10 fun facts about peanuts and peanut butter that you may not know:
- 🥜 It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
- 🥜 By law, any product labeled “peanut butter” in the United States must be at least 90 percent peanuts.
- 🥜 Four of the top 10 candy bars manufactured in the USA contain peanuts or peanut butter.
- 🥜 The average peanut farm is 100 acres.
- 🥜 Peanuts are the #1 snack nut consumed in the U.S., accounting for two-thirds of the snack nut market.
- 🥜 Two peanut farmers have been elected president of the USA – Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter.
- 🥜 There are six cities in the U.S. named Peanut: Peanut, California; Lower Peanut, Pennsylvania; Upper Peanut, Pennsylvania; Peanut, Pennsylvania, Peanut, Tennessee; and Peanut West Virginia.
- 🥜 According to Little Brownie Bakers, cookie bakers use about 230,000 pounds of peanut butter per week to bake Do-si-dos and Tagalongs.
- 🥜 The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before he/she graduates high school.
- 🥜 Peanut butter is consumed in 94 percent of USA households.
Source: The National Peanut Board
The Best Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- ½ cup all-natural peanut butter
- 5 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
- 1 dash sea salt (or Himalayan Salt)
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- ⅔ cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Lightly coat two large baking sheets with spray. Set aside.
- Combine quinoa, peanut butter, maple syrup, salt, extract, and egg in a large bowl; mix well.
- Fold in chocolate chips; gently mix until blended.
- Drop by rounded Tbsp. onto prepared baking sheets.
- Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until set.
- Allow to cool for 5 minutes on baking sheets; remove from sheets and cool completely on a wire rack (or on parchment paper).
Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 22 mins Total Time 47 mins Servings 24 cookies, 1 cookie per serving Calories 95 kcal
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Enjoy as an occasional treat. Be sure to track it.
- 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), reserve liquid
- 2 Tbsp . all-natural peanut butter
- 1 Tbsp . hot pepper sauce (like Sriracha)
- ¼ tsp. ground ginger
- 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
- 1½ tsp. raw honey (or pure maple syrup)
- Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
- 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 to 4 Tbsp. iced water
- ¼ cup chopped raw peanuts
- 2 medium green onions, finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
- Fresh lime juice
- Place chickpeas, peanut butter, hot sauce, ginger, garlic, and honey in food processor (or blender); pulse until chickpeas are mashed.
- Season with salt and pepper if desired. Pulse until well blended.
- With food processor running, slowly add oil and water until smooth. If hummus is too thick, add reserved liquid 1 Tbsp. at a time.
- Fold in peanuts, green onions, and cilantro; mix well.
- Drizzle with lime juice.
Peanut Butter, apples, raisins, and sunflower seeds… YUM!
- Small Apple = 1 purple container
- Peanut Butter = 2 tsp.
- Sunflower seeds = 1 orange container
- Raisins = ½ purple container
Who has the peanut? This adorable game is perfect for your little one’s next party. The game teaches group cooperation while improving observational skills and…it only requires one peanut to play! The group will learn quirky rhymes while following the rules and learning how to patiently wait to take turns. Read more at: Education.Com