Companies have been making low-fat peanut butter brands such as PB2 and Better than Peanut Butter. Honestly, you are better off with eating regular peanut butter, because of the amount of chemicals that are in these other brands. Eat unsweetened, natural peanut butter to get the most benefit and nutrition.
While I would not recommending peanut butter all of the time, it is a fantastic pre-workout snack and should be eaten in moderation. I know that it is delicious and a great comfort food. I can relate to the people who have taken a ginormous spoon and eaten it out of the jar. Peanut butter also goes well with bread, bananas and apples as well as in smoothies (peanut butter, banana and chocolate protein powder is a great combination).
Here is a great peanut butter cookie recipe: http://thesweettomato.blogspot.com/2015/03/peanut-butter-cookies.html