Yes, you heard that right! Monday, March 1, 2021 is officially National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day.
I love a good PB&J sandwich. But of course peanut butter is so much more than that. In honor of today, I thought I’d share some of my favorite recipes based on Peanut Butter and share a few fun facts that I have gathered.
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day Recipes
OMG this cheesecake is absolutely the best! You just have to try a bite of this melt in your mouth light and creamy Reese’s peanut butter cheesecake! And really, I am not a huge fan of the whole chocolate peanut butter craze called Reese’s. I can take or leave peanut butter cup candies – but this cheesecake has been on my mind ever since I took that first bite. Totally delicious!
Ohhhh…these Chocolate Coated Krispy Peanut Butter Balls are downright delicious and they melt in your mouth – with a little bit of crunch. They are creamy, crunchy, chocolaty, peanut butterey bites of yumminess. Who would not like these?!?
Scotcharoos first entered my life over a dozen years ago. We had been hanging out at my parent’s cabin at the lake having fun doing all the usual lake activities: water-skiing, jet-skiing, bike riding, fishing, and best of all, laying in the hammock with a great book, when my cousins popped over from next door with a platter of the most amazing, delectable, chocolaty-peanut buttery-butterscotchery sweet, and chewy treats. Needless to say with our crew of kids (and adults), they were gone in minutes.
I often add peanut butter to my breakfast meals! It is a great addition for added flavor and protein.
And for when you have trouble getting to sleep – My mom’s tried and true favorite – Peanut Butter toast and a banana smoothie.
There you have it! Lots of delicious ways to celebrate today with a bit or a boat load of peanut butter. You can make it healthy, or if there is a special occasion go ahead and make it decadent. Either way, Peanut Butter Lovers have a day just for them to celebrate and enjoy the wonderfulness of peanuts.
And now a few fun facts from NationalCalendar.com:
Fun Peanut Butter 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.