Peanut Butter:  pea·nut but·ter;ˈpēnət ˌbədər/ noun: a paste of ground roasted peanuts, usually eaten spread on bread. 

Known as a staple throughout the world … here are some translations!
  • siagi ya karanga (Swahili)
  • beurre d’arachide (French)
  • pähklivõi (Estonian)
  • grondboontjiebotter (Afrikaans)
  • 花生酱 (Chinese, simplified)
  • φυστικοβούτυρο (Greek)
  • hnetusmjör (Icelandic)
  • butir tal-karawett (Maltese)
  • เนยถั่ว (Thai)
  • פיסטאַשקע פּוטער (Yiddish)

     

Is Peanut Butter Good for You? was presented by Rachel Meltzer Warren on ConsumerReports.org, 24 January 2018.  And the answer:  YES!

Americans eat about 4 pounds of peanut butter per person per year. But years of fat phobia and assumptions that foods that taste rich or indulgent can’t possibly be part of a healthy diet have left many people wondering: Is peanut butter actually good for you?

Like all nut butters, peanut butter is a convenient source of protein, and it comes packaged with an added bonus that is rare for protein foods: Fiber, about 2 grams per 2-tablespoon serving. This nutrient can help you feel fuller longer, helps keep your digestion system in good working order, and may lower cholesterol and improve cardiovascular health.

Read more:  Is Peanut Butter Good for You?

 

So what about Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, you may ask.  Me too!  Well, here you go, from BusinessInsider.com, The Fascinating Rise Of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!

A popular chocolate cup filled with delicious peanut butter, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups were created by a man named Harry Burnett (H.B.) Reese.  Reese was born May 24, 1879 in Pennsylvania to a farming family. He married in 1900 and went on to have sixteen children. (Yes, 16!) By 1903, not surprisingly, he was struggling to support his growing family, so took on all manner of jobs from butcher to factory worker.

In 1917, Reese found an advertisement to work on a dairy farm owned by Milton S. Hershey, owner of the Hershey Chocolate Company, in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Though he didn’t know it at the time, taking the job would shape the rest of Reese’s future. He worked on the farm for several years and later began working in the company’s chocolate factory, where he became inspired by Hershey and set out to make his own chocolates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here are some delicious-sounding recipes!  I haven’t tried these yet but if you do, please let me know.  And definitely share any other great recipes!

Low Carb Peanut Butter & Jelly Swirl Cake comes from Meagan Esler on ASweetLife.org, June 2018. 

My husband’s love for peanut butter and strawberry preserves sandwiches guided me to create this cute little cake. It is suitable for picnics, lunchboxes, dessert, etc. The best thing about this yummy cake is that it is low carb and gluten free. We started singing “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” while enjoying our first piece. I hope you love it too.

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter (I use Smucker’s Natural Creamy peanut butter because it is gluten free and has no sugar added)
  • ¾ cup Swerve granular sweetener
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup Sugar Free Strawberry Preserves (I used Polaner Sugar Free Strawberry Preserves with Fiber. There are only 2 net carbs per Tbsp after fiber is removed. You could use any sugar free/low sugar preserves you like and adjust the net carbs)

For instructions and nutritional values:  Low Carb Peanut Butter & Jelly Swirl Cake

 

Low Carb Peanut Butter & Chocolate Donuts (OH YUMMM) comes from Carolyn Ketchum on ASweetLife.org, May 2018.

The donut pan may be one of the greatest gifts ever to the low carb diet. That’s not just hyperbole, my friends. It’s such a pleasure to create new and delicious low carb donut recipes that don’t send my bloods sugar skyrocketing. That donut pan has paid for itself 10 times over!

 

 

Ingredients

Donuts:
    • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
    • 1/4 cup butter
    • 1 cup almond flour
    • Sweetener equivalent to 1/3 cup sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 4 to 6 tbsp water
    • 1/4 cup sugar-free chocolate chips
Chocolate Drizzle (optional)
  • 1 ounce sugar-free dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

For instructions and nutritional values: Low Carb Peanut Butter & Chocolate Donuts

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