Homemade peanut butter is easily made with an electric blender or food processor. The longer you blend or process, the softer the peanut butter will be. Storage: Store in a tightly closed container in the refrigerator. Oil may rise to the top, if this occurs, stir before using. For crunchy style peanut butter stir in ¼ cup chopped roasted peanuts after the blending is completed.

Direction for using an Electric Blender

1 cup roasted shelled peanuts (with or without red skins)*

1 ½ tsp. peanut oil

¼ tsp. salt (omit if salted peanuts are used)

Place ingredients in blender. With the lid secured, blend until mixture becomes paste-like or spreadable (3 to 4 minutes). If necessary, stop the machine and use a rubber spatula to scrape mixture from the sides of the container and back into contact with the blades. Continue blending until desired consistency is reached. Yields ½ cup smooth or ¾ cup crunchy peanut butter.

Directions for Using a Food Processor

2 cups roasted shelled peanuts (with or without red skins)*

½ tsp. salt (omit if salted peanuts are used)

Using the metal blade, process ingredients continuously for 1 to 3 minutes. The ground peanuts will form a ball which will slowly disappear. Continue to process until the desired consistency is obtained. If necessary, stop machine and scrape sides of container with a rubber spatula. Yields 1 cup smooth of 1 ½ cups crunchy peanut butter.