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!
There are only 3 simple ingredients in my recipe (2 in my friend’s version.)
Toffee peanuts, honey roasted peanuts (and in my version plain salted, or unsalted peanuts.)
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,
As you start blending, the bottom nuts with turn to dust, (you will probably need to use a tamper to push down the nuts.)
and then suddenly, it becomes peanut butter.
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.
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 🙂
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…..