Look out world. The PB&J is coming—and bringing some outrageous friends. Scientists are increasingly touting the benefits of nut consumption, including nut butters. A study at Loma Linda University in Southern California found that eating a handful of nuts four to five times per week was associated with a nearly 50 percent reduction in heart-attack risk (Archives of Internal Medicine, 1992, vol. 152, no. 7). Nut butters are “a good source of monounsaturated fat, so they can help keep blood sugar balanced better than snacks that are straight carbs, such as muffins or sweets,” says Jennifer Workman, a Boulder, Colorado nutritionist. Below are a few original options for spreadable nuts to enjoy the next time you feel like getting a little nutty.