11 New Peanut-Butter Snacks

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Protein intake is top of mind with a growing number of consumers and, fortunately, options abound in that department, from drinks to snack bars. Peanut-butter snacks—some infused with its partner in crime, jelly—are giving consumers the protein intake they desire with an indulgent twist added into the mix.

Peanut-butter sales velocity is growing too. Manhattan-based ReportLinker, a technology company that simplifies how analysts and decision-makers obtain industry data, estimate that the worldwide peanut-butter market will increase sales at a compound annual growth rate of 13% between 2017 and 2021.

Click through to get the lowdown about 11 peanut-butter-infused snacks and frozen options that arrived to market over the past several months.

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1. Split

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Split combines the flavors of nut butter and jam into a first-of-its-kind, side-by-side PB&J pack for pure energy. The on-the-go pack provides a quick meal of balanced proteins and carbohydrates, the company said. With only four to six ingredients per pack, Split is available in Peanut Butter & Grape Jelly, Almond Butter & Raspberry Spread, Peanut Butter & Blueberry Spread and Almond Butter & Strawberry Spread varieties. Split is non-GMO certified, plant-based and gluten-free. It is available in 10-pack boxes for an SRP range of $22 to $25.

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2. Skippy P.B. Fruit Bites

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Skippy P.B. Fruit Bites from Hormel Foods Corp. launched in August. The line of bite-sized, real dried fruit covered in a smooth coating is made with real Skippy peanut butter. Skippy P.B. Fruit Bites come in two varieties: Strawberry-flavored dried cranberry and Dried grape. Portable and poppable and with 4 grams of protein, Skippy P.B. Fruit Bites are available in 4-ounce resealable pouches.

Photograph courtesy of Hormel Foods

3. Skippy P.B. & Jelly Minis

skippy pb jelly mini sandwiches

As a followup to Skippy P.B. Fruit Bites, Hormel released Skippy P.B. & Jelly Minis in October. P.B. & Jelly Minis are available in the frozen section in three options: grape jelly with white bread, strawberry jelly with white bread and grape jelly with whole-grain bread. The portable, shareable snack features a special blend of doughs for a soft bun-like texture, the company says. “We know that consumers continue to look for more and more ways to find easy protein solutions for snacking and quick meals on-the-go,” said Jennesa Kinscher, brand manager for Hormel. “With the launch, peanut butter and jelly lovers have another way to enjoy the classic PB&J in a fun and convenient way.”

Photograph courtesy of Hormel Foods

4. Bobo’s Stuff’d Oat Bites

bobos stuffed oat bites

Bobo’s Stuff’d Oat Bites come in Apple Pie and Peanut Butter & Jelly flavors. The sweet, jam-filled and snack-size oat bars are packed with protein and fiber. The snacks are also gluten-free, vegan and non-GMO. Apple Pie and Peanut Butter & Jelly Stuff’d Bites come in a pack of five and are available for an SRP of $4.99.

Photograph courtesy of Bobo's

5. GoodBelly Priobiotics Crunchy Bars

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GoodBelly Probiotics Crunchy Bars from General Mills Convenience & Foodservice are targeted to consumers seeking healthier, cleaner-ingredient options. The portable bars support gut health and are non-GMO and gluten-free. GoodBelly Probiotics Crunchy Bars are available in Cocoa Peanut Butter and Honey Almond Butter flavors for an SRP of $3.39 per 1.49-ounce bar.

Photograph courtesy of General Mills

6. Probar

pro bar organic sriracha peanut butter blend

Probar’s Organic Sriracha + Peanut Butter Blend and Koka Moka Almond Butter have joined the brand's lineup of organic nut butters, which are made with coconut oil and contain no added sugars. Each pack contains 5 to 7 grams of protein. Four of the flavors contain 25 milligrams of natural caffeine through vitamin- and antioxidant-rich yerba mate. The varieties are USDA Organic-certified, certified gluten-free and Non-GMO Project verified.

Photograph courtesy of Probar

7. Arctic Zero

arctic zero non dairy chocolate peanut butter

Arctic Zero introduced its new line of Arctic Zero Non-Dairy frozen desserts, transforming its original lactose-free, whey protein-based frozen dessert to accommodate dairy-free diets with plant-based ingredients and a creamier taste experience, according to the company. Among the nine flavors are Chocolate Peanut Butter. All flavors range from 70 to 90 calories per serving and contain 1.5 grams of fat or less.

Photograph courtesy of Arctic Zero

8. Kind Kids

kind kids chewy peanut butter chocolate chip

Backed by a money-back guarantee if kids refuse to eat them, Kind Healthy Snacks introduced a line of Kind Kids chewy granola bars in August in kid-friendly flavors, including Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Honey Oat. All are available for an SRP of $3.99 per six-pack.

Photograph courtesy of Kind Healthy Snacks

9. So Delicious

so delicious dairy free chocolate peanut butter

So Delicious Dairy Free Frozen Mousse is the latest treat from So Delicious Dairy Free. The new line of decadent frozen desserts contains a range of 300 to 330 calories per pint (110 or less per serving) and includes a Peanut Butter Swirl flavor among the seven options available. The SRP for all seven is $5.49.

Photograph courtesy of So Delicious

10. Clif Bar

clif bar sweet and salty peanut butter and honey

Clif Sweet & Salty Energy Bars added a Peanut Butter & Honey With Sea Salt flavor as part of its expansion of Clif Sweet & Salty bars. Rich, creamy peanut butter is layered with honey, crunchy peanuts and salt-infused peanut-butter-flavored chunks, according to the company.

Photograph courtesy of Clif Bar

11. Optimum Nutrition

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Over the summer, Optimum Nutrition launched two new grab-and-go protein products, including Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Cake Bites. Each single-serving sleeve is dipped in a whey-enriched confection coating and dusted with cocoa.

Photograph courtesy of Optimum Nutrition