3 gourmet recipes that come from a jar of nut butter

As a pantry staple, few things are as versatile as nut butter. Add it to smoothies, bake it into bars for a school-friendly snack or mix it up in a nutty, spicy dressing. Have a favorite recipe with peanut butter? Swap in almond butter or a pecan-peanut blend for a fun twist.

Here, the founders of Big Spoon Roasters offers three recipe riffs using their North Carolina nut butters. First up is Megan Overbay’s “perfect peanut butter cookies,” which uses any nut butter you like. Mark Overbay’s almond pesto is delicious on pasta or flatbread. And last but not least, whip up some spring rolls or just cut up a few fresh veggies to dip into their spicy, bright Thai peanut butter sauce.