MARCH 1 is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day — a day to celebrate the rich, gooey goodness of a pantry staple. What better way to start the day than with a batch of special pancakes? Then, keep up the momentum at lunch with Elvis’ favorite midnight snack and an extra pie to share with a friend or neighbor. Don’t forget to lick the spoon! GN
Peanut Butter Pie: Submitted by Helen Cook
1 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. peanut butter
3 pkgs. vanilla pudding, 4 oz.
1 3/4 c. milk
1 baked pie crust or graham cracker crust
1 tub of whipped topping
In a large bowl, mix powdered sugar and peanut butter until real fine. Put half of mixture into crust. In a separate bowl, mix vanilla pudding with milk. Pour into crust. Place remainder of peanut butter mixture on top of pudding, holding aside a quarter cup of mixture. Cover pie with whipped topping. Sprinkle remaining peanut butter mixture on top of pie. Keeps well in refrigerator.
Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich: Submitted by Fannie Thorpe
1/2 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. peanut butter
3 T. honey
1 1/2 t. + 1 T. ground cinnamon
2-3 ripe bananas
8 slices white bread
1/4 c. sugar
In a frying pan, melt 3 tablespoons of butter. Make sure the butter does not burn. In a small bowl, combine peanut butter, honey, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Slice the bananas into quarters and add to 4 slices of bread. Spread peanut butter mixture over bananas and bread then top with remaining 4 pieces of bread. Spread the remaining butter onto both sides of the sandwiches. Grill each side in the frying pan until each side is golden. For topping, combine sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon in a shallow plate. Coat the grilled sandwiches with the sugar mixture. Cut diagonally and serve hot.
Peanut Butter Pancakes: Submitted by Margie Drake
1/2 c. peanut butter, smooth
1/2 c. light brown corn syrup
2 c. pancake mix
In a small mixing bowl, combine peanut butter and corn syrup. Prepare pancake mix in a medium mixing bowl, according to the package’s directions. Add peanut butter mixture. Cook according to the package’s directions.