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What Would You Do with a Case of Peanut Butter?

cookie_pbcc Congrats to Charlie G, our randomly selected winner for the case of peanut butter giveaway! Here's a confession: My brother ate nothing but peanut butter (on bread) for an entire year. He was a little kid and my mom obviously wasn't taking control of his diet! He wanted peanut butter and she let him have it. Of course there are all kinds of things wrong with that and, luckily, he's outgrown the obsession. He still loves peanut butter and (in moderation) there's everything right about that! So, what would you do with a case of peanut butter? Read on for a chance to win one! It doesn't matter how you like it-smooth, crunchy, unsweetened or no salt added-we've got you covered with our 365 Everyday Value® Organic Peanut Butter at $3.49 for 18oz. And guess what? Our March/April issue of The Whole Deal has a $1.00 off coupon. Print the online coupon or pick up the value guide with coupons in our stores. Now that's a tasty deal. Do you think that peanut butter is kind of all the same? We don't. In our experience, the peanuts that go into that jar make a big, flavorful difference, and organic makes even more of a difference. That's why we require the best-tasting organic peanuts for the peanut butter that wears our name. The organic Spanish peanuts used in our 365 Everyday Value Organic Peanut Butter are grown by several family farmers in West Texas, like the Bingham Family. Organic-PeanutCliff Bingham is a 4th generation farmer. His wife, five sons, six daughters, son-in-law and granddaughter - along with the grandparents - are involved in the family farming business. Bingham Family Vineyards and Farm not only grows peanuts, they grow wine grapes for Texas wineries and organic row crops like cotton, wheat, rye, black-eyed peas, blue corn, sesame and garbanzo beans. When they aren't farming, the Bingham family is big into playing music - many of the kids play multiple instruments and perform with the Lubbock Youth Symphony Orchestra. The family enjoys playing a variety of music including classical, country, gospel, fiddle and wedding songs! With all those active kids, I bet that family eats a lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. But aside from PB&J, there are many delicious, grown-up and fun, not-so-grown-up ways to eat peanut butter. Here are a few of our favorites: lettucewrapschilinoodlesApple Sandwiches with Granola and Peanut Butter Lettuce Wraps with Chile Peanut Noodles Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Curry Coconut Peanut Sauce Peanutty Udon Noodle and Tofu Salad PB & J Pancakes So, how do you enjoy peanut butter? Let us know in the comments by March 12th (edit: extended to March 16th since you all LOVE peanut butter so much!) and you’ll be entered to win a case of 365 Everyday Value® Organic Peanut Butter! And, by the way, my brother is NOT eligible to win.

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Kimberly says …

I eat PB every morning on my oats - & usually again by the spoonful for a treat later!

Jana Smith says …

Oh my goodness! I would have pancakes every morning with peanut butter and syrup. Also, I would make peanut butter fudge. Yummy!

Joy says …

Like your brother, I could LIVE on peanut butter! I love PB on cream of wheat or oatmeal. I love to make pb cookies. I love to cook Thai food, and make my own peanut sauce. There is nothing better than a fresh sliced apple and pb, or a banana dipped in slightly warmed pb. A pb and sliced banana sandwich, or a pb&j made with organic preserves is a perfect lunch. And sometimes, a spoon dipped right into the container makes a lovely snack!

cheryl miller says …

Where wouldn't I use a case of peanut butter is a better question. I have always been a big fan of peanut butter. Peanut butter cookies were a fav as a kid. Today I make peanut butter treats for my dog, Vegas. I smear it on leftover pancakes as a quick breakfast, I layer it into spicy dinner dishes for an exotic flair, and I smear it on toast or crackers with honey, jam, or bananas for a healthy and filling snack. I also add it to smoothies, too! I buy the 365 brand peanut butter made with valencia peanuts because I love the taste. I will keep on buying it too, because I usually do not win contests. So really this was just about sharing in the peanut butter love! Cheryl

Breanna says …

I love to eat peanut butter on top of vanilla ice cream, mixed into chocolate desserts and as a base for great sauces. My dog also loves peanut butter!

Heather R says …

I love steel cut oatmeal mixed with creamy all-natural peanut butter and chopped bananas - so tasty (and filling). My husband prefers his peanut butter straight from the jar, with a side of chocolate milk.

