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It also happens to be National Peanut Butter Day! Peanut butter was first created in 1890 by a St. Louis doctor as a remedy for bad teeth. It became very popular with the doctor's patients, but the oil often separated from the grainy solids. In 1933, a California packer was able to homogenize the peanuts into a spreadable butter.
Note: If you don't get enough peanut butter today, April 2nd is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day and September 13th is National Peanut Day.
Fun Facts about Peanut Butter:
- Creamy peanut butter can be used to remove gum from hair and clothing.
- Peanut butter has been banned in many schools all across America because of the severe allergic reaction that may occur to those who can not eat peanuts.
- For peanut butter to be real it must consist of at least 90% peanuts.
- While Americans prefer peanut butter, Europeans favor Nutella.
- Peanuts are not a nut! Botanically classified as legumes, peanuts contain properties of both the
bean/lentil and tree nuts.
- It takes 772 peanuts to make a 16.3 oz jar of peanut butter!
Homemade Peanut Butter RecipePeanut Butter is America's favorite sandwich spread. What kid didn't grow up with PB&J sandwiches as a staple for lunch? There's a huge range of uses in recipes and snacks.
Its easy to make your own Peanut Butter. Here's how....
- 2 cups roasted shelled, unsalted peanuts
- 1 tablespoon peanut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional for low salt diets)
- Place peanuts, oil, and salt into a blender or food processor.
- Blend well, until desired texture is reached.
- Place peanut butter in airtight container.
- For crunchy peanut butter, add 1/4 cup of peanuts and blend again, but, for just a short burst or two.
- The oil can separate from the peanuts during storage. Simply stir and serve.
Every year the kids make Pine cone Peanut Butter Bird Seed Feeders.
- Large pinecones, one for each feeder you wish to make
- Cream Peanut Butter – about ½ cup for each pinecone feeder
- An 18 inch piece of twine or kitchen string for each pinecone feeder
- Birdseed – about ½ cup for each pinecone feeder
Wrap one end of twine around the base of a large pinecone. Tie securely, leaving about 10 -inches free to tie to tree branch.
Spread about 1/2 cup Skippy® peanut butter onto the pinecone.
Place the birdseed on a piece of newspaper. Roll coated pinecone into the birdseed.
Hang from a tree branch for birds to snack on.Time needed: 20 minutes