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Homemade Peanut Butter

06 Jan

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I’ve heard it a hundred times… “Making your own peanut butter is so easy, and so good!” but never gave it a try until now. So for New Years, I was going to make homemade peanut butter, roll it into balls, and cover it in tempered chocolate. Things interfered with the actual chocolate, so I just got a whole lot of homemade peanut butter… but dang is it good! And SO EASY!

Start with lightly or unsalted peanuts, and roast them in the oven on a baking sheet for 5-6 minutes until brown. What you see here is the first batch, which burned a little, so you want less dark than this. My second batch was amazing though.

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Let the peanuts rest until simply warm to the touch, 10-15 minutes. Then place in a food processor and puree until the proper consistency, scraping down the sides occasionally.

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If unsalted, season with salt to taste, and add sugar if you like. I think I added a teaspoon of salt and a tablespoon of sugar. Plus a few times to mix. You’re done!

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Homemade Peanut Butter

Ingredients:
A jar/can of unsalted or lightly salted roasted peanuts
1 tsp. Salt
1 tbsp. Sugar

Directions:
1. Roast peanuts on a baking sheet at 375°F for 5 minutes, or until lightly toasted.

2. Cool peanuts until warm to the touch, 10-15 minutes.

3. Puree in a food processor, scraping down the sides occasionally, until the proper texture.

4. Add salt and sugar to taste, and pulse a few times to incorporate.

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Posted by on January 6, 2013 in Healthy, Sauces, pastes, etc

 

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