Tamar Erlich says …

I add peanut butter to my oatmeal with banana every morning. Very satisfying. Thank you.

Carol Smo says …

I would "spread it around" and share the nutty health with my pals!

Benita Lantz says …

I just love Organic P-nut Butter Most of the time it is Smuckers that I buy at WalMart!I have had Trader Joes and it is good. No Whole Foods Market or Trader Joes in Central Pennsylvania! The only time I can get it is when my sister goes to visit friends in Delaware. I must ask her to pick up some for me at your store! Since I have never been to one of your Markets I didn't think about you carrying it! But you are right, not all Organic P-Nut Butter has a good taste, it must to be the way the p-nuts are prepared. Not everyone is careful how they prepare the p-nuts. I was just thinking the other day I should buy a case of Organic P-Nut Butter. I eat it on toast just about EVERY DAY, if I miss a day I crave it!

Sharon Cooper says …

I love peanut butter with a spoon right out of the jar. But I also love to use it to make spicy thai-style sauces for noodles and stir-fries. We also mix it into vanilla frozen yogurt for a yummy dessert treat. And into plain oatmeal for breakfast.

Missy says …

Peanut Butter on apple slices - plain and simple. A perfectly balanced afternoon snack to make it through the workday. :-)

Stephanie says …

I love Peanut Butter, I eat it with just about everything. One of my favorite ways is on rice cakes. I spread some creamy peanut butter on the rice cake and then drizzle some honey over the peanut butter. This is a sweat little treat. If I won a case of peanut butter, I would donate the whole case. I would want other familes who can not afford the peanut butter to enjoy this wonderful treat.

Katherine says …

I eat peanut butter on Ezekial toast every morning. It really helps start my day!

Dave Gibboni says …

• PBJs • PB cookies • African peanut chicken soup • satay sauce for grilled beef and chicken • PB muffins • Fluffernutters • ants on a log (PB on celery sticks with raisins) • PB and apples • PB and bananas • grilled PBJ sandwiches (the BEST!) • sesame noodles/sauce • hummus (using PB instead of tahini -- try it, you can't believe how good it is!)

Autumn says …

I would love some peanut butter, good protein. Let's see, some of my PB&J sandwich that everyone thinks looks ucky, I take the PB&J and mix it in a bowl until it is smooth, then throw it between two slices of whole wheat bread and call it good. I'd make up my grandma's classic PB & banana sandwiches, bake up some PB cookies, Aunts on the Lob and PB with apples for work snacks, PB & Honey. Oh there are so many ways to use PB, I'd start trying new recipes if I had it it my cabinet, can't let it go to waste.

JENNA says …

I was one of those kids that ate nothing but peanut butter! I still eat it everyday! I'd make some Orange-Peanut Butter Sauce to use over sauteed veggies and tofu, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake and then I would just spread it on a toasted whole wheat english muffin for me and my daugter to enjoy for breakfast.

Jane H says …

With a case of peanut butter, my twin 4 year olds would eat their peanut butter sandwiches for lunch, snack on peanut butter with apples and celery sticks and possible even use it to make sauce for dinner some nights! A very versatile food!

LaMyra Morton says …

Peanut butter is one of our favorite quick grabs when we're too famished to wait for a proper meal. Usual on bread with honey and/or few cacao nibs. Sometimes spread on an apple or banana.

Patti says …

My love of peanut butter started as a little kid back in N.C. I ate peanut butter on toast for breakfast, peanut butter on bologna sandwiches, banana and peanut butter sandwiches and plain peanut butter sandwiches. peanut butter on celery and apples and peanut butter cookies and pie. As a kid I also dipped my spoon in peanut butter and just ate it plain. Yummmmmm I have said peanut butter was my most favorite food and my Mom always said if you cut me, yep, I'd bleed peanut butter! Times have changed and we eat organic now and we love the whole foods organic peanut butter!! I also live in Texas because I married a Texan and the fact that the peanuts are grown in Texas is a huge plus! Oh! I'd love to win a case of peanut butter!!!! :-) Did I mention it's my most favorite food?? Here is a couple of recipes using your wonderful peanut butter! Peanutty Chops 3 or 4 large pork chops 4 slices of onion 1/4 cup of 365 Everyday Value Organic Peanut Butter 1/2 can cream of mushroom soup 1/4 cup organic milk 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce salt and pepper to taste Brown 3 or 4 chops on both sides and pour off fat then top each with a slice of onion. Mix the peanut butter, worcestershire, soup, milk, salt, and pepper. Pour over chops, cover and simmer 40-45 minutes or until tender. Peanut Butter Cake 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup 365 Everyday Value Organic Peanut Butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1 1/2 cups cake flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Icing 4 ounces butter 1/2 cup peanut butter 2 cups confectioners' sugar pineapple juice 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Mix softened butter, peanut butter and sugar in the bowl of your food processor, add eggs then buttermilk. Add all the dry ingredients. Add vanilla then pour into greased and floured 9x13x2-inch pan; bake @ 350 45 minutes or till toothpick comes out clean. Icing: Place butter, peanut butter, sugar and vanilla in bowl and mix until well blended. Add the pineapple juice, just a tiny bit at a time and mix till of a nice thick spreading consistency. Put icing on the cake when it's cooled.

