Today is National Peanut Day! We love these legumes (yep, they're not actually a nut!) for their crunch, creaminess and soft flavor that can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. Not to mention they're also high in protein and healthy fats -- and can basically be used in any form (roasted, raw, whole or chopped!). Obviously these babies have tons of potential. To celebrate their special day, whip up one of these recipes that go way beyond the jar.


A sprinkling of chopped peanuts over these Baked Coconut Chili Lime Wings will enhance the marinated coconut flavor -- plus, it'll add a nice buffer from the spicy chili peppers.


This is not your average popcorn! PB&J Popcorn is sweet, salty and crunchy in every bite.


We could eat this Honey-Bacon Snack Mix, spiked with peanuts (duh!), corn cereal, pretzels and bacon for hours!

Nutty Asian Noodles with Carrots & Edamame is flavor- and protein-packed, even though there isn't any meat, thanks in part to our favorite nut!

Careful! These Nutty Peanut Butter & Jelly Squares are so addictive that you may not be able to eat just one!

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