Leverage this familiar favourite in some of today’s most popular trends
Chefs are leaning on pantry staples today to help them optimize their menus. They score big when they land on an ingredient that can play the field, moving from savoury to sweet and bringing in rich, creamy texture. Kraft Peanut Butter delivers. This Canadian classic is a menu all-star. Its versatility knows no bounds, fitting into a number of today’s biggest menu trends. Here, we offer ideas on how to maximize this iconic, familiar product in three key categories: global dishes, breakfast items and dessert.
With Southeast Asian flavours finding favour with diners today, look to Kraft Peanut Butter to build out savoury sauces and dips to complement dishes inspired by that region. Extend the classic Thai peanut satay sauce beyond its classic pairing with chicken skewers:
Sweet & Spicy
Grilled chicken breast marinated in lime juice and sambal, topped with satay sauce, crushed peanuts & pickled jalapeño
Grilled flank steak on skewers, brushed with honey and garlic while cooking; drizzle with satay sauce and top with sliced Thai bird chiles
Soba noodles, grilled shrimp, satay sauce, pickled cucumbers, pickled red onion, lemongrass, rice wine vinegar and fresh ginger
Breakfast and brunch are two categories that are evolving today, with diners’ habits and preferences changing over the last few years. Three factors are driving decision making here, says Technomic: convenience, value and quality. Here are three breakfast ideas that star Kraft Peanut Butter, giving consumers a beloved product that they can only get in Canada.
Fluffy buttermilk pancakes rolled around Kraft Peanut Butter and raspberry jelly
Banana bread dough, Kraft Peanut Butter, dark chocolate chips
Kraft Peanut Butter, non-dairy milk, protein powder, banana, cacao powder, granola, hemp seeds and blueberries
Dessert and Kraft Peanut Butter are fast friends, thanks to nostalgia, familiarity and a whole host of sweet flavour partners that love peanut butter. Below, we share a few ways to make desserts stand out, leveraging the power of Kraft Peanut Butter while bringing in unique flavour touches, too.
Butter Cream Filling
Peanut Butter-Stuffed Mini
Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Pretzel Crust
Specialty burgers are among the top 10 dishes with peanut butter on menus.1 Here’s a winning burger recipe for you, combining the savoury, nutty flavour of Kraft Peanut Butter with the rich creaminess of Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread.
Made with high quality dry-roasted peanuts to bring out the best flavour and aroma, available in bulk or single-serve formats!
1 Technomic Ignite Menu (Q2 2021-Q2 2022)