Southern Peanut Growers Announces Recipe Contest Winners, Donates 1,500 Jars of Peanut Butter to Feeding America

“PB my way” recipe contest generates a record number of entries as America gets creative with the affordable pantry staple

CANTON, GA – May 1, 2012 – Southern Peanut Growers (SPG) challenged consumers to get creative with peanut butter in its third annual “PB my way” recipe contest. Home cooks across the country submitted peanut butter recipes and helped support the nation’s leading hunger relief organization, Feeding America.

SPG pledged to match jars of peanut butter for each recipe submission. “We received a record number of recipes this year,” says Leslie Wagner, executive director. “While the judging was tough, donating food to help those in need was easy. We are thrilled to donate 1,500 jars of peanut butter to Feeding America on behalf of peanut butter lovers everywhere.”

Americans are hungry for ways to s-t-r-e-t-c-h their grocery dollars and the “PB my way” contest, calling for budget-friendly recipes, was a great way to showcase peanut butter’s affordability. Winning recipes averaged just $1.36 per serving.

In addition to bragging rights, the top three winners will each take home a year’s supply (one case) of peanut butter and the grand prize winner will receive a $500 Visa® gift card. Below is a “taste” of the winning recipes, also featured on PeanutButterLovers.com:

Grand Prize Winner
Chai-Peanut Butter Apple Breakfast, submitted by Sugiyarti, Alaska, $1.91/serving
With ingredients like Chai tea, creamy peanut butter, honey and granola, this nutritious breakfast has a sweet Indonesian twist. “Chai is as beloved in Indonesia as peanut butter is in America. I’m happy to share this recipe that combines two of my favorite flavors,” says Sugiyarti.

Runners-Up
Far East Peanutty Broccoli Salad, submitted by Mary, South Carolina, $0.53/serving
Elevate an ordinary side into the extraordinary. Ingredients like lime juice, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, green onions, peanut butter and broccoli florets make this salad the perfect combination of sweet and savory. “With two growing – and always hungry boys – peanut butter has been a staple in my home for years. I love finding new ways to serve up this classic,” says Mary.

Crispy Peanut Butter-Pretzel Chicken, submitted by Nancy, Texas, $1.66/serving
What happens when you combine pretzels, peanut butter and chicken? The result is an out-of-this-world experience of sweet and savory, and a great way to spice up chicken. “While I love to scoop peanut butter straight out of the jar, this kid-approved recipe might be my second favorite way to enjoy it,” says Nancy.

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