Peanut Butter is Perfect for New Mash-ups or Mainstay Recipes

2015-PBmyWay-Winners-ASouthern Peanut Growers’ “PB My Way” Recipe Contest Celebrates All-Time Favorites

CANTON, Ga. (June 2, 2015) – From classic recipes passed down through generations to new creations that you would never expect to find on grandma’s kitchen table, there’s no shortage of delicious ways to pack peanut butter into diverse dishes. To celebrate our nation’s enduring love for this sticky staple, Southern Peanut Growers today is unveiling winners of its annual “PB My Way” recipe contest showcasing PB lovers’ all-time favorite peanut butter dishes.

“Peanut butter is such a versatile ingredient, and we want to celebrate it in all forms,” said Leslie Wagner, executive director for Southern Peanut Growers. “Whether it’s as a staple in an old family favorite, adding a little nutty flavor to a healthy dish, or paired with sriracha to spice things up, we wanted to seek out and honor the nation’s all-time, most loved PB-powered recipes.”

Wagner says the “all-time favorites” theme in its sixth annual PB My Way contest inspired hundreds of diverse recipe submissions this year that included examples of classics, such as Bundt cakes, popularized in the 1950s and 60s, and holiday brittles. Meanwhile other entries exhibited trendy ingredients in modern dishes, like chia seed in a DIY granola or sriracha and peanut butter paired for complete dinner entrées.

Try one of these winning All-Time Favorite Peanut Butter Recipes with your family:

Grand Prize Winner: Peanut Butter Noodle Nests with Spicy Orange Shrimp
Spice up your weeknight dinner with Asian-inspired shrimp paired with a PB-powered sauce. Make a meal of it by plating over a ramen noodle nest. Submitted by: Darlene Buerger, Peoria, Arizona

Breakfast or Brunch? Winner: Nutty Monkey Granola
Nutritious PB-powered granola for an on-the-go breakfast or snack that will fuel your day. Customize this easy and delicious recipe to fit your own unique taste. Submitted by: Christine Yang, Garnerville, New York

Dreamy Desserts Winner: Orange-Kissed Peanut Butter Bundt
Simple, yet elegant, this dessert is perfect for all occasions. Enjoy a refreshing slice of orange-kissed cake topped with, you guessed it, peanut butter frosting. Submitted by: Sally Sibthrope, Shelby Township, Michigan

Festive Holidays Winner: Peanut Butter Saltine Brittle
This brittle combines peanut butter, chocolate and saltines for a salty and sweet treat that you can’t resist. Tie off a bag of brittle with a festive ribbon as a sweet gesture for any occasion. Submitted by: Helen Fields, Paradise, Texas

Family Favorite Winner: Spicy Peanut Butter Glazed Salmon Skewers with Warm Rice Slaw
Easy enough for a quick family dinner but special enough for guests, these tasty and protein-packed salmon skewers get two thumbs up every time. Submitted by: Janice Elder, Charlotte, North Carolina

For their participation, each category winner will receive a year’s supply of peanut butter. And, the grand prize winner receives a new KitchenAid® stand mixer.  To learn more about Southern Peanut Growers’ annual PB My Way recipe contest, visit: http://peanutbutterlovers.com/pb-lovers/pb-my-way/.

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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