Friday, September 13, 2013

Woo Hoo!!! Today is National Peanut Day!

Okay, for the record, I love peanuts! I love peanut butter and one of my top-all-time-favorite sandwiches is peanut butter and banana and my top-all-time-favorite pies is peanut butter pie! So a day to celebrate peanuts sounds like a fun - and delicious - day for sure!

I thought it would be fun to check the National Peanut Board's website for some fun peanut info and found the following peanut fun facts . . .
  • It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
  • There are enough peanuts in one acre to make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.
  • By law, any product labeled “peanut butter” in the United States must be at least 90 percent peanuts.
  • The world’s largest peanut butter factory churns out 250,000 jars of the tasty treat every day.
  • Four of the top 10 candy bars manufactured in the USA contain peanuts or peanut butter.
  • Peanuts account for two-thirds of all snack nuts consumed in the USA.
  • Peanuts contribute more than $4 billion to the USA economy each year.
  • Americans spend almost $800 million a year on peanut butter.
  • The average peanut farm is 100 acres.
  • Peanut butter/peanut paste is the leading use of peanuts produced in the U.S. (1/2); followed by snack nuts and in-shells (1/4); and, candy and confections (1/4).
Chocolate Chip CookiesSo, in honor of this day I'm sharing the links to two of my favorite peanut butter recipes . . . Josiah's Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal Cookies and Peanut Butter Pie, of course! Josiah and Caleb are coming to my house for a sleepover tonight, so making cookies is definitely on our "to-do" list! What is your favorite recipe which uses peanut butter?

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