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Homemade Creamy Peanut Butter Spread recipe

Three simple ingredients, that’s it! That’s the magic. My kids love this homemade peanut butter spread on anything with surface area! Fresh fruit, snacks with salty flavors, chances are it will taste good with Peanut Butter Honey Spread!

ingredient photo: peanut butter, honey, butter

This peanut butter recipe was a staple in my home growing up.  My Mom would mix it up and we would eat it on anything and everything that we could spread it on or dip it in.  Sometimes I would just eat it by the spoonful! But seriously, the best part is that it’s a wholesome, all natural alternative to many of the other spreads out there, and chances are you have the three ingredients needed right under your nose!

peanut butter honey spread on bagel with banana slices
  • all natural creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • honey
  • salted butter
mixing peanut butter, honey, and butter together with a spatula in a clear glass bowl
  1. Allow butter to come to room temperature.
  2. Add butter, peanut butter, and honey to a mixing bowl
  3. Using a spatula mix ingredients together until completely incorporated and smooth. No food processor or hand mixer required!
peanut butter honey spread in a clear glass bowl
  • Honey Peanut Butter Spread comes together best if all your ingredients are room temperature.
  • If I double or triple the recipe I will use my hand mixer or stand mixer. This insures that your spread is incorporated well and super smooth. However, a bowl a spatula, and some elbow grease are really all you need. Simple and easy!
  • Choice of Peanut Butter: Peter Pan, Jif, all natural peanut butter, creamy or nutty peanut butter, if you make your own peanut butter; they will all work in this recipe. Other nut butters work as well, almond butter would be my second choice.
  • Can I use Maple Syrup as a substitute for honey? Yes you can! Just swap it out same amount. And add this to your goto healthy recipes list!
  • Storage: Honestly, your family might devour this natural creamy peanut butter spread in one sitting! If not, you will want to store your peanut butter dip in a glass jar, airtight jar or airtight container of some sort.
  • Store in refrigerator for up to one month. (I promise it will never last that long!)
dipping apple slice in peanut butter honey spread
  • You can serve this peanut butter dip as an after school snack: place in a small bowl surrounded by pretzels, apple slices, bananas, and grapes on a baking tray. I love to use baking sheets as serving trays. Place parchment under your food and you might not even need wash it! You are welcome!
  • Pretzels or graham crackers are addicting dipped in Peanut Butter Honey Spread.
  • Spread on a whole wheat bagel and top with banana slices.
  • Toast, waffles, english muffins, homemade biscuits, are all perfect laden with this spread. It will become you new favorite breakfast condiment!
  • New healthy lunch ideas: make your own cracker sandwiches by spreading peanut butter honey spread between ritz crackers and adding them to your kids lunches! You will get the best mom vote for sure!
  • Please feel free to make this recipe your own. Add more or less honey. Ramp up the butter. Even add a little bit of cinnamon if you like!
peanut butter honey spread in a mason jar

Peanut Butter Honey Spread

makes 1 1/2 cups
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1.5 cups


  • 1 cup peanut butter creamy or crunchy
  • 1/3 cup honey maple syrup can be used as a substitute
  • 1/4 cup butter softened (1/2 stick)


  • Allow butter to come to room temperature.
  • Combine butter, honey, and peanut butter in a mixing bowl. Whip with a spatula until completely incorporated and smooth. You can also use a hand mixer or stand mixer if you you want to double or triple the batch and get a good whip on it.


Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
Keyword butter, dip, honey, peanut butter, spread
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peanut butter honey spread in a white bowl surrounded by apples

Peanut Butter Honey Spread is one of my comfort foods. It’s not fancy but I wanted to share it with you.

I hope you enjoy!


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  1. 5 stars
    Wow, another Sheila! Thanks for a great recipe. Someone suggested it as a way for my kiddo to gain weight, and he ate a lot tonight. (Not that I want his challenge, but I definitely can’t chow down on it and that’s a bummer.)
    I did have a question—the recipe servings says 112 cups. Is that supposed to be…half teaspoons? That math didn’t quite work, so maybe you can help.

    1. Well Hello! Sheila,
      Thanks for pointing that error out to me. Yes it should read 1 1/2 cups or 1.5 cups!
      Thanks for stopping by!

    1. My kids love the stuff too…as you can probably tell by my many PB recipes. I don’t know what I would do if we had an allergy to it in home. A major part of our diet would be cut out. Have a great day!

  2. Oh yum!! Reminds me of when I was a little kid my mom made me peanut butter and honey toast. It just didn’t have the butter on it. I am going to make this very soon! Like tomorrow for breakfast. 🙂

    1. Hi Sarah, Sometimes we left the butter out too…but it really adds to the creaminess of the spread! Enjoy Sheila

  3. Hi Sheila,

    This looks sooooooo good. I would have never thought of adding the butter. I love that! I am a butter lover (I am in solidarity with you and the stretchy pants! LOL!). I just got a dozen bagels and now I know exactly what I am going to spread on them. And this will be perfect for my sweet son who just had his wisdom teeth out and needs to eat only “mushy” foods. This is one “mush” I know he will love!

    Thanks for sharing.


  4. I grew up on peanut butter and honey mixed together. I didn’t like bread so I wouldn’t eat sandwiches for lunch so my mother would just mix me a bowl of peanut butter and honey and I would it by the spoonful.

    1. Laura, Oh yeah I would be over that! Although I do like bread…unfortunately for my mid section. Have a great day, Sheila

  5. Oh Sheila~
    You’ve brought back such a sweet memory from my childhood…sitting with Carla enjoying peanut butter & honey sandwiches made by your mom. I think your Mom & Carla turned me onto many new tastes (that didn’t come out of a box). I am so grateful you shared this recipe. Brought a smile to my face!! 🙂