6 Nut, Seed, and Cookie Butters You Need in Your Pantry

The PB&J just got six times more interesting.


Big Spoon Roasters Espresso Nut Butter


A partnership with Counter Culture Coffee gave rise to this not-too-sweet offering made from espresso, fresh-roasted almonds, raw wildflower honey, and sea salt. Slather on a toasted English muffin to get a jump on your daily grind.

To buy: $13.95 for one 10-ounce container, bigspoonroasters.com.

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Blind Spot Squirrelly Tail Blended Nut Butter


Packed with pureed walnuts, cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds, flax, and pumpkin seeds, this pick has 4 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber per every ounce. A touch of raw sugar adds a deep molasses flavor.

To buy: $11 for one 12-ounce container, blindspotnutbutters.com.

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Eliot’s Adult Nut Butters Harissa Cashew Butter


The hot Moroccan sauce plus the buttery sweetness from cashews is a surprisingly balanced combination that satisfies cravings for sweet and savory. Read: the ideal secret ingredient for your every stir-fry.

To buy: $13 for one 12-ounce container, eliotsadultnutbutters.com.

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Solstice Canyon Almond Butter Gift Trio  


An unbeatable gift for nut butter lovers (you have at least one on your list), this trio comes in a beautifully patterned floral box. It includes Aztec Almond Butter (raw organic cacao, organic cinnamon, and organic cayenne pepper), Cardamom and Clove Almond Butter (organic chai spices plus organic vanilla), and Original Almond Butter (unpasteurized, raw almonds, raw organic coconut, low glycemic organic coconut sugar, and Himalayan pink sea salt).

To buy: $50 for three 6-ounce containers, solsticecanyon.com.

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Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie Butter


To put it simply: this delectable treat tastes like spreadable gingerbread cookies with the consistency and texture of creamy peanut butter. Imagine covering your French toast in it--or just eating huge spoonfuls.

To buy: $3.70 for one 11-ounce container, amazon.com and Trader Joe’s.

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Reginald’s Homemade Bourbon Pecan Peanut Butter


A hint of crunch from dry roasted pecans, a splash of bourbon, some vanilla (plus peanuts)—this spread is essentially pecan pie in a jar.

To buy: $7 for one 8.5-ounce container, reginaldshomemade.com.

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