The Best Hometown PB in America

PB-USA-WebBanner-WinnersVoters Select Top, Regionally-Flavored PB-Powered Dishes in Southern Peanut Growers’ “PB My Way” Recipe Contest

CANTON, Ga. – June 5, 2014 – From Nutty Jalapeño-Chicken Stuffed Peppers in the Southwest to PB and Chocolate Bars in the Northeast, our nation is filled with diverse, delicious peanut butter-packed dishes that reflect regional palates. To find the best hometown recipes, Southern Peanut Growers conducted its first “PB My Way” regional recipe contest and announces winners today.

“We called on residents nationwide to celebrate our ‘United States of Peanut Butter’ by sharing their favorite PB-powered recipes,” said Leslie Wagner, executive director for Southern Peanut Growers. “After receiving recipe submissions from coast-to-coast, the top five semi-finalists in each region were put out to the public to pick their favorites. In America’s kitchens, our local food traditions may be unique, and our culinary preferences may be diverse, but we have a common bond: love for peanut butter.”

Based on popular vote, The Best Hometown Peanut Butter Recipes in America are:

Southwest Region Winner and Grand Prize Winner: Nutty Jalapeño-Chicken Stuffed Peppers
The Southwest knows spicy, and they smooth it out with this delicious take on a regional favorite – ready to enjoy in a half hour. Submitted by: Lori M., Denton, Texas

Western Region Winner: Easy PB&J Breakfast Tarts
“Wow” your kids with homemade breakfast tarts featuring peanut butter and jam! No toaster required. Great for a leisurely morning or on-the-go snacks. Submitted by: Susan M., Des Moines, Wash.

Midwest Region Winner: After School Peanut Butter Apple Pie
Straight out of the breadbasket, this mix of America’s favorite foods creates a new classic. Ring the bell, school’s out! Celebrate with this creamy and crunchy pie. Submitted by: Alisa L., Des Moines, Iowa

Southeast Region Winner: Carolina Dreaming Appetizer Meatballs
Start your Southern feast with these savory mouthfuls of ground turkey, herbs, spices and our favorite ingredient. Wash it down with a glass of sweet tea. Submitted by: Janice E., Charlotte, N.C.

Northeast Region Winner: Pennsylvania PB & C Bars
From the state that brought us the perfect chocolate bar comes an indulgent peanut butter bar topped with chocolate frosting and … wait for it … more melted peanut butter. Submitted by: Victoria Z., Northampton, Pa.

For their participation, each regional winner will receive a year’s supply of peanut butter. And, the grand prize winner receives a new iPad. 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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