Substituting Sunbutter for Peanut Butter

Posted on: Mon, 07/21/2008 - 8:10am
missusp's picture
Joined: 04/03/2007 - 09:00

I tried a recipe for Peanut Butter Balls (a healthier version!) last week that called for Peanut Butter and replaced the PB with Sunbutter - with great success. Thought you might like to see it: [url=""]

Have you all had success substituting sunbutter in recipes? This was the first time I tried it, but I'm wondering if it works across the board.

Posted on: Tue, 07/22/2008 - 10:13am
momto4boys's picture
Joined: 06/06/2007 - 09:00

My mom made sunbutter filled chocolate eggs and they were delicious. If somebody did not tell me I would have thought it was PB. My ds was thrilled and everyone else liked them too. I have also used sunbutter in brownies with great success.

Posted on: Wed, 07/30/2008 - 8:42am
peanuts4yucky's picture
Joined: 12/10/2007 - 08:35

Hi! I just made boiled/no bake cookies this past weekend with crunchy sunbutter and they were awesome!! I went with 3 tubs (to a reunion) of them and came home with only two cookies! Yay for Sunbutter!!!!

Posted on: Thu, 10/16/2008 - 3:25am
Ivycosmo's picture
Joined: 09/18/2007 - 09:00

Today I made my favorite cookie, the Peanut Butter Blossom (the one with a Hershey kiss in the middle), but I used Sunbutter instead. My neighbor tried one and thought it was the real thing! They are awesome.
BTW, my son has had Hershey kisses with no problems, but you can use the Vermont Nut Free version if you feel better about it.

Posted on: Fri, 10/17/2008 - 11:42am
Ivycosmo's picture
Joined: 09/18/2007 - 09:00 the sunbutter cookies were a big hit. But today, they were BLUE inside! Has that happened to anyone else? The only ingredients besides sunbutter were "dry" ingredients and a little milk.

Posted on: Tue, 10/21/2008 - 8:07am
lj's picture
Joined: 01/26/2006 - 09:00

I have never baked with Sunbutter, however, I believe they have a warning on their website that baked goods can turn a shade of green after a day or so. It has something to do with a chemical reaction that occurs. If I remember correctly, they have something on the website about how to adjust the amount of baking soda (I think) so this does not happen.

Posted on: Sun, 10/26/2008 - 4:11pm
missusp's picture
Joined: 04/03/2007 - 09:00

Green? Ick!
I'm going to try the blossom cookies this fall. Those look so good!

Posted on: Mon, 12/15/2008 - 5:04am
nicoleg's picture
Joined: 03/30/2001 - 09:00

Yeah, the color is some sort of chemical reaction with the baking soda. I read that you should add a bit of lemon juice to the recipe to take care of this. It works for me!

Posted on: Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:43am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Thanks for this recipe, Gabrielle! I'm going to make these for my boyfriend who LOVES the taste of peanut butter but is allergic to peanuts. I'm sure they'll be great!

Posted on: Mon, 08/26/2013 - 6:33am
debs418's picture
Joined: 10/16/2009 - 17:35

I made the Sunbutter Oatmeal cookies that were posted that other day and they did indeed turn green. Freaked me (and the co-worker who bit into one) out so I threw them away. Wish I had know about the lemon juice thing before I tossed them. :) Good to know it is a normal reaction though

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