National Peanut Butter Day, which is observed every Jan. 24, celebrates the delicious treat that has become a staple in many people's homes. What better way to celebrate it than to indulge in delicious peanut butter recipes?

Several people are credited for developing the processes that led to the peanut butter we know and enjoy today, but early versions of this tasty concoction have actually been around as far back as 1,000 B.C. among the Incas and Aztecs.

Today, peanut butter is loved by people all over the world, and it has even become a staple in American pantries. In fact, it has become such a key part of people's everyday lives that many have strong peanut butter preferences.

In a National Today Survey of 1,000 people, 72% said they prefer smooth peanut butter instead of the chunky variety, with men being more likely to pick chunky peanut butter than women. People also have their own favorite peanut butter brands, but Jif, Skippy and Peter Pan are the top three, respectively.

On this day, one of the best ways to celebrate would be to enjoy peanut butter. Although that could be as simple as enjoying a peanut butter sandwich, one could also explore some other delicious recipes that use this food as an ingredient. Who knows? You may just discover a new favorite way to enjoy peanut butter.

Peanut Chicken Stir Fry

Those who haven't tried a savory dish that uses peanut butter may want to start with this "contest-winning" stir-fry recipe from Taste of Home. It's quite simple to make and uses easy-to-find ingredients such as broccoli, rice noodles and chicken breasts. It also uses red pepper flakes for that added kick and, of course, peanut butter for that added rich flavor.

Elvis Egg Rolls

If you're willing to indulge for the occasion, this egg roll recipe from Delish may be for you. Basically, these are egg rolls that contain peanut butter, banana and sliced bacon. These are fried until golden then drizzled with melted chocolate and even more peanut butter to make a perfectly indulgent treat.

Coconut and Peanut Aubergine Curry

Others may be looking for a vegetarian option, and this recipe from Olive magazine may be the perfect one for them. It combines the rich flavors of ingredients such as coconut milk, peanut butter, turmeric, ginger and garlic. It is quite simple and quick to make, so you can enjoy this delicious meal in as fast as 30 minutes.

Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

One of the more obvious ways to enjoy peanut butter is to make peanut butter cookies. However, those who aren't keen on baking or perhaps aren't in the mood for it can try this no-bake recipe from Delish. These cookies can be set at room temperature, and may even be stored for three to four days, making it easier to indulge in one's peanut butter cravings in the days to come.

Microwave Peanut Butter and Jam Brownies

BBC Good Food has also shared another easy peanut butter recipe that's quick and easy to make. Once the key ingredients are combined, one only needs to place it in a greased and lined round microwaveable dish, add dollops of jam on top and cook in the microwave on High for three to four minutes. Just let it cool for 15 minutes, and you can already enjoy this decadent brownie.

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