Create Memories in the Kitchen this Summer with these Five Family-Friendly Peanut Butter Recipes

Southern Peanut Growers shares winning recipes from “PB My Kid’s Way” contest

CANTON, GA – June 3, 2012 – Summer is fast-approaching, and while the kids are out of school, Southern Peanut Growers (SPG) offers five fun recipes for families to make together. The peanut butter creations were submitted by families across the country in the PB My Kid’s Way recipe contest – from marshmallow cows to a peanut buttery parfait and reinvented “hot dogs,” these winning recipes are sure to spark the interest of children and adults alike:

Grand Prize Winner
Jammin’ Peanut Butter Sundae Parfait, submitted by Laurie from Massachusetts
Because this parfait has multiple elements – a peanut butter brownie, salted peanut butter caramel sauce and “jammin’ grape sauce” – you can choose to make the brownie as a stand-alone snack or go all the way with the sundae parfait. “My family goes absolutely nuts – I mean peanuts for this recipe! This recipe is fancy enough for company, but can also be served in paper cups in the backyard for some comfort food,” said Laurie.

Finalists
Cows Out to Pasture, submitted by James from Illinois
This recipe not only tastes delicious, but is a perfect afternoon craft project for the family. Just put the ingredients into bowls or dishes, and everyone can create their own cows in the pasture. “I put this recipe together when I was twelve, and it’s still one of the most fun recipes I have made with peanut butter,” said James.

PBB&B Dogs, submitted by Rick from Washington
This banana “hot dog” provides all the fun, but with a healthy peanutty twist, whether you’re in your backyard or on the go. “My kids love this because it’s fun to eat, and it blew away their friends that came over for lunch,” said Rick. “I even brought it golfing with my buddies, and they all agreed it was a pretty good idea.”

No-Bake PB Energy Squares, submitted by Carlene from Illinois
One batch of these energy squares will feed the whole family, and with a deliciously chewy texture and peanut buttery flavor, they are sure to provide a boost for the afternoon lull. “My kids really like these no-bake cookies,” said Carlene. “They are sweet, chewy and fun to make – and they pack a lot more protein and fiber than your average cookie.”

Peanut Butter Cookie Oatmeal, submitted by Jen from Pennsylvania
Don’t be fooled by the name – this oatmeal may taste like a cookie, but packs a healthy punch. Family members can customize the oatmeal with ingredients such as bananas, maple syrup or milk. “I love this recipe because it tastes like a cookie, but is healthy enough for breakfast,” said Jen.

All five recipes are available at www.peanutbutterlovers.com, and high resolution photos 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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