Homemade peanut butter. Holy cow! This is absolutely amazing and super easy. All you need are peanuts and a food processor. It tastes better than the store bought and you know what's in it. It's thinner than the store bought, but still ahhhhmazinggg.
Since we moved, I don't live near a Wegman's which is my favorite grocery store ever. There is one down in Binghamton which I insist on going to every time my husband and I travel down. They have huge bulk bins of candy, nuts, chocolate melts, puppy dogs, babies, etc. Just kiddingggg, kind of. 😀
I whipped this together because Wesley informed me he wanted peanut butter cookies for his birthday. You know, the fluffy, thick peanut butter cookies. Peanut Butter Blossoms I asked. No, no kisses on top was his response. I, however, could not resist. So, I put mini kisses on a few of the cookies. My bad. They just jumped aboard. Before I even got to the kisses, I had realized I had no peanut butter. I pulled my honey roasted peanuts out of the freezer and dragged out the mighty food processor. I have an entire freezer door filled with nuts. Just in case an emergency such as this one comes up. That's not really why, but it sounds like the perfect excuse.
I couldn't leave the cookies well enough alone. That's just how I am. So, I also added a fluff frosting for fluffernutter thumbprint cookies. Stay tuned for the recipe this coming week. He didn't ask for them, but I could tell he appreciated the fluff on the top. All I have to say is, you're welcome babe. 😀
Homemade Peanut Butter
- 2 ¼ cup honey roasted peanuts
- ¾ cup dry roasted peanuts
- Pour all the peanuts into the food processor.
- Turn the processor on high and let it go for a couple of minutes. When the peanuts get lodged or stuck on the sides of the processor, stop and scrape them down.
- Turn the processor on high again, the peanut nuts will go through stages before it becomes smooth. it will form into a ball, thin out and then finally become something that looks like peanut butter.
- Be sure to keep going until the peanut butter is smooth even after it thins out. Unless of course you want chunky peanut butter.
- The processing all together took about 12 minutes for me.
- Store in an air tight container. I'm keeping mine in the fridge, because I feel the overwhelming need to. It's not necessary.
Enjoy the homemade honey roasted peanut butter.