We’re not exactly sure why this day was chosen to be a day celebrating peanut butter.
Peanut butter was first made by the Aztecs and Incas around 1000 BC. It wasn’t very creamy, but it was instead more like a paste. IT also wasn’t sweetened.
In more mordern times, peanuts were considered animal feed until the late 19th century. Once it was seen as someone for people to eat, peanut butter became more widely used.
Legend has it that a resident of New York, Rose Davis, began making peanut butter in the 18040s from her home after hearing about it from her son, who had heard that it was being made in Cuba when he visited there.
Another person credited with inventing peanut butter is George Washington Carver, although he didn’t actually invent it. He is, however, credited with more than 300 uses of peanuts and is often called “the father of the peanut industry.”
In 1884 in Canada, Marcus Gilmore Edson developed a process that made peanut paste from roasted peanuts but grinding them between two heated plates. He called it “peanut candy.”
A decade later in 1895, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg applied for a patent that performed the same method as Edson’s machine, but only using raw peanuts. This was called “Nut Meal,” or “Nut Butter.”
The first recipe for a peanut butter and jelly sandwch was published in 1901 in the Magazine of Culinary Science and Domestic Economics at the Boston Cooking School by Julia Davis Chandler.
The first machine to make peanut butter was invented in 1903 in St. Louis, Missouri by Dr. Ambrose Straub. The following year, it was sold by George Bayle at the 1904 Universal Exposition in C.H. Sumner’s concession stand in St. Louis.
Finally, 1922, Joseph Rosefield created the process that kept the peanut oil from separating from solid bits of peanuts using homogenization. He then sold that patent to the company that developed Peter Pan peanut butter. Then he decided to start his own business called Rosefield Packing and sold Skippy peanut butter.
During World War II, Rosefield supplied peanut butter to the military for rations. Skippy peanut butter is the second most popular brand, behind Jif. The third most popular is Peter Pan.
Nearly 72% of poeple prefer smooth peanut butter over chunky. 35% of men prefer chunky, but only 28% women will choose it over smooth.
In the United States, a product can’t be called “peanut butter” unless it contains at least 90% peanuts. This prevents manufacturers from filling it with less expensive ingredients.
Both Thomas Jefferson of Virginia (US president from 1801-1809) and James Carter of Georgia (US president from 1977-1981) were peanut farmers.
This M&M No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie Recipe has it all for National Peanut Butter Day. It’s a show-stopping dessert that features the creamy flavor of peanut butter, crunchy M&M’s candy and a layer of decadent chocolate.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Crumb Bars for lunch on National Peanut Butter Day! Peanut buttery crust is layered with jelly and topped with chunky brown sugar and peanut crumb topping. It’s your favorite pb&j sandwich turned into a bar cookie.
Peanut butter and chocolate are tasty flavors on their own, but rise to a higher level of deliciousness when swirled together into one crunchy biscotti, perfect for dipping or munching on National Peanut Butter Day.
Healthy Peanut Butter Balls without oats are a perfect delicious and nutritious snack for all peanut butter lovers on National Peanut Butter Day. They are made with five simple ingredients, including soft and creamy Medjool dates, smooth peanut butter and dry roasted peanuts resulting in a wonderful sweet and salty healthy treat.
Peanut Butter Pie with Reese Cups is the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter in an easy no-bake pie! It's an over-the-top dessert for National Peanut Butter Day loaded with tons of flavor!
No bake chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies are so easy to whip up, and a treat for the whole family on National Peanut Butter Day. If you’re looking for no bake oatmeal cookies without cocoa, be sure to check out this simple recipe!
This Peanut Butter Granola is the perfect healthy breakfast for National Peanut Butter Day! It's sweet and loaded with flavor, packed with crunchy peanuts and dark chocolate. It's made with simple pantry ingredients and without refined sugars. Nutritious and quite delicious, easy to prepare too. Such a treat!
Vegan peanut butter blondies are loaded with mini dairy free chocolate chips! This recipe is quick and easy to make in 1 bowl. They bake in just 30 minutes, for the ultimate vegan National Peanut Butter Day dessert or snack.
Looking for a delicious cookie with a hint of crunch and comforting flavors for National Peanut Butter Day? Then you'll love this peanut butter and granola cookie. The granola adds a slight crunch throughout and the recipe is for a soft peanut butter cookie - no dry cookies around here.
