I’d be lying if I said I’ve never dug a spoon into peanut butter and enjoyed snacking on the salty spread straight from the jar. It’s one of life’s simple pleasures (for those of us without an allergy), but struggling to scrape away at nearly-empty tubs of PB can make it more frustrating than satisfying. That’s why I was so intrigued by a new hack that claims to help get every last bit of delicious peanut butter out of jars by giving them a little spin.
The trick was first shared on TikTok and has since gained a lot of popularity across social media with a ton of folks giving it a try. The idea is that you spin a jar of peanut butter so forcefully that it causes all the remnants to move up to the top — and even create a delightful swirl.
Take a look:
It’s amazing how the guy in the video doesn’t even expect the hack to work, but it totally does!
Of course, I had to give it a try myself. I grabbed my half-empty tub of PB and gave it the same amount of strong spins on my countertop. I even played the video to make sure I was giving it enough time to work its magic. I didn’t get quite the same level of swirl, but the force definitely moved the spread up for me to easily scoop out!
Tip: Before testing it out yourself, make sure your peanut butter is room temperature. If you keep it in the fridge, the cold PB will definitely still stick to the sides no matter how much you toss it around. Otherwise, it shouldn’t matter whether you’re using crunchy, creamy, or other nut butters. The food experts at TODAY even claim this trick can work with jarred condiments like mayo.
Plus, on top of getting more out of your PB jar, it’s honestly just a lot of fun to spin it around! Get your kids or grandkids to join you and I’m sure they’ll be just as impressed — and happy to share a peanut butter snack afterwards.