The Ultimate Spicy Peanut Butter Recipe

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This Spicy Peanut Butter Will Drastically Improve Your Condiment Game

This is the story about a girl named Sara. And a spicy peanut butter recipe from her coworker Molly. EARLY MORNING, SHE WAKES UP... Okay, I’m done...for now. In all seriousness, I am here to wax poetic about a recipe that has truly rocked my world in the greatest way possible. Last week, our Senior Food Editor, Molly, whipped up her latest and greatest recipe at FeedfeedBrooklyn, and the rest was history. It’s the perfect balance of creamy, salty, sweet, spicy.
Listen, this isn’t my first time around the block. I am well aware that homemade nut butters are far superior to anything you’ll buy at the store, and I also know that a little heat can take just about anything to the next level, but put the two concepts together? I’m SHOOK! Hear me out, this peanut butter is certainly not for everyone. I can hear my mom, a woman who finds black pepper to be too spicy, screaming all the way from Colorado after just thinking about this peppery concoction. I, for one, am all in on this nutty spread. Molly calls for two chiles in the recipe, but she let me in on a little secret that she also tested it at home with four. FOUR! If you’re up for it, Molly says go for four. Molly could tell me to walk off a cliff and I would listen, so you bet your ass I’m adding four chiles.

"But Sara, what can I do with a condiment as such?” you might be asking yourself. I have answers! Throw it in a spicy noodle dish for an added punch of heat and some nutty goodness. Spread in on some charred eggplant, on an Asian chicken dish, in a cozy bowl of ramen. Stir frying up some tofu? Throw it in there, why not? Trying to jazz up dressings or sauces? I think you get the gist here. Or you can do what I did and throw it on a piece of toast with a generous drizzle of Calabrian chile honey. Is it gentle on your digestive tract to eat this much spicy food first thing in the morning? Probably not! Do I care? Absolutely not! This stuff is absolutely addicting. When I wake up in the morning and get ready for work, the first thing that I think about is that there’s a leftover tub of it waiting for me in the office. If that’s not motivation to get out of bed, then I don’t know what is.

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