Peanut, Peanut-butter and Jelly! (well, okay no jelly)

Do you love peanut butter? In our house it’s practically a religion (we go through it by the bucketful I swear!) I have a friend here in Korea who served me some homemade peanut butter at a party she was hosting, and I was in heaven! I was lucky enough to get my friend’s recipe, that I tweaked a little for our family’s taste (and to make it a *little* more healthy) and I knew I had to share it here for all the peanut butter lovers out there!

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There are only 3 simple ingredients in my recipe (2 in my friend’s version.)

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Toffee peanuts, honey roasted peanuts (and in my version plain salted, or unsalted peanuts.)

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The blender is pretty much the most important part of this recipe, you need one that is powerful enough to grind the peanuts into a paste. The process is literally just put the peanuts in the blender,

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As you start blending, the bottom nuts with turn to dust, (you will probably need to use a tamper to push down the nuts.)

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and then suddenly, it becomes peanut butter.

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If you like your peanut butter chunky, reserve 1/4 a cup of peanuts and only throw them in at the end for a few pulses of the blender, so they don’t get as smashed up as the rest of the peanuts.

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The mixture actually gets a little warm, so it flows and scoops well while warm. This recipe makes 3 jars of peanut butter, and it’s just so good. I keep mine in the fridge because it is a little firmer that way, but you don’t have to.

My friend only uses the honey roasted peanuts, and the toffee peanuts, which is so decadent and yummy, but a little too sweet for our family for everyday eating. I added the extra can of regular peanuts (I started off using salted, but have since swapped to unsalted, just to cut a little extra salt out of our diets.) I look for honey roasted peanuts that don’t have corn syrup, or too many additional ingredients if I can, but lets be real, it has toffee peanuts inside, it’s never going to be SUPER healthy for you 🙂

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But, you will never taste a tastier peanut butter, for reals. I eat some every day on apple halves, and it’s amazing on homemade bread. I haven’t tried peanut butter cookies with it, but I bet they would be awesome! I did make a Thai peanut sauce that pretty much made some curried chicken skewers amazing! (I made the sauce in the blender right after making peanut butter, so I got a twofer and didn’t have to work as hard to clean the blender.) We literally go through all 3 jars on a weekly basis, so be aware of the addiction that is coming your way…..

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