These peanut butter banana muffins are absolutely delicious, perfectly moist, and loaded with heart healthy oat flour and over 8 grams of protein. Have some on National Peanut Butter Day for breakfast!
If you like the Häagen-Dazs version, you are going to LOVE this super easy no churn chocolate peanut butter ice cream recipe on National Peanut Butter Day. It can fool even the most seasoned ice cream connoisseurs! All you need is six common ingredients and a bit of time.
Get ready for this delicious and heavenly tasting Easy Peanut Butter Ramen. Spicy peanut noodles is a quick and easy meal for National Peanut Butter Day made in less than 10 minutes with a slightly spicy kick to it.
This nutty and irresistible Peanut Butter Milkshake is absolutely a delicious treat on National Peanut Butter Day. Its beautiful to present and refreshing to serve. Along with being vegan its creamy without any ice cream and yet satisfying.
Decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt Cake, a mixture of two favorite flavors perfect for National Peanut Butter Day! The chocolaty batter is mixed with a peanut butter batter to create a one of a kind bundt cake that will take your taste buds to the next level. Then the cake is finished off with a creamy peanut butter glaze and chocolate drizzle to make it a showstopping dessert for any event.
This peanut butter curry is creamy, naturally vegan and simply bursting with flavor. It's also ready in just 30 minutes for the perfect healthy dinner to enjoy at the end of National Peanut Butter Day.
Tiger Butter Fudge is a gourmet, simple fudge recipe, and all you need are 3 ingredients to make it on National Peanut Butter Day. This addictive fudge has the perfect blend of peanut butter and chocolate.
This Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal is the perfect make-ahead or meal prep breakfast recipe, especially for National Peanut Butter Day! It's made with 10 ingredients in 30 minutes and it's gluten-free, dairy-free, & vegan-friendly with no refined sugar!
These NO BAKE Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Bars are crushed peanut butter sandwich cookies, topped with chocolate pudding, a fluffy layer of cream cheese and peanut butter, and finished off with Cool Whip. Enjoy them on National Peanut Butter Day.
Packed with hearty oats, creamy peanut butter, bananas, and a sprinkling of chocolate, these Peanut Butter Banana No-Bake Energy Bites make the perfect, on-the-go breakfast, snack, or even dessert on National Peanut Butter Day.
The ultimate sweet and salty combo, now in your belly! Make this easy candied bacon recipe for your next get-together and wow your guests on National Peanut Butter Day! A hint of spice, sweet sugary glaze and a warm peanut butter drizzle make this a delicious treat any time.
Mini peanut butter cup cheesecakes are cupcake-sized cheesecakes made with a chocolate graham cracker crust, peanut butter filling, and chocolate topping. These individually sized cheesecakes are rich, decadent, and perfect for any peanut butter lover on National Peanut Butter Day.
Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter– fun, easy, and kid-friendly, these Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter are perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even as a snack on National Peanut Butter Day.
You read that right. Peanut Butter Bacon Rice Krispies Treats. They are the perfect combination of sweet and salty for National Peanut Butter Day! If you're into sweet and savory snacks, you're going to love these unique rice krispies treats. They're ooey, gooey, and absolutely irresistible.
This old fashioned peanut butter fudge recipe is light and creamy, and amazingly simple for National Peanut Butter Day! No one would ever guess that it only requires four ingredients, one pot, and a few minutes of cooking time.
It is the cold season again and what better way to warm up on National Peanut Butter Day than with a West African staple that is peanut butter soup? With the creamy peanut butter, spicy chili powder and black pepper, it is packed with flavor and nutrients. We are going to show you how to make this peanut butter soup recipe.
These vegan peanut butter twix bars consist of healthy peanut butter caramel on a gluten-free shortbread base coated in non-dairy chocolate. They're easy to make with just 6 ingredients and a are great treat on National Peanut Butter Day.
Sweet and nutty, these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Pancakes are the perfect quick breakfast for National Peanut Butter Day. These peanut butter pancakes are made with wholesome ingredients and without added sugars. Packed with nutrients and incredible flavor. So delicious and super easy to make!
If you are a peanut butter fan then you are going to go crazy for this Bundt cake on National Peanut Butter Day! It is a Peanut Butter Texas Sheet Cake which is awesome all by itself. Take that a step further and bake it in a Bundt pan with a decadent layer of peanut butter frosting and BAM…you are hooked! Every single bite is totally magical and the best part is how easy it is to make.
If you’re getting bored of your regular coffee, you need to try this delicious peanut butter frozen coffee recipe on National Peanut Butter Day. It is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and a tasty way to start your day!
