-balanced diet.  Some of these benefits include heart health, healthy weight management, a healthy blood pressure, and reduced risk of Alzheimer’s, Type 2 Diabetes, and Gallstones.  What better way to support your health than by enjoying tasty nut butters?

MaraNatha nut butters are made without preservatives, stabilizers, additives, artificial colors or flavors letting the natural flavors of the high quality nuts shine through.  Stop by your favorite Sunrise Health Foods location to pick up a jar of MaraNatha’s No Stir, Creamy or Crunchy Organic Peanut Butter or Natural Almond Butter.  They are so tasty you will want to try them all!

Whether you enjoy a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich, ants on a log, or dipping your apples in almond butter, you won’t be disappointed with MaraNatha’s quality nut butters.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

½ cup organic butter
2 cups organic sugar
½ cup organic milk
4 tablespoons organic cocoa
1 ¼ cups MaraNatha creamy peanut butter
3-4 cups organic rolled oats

In a large pot melt butter, sugar, milk and cocoa and bring to a hard boil over medium-high heat while stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter.  Allow to cool slightly and add the rolled oats a cup at a time until the desired consistency is reached.   Spoon onto parchment paper and allow to cool.  Store in an airtight container after cookies have completely cooled.  Makes 18-24 cookies.

Try these variations for the pleasure of your taste buds!

Omit the cocoa for Peanut Butter No Bakes.
Add 1 tsp of ground cinnamon before adding the rolled oats.
Add 1 cup of chocolate chunks after adding the rolled oats for an even richer chocolate experience.
Add ½ cup shredded, unsweetened coconut when you add the rolled oats.