Josephine Fowler says …

I would collect about 200 pine cones ( wouldn't be hard on our 30 acre ogranic farm ). I would take half the case of peanut butter too our local small elementary school with birdseed and make plans for each class to make pine cone/peanut butter bird feeders to help get them in tune with nature and wildlife, they could take these home and watch the splendor of wildlife from their window come rite to them. I would then to local area grocers and get flour, sugar, eggs and other baking materials donated. Our town has a commercial kitchen available for rent, I worked there and a teenager and am sure I could get the time donated. I would then gather a group of students of various ages and we would have a baking day and then a delivery day of our baked goods to our community thus spreading the 'random acts of kindness' idea. I think it would help to instill good values in our children.

Jessie says …

I love to eat peanut butter on a banana covered w/ chocolate syrup as a once in a while dessert.

Audrey says …

I absolutely peanut butter!! I feel sorry for those who are allergic.....my fav is peanut butter and a nice and crisp apple of choice!

pam maloney says …

While my husband eats a peanut butter sandwich every morning for breakfast, my favorite ways to enjoy it are on an english muffin, toasted with a dollop of jelly in the middle, on a cinnamon graham cracker or on a spoon, sans everything. I heart PB.

Emily says …

My best friend has a very demanding job. When he has a exceeding bad week, I like to make him peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate or peanut butter cookies with a chocolate candy melted on top. If I had a whole case of peanut butter, I could make him cookies whenever I wanted, and not just to help him feel better after a long week.

lucie says …

I heart peanut butter more than anything. I buy the 365 Organic in the BIG JAR! Here is how I eat my peanut butter: In my morning oats with banana and cocoa powder. By the spoonful on a banana on an apple pasta as a marinade for tempeh in brownies in ice cream on anything!

Z says …

that kid ate peanut butter for ONLY ONE year? i've been living on peanut butter for 10 (or more) years now. sounds strange, but i'm not a 'foodie' - i don't like anything. i live on peanut butter, bread (whole grain or wheat) fruit, dairy... and coffee. i also don't eat sugary products or products containing sugar. (yes, i have a borderline eating disorder - what's it going to do, kill me? when?!? i'm still here) THANK YOU! for the peanut butter coupon

Amber G says …

I enjoy peanut on buckwheat pancakes with berries sprinkled on top. the peanut butter helps the berries stick! I also love dipping apple slices in peanut butter, but who doesn't? Thank you for the very generous giveaway. I love reading your blog!

Sue says …

love it on a toasted english muffin - gets a bit melted and gooey - yum!

Lance says …

Ooh, I LOVE natural PB!! And - it's the BEST mixed with vanilla yogurt! Just like eating candy!

Mary Arnold says …

I put crunchy peanut butter in my vegetarian chili....It adds great texture and crunch...and also on my bagel......so Yummy!!! ;)

Stephanie S says …

I could keep my girls in PB&J for a long time! :) And we eat peanut butter toast as a bedtime snack sometimes. Also makes great gluten-free peanut butter cookies.

