14 Low-Calorie Recipes with Peanut Butter in Them

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Peanut butter is one of those sticky foods that most people can't resist. It's also very versatile. It goes well on apples, grapes, bread, celery sticks and much more! Today is National Peanut Butter Lover's Day, so what better way to show appreciation than to list our favorite 14 low-cal recipes that have peanut butter in them? Let's get started!

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars: Have you ever thought about mixing peanut butter with your oatmeal? Well, you should! These scrumptious bars will skip putting your morning oatmeal in the microwave! They only have 183 calories per serving, and they're perfect to eat during your day in the office. It's a Skinny Mom favorite! Click here for the Skinny Mom recipe.

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Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispie Cheesecake Bars: This yummy and low calorie treat is only 230 calories! If you love eating peanut butter cups and rice crispy bars at home on a Friday night, then you will enjoy eating this as dessert; but no worries, it's healthy! The creamy cheesecake topping makes this recipe look appealing to the eye and your stomach! Let this get in your belly! For the recipe, click here!

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Peanut Butter Bliss Balls: These are so soft and mouth watering. It only takes seven ingredients and they look like cookie dough. Your late-night cravings for peanut butter will be gone once you digest this slimmed-down treat. Click here for recipe!

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Homemade Peanut Butter Oreos: These will make you want to put the red velvet cheesecake Oreo cookies down! The two outer layers are chocolate and the peanut butter is smashed in the middle! Just imagine biting into one of these while the peanut butter oozes out! Only 71 calories of greatness! Click here for the recipe.

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Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge: You always hear people talk about how yummy fudge is, but have you heard of peanut butter fudge? This is a game changer! It's like eating a chunk of peanut butter! Go for it! It's only 56 calories! Recipe is here. 

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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie: Would you like having peanut butter in a jar? Well, you should. If you need your protein intake for the day, this is the smoothie for you! The great thing about this smoothie is that you don't need bread to put with the peanut butter! Sorry, the bread and peanut butter broke up for this recipe. They need time away from each other. It's only 200 calories. Click here for the recipe!

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>> Read more: 8 Popular Powerhouse Smoothies

Peanut Butter Cup Parfaits: Have you ever thought about putting peanut butter cups in your parfait? Well, if that's a fantasy of yours, well, your fantasy is now a reality! This is perfect for an after dinner treat-dessert. This creamy parfait will melt in your mouth and your taste buds will go insane with the peanut butter cups! It only contains 220 calories. Check the recipe here!

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Skinny Peanut Butter Banana Muffins: Nobody loves muffin tops, but you love muffins! This is a recipe for you because it's guilt-free and only 220 calories! Chocolate chips stuffed in the muffins will satisfy your midnight cravings. Don't worry when you're stuffing these down your esophagus, because they have only 15 grams of sugar and 100 calories. Recipe is here!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Microwave Cake: Most pastries like brownies, cookies and muffins go in the oven, so a cake in the microwave sounds bizarre. But it's possible to skip the oven! You need to get excited — now. This only easy recipe contains 132 calories per serving. So, if you're watching your calories, you can indulge in this without feeling bad for eating it. Chocolate and peanut butter is a good combination, right? The answer is yes. Click here for the recipe!

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Healthy Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies: You probably can't believe that these brownies are healthy, but they are! One brownie is only 23 calories. You read that right! Twenty-three calories. The richness of the brownies will make your mouth water, and the peanut butter swirl mixed with cocoa tricks the eye to make them look like store-bought brownies. Little will your friends know that you made these at home! These tasty treats are filled with almond milk and a ton of other yummy but health-conscience ingredients! See the recipe here.

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PB & J Healthy Oatmeal Cookies: Oatmeal and peanut butter and jelly together! Well, that's a match made in heaven. These cookies are the ultimate healthy treat for dinner or just an afternoon snack. Look at them, they are so cute! They could easily be put in a sandwich bag for your busy day. Eat these during your morning meeting at work or after a run in the park! Go in on these cookies, you deserve it! Especially at only 91 calories! Take a look at the recipe!

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PB + J Yogurt: Everyone eats peanut butter and jelly on bread. Have you ever tried in on yogurt? This snack is topped with creamy peanut butter and delicious sweet jelly. Add a couple grapes on there and your taste buds will be bursting with flavor! It's 240 calories of goodness in a bowl. See the recipe here!

>> Read more: Recipe: Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

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Peanut Butter Granola Apple Rings: Ditch those unhealthy candy apple rings! They are loaded with processed sugar and other harmful ingredients! Try this healthy option instead. These apples that are cut in half are topped with granola and natural peanut butter! The guilt-free treat will make you want to eat them every day of the week. It involves using only four ingredients! Not a problem, and only 179 calories! Click here for the recipe. 

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Peanut Butter Breakfast Pudding: This list keeps getting better! The delicious bowl of peanut butter pudding is diet-friendly because it's only around 300 calories and has eight grams of fiber in it. It seems like a treat, but really it's guilt-free. You shouldn't feel like you are cheating on your diet just because you eat this. It's healthy, no worries! Click here for the recipe!

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