Celebrate National Peanut Butter Day

Chocolate peanut butter mousse tart

Today is National Peanut Butter Day in the U.S. Yes, we have a “day” for almost every food known to mankind, but this one is especially fun because, well, it’s peanut butter. From fond memories of childhood lunches to being the secret ingredient in a chili recipe, peanut butter holds a special place in our hearts. It’s a pantry staple in over 90% of American households and the average person eats more than six pounds of peanut products each year.

Over at indexed blog Food52, they are trying unusual peanut butter pairings and making recommendations on which you should try. These range from peanut butter and jelly omelets (not recommended) to peanut butter on a burger (okay, but it’s difficult to swallow), to a sandwich with peanut butter, mayonnaise, pickle, and iceberg lettuce (surprisingly not too bad). 

You don’t have to try an unusual combination to celebrate the day. Instead, you can make one of these highly-rated peanut butter recipes from the EYB Library:

Chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream from Brown Eyed Baker
Chicken peanut butter stew from Vegetable Love
Peanut butter and fudge brownies with salted peanuts from The Epicurious Cookbook
Winter squash and tofu panang curry from Cooking Light Magazine
Peanutty vegetable noodles
from Tinned Tomatoes
Peanut butter squares from How To Be a Domestic Goddess
Chocolate-peanut butter mousse tart
from Leite’s Culinaria by Rose Levy Beranbaum (photo above)

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  • Analyze  on  March 3, 2015

    OMG – I didn't know this day existed, but this is awesome!!! My favorite peanut butter desserts with super strong peanut buttery flavors are Peanut Butter Pie (www.cookscountry.com), Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies (www.cooksillustrated.com), Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies (www.cookscountry.com) and Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cheesecake (http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2014/07/11/peanut-butter-butterfinger-cheesecake/). Yummy!!!!!!

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