September 13 of each year is National Peanut Day, where many celebrate the beloved legume, the peanut.
Georgia is considered the peanut capitol of the U.S., growing nearly producing nearly half of the nation's peanut crop.
In celebration of National Peanut Day, here are five ways you can celebrate this little nut that plays a big part of our lives.
1. Peanuts (what else?)
Whether you like them out of the shell, honey roasted, or as a topping to a sundae, peanuts that haven’t been smashed or ground are the (obvious) choice to celebrate National Peanut Day.
2. Peanut Butter
Crunchy or smooth? Whipped or regular? Ever use Goobers for your PB&J? Whatever your preference, South Georgia is a massive exporter of peanut butter. It’s hard to go wrong with peanut butter when celebrating this day.
4. Southern Tradition: Peanuts in Coke
The conversation about peanuts in coke has been brewing recently, although this use for peanuts has been in place for decades. The classic way to enjoy this treat is to pour plain peanuts from a small snack package into a glass bottle of Coke. Yum!
5. Sweet tooth: Candy
When it comes to peanut products in candy, what do you turn to first? Peanut M&Ms? Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? So many of these choices have become a staple of the candy isle at convenience stores and checkout lines at the supermarket.
Bonus: Check out this delicious peanut butter cookies recipe.
These are just 5 ways to enjoy this peanut holiday. What's your favorite way to eat peanuts?