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Homemade Honey-Roasted Peanut Butter

Homemade Honey-Roasted Peanut Butter

I’ve never thought to make my own peanut butter before… but leave it to Pinterest to give me inspiration this morning to try it!  Once I saw this recipe by the Sugar Plum Blog for homemade peanut butter and how simple it was… I had no reason not to try it myself!

With just a few ingredients… I already had everything I needed in my pantry to whip up a batch of peanut butter!

I couldn’t help myself after I finished making this batch… I had to slather some on a piece of bread and devour it.  Smooth, creamy, rich, full of peanut flavor! SO GOOD!

Run to the store if you don’t have all of these ingredients and whip up a batch for yourself… you seriously won’t regret it.

Homemade Honey-Roasted Peanut Butter
Makes 4 cups of peanut butter

6 cups dry roasted peanuts in sea salt
12 tbsp canola oil
8 tbsp sugar
scant 1/4 cup honey

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.  Place peanuts on a cookie sheet and roast for at least 10 minutes.  You want the oils to begin releasing in the nuts and for them to brown slightly.
  2. In your food processor, place the roasted nuts and blend on low speed for 30 seconds.  Turn speed to high and blend another 30 seconds.
  3. Add the sugar and 10 tbsp of the oil and blend on high for 1 minute.
  4. Add the honey and blend on high for 1 minute.
  5. If at this point the mixture seems really thick, like a paste, add the remaining 2 tbsp oil and blend for 1 more minute.
  6. Now, if you like your peanut butter chunkier, thicker… leave it like it is.  If you want a smoother, creamier peanut butter then turn on the food processor on high and go read a magazine for the next 4-5 minutes.  Come back and you’ll have super smooth, creamy, rich peanut butter!
  7. Store in a jar with a lid for easy access!
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