The Quickest Way To Melt Peanut Butter Without Heat

Peanut butter is its own food group, or at least it should be. Its sweet, savory, and nutty flavor is both distinctive and comforting, and it tastes just as good in baked goods as slathered on your bread of choice when making a PB&J. But the only thing better than spreadable peanut butter is melted peanut butter. It goes with pretty much anything.

Drizzle it on ice cream, popcorn, or pancakes. Use it as a dip for your celery sticks and apple slices or add it to a Thai sauce. Peanut butter, in its syrupy, melted state, is perfectly sublime, and there are plenty of methods to achieve that warm, luscious, and smooth golden drip. The stovetop and microwave are two easy options, but if you don't have either of these two heat sources there are a few other methods you can use to achieve your quest to melt your spread and claim almost immediate gratification.

To melt your peanut butter and get a runny sauce-like consistency without heat, using a whisk may be your best bet, that is if you don't mind using a little elbow grease. The process is not complicated. Just scoop out the amount of peanut butter you need into a bowl and start whisking. While it doesn't get your peanut butter warm, it will result in a much thinner version than what you begin with.

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If that sounds like too much work, you can break out your food processor or blender, but the clean-up with this might be a deal breaker. That said, because peanut butter is thick, you will need to add some water. The ratio is for every tablespoon of peanut butter you will need 2 tablespoons of water, and it is wise to select a low speed, especially if you want the peanut butter nice and runny.

And last, but not least, you can try and melt your peanut butter using a simple spoon. Push the shovel side of your spoon as deep down as it will go, but still allows you to have a good grasp on the handle. Then you are going to want to twirl the spoon around the container and move it up and down in a churning motion. After about two minutes, the peanut butter should be thinner in consistency.