Can You Microwave Peanut Butter? Is It Possible Or Not?

Most folks consider peanut butter to be their favorite snack.

Several delectable dishes involve peanut butter.

Unfortunately, most of these dishes call for melted peanut butter.

So, how can you melt it?

And can you microwave it?

Read on to find out!

Can You Microwave Peanut Butter?

Yes, you can nuke peanut butter in the microwave to make it smoother to apply over snacks and fruits.

Or you could just heat it until it becomes a dipping for candies or a topping for ice creams.

Your creativity is the only thing that limits the options.

Because it is designed to be creamy, microwaving it will not affect the taste at all.

How To Microwave It Properly?

More often than not, you simply couldn’t wait to acquire a peanut butter coating, and that’s when the microwave steps in to rescue the day.

There are other methods for melting, but microwaving is by far the simplest and fastest. It also requires the fewest cleaning tools, which is a huge benefit.

Below, I will show you how to best microwave your peanut butter.

First, put your preferred amount in a microwave-safe container beforehand.

To discover if your container is microwave-safe or not, search for the microwave-safe symbol on the sides of the container.

Put your container into the microwave for 30 secs to soften.

When the 30 secs are up, swirl it to ensure it is heating uniformly.

Return your container to the microwave for an additional 30 secs, stirring every 30 secs.

It will most likely take a couple of passes to achieve the appropriate uniformity.

Alternative Methods To Melt Peanut Butter

can you microwave peanut butter

Cooktop

Another option for softening peanut butter is to use a pot on your cooktop.

You’ll need a pot and a big spatula for this.

If the dish you’re about to make calls for a pot, that’s even better because you’ll already have one on hand!

One word of advice while heating this on your cooktop: set your temps low so that the peanut butter does not burn.

Below is our 7-step guide on melting your peanut butter on the cooktop.

  • Put your preferred amount into your pot.
  • Adjust the stove to the lowest setting available.
  • Keep stirring to prevent it from burning on the pot’s base.
  • Once your butter melts, it will thicken into a liquid.
  • You could now take it off the stove and switch off the stove.
  • Leave it to cool down only a bit and use as desired.

Mystery Method

What is it?

The precise mechanism of this technique is a mystery.

You’ll have to test it out to discover how the mystery unfolds.

Also, you’ll want a jar of peanut butter and a big spoon for this.

  • Take off the jar’s lid and keep it aside.
  • Dip the spoon as far as the level of the peanut butter you intend to utilize.
  • For about 1 or 2 mins, swirl your spoon in circles and up-and-down. It will be softened before you realize it.

If you prefer yours to become a bit runnier, put a few drops or so of peanut oil while it’s warming. This will make your liquefied peanut butter slightly thinner.

Wrapping Up

Hopefully, now you have grasped the answer to your question.

Although there are several other methods, microwaving is still the simplest and fastest way to do so heat peanut butter.

So, try it and comment down on the result.

Mariana Rouco

Mariana Rouco is the editor-in-chief of Elpasony.com. She loves traveling and writing about foods and cooking in general. She has a degree from the New England Culinary Institute and enjoys Mexican, Italian, and Chinese cuisines the most.

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