My family includes peanut butter connoisseurs. My husband only eats "natural" peanut butter and prefers chunky. His peanut butter has to be stirred after the first time opening it to combine the oil and peanut butter, and then is refrigerated. He enjoys it on wheat toast and inside cored apples. My oldest son is most unusual in that he won’t eat peanut butter. We’re not sure why, but he dislikes it a lot. My second son could live on peanut butter. He prefers a specific brand, and eats it on white bread and saltine crackers. It is the main staple in his kitchen.
Do you really love peanut butter? I do! I received this recipe at a family get-together. It’s so quick and easy!
Peanut Butter Balls
1 cup white sugar 1 cup white corn syrup 1 cup peanut butter 4-5 cups crisp rice cereal
In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar and corn syrup and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter. Stir in crisp rice cereal. Drop by the spoonful onto waxed paper. When cool enough to handle, butter hands and form spoonfuls into balls.
MCPL has a few good books about peanut butter. Try these for tasty recipes:
Does peanut butter conjure up memories of your favorite sandwich when you were a child? If you carried your lunch to school, did it almost always have a PB&J in the bag? If so, you may be one of the millions who consider peanut butter a comfort food.