Southern Peanut Growers’ Consumer Recipe Contest is a Win-Win for Peanut Butter Lovers and Hunger Relief Organization Feeding America

“PB my way” contest inspired creative consumer concoctions, sans the sandwich

CANTON, GA – June 9, 2011 – Southern Peanut Growers challenged consumers to lose the loaf in its second annual “PB my way” recipe contest. Peanut butter lovers nationwide were called on to submit inspiring peanut butter entrées and help support the nation’s leading hunger relief organization, Feeding America.

Southern Peanut Growers pledged to match jars of peanut butter for recipe submissions. “We received so many mouthwatering dishes,” says Leslie Wagner, executive director of Southern Peanut Growers, Canton, Ga. “We are thrilled to donate 3,000 jars of peanut butter to Feeding America on behalf of peanut butter lovers everywhere.”

“PB my way” showcased just how versatile peanut butter can be. The contest called for “quick and easy” entrées that take less than an hour to make, include ten or fewer ingredients, and feature peanut butter as a starring ingredient. A one-year supply (one case) of peanut butter was awarded to the top ten finalists. Below are Southern Peanut Growers’ top three picks, also featured on PeanutButterLovers.com:

Beef Kabobs with Peanut Sauce, submitted by James, Ohio
Recipe Excerpt: With ingredients like chili powder, soy sauce, brown sugar, onion, coconut milk and peanut butter, this peanut dipping sauce is the perfect combination of sweet and savory, and nicely complements the beef kabobs.

Peanut Butter Breakfast Bread Pudding with Maple-Peanut Sauce, submitted by Theresa, Illinois
Recipe Excerpt: A recipe for true PB lovers, this breakfast bread pudding incorporates peanut butter and peanuts every step of the way. As if peanut butter-infused bread pudding wasn’t rich enough, the dish is finished with a drizzle of maple-peanut sauce!

Southern Peanut Soup, submitted by Danielle, Georgia
Recipe Excerpt: A great soup recipe for all seasons – serve chilled for the spring and summer, and steaming for fall and winter. Chop up the suggested veggies – carrots, celery and onion, or add seasonal ingredients for your own unique spin.

Peanut butter lovers can now visit the top three recipes on Facebook to vote for their favorite. The finalist with the “most liked” recipe by midnight EST on Friday, June 24, 2011, will receive a $200 Visa® gift card. Peanut butter fans can follow Southern Peanut Growers on Facebook and Twitter for contest updates and recipe inspiration. For complete recipes, go to www.PeanutButterLovers.com.

Note: High-res photos of the top three peanut butter submissions are available upon request.

About Southern Peanut Growers:
Established in 1980, Southern Peanut Growers is a non-profit trade association representing peanut farmers in Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. The organization educates American consumers about the U.S. peanut industry and its products.

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