January 24th is National Peanut Butter Day in the States so we’re celebrating all things nutty today!
We’re big fans of peanut butter here at F&W and you can always find a jar of the stuff on our desks. Peanut butter, which was originally produced in Canada by Marcellus Gilmore Edson, is now widely associated with the United States, the home of the glorious peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Irish people have also taken a liking to peanut butter, particularly in recent years. We’ve seen great Irish brands, like NutShed and LifeForce, cropping up with their own delicious versions of the nutty paste. The versatility of the product makes it truly unique: it works equally as well in sweet or savoury dishes, or even just by itself with a spoon!
To celebrate National Peanut Butter Day, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite peanut butter recipes, check them out below:
This Thai-inspired recipe from Andrew Rudd is perfect for entertaining. We love how the sauce is super easy to make but packs a delicious punch of flavour.
This recipe for peanut butter granola from NutShed, the healthy treat company run by Evie and Eliza Ward, is perfect for an energy-boosting breakfast.
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This recipe for whoopie pies, which were a massive craze in America a few years ago, comes from the Dublin Cookie Company. The addition of peanut butter makes these cookies irresistible!
These delicious brownies could be called healthy (sort of) thanks to the addition of sweet potatoes, so you really can have your cake and eat it!
This recipe combines two of our favourite things: peanut butter and popcorn! It's so easy to make that we have to restrain ourselves from eating it constantly.
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