In celebration of National Peanut Month in March, Southern Peanut Growers (SPG) is launching “PB&J My Way,” a national recipe contest looking for nutty new takes on the classic PB&J. No matter how you slice it, the PB&J is a classic. In a recent poll by SheSpeaks.com, nearly 50 percent of respondents said they opt for the traditional PB&J; 10 percent favor peanut butter and honey; 13 percent are with The King’s (Elvis, of course) southern favorite, making their peanut butter sandwich with bananas; and another 13 percent just reach for the jar, enjoying peanut butter sans the sandwich. The remaining 14 percent of respondents said their favorite peanut butter sandwich combo is unique to them — and those are the recipes “PB&J My Way” is seeking! Maybe it’s one with fresh strawberries or better yet sliced chocolate-covered strawberries (yesterday’s story).
For every peanut butter sandwich recipe received, SPG will donate a jar of peanut butter to hunger relief organization Feeding America. To enter your favorite peanut butter sandwich recipe, visit www.peanutbutterlovers.com and submit a recipe by March 31, 2010. Recipes can be as simple or as complex as you like — the only criteria is that it must contain peanut butter. A year supply (one case) of peanut butter will be awarded to the 10 participants who enter the most creative and delicious recipes. Top recipes will also be featured on www.peanutbutterlovers.com.