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National Peanut Butter Day

Celebrate National Peanut Butter Day with your favorite recipes - from PB&J to peanut butter cookies and more! Yum!
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January 24
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Introduction

Get ready to celebrate National Peanut Butter Day on January 24! This special day has been around since the early 1990s and is a great opportunity to show your appreciation for peanut butter. Did you know that people have been eating peanut butter for centuries? It was first created in the late 1800s as a nutritious snack, and since then it's become an American staple. Whether you like it smooth or crunchy, spread over toast or mixed into recipes, there are so many delicious ways to enjoy this tasty treat!

History of National Peanut Butter Day

National Peanut Butter Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1884</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Peanut Paste Invention</div><div class='timeline-text'>Marcellus Gilmore Edson, a Canadian pharmacist, is granted the first patent for peanut butter, referred to as peanut paste.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1895</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Kellogg's Patent</div><div class='timeline-text'>Dr. John Harvey Kellogg applies for a patent for a "new and useful" process for producing nut meal, laying the groundwork for peanut butter as we know it today.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1922</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Process Improvement</div><div class='timeline-text'>Joseph Rosefield, a chemist, invents a process for making peanut butter that keeps the oil from separating by using partially hydrogenated oil. He licenses his invention to Peter Pan peanut butter in 1923.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1955</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Spreadable Love</div><div class='timeline-text'>Jif peanut butter is introduced by Procter & Gamble and quickly becomes one of America’s favorite brands.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Peanut Butter in Snacks</div><div class='timeline-text'>Peanut butter's versatility is celebrated as it becomes a key ingredient in a variety of snacks, desserts, and confections, such as peanut butter cookies and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2007</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Peanut Butter Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The National Peanut Board officially recognizes January 24th as National Peanut Butter Day, celebrating and promoting the benefits and versatility of peanut butter.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Peanut Butter Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create your own peanut butter dessert</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Everyone loves a good peanut butter dessert. Whether it's a classic peanut butter pie, no-bake cookie bars, or even homemade Reese's cups, the possibilities are endless.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own peanut butter</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making your own peanut butter at home is not only fun but surprisingly easy. You can make it as creamy or crunchy as you like and add any flavors you desire such as honey, cinnamon, maple syrup, and more!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try out a new peanut butter recipe</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>It's National Peanut Butter Day-- why not experiment with something new? Try out a unique recipe like peanut butter and jelly French toast or spicy Thai noodles with peanut sauce.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a PB&J party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over to celebrate National Peanut Butter Day with you! Have an array of breads and jams so everyone can create their own perfect sandwich.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Eat a lot of peanuts</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If all else fails, just eat lots of peanuts! Roast them in the oven for a crunchy snack or snack on raw ones for a healthy treat.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Peanut Butter Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a great source of protein</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Peanut butter is packed with protein, and is especially beneficial for vegetarians looking to get enough essential nutrients in their diet. It’s also rich in heart-healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals that can help keep you feeling full for longer periods of time.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It tastes great</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Let's be real - there's nothing quite like the flavor of creamy peanut butter. Whether you enjoy it straight out of the jar or as part of an amazing sandwich or dessert, it always adds amazing flavor that just can't be beat!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's incredibly versatile</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From savory dishes to sweet treats, peanut butter can do it all. Use it as a topping on pancakes or in smoothie bowls, stuff it into cookies or use it to make Thai peanut sauce - whatever your heart desires! No matter what you choose to make with it, the possibilities are practically endless!</p></div></div>

5 Facts About Peanut Butter Need to Know

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When is National Peanut Butter Day?

National Peanut Butter Day is celebrated on January 24 every year. In 2024 National Peanut Butter Day will occur on a Wednesday.

National Peanut Butter Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Jan 24

Tuesday

2024

Jan 24

Wednesday

2025

Jan 24

Friday

2026

Jan 24

Saturday

2027

Jan 24

Sunday

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