One of the many parenting roles is to celebrate the annual birthday of the children. It is one of the joys of every Mom to see the happiness in her child’s eyes. However, most of the time you cannot avoid the stress when it comes to what you will prepare and serve at your child’s birthday party.

Foods to prepare should not be your utmost worries. Kids are commonly picky eaters, most especially due to the distraction of various party activities and excitement on the party games. Simple bite-sized foods and finger foods is suggested. Get creative with the desserts and focus on the ingredients within your reach. As you navigate along this article, you will encounter important tips and ideas on how to have a Stress-Free Kiddie Party with Peanut Butter Recipes.

Peanut Butter Recipes
Peanut Butter Brownies

Although your party theme changes every year for each child, the basic procedure for having a successful birthday celebration are still the same. Because you want everything to be perfect for their big day, advance and careful planning is the key. That is the best way to combat stressful and panicky moments as the big event draws near.

Kids really love finger foods obviously because it is easier for them to eat. No need for utensils and paper plates, just get ready with lots of paper roll-ups or kitchen paper towels. Eliminate all other big stuff on the menu list. Stick on the quick and easy to prepare finger foods. There are tons of finger foods to decide on. With simple ingredients, easy to prepare nutritious foods, your child’s birthday party will be a blast. I cannot imagine a kitchen without a bottle of peanut butter! Who doesn’t love peanut butter anyway?

Just like what peanut butter recipes can do to help you in your food preparation, there are Top 4 Recipes to Make the Most out of Whole-Wheat, such as whole wheat rounds sandwiches, whole wheat fruit drops, whole wheat honey cookies and whole wheat bread…can really save your day! They are familiar foods, finger-friendly, safe, nutritious, healthy, and fun. It will definitely match with your party theme. There is a variety of cookie cutter and sandwich cutter (in all shapes you can choose from) available in the market. Oh, by the way, one important thing to take note of, there might be other guests who have a food intolerance and gets allergic reactions on peanuts, you can have extras like a mini pizza, cheese sandwiches, and soda crackers. Kids will surely gobble up these foods with fresh lemonade or whatever non-alcoholic fruit punch and juices you will offer. The most important thing is, they get to enjoy the party!

Here is some list to get you started:

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter and Jam Bars

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Peanut Butter Hidden Middles

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

Peanut Butter-Brickle Chip Bars

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies

 Here is the list of an amazing recipe with ingredients easy to find, and detailed steps to prepare your Peanut Butter Galore:

List of Peanut Butter Recipes

Peanut Butter Cookies

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Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients:

1 egg

1/4 teaspoon salt

Granulated sugar

1/4 cup shortening

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup butter or margarine — softened

Instructions:

Heat oven to 375o. Beat 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, peanut butter, butter, shortening and egg in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly in crisscross pattern with fork or potato masher dipped into granulated sugar. Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until light brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Peanut Butter and Jam Bars

Ingredients:

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Peanut Butter and Jam Bars

1 egg

1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup red raspberry jam

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

Vanilla Drizzle — (recipe follows)

VANILLA DRIZZLE

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup powdered sugar

2 tablespoons butter or margarine

3 teaspoons hot water (3 to 4 teaspoons)

Instructions:

Heat oven to 350o. Beat sugars, shortening, peanut butter and egg in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and baking powder. Reserve 1 cup dough. Press remaining dough in ungreased rectangular pan, 13 × 9 × 2 inches. Spread with jam. Crumble reserved dough and sprinkle over jam; gently press into jam. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Drizzle with Vanilla Drizzle. Cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.

VANILLA DRIZZLE:

Melt butter in 1-quart saucepan over low heat; remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir in hot water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until smooth and thin enough to drizzle.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

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Peanut Butter Jelly Bars

Ingredients:

1 egg

1 package French vanilla cake mix

1/2 cup butter or margarine — softened

1 (10 ounce) package peanut butter chips

1 (12 ounce) jar strawberry jelly (about 1 cup)

Instructions:

Heat oven to 375o. Grease rectangular pan, 13 × 9 × 2 inches. Mix cake mix (dry), butter and egg in large bowl with spoon (mixture will be stiff). Press evenly in pan, flouring fingers if necessary. Microwave jelly in microwavable bowl uncovered on Medium (50%) 1 minute. Spread evenly over mixture in pan to within 1/2 inch of edges. Sprinkle peanut butter chips over jelly. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Cool completely. Cut into 8 rows by 4 rows. For easier cutting, use a sharp or wet knife.

Peanut Butter Hidden Middles

Ingredients:

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Peanut Butter Hidden Middles

1 egg

Sugar

1/3 cup vegetable oil

36 miniature marshmallows

1 (1 pound 1.5 ounce) pouch peanut butter cookie mix

12 chocolate-covered peanut-buttery candy balls (about 1/2 inch in diameter)

Instructions:

Heat oven to 375o. Empty cookie mix into large bowl. Break up lumps in mix with spoon. Stir in oil and egg until soft dough forms. Divide dough into thirds. Shape one-third dough by tablespoonful around 3 miniature marshmallows. Shape one-third dough by tablespoonful around 1 peanut butter cup. Shape one-third dough by tablespoonful around 1 candy ball. Roll each ball in sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

Ingredients:

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Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

2 eggs

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons milk

1/3 cup baking cocoa

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

2/3 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup peanut butter chips

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup butter or margarine — softened

Instructions:

Heat oven to 350o. Grease square pan, 9 × 9 × 2 inches. Beat sugars, butter, milk and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Divide batter in half (about 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons for each half). Stir peanut butter and peanut butter chips into one half. Stir cocoa and chocolate chips into remaining half. Spoon chocolate batter into pan in 8 mounds in a checkerboard pattern. Spoon peanut butter batter between mounds of chocolate batter. Gently swirl through batters with knife for marbled design. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

Peanut Butter-Brickle Chip Bars

Ingredients:

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Peanut brittle bars

1 package yellow cake mix

1 cup crunchy peanut butter

1/2 cup water

2 eggs

2 (6 ounce) packages almond brickle chips or toffee chips with chocolate (2 cups)

1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)

Instructions:

Heat oven to 350o. Grease and flour jelly roll pan, 15 1/2 × 10 1/2 × 1 inch. Mix cake mix (dry), peanut butter, water and eggs in large bowl with a spoon. Stir in almond brickle chips. Spread evenly in pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately sprinkle chocolate chips over hot bars. Let stand about 5 minutes or until chips are melted; spread evenly. Cool completely. Cut into 10 rows by 6 rows.

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

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Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 package devil’s food or white cake mix

1/3 cup water

1/4 cup butter or margarine — softened

3/4 cup peanut butter

2 eggs

1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)

Instructions:

Heat oven to 375o. Beat half of the cake mix (dry), the water, butter, peanut butter and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth, or mix with spoon. Stir in remaining cake mix and the chocolate chips. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonful about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes (centers will be soft). Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

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