This is sponsored content from Peanut Butter & Co.
For those who don’t follow me on Twitter, you may not know it, but I’ve been in Hawaii for the past few weeks. Since my partner AJ happens to be a college professor and I’ve been freelancing ever since I quit my job, we have a flexible summer and we decided to rent a condo over in Maui for the month of July. This, of course, was made possible by my parents deciding they wanted to come out and visit San Francisco (as they are thinking of retiring there, they love it so much) and sublet our apartment for the duration of our trip away. I was a bit stressed out about getting our apartment in order for them, and also making sure they had everything they needed for their visit. But my mom and dad came out to our apartment and called me within the first week and told me they loved my place (exclaiming how surprised and impressed she was at my organization skills). Then my mom sheepishly told me that she had eaten a lot of the peanut butter I had in our fridge and she hoped that was okay. I laughed and told her of COURSE, but then she wanted to know all about the peanut butter that I had and why I had so many jars of it. I told her that I was chosen by the company Peanut Butter & Co. to develop recipes for their All Star Recipe Blog Series. She seemed less impressed by my developing recipes for them and more impressed by the peanut butter itself. It’s no wonder though, as the peanut butter is pretty awesome.
Back when Peanut Butter & Co. contacted me about developing five recipes for them as part of their All Star Recipe Blog series, I was super excited about being grouped in with other cool bloggers like Cakespy, Honey and Jam, and No Recipes. All bloggers that I totally respect and who totally rock. But then I had to come up with recipes for the company and that’s when I went into a slight panic. What if they didn’t like my recipes? What if they think my recipe ideas are crap? So I took a look at their various different flavored peanut butters, of which they have 10 different types, and brainstormed up 15 different ideas. Shot them over via email, and just crossed my finger that they liked what I sent them.
They did. In fact, they came back and told me that even though they initially wanted me to make five recipes, they liked my ideas so much that they asked if I could do 12 of them! Whoo hoo! 12 awesome recipes for an awesome company. How could I refuse? And so I’ve been developing them ever since. The first one, on their site today, is a Honey Lemon Bar with Peanut Butter Crust. It’s pretty addictive, and uses Peanut Butter & Co.’s Bee’s Knees Peanut Butter with honey mixed in.
And because I have a few jars leftover after the recipe developing, I’m going to give them away to a lucky reader! Leave a comment below telling me what your favorite peanut butter flavored item is. Perhaps it’s a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, peanut butter cookie, a Reese’s peanut butter cup or peanut butter on a celery stick with raisins on top. Or maybe it’s my recently posted Peanut Butter S’Mores with Strawberry Marshmallows and Bacon Peanut Brittle (which I used Peanut Butter & Co’s Smooth Operator). Whatever it is, leave me a comment and I’ll randomly choose a winner, to receive a jar of Peanut Butter & Co’s Smooth Operator (smooth peanut butter), Crunch Time (crunchy peanut butter), The Bee’s Knees (peanut butter with honey), and White Chocolate Wonderful (peanut butter with white chocolate). Four different jars of peanut butter for you! Be sure to leave your email address in the email address box so I can contact you if you win. You have until August 1st to enter. Hopefully my mom won’t have eaten all the jars of peanut butter by then.
[This is a sponsored post. I did receive compensation from Peanut Butter & Co. to develop recipes for their product, as well as samples of their peanut butter to create the recipes (and offer to you readers). However, all opinions are my own. For a full disclosure statement about my sponsored post policy, please visit my FAQ page]