Saturday, June 15, 2013

It's About Time (Peanut Butter Recipe)

Over the years I have made homemade pies, homemade pizza, homemade bread, homemade hot fudge, homemade gravies, homemade...lots of things. For some odd, unknown reason, I have never made homemade Peanut Butter.

It is one of the easiest freaking things ever - except for the fact that time is involved and clean up is messy. But...I am suspecting it is TOTALLY worth it. If nothing else, because I know what goes into it, and the price. I made this jar from just over one pound of peanuts. (For perspective, the honey jar is  a 2 pound size). The peanuts cost me $3, plus a little.

I used about 1T of honey, and a few turns of salt. I also used Olive Oil. I didn't measure though. If I was going to guess, I would say 1T per 1c of peanuts. I started out small, and just kept adding. I am not sure you can overdo it, unless you really overdo it, but if you are not sure just add 1t at a time. I wanted really smooth Peanut Butter, but didn't have the patience. I also did it in 4 different batches, each one probably a little different than the last. But that's OK, as I just mixed it together.

Now I have some delicious homemade Peanut Butter to go with my homemade "ice cream." Yummy. I can't wait!

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