Easy to make healthy peanut butter cups are so quick to make when you have a candy craving on National Peanut Butter Day! This DIY homemade version has only 6 ingredients make it a healthy alternative to Reese's.
This bouillie recipe (peanut butter rice porridge) uses simples pantry staples to form a truly satisfying breakfast on National Peanut Butter Day. The nuttiness of the peanut butter melds with the creaminess of rice to create this unique dish from Central African Republic, which is particularly delicious served with caramelised banana.
These thick, fluffy flapjacks get a double-dose of peanut butter - it's swirled right into the pancake batter, and stirred into an easy Maple-PB Syrup that's drizzled on top for an extra boost of peanutty goodness for breakfast on National Peanut Butter Day.
Fluffy No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie is a velvety mix of peanut butter, cream cheese, and homemade whipped cream that's nothing short of mouth-wateringly delicious on National Peanut Butter Day. With fabulous peanut butter flavor, fluffy texture, no-bake, and easy to make, there's not much more to ask for in a peanut butter sweet treat!
Make perfectly soft and chewy no bake oatmeal cookies on National Peanut Butter Day with this classic chocolate peanut butter no bake cookie recipe. The easy no-bake cookies are filled with rich chocolate peanut butter flavor. Plus, they are super easy to make in 15 minutes with just a few simple pantry ingredients such as quick-cooking oats, peanut butter, and cocoa powder.
Peanut Butter Blondies are the ultimate peanut butter treat for the serious peanut butter lovers in your life on National Peanut Butter Day! Dense and chewy with a layer of creamy peanut butter frosting on top and Reese's Pieces, these are the perfect bar dessert for when you really need that peanut butter fix!
A Homemade No Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bars recipe that is so easy to make for National Peanut Butter Day! High in protein, delicious and cheaper than buying them! Easily customizable to make gluten/dairy free.
Banana bread is a classic comfort food, and this Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread takes your banana bread game up to a whole new level on National Peanut Butter Day. When you make this banana bread recipe, be prepared to double it because this is usually gobbled up as soon as it's pulled it out of the oven.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Fudge is luscious and creamy, made with chunks of peanuts throughout the fudge to give it the perfect crunch. This Reese’s Peanut Butter Fudge is a simple recipe with just 4-ingredients! It comes together in just 10 minutes for you to enjoy on National Peanut Butter Day.
These chocolate peanut butter stuffed dates are the perfect healthy snack for National Peanut Butter Day! They come together in minutes for a quick treat yet are impressive enough to serve as a party appetizer or dessert. They also freeze well for a tasty cold treat! You can't go wrong with these dates with peanut butter and chocolate!
These easy and delicious Cheesecake Brownies are one of the most satisfying National Peanut Butter Day desserts ever! Tasty brownie layer covered by peanut butter cheesecake filling and topped with chocolate ganache: a pure perfection.
Chocolate and peanut butter lovers, this cake is for you on National Peanut Butter Day! Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake is the stuff dreams are made of. Rich, dense brownies are filled with peanut butter, covered with a fluffy peanut butter frosting, and topped with everyone's favorite, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
These Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa Bombs are the stuff cool winter nights and National Peanut Butter Day dreams are made of. And once they’re prepared, all you need is your favorite hot milk and you’re well on your way to heaven in a cup.
This boozy salted peanut butter hot chocolate has to be one of the prettiest hot drinks. Who can resist a steaming mug of hot chocolate decorated with fluffy whipped cream and sprinkles on National Peanut Butter Day? Or marshmallows and fudge syrup? If you are looking for a Skrewball whiskey recipe, this spiked peanut butter hot cocoa is one to try. Hot chocolate and whiskey are a tasty combination in this hot peanut butter drink.
Peanut lovers will LOVE this peanut butter chicken recipe boosted with orange, ginger, garlic and chili flakes for dinner on National Peanut Butter Day. Use skewers (or not). Use a grill (or not). Serve hot (or not) You have options! All delish.
This Baileys Peanut Butter Cup Drink is a delicious way to enjoy your favorite chocolate treat in a cocktail on National Peanut Butter Day. The classic flavors of chocolate and peanut butter combine for a delicious cocktail that is perfect for any occasion.
Made with only 5 ingredients (which you probably already have in your kitchen), this flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Skillet Cake is gloriously fudgy and delicious - perfect to try out on National Peanut Butter Day.