Happy National Peanut Butter Day!


Felicity Knabenbauer

Example of spoon-in-jar technique.

Felicity Knabenbauer, Lifestyle Editor

Peanut butter is such an American staple it would almost be surprising not to find it in someone’s cabinet. Considering that on average Americans consume around seven hundred million pounds of peanut butter each year, it makes sense that we would dedicate an entire day to the ingredient. National Peanut butter day, January 24, 2022, simply MUST be celebrated by the masses this year and here are a few ways to do so.

One of the easiest ways to enjoy peanut butter is the classic spoon-in-jar technique. All it takes is delicately picking out your favorite scooping utensil and making the most difficult decision of all: smooth or crunchy. Once that decision has been made, no matter how long it takes, it is then time to dip your spoon into the velvety and rich mixture of peanut butter in its jar. Also, never forget about the HUGE selection of quick-grab peanut butter candies such as Reese’s peanut butter cups, Reese’s pieces, butter fingers, peanut butter M&Ms, Take5’s and much more.

Peanut butter cookies are America’s second favorite cookie just under chocolate chip cookies. If you want to go real crazy, why not make peanut butter chocolate chip cookies or add even more flavors such as caramel, macadamia nuts, oatmeal, white chocolate drizzle or even adding ice cream to the top at the end! Just don’t forget to grab your fork and imprint the unique criss-cross pattern dedicated to the peanut butter cookie and no other due to its thick nature.

If you’re not a fan of baking, one of the easiest peanut butter recipes to make are the classic Peanut Butter Balls. These delicious little morsels are not only trouble-free but also fun to make with the entire family. They take as little as four ingredients and can be enjoyed in under an hour. Not only do you get to avoid the oven but also feel a sense of accomplishment at your skills of treat making.

There are so many peanut butter desserts, goodies and even meals to make, so why not take time on National peanut butter day to partake in something mouthwatering. Other ideas include but are not limited to Thai peanut noodles, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, peanut butter pie, peanut butter bars, peanut butter and banana split smoothie, peanut butter cupcakes, peanut butter swirl brownies and so much more!

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