Homemade "Old Fashioned" Peanut Butter


Homemade peanut butter is easily made wiht an electric blender or food processor. The longer you blend or process, the softer the peanut butter will be.
Note: For chunky style peanut butter stir in 1/2 cup chopped peanuts after the blending or processing is completed.

Ingredients
2 cups roasted peanuts
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon salt (omit if salted peanuts are used)

Directions for using an electric blender
Place ingredients in blender. With the lid secured, blend until mixture becomes pasty-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 obtained.

Directions for using a food processor
Using the metal knife, process ingredients continuously for 2 to 3 minutes. The ground peanuts will form a ball which will slowly disapper. Stop machine. Scrape sides of container wiht a rubber spatula. Continue to process until the desired smoothness is obtained.

Store in a tighlty closed container and refrigerate. Upon standing, the oil may rise to the top - in this case, stir before using.
Makes 1 cup smooth or 1 1/2 cups chunky peanut butter.

* Peanuts with red skins may be used. (Do not confuse skins with outer shells!) Te resulting tiny flecks do not affect the flavor.