13 Easy Recipes for National Peanut Butter Lovers Day

Spread the love on March 1st, or as we like to call it, National Peanut Butter Lovers Day! Easy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies. Photo: Lance Mellenbruch.

13 Easy Recipes for National Peanut Butter Lovers Day

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13 Easy Recipes for National Peanut Butter Lovers Day

Spread the love on March 1st, or as we like to call it, National Peanut Butter Lovers Day!

Peanut butter and peanut products are some of the most popular in the United States, with Americans eating more than six pounds of peanut products each year. However, the way we understand and consume peanuts today is not the same way we have historically.

The peanut was first discovered and documented in Brazil as early as 1500 BC, but it wasn’t until the early 1800s that peanuts were grown as a commercial crop in the United States. After the Civil War, Union soldiers brought the peanut to prominence because they liked them as a snack.

PT Barnum then helped elevate peanut popularity by selling them at circuses across the country, and the U.S. Army popularized peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, which were used for sustenance during World Wars I and II.

So, where do we stand today? Americans, on average, eat about 3 pounds of peanut butter per person every year. Therefore, in honor of National Peanut Butter Lovers Day, we’re doing our part to support that overall national average, roughly 700 million pounds, by offering 13 of our favorite peanut butter filled recipes! Don’t forget to lick the spoon.

PB&J Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon

PB&J Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon

PBJ with Bacon Grilled Cheese//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Luscious melted sharp white Cheddar cheese, salty crispy bacon, creamy peanut butter and a touch of sweet blackberry preserves – it will forever change the way you eat a grilled cheese.

Mile-High Peanut Butter Brownie Pie

Mile High Peanut Butter Brownie Pie//Pillsbury

The deliciousness of peanut butter pie combined with a decadent and rich brownie into one mouthwatering Mile-High Peanut Butter Brownie Pie (say that five times fast).

Cranberry Peanut Butter Dip

Cranberry Peanut Butter Dip// Photo by Lance Mellebruch

Cranberry Peanut Butter Dip// Photo by Lance Mellebruch

A simple 3-ingredient appetizer and dip, this tasty peanut butter treat is perfect for holding over the children’s appetite before dinner can be served. Serve with veggies for a healthier option!

PB and Chocolate Cookie Butter-Stuffed Cookies

PB and Chocolate Cookie Butter-Stuffed Cookies//Otis Spunkmeyer®

These over-the-top stuffed cookies are sandwiched between double-chocolate chip cookies, with a chunky-rich homemade cookie butter.

Grandma Bev’s Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Grandma Bev’s Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

A cake fit for a king, or maybe just Elvis himself, this recipe is a treasured family recipe that has been passed down for years. Thanks, Grandma Bev.

Diabetic-Friendly Peanut Butter Cookies

diabetic friendly peanut butter cookie

Diabetic Friendly Peanut Butter Cookies//Photo: Holly Clegg

Yes, these 5 simple ingredients create a dynamite peanut butter cookie! These cookies are diabetic-friendly and gluten-free, while still having a rich and perfectly sweet flavor.

Easy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Easy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Easy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Moist and chewy peanut butter cookie surrounds an indulgent surprise center of miniature peanut butter cups for a craveable treat will disappear quickly.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Waffle

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Waffle

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Waffle//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

We could say ‘this one’s for the kids’ but we know you adults can’t resist either. These quick treats are delicious whether you want the peanut butter half, the chocolate hazelnut half – or both! No judgement.

Traditional Peanut Butter Cookies

Broken Heart Peanut Butter Cookies

Heartbreak Peanut Butter Cookies//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Use either chunky or smooth peanut butter. We used chunky in order to get a little extra texture into the cookies, giving them a rough-hewn appearance. Delicious either way.

Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

Peanut Butter Pie//Rattan Direct

Peanut Butter Pie//Rattan Direct

Peanut Butter Pie combines everything good about chocolatey peanut butter cups with the never-ending demand for salted caramel. Throw in all the elements of a cheesecake for good measure, and you have got yourself a winner.

Candied Bacon and Peanut Butter M&M’s Caramel Corn

Candied Bacon & Peanut Butter M&M’s Caramel Corn

Candied Bacon & Peanut Butter M&M’s Caramel Corn//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Crunchy-sweet caramel corn – what could be better? How about buttery-sweet homemade caramel corn, tossed with crispy bits of salty-sweet brown sugar-candied bacon, and rich chocolatey Peanut Butter M&M’s chocolate candies?

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

You know the saying–someone got chocolate on my peanut butter? Well, this recipe brings it to life in a way you’ll treasure.

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Heart Cookies

The pairing of peanut butter and chocolate has been one of America’s favorite flavor combinations for years, and my Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies are a special Valentine’s Day treat you can share with those that you love…or make just for yourself!

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies via Mike Mech the Bungalow Chef

A vintage and traditional peanut butter cookie recipe, half dipped in a decadently delicious dark chocolate to create the ultimate Chocolate Peanut Butter Treat.

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