Brooke says …

Alright, so let me start by giving you a little background information... I have been a vegetarian since the eighth grade (I am now a Junior in high school), and as I'm sure you can understand, I desperately NEED protein from every possible source. At first it was hard... Any vegetarian from a family not practicing an alternative lifestyle will tell you that... I'd have pasta or canned Progresso minestrone for every meal and gained enough weight to let me know I was doing it all wrong. Living with my single mom, we couldn't really (and still can't) afford enough tofu (or any other alternative proteins geared specifically toward vegetarians), so my mother dug deep into the back of her head to try and remember anything I could eat that would keep me healthy, and my stomach free of meat. And then it hit her: Peanut butter. Every day since then I have had some variation of PB&J for lunch, replacing jelly with bananas, butter, cream cheese, apple butter, lemon curd - you name it, I've tried it. Now, when you eat THAT MUCH peanut butter, you're bound to get a little bored with just having it on sandwiches... So I turned my attention towards the culinary world. For once, my ancestral Jewish recipe box help no answers, and I had to look to the internet. I could never have imagined some of the things people do with the stuff! cookies, and pies - of course... But I never would have thought of casseroles, pet foods, and facial cleansers! George Washington Carver, King of creative peanut use himself, even went as far as to suggest farmers use peanuts to produce adhesives, meat tenderizers, massage oils, and hair dressings! While I personally think I would keep my peanut use to oral consumption, I've found that knowing it can do all of those things has inspired me to stop searching for what other people have tried and start coming up with my own uses. While I've come up with nothing so inventive yet, I've managed to use it in ways that have gained my a few odd looks... One might consider using melted peanut butter in place of other condiments with sweet potato fries, for example. All this business about peanut butter has sparked my family's interest, and now, while I remain the ONLY vegetarian, I've found that they're giving a lot more thought to alternative and healthy dietary choices. And that's all I really want - to bring good health to my family. And if a case of peanut butter is too overwhelming for my family... I guess I'll just have an even higher protein diet!

Karissa @ CardioFoodie says …

I would eat apples with peanut butter and PBJ Oats everyday more than likely than not.

RC - RC Rambling says …

Since my son is allergic to dairy proteins, we love the fats that peanut butter can provide, and he adores it daily. A case of peanut butter would go quickly around here - from sandwiches to cookies, alone on a spoon to eating it on a banana.

sarah says …

I've always loved peanut butter, it sustained me in college as the perfect around the clock snack or meal. I grew up on peanut butter sandwiches, and still use it in cooking. This past year I realized how wonderful peanut butter was when I began working with hungry children, for many their families cannot afford regular meals. Thankful there are programs like free breakfasts and lunches at school and after school programs which serve dinner. These programs even provide weekend backpacks of food! In the backpacks are jars of peanut butter, to a child who worries about where their next meal will come from and who worries about their family members not having food, to be able to take a jar of peanut butter and other food items home to share is pure magic! This summer the backpack program I am involved with hopes to provide 50,000 units of peanut butter + other food items to children across the New Mexico! So for me, I would share a case of Peanut butter with others!

Megan says …

What a timely post lol. I just posted a picture on facebook a couple nights ago of my boyfriend showing me the 'proper' way to put peanut butter on celery. I like cutting the celery in chunks and then dipping right in to the jar. He, on the other hand, believes in spreading the peanut butter out on an entire piece! While I do enjoy peanut butter on celery (and apples, that's my favorite late night snack) you just can't go wrong with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich - brings back memories of being 6!

Donna Hay says …

If we won we would say Yum, Yum, Yum. There are four in our household ranging from 6 to 17 to 46 and we all love peanut butter. We eat it on sandwichs, celery, crackers, and spoons. We put it in cookies, mix it with pickles, marshmallow, bananas, you name we like. My son used to hoard jars under the sofa and his bed along with a spoon for emergencies when he was younger. He has outgrown that, thank goodness. If we won this he could rest easy knowing we would never run out of peanut butter-LOL. I would also share with my neighbors and the local food shelters. That is something I already do to show my kiddos the great feeling of helping others.

Amy Rettler says …

I would make lots of peanut butter cookies for my husband!

Jeanette Quick says …

I would donate it to a food pantry...no gourmet stuff, just feeding hungry kids GOOD food in High Point, NC.

Marilyn says …

I love peanut butter with everything. I love peanut butter and dill pickle sandwiches. Or skip the bread altogether and spread the peanut butter right on a big slice of dill pickle. So satisfying! And no I'm not pregnant.

