National Peanut Butter Day

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Peanut butter has to be one of my staples in life. Creamy or chunky…I love them both. It is such a versatile ingredient as well. You can create sweet or savory dishes or have as a quick snack. Plus it’s packed with protein! Well, today we pay homage to our beloved childhood favorite.

Here are a few recipes that can be made with your favorite brand of peanut butter.
Thai Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce
This is a quick and easy meal that can be done on any busy week night. It is full of vegetables with a touch of heat and a little crunch. The recipe can be found here from
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Peanut Butter Pie
This has to be one of my all time favorite desserts. It has the amazing combination of peanut butter and chocolate. It’s silky and smooth. You cannot go wrong. Here is a delicious version made by Food Network stars, Gina and Patrick Neely.
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Peanut Butter Banana Wrap
For a quick grab and go breakfast spread 2 Tbsp of chunky peanut butter on a whole wheat wrap. Top with slices of banana and roll it up. This is a great way to get a good source of protein that will keep you going all morning.

Ten Peanut Butter Fun Facts:
1. It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
2. Americans spend almost $800 million a year on peanut butter.
3. Americans eat enough peanut butter in a year to make more than 10 billion peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
4. Peanuts are naturally cholesterol-free.
5. Four of the top 10 candy bars manufactured in the USA contain peanuts or peanut butter.
6. Sixty percent of consumers prefer creamy peanut butter over crunchy.
7. Archibutyrophobia (pronounced A’-ra-kid-bu-ti-ro-pho-bi-a) is the fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth.
8. Peanuts are sometimes called “ground nuts” or “ground peas” because peanuts are actually formed under the ground.
9. April 2nd is  National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
10. Peanuts contribute more than $4 billion to the USA economy each year.
Facts courtesy of the National Peanut Board

Share some of your favorite peanut butter recipes!

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