BARBECUE WALNUT PEANUT BUTTER
Just enough barbecue flavor in this chunky, chewy, melt in your mouth nut butter!
Makes approx. 1-2/3 cups
1 c. creamy peanut butter
1/3 c. plus 1/4 c. Hunt’s Original Barbecue Sauce (is gluten-free in the USA)
1 t. liquid smoke
1/2 c. walnut halves; place in paper bag, seal, lay flat on counter and hit to coarsely crush with the bottom of a cast iron skillet, the flat side of a hammer, or a rolling pin
1 T. soy bacon bits (McCormick brand is gluten-free)
In mixing bowl combine peanut butter, barbecue sauce and liquid smoke. Stir to completely incorporate the barbecue sauce and liquid smoke into the peanut butter.
Add the walnuts and soy bacon bits. Stir to evenly distribute.
Transfer to covered container or jar and refrigerate overnight to soften up the soy bacon bits.
Notes: The chunky is the walnuts, the chewy is the soy bacon bits reconstituted, and the melt in your mouth is the barbecue sauce/peanut butter mix.
If our dog kids were still alive, they’d love this – it wouldn’t stick to the roofs of their mouths.
I used Original Hunt’s Barbecue Sauce. You use whatever kind you like.