Homemade peanut butter is SO YUMMY! It tastes much better than store bought, and is free from added fats, sugars, and other nasty preservatives. It is also quick and easy. You can have the peanuts roasted, blended and cleaned up within 30 minutes. It will store nicely on the counter or in the cupboard for several weeks, or, for several months if you store it in the refrigerator.
2 cups raw peanuts
¼ tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place peanuts on a large jelly roll pan and roast in the oven for approx.. 20 minutes. They should have a roasted flavor; if not put them in the oven for about 5 more minutes. Let them cool about 5 minutes – or until you can touch them. Put the roasted nuts into a food processor with the ‘s’ blade and turn on. Let run for about 10 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides. Once creamy, add salt and blend for another minute until the salt is thoroughly mixed in.
Pour into a jar with a lid and store on the counter or in the refrigerator. The peanut butter can sit on your counter for about 2-3 weeks without separating, or in the refrigerator for a long time. (I’m not sure exactly how long, because ours never lasts that long!)