If you didn’t know, November is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month! The wonders of peanut butter know no bounds, so we’ve decided to celebrate the occasion by highlighting the food’s history, providing one of our favorite peanut butter recipes and linking to some of the premiere products to feed your cravings. Enjoy!
A Brief History on Peanut Butter
While peanut butter has been a beloved item in pantries worldwide for centuries, it has yet to be determined who to give full credit to for its original creation. The food dates back to Aztec times when people would mash roasted peanuts into a paste – slightly different from how we typically envision peanut butter today. And while George Washington Carver famously promoted more than 300 uses for peanuts, he was not the original inventor of peanut butter. The most interesting person at play in the history of peanut butter may be Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, the man behind Kellogg’s cereal, who patented a way to create butter from raw peanuts, which is the product that most closely resembles the peanut butter we know and love today.
Our Favorite Peanut Butter Recipe
Out of nearly endless peanut butter recipes found on the web, one of our all-time favorites is the classic peanut butter cookie. It’s been around for ages, and almost nothing beats a good cookie and a glass of milk. The goal is to make it soft, chewy and the perfect size. With a little help from Betty Crocker, anyone can become a master peanut butter cookie baker by just following her recipe here. Fun tip: add chocolate or peanut butter chips for that extra kick of dessert excitement!
Our Favorite Peanut Butter Products
Now that you’re a peanut butter history and recipe buff, below are links to some of our favorite peanut butter-related products on Cartonomy for you fully celebrate National Peanut Butter Month. Americans reportedly eat around 700 million pounds of peanut butter per year, so shop away, and invite others to join the PB party!
**Also worth noting – these are TREATS that we reward ourselves to in November. We do NOT advocate these as regular snacks!