Elissa says …

I love to use peanut butter in peanut butter cookies!! I love to use peanut butter in my cooking when I get the chance,just as much as I like using it in my baking. :) I eat peanut butter,honey and banana sandwiches too!!! So good!! (Chocolate added to the sandwich gives it a different taste too!) There are so many yummy ways to eat peanut butter!! When I was pregnant,at first I couldn't stand the smell of peanut butter..and later that was a lot of what I ended up eating to get my protein..(since I had high blood pressure issues). We went through a lot of peanut butter. :) My husband and son enjoy peanut butter too! If we got a whole case, I think we'd share some with some people who could really use it..and I'd make a bunch of peanut butter cookies. (No worries about using up all the peanut butter on cookies!) I like creamy style and my husband likes the crunchy style! I can eat peanut butter and not worry about the salt content !! So nice... It's hard to eat a no-salt,low salt diet! ;)

Jordan says …

Peanut Butter is great. PB&J's in the mornings, it makes a great salad dressing, peanut butter cookies have been my fav forever.. not to mention the joy of eating it out of the jar... you can't go wrong..

Scargosun says …

ooooo PB! Let me count the ways. -Heated up to a sauce consistency and poured over chocolate ice cream -Swirled in my homemade brownie batter -Dolloped on banana slices -In almost ALL my Thai recipes -PBnJ and marshmallow -PB and chocolate chip cookies There are too many to name! Most importantly though...for my doggies inside their Knogs...keeps them busy for a long time. :)

Brandi says …

Well, my husband and my 1st grader both eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every day for lunch. So, we go through quite a bit of it. Also, one of my favorite treats to make is my peanut butter custard bars... mmmm. If I had a case of peanut butter, I would make a whole lot of different things with it. Definitely including some ideas I read in the comments below and those PB&J pancakes you suggested!!!

Sara Weiss says …

I LOVE peanut butter!! I eat it as a quickie in between classes just off a spoon. I only have a ten minute break, and they don't like it when the teacher is late :)

Leslie says …

Thai peanut sauce is my addiction. I always have a container ready to go in the fridge. I love it on wraps, noodles, or a red cabbage salad. My husband uses it every morning on my homemade whole wheat multigrain toast.

Theresa says …

We are a family of four, ovo-lacto vegetarians, so peanut butter is a great source of protein and happiness in our home. There are so many amazing uses for peanut butter, as a dip for apples, ants on a log, savory thai dishes, etc. But what we love Peanut Butter in the best is our sandwiches. We all have our own take on the classic PB&J (on whole wheat bread). My youngest daughter likes the traditional PB&J with strawberry preserves, my other daughter likes PB and Honey (organic clover), my favorite is PB and Banana, and my husband likes the oh-so-unhealthy fried PB & Banana, a la "The King", Elvis Presley. (uh-huh!) We <3 Peanut Butter!

Amanda says …

My husband is a peanut butter fanatic! I like to add it to my morning oatmeal but he eats a spoonful a day with a handful of dark chocolate chips. We go through a jar of peanut butter a week!

Elizabeth says …

I love peanut butter! Smooth, crunchy, honey flavored... it's all fantastic. I have peanut butter every morning with an apple or banana. I also love it in Asian cooking, peanut butter cookies, or just straight out of the jar. If I win the case of peanut butter, I'll definitely be trying your recipes above. I love exploring new ways of preparing familiar foods! : )

Chris Sumner says …

I still am that little kid that you speak of that eats nothing but peanut butter. I always have a scoop of peanut butter on the side of my kashi Autumn Wheat cereal in the mornings topped off with blackberries, blueberries and bananas. After my workout, I will make a peanut butter protein shake followed by a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and for snacks, I dip all sorts of things into my peanut butter from vegetables to crackers or make an apple, peanut butter, lettuce sandwich. This is just the beginning of my experimentations with peanut butter and I once made pasta sauce with peanut butter. It was great. It's funny that I saw this on Twitter because I go through a family sized can of peanut butter by myself in about a week and a lot of people kind of know me from eating so much of it. The first conversation I ever had with my girlfriend of 2 years was about peanut butter! I wouldn't keep it all for myself, though. Peanut Butter is a great thing to send overseas to impoverished nations or to local food shelters because it has such a long shelf life, is inexpensive, and because it has so many calories. I would want to send some, if not all of it overseas to less fortunate people so they can experience the greatness that is peanut butter.

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