Peanut Butter Pizza?

April 7, 2016

IMG_5188Sitting before me is this peanut-themed recipe pamphlet, which was created by the folks at the Texas Peanut Producers Board. There’s a strange mousse on its cover, although I have no idea if it’s sweet or savory. The date? That’s the catch. There is none. (And the vast world of internet booksellers offers no clues.)

But I have a hunch.

Peanut Oil came into vogue in the United States when the trade routes to The Philippines, where vegetable oil producers sourced coconut oil – were disrupted during WWII. When those routes reopened, and other oils reentered the market peanut producers across the US began to pump money into marketing another peanut product: peanut butter. So, as a betting human, I’d put this at just after WWII.

And now for the recipes. Some look sickening. Others make me yearn for quasi “Asian” dishes of the recent American past.

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IMG_5189To round things out, these relatively tame bars:

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