January 24th is National Peanut Butter Day, but you probably knew that. Heck, most of us will be up late preparing for our towns' annual Peanut Butter Day festivities, including the peanut butter eating contests and time-honored peanut butter sticky races.
RECIPE: Peanut Butter Sticky Buns
You've probably already got the day's menu mapped out too, seeing as you're surely hosting (or attending) a Peanut Butter Day dinner with your extended family. But in the off chance that you haven't got any special dishes planned, don't panic. There's still plenty of time to whip up some fantastic food for your Peanut Butter Day feast, such as the 10 nutty recipes listed below.
Well? What are you waiting for? You'd better get cooking if you want to bring your children to the mall to meet Pere Arachide, the patron saint of PB Day! If the kids don't give him a handful of salt before sundown, he won't smear peanut butter under their pillows in the night!
(In Fine Balance)
Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie
Start off Peanut Butter Day with a protein-packed smoothie from Trish at In Fine Balance. Her kids say it tastes like a milkshake even though the recipe doesn't include any ice cream or dairy.
(The Baking Pixie)
Peanut Butter French Toast
France doesn't celebrate America's National Peanut Butter Day, but if they did, they might eat something like this peanut butter French toast from Heather, aka The Baking Pixie. Head to her blog for the recipe.
(Food to Glow)
Quinoa Peanut Butter Pancakes With Cinnamon and Pear
If smoothies or French toast aren't your cup of peanut-butter-flavored tea, try whipping up this pancake recipe from Kellie at Food to Glow, featuring peanut butter, nutty quinoa and buttery pears.
(The Parsley Thief)
Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce
Chicken satay with peanut sauce makes a great party appetizer, especially on a day like National Peanut Butter Day. Try this recipe from Katherine at The Parsley Thief the next time you're tasked with feeding a hungry crowd.
Thai Peanut Butter & Bacon Burgers
After eating similar creations at her favorite burger joint, Meseidy at The Noshery decided to recreate their "Thai style" hamburgers for herself. Click here for the recipe. (The flavors go together shockingly well.)
Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles
Jamie from Jamie's Recipes devised this dish while staring into a near-empty fridge as her hungry kids loomed nearby. Even though it was born out of necessity, it's turned into something she now craves. Get the recipe here.
(How Sweet It Is)
Thai Butternut Squash Lettuce Wraps
There's no better dip for a Thai-style lettuce wrap than a sweet, spicy, peanut-buttery sauce. Jessica at How Sweet It Is loads her satisfying recipe with butternut squash, crisp red peppers and plenty of peanuts, which appear to be some sort of reconstituted peanut butter product. We're not sure.
(Cherry on My Sundae)
Peanut Butter and Jelly Wings
Buffalo wings are for Super Bowl Sunday. On a day like Peanut Butter Day, you need wings slathered in peanut butter, and, if desired, jelly. Christina at Cherry On My Sundae offers this nutty recipe to satisfy your cravings.
Peanut Butter S'more Cookie Cups
Why settle for peanut butter cups, peanut butter cookies, or even peanut butter s'mores when there's a delightful option that lets you enjoy all three at once? Try this recipe cooked up by Meriem at Culinary Couture.
Peanut Butter Pie
Gaby at Collecting Memories claims this is the best pie she's ever made, and judging by the picture, it's hard to argue with her. Get the recipe for this cheesecake-like peanut butter pie right here, complete with the recipe for her buttery homemade graham cracker crust.