Many foods have their own special day, and the humble peanut is no exception. Peanut Cluster Day celebrates all that is delicious and unique about the peanut. Strictly speaking not a nut but in fact a variety of bean, peanuts were originally cultivated from plants native to Paraguay, and have been enjoyed as an addition to cooking or as a tasty snack for centuries.
Whether you prefer your peanut based dishes savoury or sweet, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Peanut Cluster Day. For those with a sweet tooth, try the traditional combination of peanuts smothered in chocolate. These crunchy clusters are perfect as a treat, or try creating small clusters to use when decorating cupcakes and desserts, especially yummy when sprinkled in vanilla ice cream. For something more savoury, salted peanut clusters can’t be beaten for a simple taste sensation that is ideal as a protein rich snack.