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It's National Peanut Butter Lovers Day❗

Can you believe we are already in March ❓


One day is not enough to recognize the many contributions of the beloved Peanut Butter.


According to nationaldaycalendar.com, "the slang term for peanut butter in World War II was "monkey butter."


A monkey visited the lab at Kellogg's one day and dipped his banana in a jar of peanut butter, and he's been ape over the combination ever since. Actually, banana slices with peanut butter sandwiched between them and dipped in chocolate make a terrific snack.

Peanut butter and bananas were a combination even fit for a king. Elvis Presley loved a peanut butter and banana sandwich or two.


Then peanut butter got its passport and traveled the world. It paired up with some shrimp and got a little saucy. The result is a Thai peanut butter shrimp that is so yummy it had to be true love.


Things heated up a little when peanut butter jumped into the stew pot to sweat it out with a spring chick seasoned with some cayenne. African Chicken Peanut Stew tastes better than ever.


One of the best times peanut butter has ever had is with marshmallows. Fudge enjoys a satisfying dessert status to be envied."


Here's some additional nutty fun facts :


  • It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.

  • C.H. Sumner first sold peanut butter in the United States at the Universal Exposition in St. Louis.  He sold $705.11 of the “new treat” at his concession stand.

  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup was introduced to America in 1928.

  • The oldest operating manufacturer and seller of peanut butter has been selling peanut butter since 1898.

  • Mr. Ed TV’s used peanut butter as a secret ingredient to get a horse talking.

  • Americans spend almost $800 million a year on peanut butter.

  • January 24th is National Peanut Butter Day. 


In honor of today, here's some ways you can pay homage:

📍Try peanut butter and apples. 

📍Try fried peaches and peanut butter.

📍Try peanut butter and bacon 

📍Try this recipe: 𝗖𝗵𝗼𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗣𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘂𝘁 𝗕𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗖𝘂𝗽 𝗧𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗲


𝗜𝗻𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀

Nonstick cooking spray with flour

1 pkg (18-21 oz/450 g) traditional or chewy brownie mix

3 eggs

1/2 cup (125 mL) plus 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil

1/4 cup (50 mL) water

1/4 cup (50 mL) creamy peanut butter

1 2/3 cups (400 mL) peanut butter morsels

2 cups (500 mL) mini marshmallows

6 pkgs (1.5 oz/42 g each) peanut butter cup candies, diced


𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray Torte Pans with cooking spray. Place Parchment Paper circles over centers of pans; set aside. In large mixing bowl, combine brownie mix, eggs, 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the oil, water and peanut butter; mix well. Divide batter between pans, spreading to edges. Bake 10-12 minutes or until centers feel firm to the touch.

In large microwave-safe bowl, microwave morsels and remaining oil on HIGH 1-2 minutes or until melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Set aside 1/4 cup (50 mL). Fold marshmallows into remaining mixture.

Remove pans from oven; cool 4 minutes. Invert one brownie well-side up onto platter; spread marshmallow filling. Invert second brownie onto cooking rack. Using Mega Lifter, place well-side up over bottom layer; top with candies and drizzle with reserved peanut butter mixture.


𝗬𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗱: 16 servings


𝗡𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴: Calories 470, Total Fat 24 g, Saturated Fat 10 g, Cholesterol 40 mg, Carbohydrate 53 g, Protein 10 g, Sodium 250 mg, Fiber 2 g


𝗧𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗣𝗮𝗻 # 𝟭𝟬𝟬𝟲𝟲𝟵

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ACTION STEP: Prepare this perfectly peanut buttery treat that pairs well with almost anything and then let me know in the comments how it turned out or kick your kitchen up a notch by booking your cooking show here:

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