Peanut butter is a pantry staple that makes an excellent sandwich filling, a quick snack, or a baking ingredient.
Because peanut butter is high in natural fats and often has added oil and sugar, a small amount can contain more calories than you might think.
I’ve put together this ultimate guide to help you find weights and calories for any serving and type of peanut butter, including creamy, crunchy, and natural peanut butter.
Read on to find out much more in easy-to-use charts, and use our unique peanut butter calculator to get the calorie information you need.
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How Much is a Serving of Peanut Butter?
To work out weights and calories, it helps to know recommended serving sizes and weights so you can judge how much peanut butter is a good amount.
A serving of smooth (creamy) or crunchy peanut butter in the USA is considered to be 2 level tablespoons which weighs a total of 32g (1.1oz).
Two tablespoons of generic smooth peanut butter contain 190kcal, although this can vary slightly per brand and type of peanut butter (see individual brands below for specific calorie information).
Government recommended serving sizes vary depending on where you live, and in the UK, a serving of peanut butter is 15g (0.5oz), which is less than half a US serving.
More Peanut Butter Serving Weights
The table below shows some more typical peanut butter servings in various spoon sizes, with conversions into grams and ounces and calories per serving.
Please note that calories are based on an average, and they may vary slightly per brand.
|Peanut Butter Serving Size||Weight Conversion in |
Grams & Ounces
|Calories Per Serving|
|One Teaspoon||5g / 0.18oz||30kcal|
|Two Teaspoons||10g / 0.35oz||59kcal|
|One Dessert Spoon||11g / 0.39oz||65kcal|
|Two Dessert Spoons||22g / 0.78oz||131kcal|
|One Tablespoon (half serving)||16g / 0.56oz||95kcal|
|Two Tablespoons (one serving)||32g / 0.13oz||190kcal|
Peanut Butter Calculator
The calculator below will help you find the average calories and weight conversions for any creamy (smooth) or crunchy peanut butter serving.
Figures are based on official USDA data; however, please note that calorie content can vary between brands and depending on added ingredients.
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Peanut Butter Cup Weights
The USDA confirms that a US cup of peanut butter weighs an average of 258g (9.1oz) per cup.
If you prefer to measure using cups, the table below shows the average cup weights and conversions for creamy (smooth) or crunchy peanut butter.
|US Cup Size||Peanut Butter Conversion Weight |
|Peanut Butter Conversion Weight |
Peanut Butter Calories – Various Brands
Peanut butter has always been popular, but the varieties have recently increased due to the popularity of certain diets where high fat/low carb nut butters are an everyday staple.
Brands vary between countries; although some are sold worldwide, the tables below show the calories for top brands and various kinds of peanut butter that are available in the USA and UK.
The table below shows some leading USA brands of peanut butter; please note servings are based on two tablespoons of peanut butter that weigh 32g (1.1oz), but some weights may vary slightly, and If so, I’ve noted them below.
|Brand||Peanut Butter Type||Calories Per 2 tablespoon Serving|
|Jif||Creamy Peanut Butter||190kcal|
|Jif||Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter||190kcal|
|Jif||Natural Creamy Peanut Butter||190kcal|
|Jif||Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter||190kcal|
|Jif||Reduced-Fat Peanut Butter||190kcal|
|Jif||No Added Sugar Creamy Peanut Butter||200kcal|
|Skippy||Creamy Peanut Butter||190kcal|
|Skippy||Natural Creamy Peanut Butter||190kcal|
|Skippy||Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter||190kcal|
|Skippy||Natural Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter||190kcal|
|Skippy||Natural Creamy Peanut Butter with Honey||200kcal|
|Skippy||Roasted Honey Nut Creamy Peanut Butter||200kcal|
|Peter Pan||Creamy Peanut Butter||200kcal|
|Peter Pan||Crunchy Peanut Butter||210kcal|
|Peter Pan||Honey Roast Creamy Peanut Butter||200kcal|
|Peter Pan||Whipped Creamy Peanut Butter||140kcal (23g)|
|Peter Pan||Creamy Peanut Butter Plus||190kcal|
The table below shows the calorie values for some top brands of peanut butter. Calorie values are based on a 15g (0.5oz) serving of peanut butter.
|Brand||Peanut Butter Type||Calories Per 15g Serving|
|Sunpat||Smooth Peanut Butter||89kcal|
|Sunpat||Crunchy Peanut Butter||89kcal|
|Whole Earth||Smooth Peanut Butter||97kcal|
|Whole Earth||Crunchy Peanut Butter||97kcal|
|Meridian||Smooth Peanut Butter||89kcal|
|Meridian||Crunchy Peanut Butter||89kcal|
|Meridian||Smooth Peanut Butter 100% Nuts||89kcal|
|Nuts About Nature||Smooth 100% Peanut Butter||91kcal|
|Nuts About Nature||Crunchy 100% Peanut Butter||91kcal|
|Marmite||Crunchy Peanut Butter||87kcal|
|Pip & Nut||Smooth Peanut Butter||91kcal|
|Pip & Nut||Crunchy Peanut Butter||91kcal|
As you can see from the brand comparisons, most brands of peanut butter contain a similar amount of calories per serving.
Interestingly, lower fat and sugar varieties don’t contain any less calories because it’s substituted for something else, for example, no sugar but more fat.
How Much Does a Jar of Peanut Butter Weigh?
If you’re wondering how much a jar of peanut butter weighs, then here’s the information you need. Please note that these are net weights, excluding the jar.
A standard jar of peanut butter weighs 40oz (1.1kg) in the USA, and a small jar weighs one pound (16oz or 454g).
In the UK, most standard jars of peanut butter weigh 340g (12oz), with a large jar weighing 700g (24.7oz) and tubs weighing 1kg (1.54lb).
Peanut Butter Nutritional Information
The table below shows the nutritional information for regular peanut butter (smooth or crunchy). Some main nutritional points to call out are that peanut butter is high in natural fats (mainly good fats) and is high in protein.
It’s also fairly low in carbs, especially if you choose a no-added-sugar version.
Peanut butter contains a wide range of vitamins and minerals and is high in vitamin E and niacin (Vitamin B3).
|Nutrition Type||Amount Per Two Tablespoon (32g) Serving|
|Of which are sugars||3.36g|
|Sodium||136mg / 6% daily value|
|Calcium||2% daily value|
|Potassium||4% daily value|
|Iron||4% daily value|
|Vitamin E||10% daily value|
|Riboflavin||2% daily value|
|Niacin||20% daily value|
More Peanut Butter Weight, Servings & Calories FAQs
Although the name would suggest it has added ingredients to make it creamy, this style of peanut butter gets its name from the fact there are no crunchy pieces of peanut in the mix. Most brands produce both smooth and crunchy peanut butter, and these usually contain the same amount of calories per serving.
Four level tablespoons of peanut butter weigh 64g (2.3oz), and this amount of peanut butter contains 380 calories (in kcal).
A standard jar of peanut butter weighs 40oz in the USA, and the recommended serving is 32g. Based on these weights, there are 35 servings in a jar. A small jar weighs one pound / 16oz and contains 14 servings.
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