Mmmm. Peanut Butter. So good, and so simple, yet most people buy it already made and full of salt and preservatives.
It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time!
Hold on to your hats, ‘cause today we’re making peanut butter with just one ingredient: *Peanuts. *
In roughly 3 minutes, start to finish, you can have fresh peanut butter, and it is so simple you won’t believe it.
This would be a good project to have the kiddos help with, because it’s kind of fun to watch the transformation.
First, we need our ingredients: 16 ounces (that’d be a pound) of unsalted shelled peanuts. You can use salted peanuts too, but I prefer the no sodium aspect of unsalted. Safeway had a sale on peanuts recently for 2 for $4.00 on Planters, so that’s what I have. You can probably find them even cheaper in the bulk section or at Trader Joe’s. Note: if you want, you could add 1-2 tablespoons of a nuetral oil during the blending process to make the peanut butter super creamy. Depends on your tastes and if you’re concerned about calories.
- Pour 16 ounces (or more) of peanuts into a high speed blender or food processor.
- Blend for about 2 minutes on a low setting, stopping to scrape down the sides if needed
- Blend for another minute or two until you get the consistency you like (longer for food processors)
- Enjoy, and try not to eat it all before you put it in your fancy storage container