Everywhere I’ve looked lately, I’ve seen pictures of peanut butter crazed bloggers. Swearing up and down that it *is* that easy to make peanut butter. But, I’ve never believed them. I’ve scoffed at them. Laughed. Because, really. If it were that easy, why wouldn’t everyone be doing it? Why would it be so common to buy it in the store?
Of course, giving them the benefit of the doubt, and even if it were that easy, I was sure that it tasted horrible. Absolutely dreadful. Gross. Bland. Slimy. You get the picture, right?
Eventually, of course, the curiosity overcame me. The pictures of tempting peanut butter overcame my doubt. I had to try it.
And it was delicious. And easy. And oh so much better than store-bought. My life has changed for the better.
Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1 cup peanuts
- 1 tablespoon of peanut oil or vegetable oil
- salt, to taste
- sugar, to taste
Place 1/4 cup of peanuts in blender. Blend for a minute or two, until finely chopped and beginning to cream. Drizzle in the oil, and blend again until liquid and runny. Begin adding the remainder of the peanuts, and blend until almost, but not quite, the desired consistency. Personally, I love love love very creamy peanut butter, so I blended mine very thoroughly. If you want it more chunky, just blend it for a shorter period of time. At the end, season to taste, and then blend for another quick second to add the seasonings and to finish off the peanut butter to your desired finish! Remove peanut butter from blender, and store in the refrigerator.