Unless they are called for in a particular recipe, many people do not make use of peanut butter chips. They are typically used in baking because they have added sugar which makes them sweeter than peanut butter and allow for there to be less need to add more sugar to the recipe. If you want to substitute peanut butter with peanut butter chips, it is best to do so with a sweet recipe versus a savory one because of the sweetness that the peanut butter chips would add.
Things You'll Need
Find the amount of peanut butter that is needed for the recipe. Convert each amount to grams if it is not already in that unit of measure. To convert from your unit of measurement to grams, use one of the following conversions: 1/4 cup is equal to 30 grams (1 cup is equal to 120 grams) , 1 ounce is equal to 28 grams, 1 tablespoon is equal to 15 grams. For example, if the recipe calls for 2 cups of peanut butter, then the total grams of peanut butter needed is 240 grams.
Measure out the equivalent amount in grams of peanut butter chips. Use the nutritional facts to find the amount of sugar each serving size contains. If the serving size is not given in grams, convert the measure of the peanut butter chips to grams.
Leave out the sugar, if the recipe calls for any. Because there is added sugar in the peanut butter chips, it will not be necessary to include any additional sugar to the recipe.
Follow the recipe until you get to the step where the peanut butter is added.
Melt the peanut butter chips in the microwave. Pour the peanut butter chips into a microwave safe bowl and set the microwave to the lowest setting. Microwave for 15 seconds and carefully remove the bowl from the microwave. Stir the contents and return the bowl to the microwave. Microwave for an additional 15 seconds and let cool for 5 seconds.
Add the melted peanut butter chips to the rest of the ingredients and incorporate fully.
Finish the recipe.
Do not melt the peanut butter chips until you need to add it to the other ingredients. Melting beforehand and trying to reheat will give an undesirable flavor and texture to the peanut butter chips.